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Lambickx Kriek - Vanberg & DeWulf

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 10-17-2013)
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
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3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter from a 750ml bottle.
Brewed: 2011
Bottled: 2013

Pours a deep rich dark garnet color with some ruby hues. There is a nice pink foamy lively head that forms. The head is lively and recedes quickly.

Aroma is very nice. Notes of funky sand musty wood with strong tart vinegary notes. Notes of sour lemon. Mild cherry sweetness mixed in with intense wild cherry tart notes. There is some nice chalky yeast notes in the nose. There are also some nice vinous notes to the brew.

Flavor starts off insanely tart. Dry, wild cherry tart notes mixed in with some funky and musty wood notes. As the brew warms some more slight sweet cherry notes are present. There is a chalky yeasty note to the brew along the middle of it that goes along well with the tartness.

The brew is dry and very tart. Definitely intended for sharing.

More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is 2 year old lambic with sour cherries added. No young lambic is added, therefore it is not a gueuze. It is still on purpose to replicate cask kriekenlambik served on draft in Belgian cafés. Straight lambic is not carbonated by design.

Blood red crimson, crystal clear and sanguine, pink tinged foam on the surface fizzles and remains for a minute or three. Not much lacing, glassy surface with some stray bubbles rising around the edges.

Fantastic aroma of dark sour cherries, rich and intense. Trace vanilla from the oak and almond from the cherry pits, floral cherry blossoms at room temp. Cherry pie with graham cracker crust.

Moderately sour at first, and bursting with bright cherries. Intense fruit flavor, very dry and oaky in the finish. Tannic cherry skins, almond, light minerality. Clean and dry, nuanced flavors. Light bodied with lower carbonation, but it is there. This is really a top notch kriek, and a step above the rest of the Lambickx series.

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Roguer
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright red. Deep red. No head, but it's still pretty.

Smell - Juicy rich cherry. Some lemony acidity.

Taste - More of a lambic flavor than the aroma implies. Cherry flavor is still strong, but less sweet and juicy. Grainy and lemony tang. Oaky and a minimal funk.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Sour. Low carbonation.

Overall - Much better than the base lambic. Delicious cherry flavor.

Photo of Highbury09
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of DerrickW
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of st9647v3
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of errantnight
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Etan
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml (2011 brew year) into a tulip.

A: Pours a deep garnet with a small pinkish head that disappears immediately.

S: Cherry juice, light acetic note, plenty of barnyard notes and somewhat lactic.

T: Taste brings dry, tart cherry skin, moderate acidity, a bit of pleasant fruity sweetness, wheat, a hint of oak. Pretty straightforward.

M: Mouthfeel is light-bodied with almost no carbonation.

O: This tastes quite nice - dry and moderately tart with a good fruit presence - but the lack of carbonation docks some points. Still, quite a good beer.

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Lambickx Kriek from Vanberg & DeWulf
93 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.