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Lambickx Kriek - Vanberg & DeWulf

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BA SCORE
93
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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 10-17-2013

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Ratings: 112 | Reviews: 20
Photo of markgugs
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roze
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage bottling. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger foamy pink head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring fairly quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Very nice color and clarity. Aromas of huge sour black cherry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark cherry, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour black cherry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Large amount of fruity/acidic tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart black cherry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, leather, oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of black cherry, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and oak flavors; with a solid sweetness/acidic balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, acidic, and tannic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with no minimal present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Kriek lambic style! All around insane robustness and complexity of big dark cherry, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, and oak flavors; and nicely smooth to sip on even with the large amount of acidity. An incredibly amazing offering.

Photo of KAF
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Enochase04
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of InspectorBob
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidSomers
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pug
2.64/5  rDev -37%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Review comment only because it is flagged as an outlier. The taste of this kriek was reminiscent of a vomit flavor the more I drank of it.

Photo of LoveStout
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trifecta1
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great tartness and funk. Definitely a Belgian lambic (V&D is a branding thing, for those who don't know). Nice wood character. The cherry flavor is wonderful and crisp, but with the funkiness, gives it kind of a fleshy, raspberry aspect as well. Highly recommend. Great stuff.

Photo of delgotit99
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark red brew, pretty clear at the edges, topped by a decent pink head with reasonable retention.

Suitably funky aroma, carrying a hint of cherries - pulp, pit, peel, and all. Not too particularly sour on the aroma, but there's a definite tartness.

Flavor follows the nose. Great balance of tartness and sour, milky wheat malt feel, cherries, wood, and funky yeast. Incredible cherry flavor on the finish; literally tastes like biting into a fresh cherry.

Very active brew; slick mouthfeel. Impressively tart; lots of puckering.

This is an excellent Kriek with a mouthfeel unlike any I have ever experienced. It's not among the funkiest, but it scratches that itch, while providing a very organic cherry flavor. Very tart and sour.

Photo of MKuryllo
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of st9647v3
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle I brought to share at GRG1313's tasting.

Brew year: 2011. Bottle year: 2013. Number of bottles: 9867.

Pours a murky crimson with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with cherry, cherry juice, earth, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cherry, cherry juice, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer fantastic fresh sour cherry characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of errantnight
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Outstanding surprise. Brilliant red hue and gigantic cherry candy notes on the nose and palate. Bracingly acidic, minimal but supporting oak.

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Lambickx Kriek from Vanberg & DeWulf
93 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.