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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,891 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,891
Reviews: 641
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 563
Gots: 415 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have not before a lambic that is as sour and tart as this one, but was extremely impressed. Pours a nice red, quite clear, color similar to a darker rose wine. Little bit of a head, dissipates into a small layer with a little bit of lacing.

Smells totally different to anything I've had before - sour and tart, much more so than any other lambics I've had in the past, almost like a red wine. The cherries themselves don't come through except in their tartness which is very strong, no hops or malts really discenirble at all.

The taste is astounding - very cherry-like and with hints of sweetness, yet ultimately very sour. The end is particularly strong, but whereas with most beers you get a strong kick of hops, with this it's sour.

Pleasant mouthfeel - very well carbonated, nothing too excessive, and leaves a lasting soury freshness in your mouth. Very easy to drink, some people might find the sourness to be a problem but I personally love. Great beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated nov. 18, 2010
Poured into a chalice

Pours a deep cherry red with two fingers of pink head. Head recedes quickly and settles with a small crown with slight lacing.

Smell is cherries and sour funk. The funk smell is well balanced with the sweet cherry smell, not as overwhelming as I thought it would be.

The taste is sour cherry, much like sour patch kids. The cherry flavor is excellent, not too sweet and not too tart. The sour is not too overwhelming, very balanced. This is only my third or fourth sour, and if they all taste like this, I'm hooked.

The mouthfeel is typical of the style, high carbonation and light body. Drinks more like champagne or carbonated fruit juice. Very refreshing.

Overall, I am really enjoying this beer. It is sour and a little funky, but it tastes great. I will definitely seek this out again.

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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,891 ratings.