Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 986   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Fresh sour cherries (krieken) in two year old Lambiek. We use approximately 300 gr cherries for 1 liter Kriek. The second fermentation in the bottle is obtained through addition of a liqueur, made with beer and saccharose.
(Translated from the bottle by Martinus)

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DocLock (11049) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Draft at DRE. Deep pinky purplish pour with light pink head. Aroma of Bretty funky cherries, red wine grapes, earthy yeast. Tastes very tart, but not as mouth puckeringly tart as some of the other Cantillon offerings I’ve had. The mid-palate sees more earthy Bretty notes, with the chery and red grapey notes always present. Complex in aroma and flavor, this one is very good.

Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2007
2003. Jellied cranberry sauce red. The cherry flavor is sour and big but not overbearing. This stuff is great just swishing in my mouth. Effervescent, prickly, sour, sweet...always interesting. Spicy, peppery finish.

JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Courtesy boboski or SoLan. Second beer sampled at O-Town Throwdown. 2003 on neck label. Light scarlet in color with a pinkish thin head. Pretty funky aroma, but not as sharply sour as the Framboise. Not much fruit in the nose. Well-carbonated and light-bodied. Sharp acidic taste, but again, not as aggressive as the Framb. (I’m referring to a 2003 LP Framb.). Sour plum notes in the taste, but overall dominated by the sharp tart funk tastes. A bit acidic for my tastes.

mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Pours a hazy, cloudy red with a light pink thin head. Very thick fruity smell. Get a little cherry in there but not a whole lot. The taste is big tannins and sourness, typical of Cantillon beers. You get a little cherry mixed in but not a whole lot. You never do with these guys. Still excellent Kriek.

FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
750mL bottle. 2004 vintage. Brilliant ruby red color with a small light pink head. Plastic phenols and muted musty hay with a heavy cherry skin and cherry stone aromatic. Sharp acidity up front, ripe sour cherries and minor floral notes. Almondy cherry stone character melds with a softening tartness. Cherry skin, dusty ester and phenol component in the finish with lingering woody acetic sourness. Mouthfeel is light, rather dry.

RichardGretton (4785) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle, 2004 vintage. Dark reddish beer with a strawberry coloured head. The aroma is lightly sour cherry, and the flavour is lightly sour cherries and quite dry. Overall an average beer.

blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & GregClow -- my bottle courtesy of SecretSanta. Vintage 2003. Pours a gorgeous dark ruby-red with a large lasting pink head -- it’s not often I give a 5 for appearance but this looks great! Nice aroma of very tart cherries, yeast funk, sweet malt, wood and spices. Flavour: Oh man is that ever tart! Really tart cherries, funky yeast, sweet malt, vinegary wine and spices. Quite carbonated. This is amazing stuff!

MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Tap at the drafting room. Cloudy red with little head. Aroma of sour cherries, yeast funk and a little barnyard. Taste was mostly sour, with a bit of sweet malt. Acidic Finish. Very good.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Draught: Aroma of tart, sour cherries. Smells sweet. A bit like cough medicine. Poured blood red with a small pink head. Very tart flavor. Made me pucker and salivate. Also tasted of cherries. No carbonation. Light texture. Too tart.

HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle (750ml - 2003 vintage). Shared with blankboy and GregClow, blankboy’s bottle courtesy of his 2006 SecretSanta. Poured thick, almost chunky deep red, large pink head - almost perfect. Aroma - holy crap - deep yeast funk, sour cherry, lush, goddamn great. Fresh sour cherry with a sweet thick malt base, waves of lanolin and burnt rubber yeast/funk, the flavour rolls and shifts on my palate - my wife (didn’t like it) said "lemon juice!" - very acidic but I think well behaved. Thick, acidic, mildly carbonation, medium linger - just friggin’ amazing, one of my favorites.

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