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Lambickx Kriek - Vanberg & DeWulf

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 10-17-2013)
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

10-23-2013 03:19:14 | More by JoEBoBpr
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-21-2014 01:30:12 | More by CavemanRamblin
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-06-2014 18:25:11 | More by JakerLou
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-02-2014 21:15:06 | More by Cynic-ale
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-13-2013 01:37:47 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

11-26-2013 02:15:34 | More by Alieniloquium
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cyrushire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-06-2014 05:52:37 | More by cyrushire
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-12-2014 18:49:56 | More by dgeebs07
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emerge077

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

10-26-2013 01:37:34 | More by emerge077
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kingston2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-03-2014 22:56:03 | More by kingston2
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OnryAndMean

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-25-2014 19:18:14 | More by OnryAndMean
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-26-2014 17:15:21 | More by DerrickW
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-26-2013 21:35:36 | More by mendvicdog
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-03-2014 23:15:30 | More by HopsHopenstein
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

07-15-2014 15:14:43 | More by BGsWo22
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -5%

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.

12-05-2013 00:46:29 | More by Etan
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-09-2013 20:16:03 | More by Anonymous1
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DangerDawg

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.9%

10-19-2013 23:18:32 | More by DangerDawg
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-09-2013 17:20:35 | More by ygtbsm94
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-13-2014 14:12:05 | More by DerekMorgan
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-04-2014 02:11:51 | More by threedaggers
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-29-2014 19:48:44 | More by outoffocus
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-15-2013 03:15:35 | More by MaseFace
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KG710

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-26-2014 07:11:44 | More by KG710
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +2.8%

750ml C&C bottle; small pop as cork is removed from the bottle.

poured into a tulip glass.

Apperance: dark red bodied beer with thin white cap.

Smell: this smells like a sour bomb. acetic sourness. lots of tart pie cherries. a hint of musty funk.

Taste: This is a sour beer with serious pucker factor! A 7.5/10 on the sourness scale. Acetic sour and loads of tart cherries. Mild funkiness that is reminicent of wet hay plus musty basement. I would consider this a fruit foward sour beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. It has got a really dry finish to match the sourness in this beer. A little bit more carbonation would have been preferable, but this beer does fine at the level of carboantion that it has.

Overall: I think that this kriek is in the same ballpark as krieks brewed by cantillion and drie fonteinen. I would not have it any other way with this beer!

02-19-2014 07:24:34 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Lambickx Kriek from Vanberg & DeWulf
93 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.