Lambickx Kriek - Vanberg & DeWulf
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4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
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
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
10-26-2013 01:37:34 | More by emerge077
4.03/5 rDev -4.7%
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
4.36/5 rDev +3.1%
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
Lambickx Kriek from Vanberg & DeWulf
93 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.