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Lambickx Kriek - Vanberg & DeWulf

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-07-2013 14:51:53 | More by brother_kenneth
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-06-2014 05:52:37 | More by cyrushire
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kingston2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-24-2014 05:53:53 | More by Jspriest
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle of the 2012/3 vintage, reviewed from notes. Thanks for sharing, Tony!

A: Hazy deep magenta body under a finger of fine pink foam. Ok retention, spotty lace. Very nice.

S: Hugely acidic, with nostril-tingling citric and acetic sourness. Cherry skin and bitter cherry wine. Intense.

T: Follows the nose precisely, but with the dark cherry notes up front and the intense sourness toward the end. Really tasty.

M: Creamy medium body, lovely carbonation. Excellent, particularly for the style.

O: Really nice Kriek, but I'm not sure I'll be buying more when it's the same price or marginally cheaper to order 3F from Etre.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 01:27:43 | More by woosterbill
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-13-2014 16:20:58 | More by muskiesman
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-05-2014 04:37:49 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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Gobzilla

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-05-2014 01:08:17 | More by Gobzilla
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-01-2014 20:54:25 | More by kristougher
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-10-2014 17:42:46 | More by rowingbrewer
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

03-01-2014 06:08:54 | More by JSchock7
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starshockey9

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-01-2014 01:48:11 | More by starshockey9
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msf1cnc

Missouri

3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good sour beer. Extremely dry.

On the nose wet hay, band-aids, and some funk. The mouth feel is very good, thick, something that you would expect from the style. This is helped by a low-level of carbonation, which is also style appropriate.

The real "kicker" is the fruit. the nose could not be more deceiving.... The cherries come in, right up front, with a good sour taste. It is a bit more sour than I personally like, but overall welcome. The dryness of the beer helps with the sour character as well.

Overall a fantastic beer, especially if you are one for sours.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 02:50:47 | More by msf1cnc
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 07:24:34 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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TATURBO

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-19-2014 00:23:17 | More by TATURBO
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-19-2014 00:22:04 | More by egrace84
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Brewed in 2011 and bottled in 2013. Served in a Cantillon lambic glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark blood red color with less than a finger of head that dissipates to a thin pink collar. Body is dark and hazy but still translucent.

Smell: Sour cherries, good amount of barnyard funk, damp wood, wet hay. Aroma is nicely complex but not super strong.

Taste: Nice punch of sourness right upfront followed by tons of sour cherries and some barnyard funk and oak. Lingering cherry finish and aftertaste. Sourness is medium, bordering on high.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied slightly soft mouthfeel with medium fine carbonation. Sour, dry finish.

Overall: Really nice kriek lambic. The cherries are clearly the main attraction here, but there's a nice sourness and just enough funk to provide a nice balance as well. Definitely pick this up if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 00:37:07 | More by Jonada
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-29-2014 19:48:44 | More by outoffocus
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-26-2014 05:00:36 | More by Gww1864
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Grabbed this a few months back
The beer pours a dull maroon with no head or visible sediment. A bit of yeast, chlorine, and tart cherries dominate the nose, neither of which are particularly overwhelming. Big tart cherries hit hard in the taste, but the funk and oak set in quickly. It's relatively undercarbonated, almost syrupy (but not sweet) tart cherries followed by yeast and tannins on the palate, and a very dry, distinctly cherry finish. This beer is quite sour/dry already and I'd imaging it would get even more intensely sour with time. Although the price is steep it's definitely a worthy kriek.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 01:50:03 | More by ThePorterSorter
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-03-2014 23:15:30 | More by HopsHopenstein
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Lambickx Kriek from Vanberg & DeWulf
93 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.