Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Emelgem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
For 6 months the flesh of the fresh sour cherries slowly digests in the Lambic. The intense flavour of cherries and light nuances of almond from the pits determine the flavour of this fruity delicacy.

Note: ABV from 4.5% to 4% at some point.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 23, 2009
Nice ruby colored body with a medium pink head. The sourish cherries dominate the aroma, some light lambic character. Medium body with the fruity cherry taste, some sourish-tart lambic flavor. It was delicious, i expected a lower quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2009
bottle - Pours clear red with a one finger pink head. It has an intense cherry aroma thats actually really nice. The flavor isnt quite as strong as the aroma, but its still all about the cherries. Its very sweet with no noticeable lambic funk in the smell or taste. I got just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Its lively on the palate and light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12328) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 23, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Ambrosetti, Berlin.
Pours deep, dark red with a medium, fizzy, pink head. Sweet and lightly artificial cherry aroma with quite some almonds. Medium carbonation, fair mouthfeel. Flavour is lighly tart, some sweet cherries and a fair amount of caramel in the finish. Drinkable after vacuuming!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TEJA (2835) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2009
25 Cl bottle at Slija Line. Nice sherry color with a firm lasting foam. The cherrie aroma is very similar to the one in Coca cola cherry and artificial. Small sour taste were the artificial cherrys also are present. Also asome residual sweetness. Not one of the better krieks Ive tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2009
375ml Bottle. Pours hazy maroon with a half finger pink head. The nose is maraschino cherries and cherry jolly ranchers. The taste is cherry soda and cherry flavored cough drops. Light prickly mouthfeel. Way to sugary sweet. I think Im going into a diabetic coma

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2009
25cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sweet Kriek, not balanced, clear, small head, nothing special

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2009
At Rarbar, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 130209. Red with pink head. Aroma and flavor of cherries, marzipan and sweet sugars. Some hidden sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bontus (789) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle t Speelse Geweten. Pours fiery red with a pink white head. Aroma of syrup, cherries and poepegatjes. Flavor develops sourness but stays predominantly sweet and the finish is only mildly astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2009
750mL green glass cork-finished. Cork date 04-2007. Poured in Moinette chalace. Appearance: A white, very light but sudsy head, left no lacing. Color is mahogany to reddish brown. Fairly clear. Nose: The classic red cherry (Ludens cough drops) of a sweeter-style kriek. Not a lot of woodiness or nuttiness here. Hard to get much other than the cherries. Palate: Light carbonation, moderately sweet, but the tartness creeps in on the finish. It is a sweet-tartness though, like a sour patch kid. Mouth-feel is nice, with a certain woody texture and some of the wheat comes across, mostly in texture, not as much in flavor. A lightly-toasted oak flavor is subtly present. When aggitated in the mouth, the finish is more classic kriek than "other" mass-produced examples. Notes: A half-step between the commercial and cloyingly sweet lambics (Lindemans) and the traditional, sour labics (Cantillon). A better introduction to what Lambics are than Lindemans and more user-friendly for those just starting into sour Belgian beers. Other Notes: We tried this beer, at the request of the regional rep, next to a bottle of Lindemans Kriek. On the nose, the differences were subtle. The palate revealed the woody texture of St. Louis and the notes associated with oak-ageing, whereas the Lindemans was cloying, round, and had a slick, soda like mouth-feel. The finish of the St. Louis was stronger and more complex than the Lindemans. All in all, theyre not hugely different (half-step), but the quality of the St. Louis is such that the money is better spent with it and the lesson of oak-ageing is more obvious. I still prefer the Cantillon style to both though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
charlotte (5274) - rdovre, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
25 can.Reddish colour with small head.Sweet cherry aroma with thin body and slight watery mild with short finish.

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