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


on tap

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RATINGS: 987   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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fonefan (52342) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2012
Bottle 750ml. @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Opstal.

[ Vintage 2002 ]. Unclear medium red color with a average frothy fair lacing mostly diminishing pink head. Aroma is light to moderate berries / fruit, sour / sweet, notes of wood / oak. Flavor is light sweet and moderate acidic with a average to long duration. Nice dry - dry finish. Very nice balance kriek. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. ;o))

Bottle 750ml.

[ Vintage 2008 ]. Clear medium to dark red colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, pink head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy cherry, almond, wood notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, dry, cherries, sharp - tart. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. As alwas very nice ;O) [20120127]

yespr (48876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy golden red with a huge pink head - slowly diminishing to nothing. Aroma is dry cherries with a note of the classic Cantillon barnyard dryness. Light almond note too. Flavou is solid acidic with a stringent sulphorish note to a dry yet fruity cherry flavour. Reveals almond like note into the far finish.

Ungstrup (38856) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 [2001 Vintage] An unclear very red beer with a small delicate head. The aroma is sweet and strong in cherries. The flavor is dominated by cherries on a good sour background. This is a really good kriek. [Thanks to Joris and Jacob, I have been so fortunate to sample the predecessor of this, brewed to Hopduivel, vintage 1991, sampled 2005: A red beer with a disappearing pink head. The aroma is somewhat faint, but clearly of cherries. While the flavor is just fantastic, a nice dry woody cherry flavor, with lots of power. A delightful beer. 7/4/8/4/16]

joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2006
Bottle. Clear red coloured with a light pink head. Light acidic aroma of berries and wood. Light acidic flavour of berries and wood.

anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2006
Pours a lovely deep red colour with a smal pink head. Nutty cherry aroma with some sourness. Malty sour cherry flavor with a long nice nutty cherry aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2006
Bottled (Lou Pepe Kriek 2002). Deep ruby red colour, small head. Aroma is cantillonish sourness, but a lot of sour cherries also. Flavour is cherry, sourness and some cookies and nuts. Lovely balanced Cantillon. I just loved it. Thanks to Magic_dave6 & co for sharing.

Travlr (26405) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Purple haze. Aroma of sour cherries being chewed by horses. Sour at the back of the palate, with fruit up front. Musty dry finish. Clasic

madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
26th January 2008
Dry pucker inducing lambic. The cherry is mostly only evident in the colour. Lemony and tart. Ouch.

cgarvieuk (26360) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2009
deep Burgandy red ... big fruity cherry nose ... sweet sweet fruit ... lots of cherry ... low sourness ... refreshing.

omhper (25941) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2003
2000 version sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Deep red. Acidic aroma rich on black cherries. Less sour and softer than their ordinary kriek. Very flavourful and tart where the Scharbeekse cherries bring vinous qualities, like tannines. It's remarkably complex and has a slightly woody finish. Mindblowingly fantastic brew!

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