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

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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, - NOV 2, 2013
75 cl. Bottle bought at Cantillon. Vintage 2004. Huge off-white frothy head that mostly lasted. Cloudy to muddy dark reddish color. Aroma of strong cherry, leather, almond, citrus, vinegar, sour sweet and woody notes. Over the palate came strong sour and wood like notes with cherry and some fruitiness. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sour with some counter sweetness. Lingering sour fruity finish. Seems more smooth with age. A lovely Lambic!


4.2
sokuzs1 (1425) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2017
Brussels Trip. Backlog. Specific schaarbeekse cherries aroma, pip, floral, spicy, barnyard, yellow fruits. Medium sour, moderate sweet.

4.1
klm1 (1590) - Bled/SF, - AUG 19, 2017
0.375l bottle@ pours ruby color, hazy with foamy pinky head. Aroma: intense slightly sour cherries, stone fruit, grape like esters, funk, leather.. Flavor follows aroma, all notes mentioned by aroma included, gentle lactic acid notes, dry, semi sour finish. Perfectly blended. Light to medium body, soft, almost juicy texture, moderate medium carbonation.

4.3
mlmuml (12) - SLOVENIA - AUG 10, 2017
A wonderful fruity lambic. Lots of cherries and stone fruit in taste and aroma. Sourness is high as usual with some acetic acid

4.6
ciocanelu (2598) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 14, 2017
2014 vintage at the brewery. Beautiful ruby color with pinkish head. Aroma has intense dark cherries, pulpy, ripe and juicy. Also cherry preserve, pits, almonds and clean farmhouse funk. Taste follows, really juicy and fruity. Easy drinking, just the right amount of funk and the perfect sweet/sour combination. Probably the best Cantillon beer I had so far.

3.7
dimeon (338) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 25, 2017
A: Ruby with a small head N: Cherries, sherbet, acidity T: Cherries, fizz, medium acidity, berries P: Thin O: Great cherry lambic

4.3
rayaron (1886) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle at Cantillon Brewery, Brussels. Cloudy red with pinkish head. The aroma has notes of raspberry juice, wood, sugar and candy. The flavor has notes of raspberry yogurt, candy, wood, fruit cake and cookies. Dry, flat, light to medium-bodied. Excellent.

4.3
zvsn (2159) - ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2017 Bottle at the brewery. 2014 bottle. Hazy red color. Aroma full of cherries, oak and vanilla. Sour cherries, yogurt, lemon, oak, finish is mildly dry. Light-bodied, smooth texture. Great.

4
Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle - Vintage 2014 - Dark cherry, complex and rich. Dark purple with a small pink head. Rich dark cherry, light sweetness, light sourness and a nice finish.

4.5
anstei (2358) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2017
2014 vintage at Cantillon Brasserie. Pours dark ruby with a lightly pink foam, not very stable. Aroma is pure cherry and stone, over hints of funk. Body is medium to a full taste of cherries, lightly tart and sour, fizzy but low carbonation, for an incredibly smooth experience. Lingering sour cherry palate, yet dry. An experience not to have missed!

4.3
The_Osprey (8211) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
March 2017 - 375ml cork and cage bottle at Cantillon, as ’Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek’, 2013 vintage. Short review with Teresa. Pours opaque purple with a big foamy pink head. Aroma is huge on the cherry – rich cherry and cherry sherbet. Body is light, touch frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is dark cherries, plastic notes, not too sweet, light tartness. Like the most intense cherry essence you’ve tasted. But importantly it’s not sweet. Love it. (4.3)


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