Lambickx Kriek - Vanberg & DeWulf

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 129
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 6.38%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: emerge077 on 10-17-2013

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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 129
Reviews by brother_kenneth:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Photo of emerge077
4.4/5  rDev +4%
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. (974 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby red body, one finger pink head with good retention. Thin splotches of lacing remain. Smells primarily of cherries, as expected, but also notable for a moderate acetic presence, hay, leather and wheat. Not complicated, but the nose is quite strong. Flavour is similarly hefty on the acetic acid, cherry skin, hay, oak, cherry essence, leather, funk. Not complicated yet very cherry forward. No off-flavours that I can taste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, crisp and effervescent, mildly drying, a fair amount of acidity. Overall, very tasty kriek that isn't too far off from the usual suspects that people chase after. It's likely on a shelf near you, so it's definitely worth grabbing one if you have not had the chance to sample this. (763 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Schlafly33
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (735 characters)

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (445 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of st9647v3
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Enochase04
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of errantnight
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Outstanding surprise. Brilliant red hue and gigantic cherry candy notes on the nose and palate. Bracingly acidic, minimal but supporting oak. (141 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Lambickx Kriek from Vanberg & DeWulf
91 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.