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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,672 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,672
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 508
Gots: 354 | 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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dar482

New York

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a cloudy red, almost light blood red with a pink bubbly head.

The aroma has cherry, woodiness, some sourness, lactic sourness, lots of sweet berry, some funk, vinegar sourness as well.

The flavor has tons of complexity. It hits you with lots of woody oak, cherry, then grape and red wine. Some bitterness and drying on the end. There lots of bubbly carbonation, fizziness, a light body, not much sweetness. A relatively light refreshing body without the sourness, bitterness, or sweetness coming out too much on the end. Lots of acidity as well as barnyard funk.

This really is one of the best sours I’ve had. It actually has some similarities to Supplication, based on my limited knowledge of wild ales, though not as sour and certainty with more red wine characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 18:45:13 | More by dar482
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-14-2013 05:10:59 | More by Dactrius
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottled 22nd March 2012. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours ruby red in color with 2 fingers of an off white/light pinkish head. Body is lightly hazy with medium fine carbonation streaming throughout.

Smell: Musty funk, hay, sour cherries, oak, some light barnyard.

Taste: Stronger than medium acidic sourness right upfront. Sour cherries, oak, earthy funk along with a hint of herbals notes.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with medium carbonation. Relatively soft mouthfeel. Sour, dry finish.

Overall: Really good kriek. The cherries and sourness are the stars of this beer, more so than the funk (though that's not to say it's not there). This is another example why Cantillon is one of the best in the business.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 00:57:36 | More by Jonada
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Crazydaddyo

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-12-2013 18:22:32 | More by Crazydaddyo
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-12-2013 14:18:54 | More by Atomicskis5
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-12-2013 14:14:07 | More by BMart
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mkouhia

Finland

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-11-2013 05:10:44 | More by mkouhia
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mc4z

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-10-2013 22:09:24 | More by mc4z
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-09-2013 02:58:22 | More by stampfler07
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Sturmthis

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-07-2013 11:38:25 | More by Sturmthis
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-07-2013 01:40:12 | More by itsthepleats
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this at Brothers Beer Bistro alongside Rosee de Gambrinus. From notes.

A - Poured hazy reddish with a pink influence. Medium carbonation, pink two finger head, strong carbonation, spotty lace, half finger of retention.

S - Cherry and tart as hell smelling lemon candies. Couldn't wait to dive in.

T - Tart cherry, cobwebby, horse blanket. Where it stands alone from more modern interpretations of wild, sour, whatever is that the yeast is much more aggressive and just seems more natural if that makes sense. Very fruity while being nice and acid as well.

M - Puckering tartness, strong carbonation and a light to medium body.

O/D - A great fruit lambic. Lovely and drinkable with tons of complexity and deliciousness. Definitely world class.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:28:06 | More by tbeckett
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-06-2013 03:36:54 | More by LotsofLupulin
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rmcodrum

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10%

08-06-2013 01:44:43 | More by rmcodrum
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-06-2013 01:30:57 | More by Invictus
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Adamah_Adonai

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +10%

08-04-2013 23:43:54 | More by Adamah_Adonai
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

75cl bottle bottled May 2013, shared with my future father-in-law today, 8/2/2013 before dinner. Poured into a wine glass at approximately cellar temperature. Have had this multiple times in the past, including at the Brasserie Cantillon a month ago.

The beer pours a rich, clear ruby red with a ton of carbonation present in a bubbly white head that slowly recedes into a thin film and then into nothing at all, like a red wine. Not much lacing is left on the glass as the beer disappears into my mouth. There's nothing about this beer that doesn't say kriek, and my non-beer geek future father-in-law who likes amber ales and red wines found the look interesting.

Smells of dry, tart cherries and a faint background of earthy funkiness, reminding me once again of the smell of the brewery on Rue de Gheude. A bit of oak barrel in there somewhere along with some acidic sourness. Smells tart, refreshing and delicious.

I really enjoy the flavour profile of this beer. A delicious cherry tartness and even fruitiness (perhaps not sweetness) is complemented well with the oak barrel background and the musty Cantillon funk.. which altogether brings a nice puckering acidic sourness. It's a pleasantly sour beer, not super mouthpuckering but the cherry tartness goes along very well with the vinegar-like sourness. It's not as fruity/sweet as the 3F Oude Kriek, but it is a bit more sour.

In the mouth it feels a thinner medium bodied beer that is well carbonated and fizzly on the tongue. Drinks incredibly well, and does not finish dry by any means- really more of a slightly resinous, funky moist feel on the backend.

Great Kriek! Drinks incredibly well and is a very enjoyable brew. All I can say is that I love the flavour profile, aroma and the sourness of Cantillon beers. It reminds me of my recent vacation in Belgium where I visited the brewery twice, and that smell just brings it home for me.. putting a big grin on my face. Love it.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 22:35:49 | More by Stevedore
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

08-03-2013 09:06:10 | More by smartassboiler
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shop: Shop of Burg Bier Brouwerij in Ermelo
Glass: Jopen Stemglass
Name on Label: Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic Bio
Image on Label: Painting of cherry tree in full blossom in a meadow and white houses in the background
ABV: 5%
Ingredients according to label: water, wheat, malted barley, hops, morello cherries
Expiry date: DEC2015
LOT: bottled 17AUG10

It says on the bottle that this kriek is best within one year after bottling.Apparantly, I am more than a year late.

Pours with lots of carbonation and a one finger fine bubbled foam that reduces to a thin layer immediately. Body is beautiful clear red almost without any visible carbonation after the beer has settled.

smells of the morello cherries it was brewed with, some candy and tartness.

Does have the refreshingly sour taste of a lambic. There is also some sweetness and only a little bit of funk. Cherries are a little in the background and there are also raspberries.

Though there is only little carbonation it does not feel stale or watery, however I would like it to be more spritzy. There is some oily feel on the tongue.

I am still a newbie to the lambic world and this sometimes overpowering sourness is still a turn off for me, but this is not true for this one. In my opinion the sourness is very enjoyable. I love cherries and consequently the smell of this beer but the cherry flavor could be stronger in the taste. I studied the Cantillon webpage and found out that if the beer is older the lambic taste starts dominating the cherry taste. Next time I will try a younger one.

All in all a very nice representative of the style.

Ok, as promised I am back with a younger one. It is just over a year old. There is more carbonation and more fruity taste, though rather raspberry than cherry. However, they are right that it is somewhat better when young.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 15:56:03 | More by safaricook
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-02-2013 04:25:27 | More by AlexChillton
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-01-2013 00:21:05 | More by emottram
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marshmeli

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-30-2013 15:04:07 | More by marshmeli
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akang

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-30-2013 02:26:33 | More by akang
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.4%

07-30-2013 02:23:37 | More by jacewg
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-29-2013 19:27:53 | More by Centennial
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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