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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,993 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,993
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 617
Gots: 462 | FT: 34
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Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2001

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Ratings: 1,993 | Reviews: 656
Photo of AdamP
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yergermeister
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jjanega08
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A= pours a soda pop cherry red maybe a little brownish. With no head on it what so ever. Doesn't look like there's much for caebonation either.
S= very vinegary sour smelling with cherries coming in deeper and possibly some woody notes like oak. Possibly some straight lemon juice as well.
T= sour but not too bad. Great cherry notes but very sour cherries sort of unripened cherries. Some vinegar is in it but not as much as the nose leads on. Touch of wood in the finish as well. Quite pleasant.
M= very dry and smooth. No carbonation in it at all.
D= very good. I would have no problem drinking this all night long. The odor and appearance were a turn off but the beer was still great.

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Beejay
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to James for sharing this one.

A: Hazy ruby grapefruit in color, white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Cherry, and almond, with oak notes, vanilla and spice.

T: Tart and acidic, with oak, almond and an almost cinnamon flavor. Finish is tart fruit and cherry pie.

M: Dry. Bone dry with super high carbonation. Finish is puckering.

O: Excellent. Tart and very prevalent cherry. Tasty and Crisp.

Photo of kbuzz
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of bauermj
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured in a chalice.

A: Pours a deep cloudy ruby red color with a huge rose head. Head is aired and bubbled with a reasonable retention. Does not disappears completely and leave few lacings around
S: Pure Lambic: Delicious. Very fruity and with the traditional smell of Belgium Lambic yeasts
T: Follows the nose. Very cherry. Dry, tart and very very sour
M: Light body and high carbonation. Dry and sour
D: High. I use to be intolerant to wild and sour beers... I was wrong ;)

Photo of DovaliHops
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first Cantillon beer EVER! Pours a Beautiful red with a nice pink head. Once this beer was corked, I got SO MUCH cherry scent. I love cherries, and I got a TON! When the beer was held up to my nose, I still got a lot of sweetness followed by tons of funk and sour notes. The taste is surprisingly sour cherry (the cherry is so obvious). Followed by amazing sour flavors. The mouthfeel remains tart and crisp with amazing drinkability.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to angrybabboon for the bottle as a present. 2009 vintage.

Appearance: Deep dark rose. Bright pink hues at light. Head is a pale pink and drops to a thin, bubbly collar and almost non-existent head almost instantly. Hazed. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Sweet cherry cinnamon. Cinnamon cherry bread without the overt breadiness. Huge citric tart. Cherry skins and flesh. Some lemon zest and underlying funk. Woody with some musty undertones. Almost sugary at times. So very tart. Clean citric bite. Some fruity leather. So much cherry.

Taste: Biting citric tartness. Juicy cherry flesh and skins. Some light powdery yeast. Incredibly dry tartness. Some hints of oak. Musty cellar is faint. Long lingering tart cherry. Pushes toward sour, but remains decidedly tart.

Mouthfeel: Puckering dryness. Body runs on the lighter side of medium. Nice mild carbonation. So very dry.

Overall: There's a reason Cantillon is among the best. This beer cements that reason.

Loaded with tart and cherry. Aggressive but complex. This is the elixir of dreams. I'm not sure a fruit Lambic can really improve from here if you're in to the super tart thing. A bit more fruit wouldn't hurt, but not having it doesn't hurt it.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BColton1
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pour on this one, bright pink/red. Nice two finger pink head, very bubbly. The cherry is very upfront in the smell. Tart cherry skin and a little bit of funk. Taste isn't as tart as I expected, pretty gentle, nice bubbly mouthfeel. Cherries and cinnamon. Great cherry aftertaste. Very nice lambic, even if it isn't incredibly complex.

Photo of Chingringo
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of thampel09
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 24 April 2011 and poured into a flute.

Has a beautiful red color to it. The head fizzles down quickly.

The funk plays a bigger role than the cherries in the nose. Also some citrus/grapefruit type notes.

It tastes and feels wonderful. Cherries n' funk. Not as tart as say their Rose de Gambinus. The flavor and tartness just work perfectly.

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Etan
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

December 2011 bottle.

A: Beautiful light-red with a big pink head. Foamy, great retention.

S: Mild cherry sweetness, a bit musty with a building hint of acidity.

T: Soft over-ripe (only mildly sweet) cherry mingled with a big, lactic, dry tartness. Breath of wheat and more lactic notes in the finish.

M: Frothy carbonation, light-bodied.

O: Love the tartness, but I'd like a little more fruitiness.

Photo of Hibernator
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
Bottled in 2005
12 oz green bottle with cork and tin foil wrapping
Served in a Duck Walk vineyard champagne flute

During the past few weeks I have been really zoning in on exploring Lambics. I was excited to pick up this 12 oz bottle for $6.80 at Colonial Spirits in Acton, MA.

I opened the bottle and let the beer sit for about 20 minutes and then poured away in my champagne flute. Pours a vibrant shade of light red with pink colored highlights. Wispy thin lacing for a head.

Explosive aroma with whiffs of funk and sweet fruits.

Highly acidic, raw and sour with an authentic cherry appeal. The mouthfeel is spritzy and intense as it takes control over my taste buds. Hints of apple cider vinegar and raw cherry juice blend together to make an impression on my palate.

The drinkability level is rather high as my palate is on heightened alert.

I guess this is what Lambics are all about. Incredibly magnificent and marvelously complex.

Photo of SLeffler27
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright, jewel-toned, royal burgundy with a solid ring of lace in a Saint Louis tulip glass. A black cherry halo and syrupy film accent this beer.

Only a hint of sweet cherry is followed quickly by the typical tartness of Flanders Red.

There is some serious puckering throughout with a long, tart finish. Cherry is present, but under a veil of barn must.

This Lambic has an unexpected thin mouthfeel, especially after noticing the syrupy film, and is very dry, accompanied by soft carbonation.

Definitely an aperitif, however, one could enjoy this with a cigar and conversation.

Date consumed: 20 September 2008

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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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