Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon
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Reviews by thecheapies:
4.54/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle says '12 FL. OZ', but looks like a 375 ml to me. Bottle date says 01/12/10, but the cork says 2009. One for now, one for later (much, much later).
Pours a deep hazed red with orange/brown highlights into my tulip (I got the second half of the pour with a bit of the yeast that I tried to decant). Lovely two-fingered head receded to a 'stick-around' crown. Looks royally elegant.
Tart cherries, wet hay, horse blanket, sour citrus, lemon twang, good bit of Bretty funk. Clean and vigorous.
Big sour bite comes loaded with unripened cherries and fruit skins. The funk is tangy with a grassy rustic tone. Picking up some fresh pomegranate berry, plantains, lemon rind, slight metallic character that is not off-putting, vinaigrette, and blades of fresh grass. Big sour finish with an appropriate level of bitterness. Very dry and puckering.
Fizzy, medium-bodied, high-carb. Wet and easy. Wonderfully crafted.
You gotta try it with some of the yeast in the pour. A satiable beer that was better than the cleaner pour I got at Monk's Cafe in Philly. A high-end sour. Would love to try the Lou Pepe. So happy to have had this again.
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Revisited during a kriek tasting I put on with my girlfriend; 12/30/12.
Cantillon Kriek. Bottled January 12, 2010.
Pours a dark rose color with some off-white foam that fizzed up to maybe a quarter-inch before reducing to a ring of tesselating bubbles. Clarity is very nice. Very slight haze.
Tart and bright cherries, acetic acid, bretty funk, tints of lemon and straw, unripe raspberry, and white wine vinous qualities. Exceptional.
So bright and sour and acetic. These were very young cherries when picked, but there's loads of light fruitiness and tangy tartness that pairs well with a pungent barnyard funk and the bittering piquance of the oak barrel itself. Sourness is a cross between lemon rind and white vinegar. Has that woody Chardonnay bite that is near-perfect. Such a lively beer. Extraordinarily complex for a kriek.
Medium-light body with some great-feeling sourness. Carbonation has good life to it. The feel is lovingly friendly to the flavors absorbed by the palate.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2012 03:36:52 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
4.63/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
bottle poured into two maple syrup glasses (snifter type)
1 inch of head that dissipates to a thin layer.
color is a beutiful cherry rose.
carbonation is light.
nose is light horseblanket and fruit; very nice
taste is amazing and mouthfeel is smooth.
sweet cherry and tart up front followed by a smooth finish of light tart and dryness with residual sweet.
I really like this beer and highly recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 14:16:32 | More by coriswrasse
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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