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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,720 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,720
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 522
Gots: 369 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2001)
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Snikwad1020

Maryland

5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-08-2013 00:59:30 | More by Snikwad1020
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rob133

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-14-2011 23:36:45 | More by rob133
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soper2000

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.7%

Obtained via trade with the ever so gracious ngandhi. I must say that I love Cantillon and believe that they are the best brewery in the world. So with much anticipation, I dive in. Cork came out without much pomp and circumstance. And it poured a beautiful ruby red with a pink 1 finger head. Smell has that wonderful Cantillon acidity, but the cherry aroma is much more assertive than the rasberries were in Rose de Gambrinus. A slight funkiness is present as well, but in no means dominant. Why don't they make incense with this aroma. Taste, oh my, where do I begin? A very sharp tartness introduces this beer to my palate. The intial lambic sourness fades ever so gently into a full flavored cherry with subtle hints of wood. A slightly funky flavor glides into the aftertaste. This is one remarkable brew. Even though the acidity in this beer is very high. I could drink this all day if presented with the oppourtunity. Ever since I became a BA, I never thought that I would give a beer a perfect rating, but this truly deserves it. Remarkable, remarkable beer. Thanks again Ngandhi.
*cork dated 2003

11-12-2004 03:31:44 | More by soper2000
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distantmantra

Washington

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Beezee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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hatfulofhollow

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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markcp

Iowa

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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jmhart

Georgia

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-14-2011 20:58:31 | More by jmhart
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morimoto76

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-11-2011 18:35:17 | More by morimoto76
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nickhiller

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-16-2011 23:39:14 | More by nickhiller
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Denzo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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trodersark

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

Vintage 1996, consumed Feb 2011

Served from bottle, poured into Tulip.

Before I begin this review, I would like to say this has been one of the absolutely most fantastic beers I've ever had. Pours an extremely bright cherry red with a half a finger head, though it quickly dissipates. When smelling it, it screams of cherry, cherry, cherry, and some more cherry. You can definitely smell the red fruits and the tartness. When tasting, god O' mighty this is soo tart. It almost makes your lips pucker. At the front of your palate, you get cherry, light fruits, and plain of TART. Once that goes away, you get the taste of an absolutely perfect Lambic. Cantillon has really done a number with this one (and with most of their other brews). It still has it's effervescence, and it's just the right amount. I could drink this all day if I could. It's extremely easy to drink and enjoy.

02-27-2011 22:11:40 | More by trodersark
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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caseyoharaa

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-18-2011 17:48:26 | More by caseyoharaa
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Mineo

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-22-2014 18:13:16 | More by Mineo
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-31-2013 01:56:03 | More by CEDAMA
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ib21

Florida

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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jhillwastaken

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-10-2013 02:02:43 | More by jhillwastaken
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77black_ships

Belgium

5/5  rDev +15.7%

Probably my favourite beer. Every time I have it, it is just as incredible as the first time around. I greatly prefer this one in 75 cl. bottles but any form is fine for me. Have had this one dozens of times.

Old review from early 2011, first time trying. 2009 vintage bottle@home: about 1 & ½ year old at time of consumption, fairly fresh for this one, nice full red colour with pink head, smells heavily of cherries, tart & funk, oak, hint of rosé wine, taste is restrained at first but quickly turns very sour, very pronounced tart & funk with a sour ending that really lingers on and turns almost acidic in the end, followed by delicious sour cherries, tiny hint of bitterness, absolutely amazing, spectacular even.

Some other notes I have. Tried a 1992 375 ml. bottle courtesy of Martinus @ RBBWG 2013, there were doubts about this beer prior to opening it, which all instantly vanished once we tried this, has kept incredible well, even better integrated than younger bottles, didn’t think that this is possible.

10-23-2013 11:05:54 | More by 77black_ships
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-11-2013 00:59:41 | More by VAbdoyan
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starny

New York

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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DaveHS

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

Vintage 1997, courtesy of the immensely generous Onibubba.

A- The cork was falling apart as I removed it, and there was a small pool of liquid under the cap. Pours stunning cloudy apple cider vinegar color with ruby highlights and small errant flecks of yeast. No head, just a small ring of brilliant white lace.

S-So perfect. Old musty cherry flavors, the best balsamic vinegar you've ever smelled, old wood, mulch. Impressive in every way.

T/M-Gorgeous tart cherry flavors up front, yielding to lovely lush funk. The finish retains the tart acidity till the very end. Like sweet tarts dissolved in balsamic vinegar. I know that sounds unappetizing but somehow it works. The genius of Cantillon. Thin and sharp, with low carbonation and a lingering funky, palate coating yeast.

O-I'm blown away by this.

07-16-2011 02:03:58 | More by DaveHS
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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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