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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,680 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,680
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 513
Gots: 357 | FT: 22
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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harpus

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-24-2012 13:07:36 | More by harpus
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SUBER

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bogus564

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass...

One thing I've learned in my beer journey is that the more beers you drink, the more you come to expect. For example, krieks have a color that one comes to expect - deep red, with a strawberry-colored head. This beer has just exactly that.

On to the smell test, where krieks are expected to possess a cherry nose. This is where there are some distinctions. I've had krieks that smell of sweet cherries, I've had krieks that smell of sour cherries, and variations in between. This particular one smells of sour cherries, with a champagne nose as well.

And now, for the taste, which I'm hoping lives up to the sour cherry lambic tradition - ahh, yeah... it made me pucker, and I mean that in a good way. It reminds me of champagne with sour cherries, and I defy you to tell me that this isn't one of the most delightful lambics you can taste. This beer is no joke.

The mouthfeel is good, not outstanding - light body, good carbonation, dry finish, sour cherry aftertaste. Exceeded my expectations.

To drinkability - very good, but make sure to have plenty of dark chocolate on hand to complement the sour cherry flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 00:47:42 | More by bogus564
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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Virginia

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Minnesota

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Colorado

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California

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Washington

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Oregon

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ShawnMH

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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russwbeck

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed at Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown.

A: Clear red pour with a fizzy pink head. Much larger head than I was expecting. No lacing but decent retention. My server poured the beer, and set the bottle down before clearing the bottle, meaning my second pour was much more cloudy.

S: Very sour smell with hints of cherries. While it is very funky, the acidity takes over.

T: Following the smell the taste is much more acidic than funky and the cherries fall in the background, providing balance. Very delicious. While the acidity is the forefront, it is not overbearing. The funk and cherries balance it out very nicely and leave a tart aftertaste, which hangs on well after the beer has left the palate.

MF: Light and carbonated very well. Extremely dry finish. Very tart.

O: This is very very good. Balanced, tart, funky, easy drinking. I can understand why these are so hard to come by.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 01:39:02 | More by russwbeck
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New York

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Washington

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Mphis

Tennessee

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Massachusetts

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Illinois

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Massachusetts

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Pennsylvania

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03-06-2014 13:36:56 | More by trapper2408
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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