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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,674 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,674
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 510
Gots: 355 | FT: 23
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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MykelJH

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-15-2013 09:49:18 | More by MykelJH
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SneezyAchew

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half of a 2011 375ml bottle poured into Hill Farmstead stemware.

A: Hazy rose color. A little swirling causes some pretty intense bubbles.

S: Has a musky barnyard odor complete with some seriously funky cherries, and squeezed lemon.

T: A good amount of funk. Sour cherries dominate. Easy to go down.

M: Very dry with a high level of carbonation. Taste sticks around for sometime and alters the taste of anything else I come in contact with.

O: I enjoy this beer, but tend to lean towards the American wild alternative to Krieks like Consecration (especially aged). However, the Lou Pepe Kriek is one of the best beers I have had the delight to try. I'll probably sit on my other bottle of this for a few years and see just how sour it gets.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 03:47:30 | More by SneezyAchew
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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MCain04

Illinois

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carteravebrew

Colorado

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jdklks

Nevada

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Mattyb79

Virginia

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02-25-2014 15:10:09 | More by Mattyb79
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Scooch

Illinois

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06-29-2013 20:02:48 | More by Scooch
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MaseFace

Kentucky

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box_social

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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amnesia85

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

10-28-2012 09:01:21 | More by amnesia85
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pokgye

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-06-2013 00:58:56 | More by scotv
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chetw

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-30-2013 20:39:09 | More by chetw
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Keananmichael5

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-10-2014 22:42:30 | More by Keananmichael5
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-13-2012 20:03:55 | More by drewone
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DruRho

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-19-2013 00:11:53 | More by DruRho
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Spider889

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Of note, this was only my second serious sour and I utterly fell in love with Cantillon drinking this tonight. Now I have the insatiable urge to seek out the more rare styles!

Bottled on date: April 30, 2010.

This beer is fresh, and it tasted so too. I'd love to try some older vintages, but I definitely recommend this as is to any first timers.

Appearance: Poured a deep cloudy red, like that of fresh strawberries. The pink foamy head rose to nearly one finger length and then fairly quickly receded to a small ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass. It reminded me of a Lindeman's but not as thick, or like a raspberry sherbet champagne punch.

At first the beer's aroma was not as enticing as the other reviews led me to expect. But as she warmed up I began to notice deeper levels of complexity and wider pungency. Immediately I smelled the Brett (again reminiscent of champagne) and some lemony/citrus notes. Then came the sour cherries followed by faint peppery notes. As it grew warmer I detected some mild funk - mostly moldy/water-logged wood.

The flavor was amazing! Raw, tart cherries abound. You get just enough sweetness to balance the rampaging sour. However, even though the beer grew more sour as it warmed, it didn't seem to live up to some of the extreme sour descriptors I have seen previously. Perhaps it grows more sour with time. Warm, you still taste mostly cherries, but the underlying funkiness asserts itself, tasting like it came from the dankness of an old basement.

The mouthfeel is bright and highly carbonated. Semi dry, and you get some mild puckering in the back of the palate.

As for drinkability I probably wouldn't want to open more than one 750ml bottle in a sitting, but I would have gladly finished the entire bottle myself had I not been sharing it with my wife. I most certainly will be drinking this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2010 05:31:01 | More by Spider889
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

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flexabull

California

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detrockcitey

Illinois

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avschmitt

Michigan

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Morey

Pennsylvania

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Matt_Rodgers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-04-2014 17:32:28 | More by Matt_Rodgers
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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