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

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RATINGS: 986   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
thewolf (12803) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
Pale red colour with raspberry red head. Aroma is yeasty with a feel like cow farms. Quite full body. Sour as always but with a woody flavour gives it a roundness.

3.7
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Tap at Bruxellensis. Pours a excellent clear read with a tall pink head, poured carefully by the brewer to not get any sediment in there. The aroma was much sweeter then their normal kriek, and throughout I was waiting for sourness but this was far sweeter then any other cantillon i’ve had. I found the Lou Pepe Framboise to be a bit more enjoyable due to the sourness that remained, the kriek didn’t quite have enough and almost felt a bit watery without it.

3.8
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2006
25.4 oz bottle. 2003; bottled in 2005. Clear purple-pink with a brief, sparkling, raspberry egg-white head. Woody cherry rises up from sourdough earth. Band-aids, mild funk. Sips yield smooth sourness. It’s all about the tease as hints of cherry appear early and mid-tongue with light sweetness around the mouth. Peppery vinegar provides pucker. Cherry pits. Tingle, more than carb. Later pours are hazy; fruitier. I expected more from my first fruit lambic but still soothing and satisfying. Wish I had some St. Andre.

4
awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2006
On tap at O’Brien’s. Pours a deep, blood red color with a quickly dissipating medium layer of bubbly pink head. Sour, funky, vinegary aromas of back cherries with a healthy dose of tannins. Light bodied, marvelously champagne-like, sour mouthfeel. Two distinct waves of flavor tickle my tongue in an intriguing fashion. The first wave satisfies my immediate craving for a tart, sour beer, starting out dry and woody. The second wave blows my hair back with the amazing complexity of the cherry flavor. Not overpowering, it creeps out from behind the tart mask and keeps building in intensity until the final smack, which is so convincing I feel as though I’m sucking the last remaining flesh off of the cherry pits. Very delicious - unbelievable balance between fruit and tart.

3.8
Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
(Bottle) Pours hazy blood red. Pink head. Aroma of sour acid. Wood and berries. Tastes extremely sour with some cherries. Fresh and sour so your hairs curl. Medium body.

3.9
bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2006
Tried at Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 27/05/06. 2002 Vintage. Dark cherry red body, short head. Fairly balanced taste of sour cherries with some oak notes .

3.7
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
[Bottled RBESG 2006] What vintage was this? Bugger it! Deep red colour. Rich aroma, big on cherries and almond paste, almost like glue. Not as sour as the Cantillons I know. Big vineous flavour, where the Scharbeekse cherriesd add a deep dry sensation. Body is light, but oh so fluffy!

4.5
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 On Tap at O’Brien’s in San Diego, CA. I was extremely surprised to find this gem of a beer from a fantastic brewer at O’Brien’s and I was oh so happy to have it. Deep read apperance with a thin little head. The aroma is extremely tart and cherry. The taste is sour and tart and oh so good. Every sip is full of an insane amount of flavor. It is a joy to have consumed such a robust brew from Cantillon

3.8
IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
2003 Vintage; Nose is tartness with some cherries as a bonus; Transparent hemoglobin red with a small pink head; Flavor is gueuze sour with a little barnyard, and the cherry flavor added.

3.7
Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 30, 2006
2003 bottle. Aroma is cherry, with a bit of pie crust, sourness, smells like a black cherry basically. Body is rich mohaganey with a thin pink head on top. Taste is very tart, with cherries, a bit doughy with the sourness and pie crust once again shows up. Complex beer that as drink more brings out balance but still maintains expectations.


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