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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,442 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1442
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.93%


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.

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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a 9oz flute. Here goes my first Cantillon as well as my first authentic lambic. Bottled January 2010.

A - Pours a vibrant cherry red, quite hazy in the body. The head is fizzy off the pour, and fizzles down to a small bubbly cap, with a slight pinkish tinge to it.

S - Lots of sweet, but very tart cherry notes upfront. Lots of funky notes as well, with vinegar, hay, and lots of sour funk. Light Belgian yeastiness lingers with acidic and sharp tart notes.

T - Not quite as vicious as I had been warned. Lots of tart cherry bite, very sour, lots of funk; but the aftertaste is where the funk really shines, with really earthy, barnyard notes coming through nicely. Sharp lemony sourness and light vinegar notes linger in the finish.

M - Tart, sour, and very drying in the finish. Bubbly carbonation couples with a light body.

D - A nice but rather simple sour. While I enjoyed my introduction to Cantillon and sours in general, I don't know that I could make it through a bottle of this too often.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 07:18:20 | More by Converge
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Heavenisbeer

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At Amsterdam Cafe in SF on SuperBowl Sunday 2012.

A: Hazy, pale, ruby red. No head. No lacing. But looks the style and it's a thing of beauty.

S: Woody, hay, funk, tart lemon, and cherries.

T: Acidic, acetic. Very tart, lovely. Like a nice gueuze with cherries.

M: Dry and tart. No carb.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2012 06:46:52 | More by Heavenisbeer
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Rob315

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a deep crimson with a 2 finger pink foamy head that quickly dissipates leaving only trace amounts of foam.

Smell: Cherries, lactic sour notes, barnyard, subtle vinegar notes.

Taste: Sour mouth puckering cherries dominate the pallet, sourness fades after a few moments leaving tart cherry flavors lingering. Funkiness comes in towards the end and finishes crisp. Carbonation is very active, and kind of crackles on the tongue.

Overall: Great,crisp and refreshing not to sweet, cherries are there but balanced by intense sour notes, not overly complex but very enjoyable. I would definetly recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 01:02:21 | More by Rob315
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark red with a 3 finger pink head which fades to a thin disc. The aroma has tart cherries, barnyard funk, and a small amount of vinegar.

The taste has tart cherries, Brett, lite vinegar, and mustiness. Funky as the smell, complex, and tart. No sweetness here at all, just tart and sour. Very acidic.

Light bodied, with modest carbonation, and a very dry finish. I really like this, and can more than understand why Cantillon beers are highly sought after.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 01:27:12 | More by hardy008
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Cantillon, received from the generous FluffyMcTingles. Thank you very much! Bottled 02/14/2011 and reviewed from notes taken 10/26/2011. Poured into a snifter.

A translucent, vibrant, ruby red body with about two centimeters of bubbly, pink head. Brief retention, minimal lacing, but a gorgeous hue nonetheless.

Aroma is of tart cherries, a faint yeast funk, some straw, and hay. A delicate saison-like background that showcases the cherries.

It tastes of cherries, other light fruits, yeast/funk, straw, haw, some faint grasses, and subtle spices. Well balanced, and again highlighting the cherries.

Mouth is crisp, not overly acidic or abrasive, and finishes a bit dry.

Overall, a delicious offering. Easy to see why these are sought after.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 17:05:23 | More by eclipse54
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nataku00

California

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a tulip glass, 2008 keg. Beer pours a dark scarlet red, slightly hazy, with a thin soapy pink head that leaves some light lacing. Some tiny bubbles floating up here and there.

Nose is tart cherries, red wine vinegar, a light nutty aroma, wet earth. Some sweeter red berry notes as well.

Taste some sharp sourness, sour cherries with vinegar, mellowing to some sweeter red berry and cherry flavors, along with some earthy funk and a nutty flavor possibly from the cherry pits. Finishes dry with lingering vinegar and berry flavors.

Light body with some light carbonation. Very refreshing. Pretty tasty kriek.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 07:49:54 | More by nataku00
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

my first Cantillon so I was super excited to try this...

A-bright red with a nice pink head

S-smells really funky, extremely funky. with a good bit of cherries. i could sit and smell this all day long

T-ok wow. yes...comes in with a perfectly tart taste of creamy dark cherries. its a great dry taste with a touch of bitterness. the after-taste is strong and matching. so much complexity, yet so balanced. has such a great funk to it

M-medium carbonation with a good dry finish

O-this is one of the best beers i've ever had. of course, i'm a huge fan of sours and lambics, but this just raised the bar. i want a never ending supply of this. i wish it were cheaper...its a taste i just can't get out of my head

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 01:14:02 | More by AdamBear
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 cl bottle shared as a sampling of three fruit lambics with friends, purchased from Etre Gourmet.
Bottled in April 2011.
Poured into a New Glarus flute (courtesy of A).

The Cantillon kriek is a complex fruit lambic that relies on a variety of odors and tastes to evoke a variety of impressions on the drinker, ultimately leading to a focus on environment, earth, and source (as in, how was that produced?). The aromas and tastes were dirty, cultured, and affable, none claiming center stage over the others. Definitely a beer to explore with one's palate when possible.

Pours, into the glass, a light red to pink head of fairly small bubbles, about 2cm tall. Head descends quickly, leaving little lacing and reducing to a ring around the glass. Body is red delicious apple skin in color, with visibly active carbonation.

Aroma is complex, noticeably less Brettanomyces "funk" than the Drie Fonteinen kriek, the Cantillon is focused more on musty basement, old dried fruit, old wood, and faint cheese.

The taste is full and pleasant, not as sharply tart as the Drie Fonteinen, but still noticeably so. I'd describe this as continued presence of the musty basement, old cherries that had been left in the fridge too long, slight peat moss, and very faint cheese. In general, I thought this was more subdued, but also more complex, than the Drie Fonteinen and as a result, I appreciated this variety of flavors more.

Body is medium-light to medium, with noticeable but not aggressive carbonation. Pleasant, excellent for sipping and trying to discern the flavors. Finish is dry.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 06:15:02 | More by falloutsnow
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ratedz

Kansas

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My 100th review, so I decided it was time to try my first Cantillon from the cellar. Bottled 18 November 2010. Poured into a New Glarus flute.

A - Pours a beautiful red/burgundy color with a half inch of pink head. Steady streams of bubbles race to the top of the glass.

S - Slightly funkiness and tart cherries dominate the nose. Some mild notes of lemon are also present.

T - Follows the nose with tart cherries and some barnyard funk. Slightly acidic with hints of lemon and vinegar. Some sweet cherry flavors take over after the sourness fades on the finish.

M - Heavily carbonated, thin body. Fairly dry.

O - The tartness is a little overwhelming at first, but after a few sips, it becomes less noticeable as the tongue adjusts. The big cherry flavors mix very well with the sourness. A very enjoyable lambic worthy of being my 100th review!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 04:43:53 | More by ratedz
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle says '12 FL. OZ', but looks like a 375 ml to me. Bottle date says 01/12/10, but the cork says 2009. One for now, one for later (much, much later).

Pours a deep hazed red with orange/brown highlights into my tulip (I got the second half of the pour with a bit of the yeast that I tried to decant). Lovely two-fingered head receded to a 'stick-around' crown. Looks royally elegant.

Tart cherries, wet hay, horse blanket, sour citrus, lemon twang, good bit of Bretty funk. Clean and vigorous.

Big sour bite comes loaded with unripened cherries and fruit skins. The funk is tangy with a grassy rustic tone. Picking up some fresh pomegranate berry, plantains, lemon rind, slight metallic character that is not off-putting, vinaigrette, and blades of fresh grass. Big sour finish with an appropriate level of bitterness. Very dry and puckering.

Fizzy, medium-bodied, high-carb. Wet and easy. Wonderfully crafted.

You gotta try it with some of the yeast in the pour. A satiable beer that was better than the cleaner pour I got at Monk's Cafe in Philly. A high-end sour. Would love to try the Lou Pepe. So happy to have had this again.

* * *

Revisited during a kriek tasting I put on with my girlfriend; 12/30/12.

Cantillon Kriek. Bottled January 12, 2010.

Pours a dark rose color with some off-white foam that fizzed up to maybe a quarter-inch before reducing to a ring of tesselating bubbles. Clarity is very nice. Very slight haze.

Tart and bright cherries, acetic acid, bretty funk, tints of lemon and straw, unripe raspberry, and white wine vinous qualities. Exceptional.

So bright and sour and acetic. These were very young cherries when picked, but there's loads of light fruitiness and tangy tartness that pairs well with a pungent barnyard funk and the bittering piquance of the oak barrel itself. Sourness is a cross between lemon rind and white vinegar. Has that woody Chardonnay bite that is near-perfect. Such a lively beer. Extraordinarily complex for a kriek.

Medium-light body with some great-feeling sourness. Carbonation has good life to it. The feel is lovingly friendly to the flavors absorbed by the palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 03:36:52 | More by thecheapies
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CaptainPiret

Tennessee

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle, dated 14 February 2011 (makes me realized I should have saved this one for Valentine's Day).

A: A cranberry red with a thick, pinkish head that mostly dissolved after a minute or so.
S: The sour cherries stand out the most, followed by some cinnamon, wood, and that trademark Lambic smell.
T: Sour cherries again (emphasis on sour), but with a reserved mix of sweetness and tart on the finish.
M: Very bubbly and medium-bodied.
O: Greatness in a bottle. Love the balance of this beer — a must-try for sour fans.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 00:34:46 | More by CaptainPiret
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kmatlack

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled 3 September 2010. Shared with my wife and father while watching In Bruges. Poured into 2 wine glasses and a brandy snifter. Popped the cap off and a black liquid that smelled like a trash dumpster came seeping out of the cork and ran down the bottle. Strange.

A- Pours a very effervescent cloudy red color into my glass with a pink half finger head that dissipates quickly. Leaves small white bubbles on the glass.

S- Smells of sour cherries, vinegar, funk, lemon. You get some of that musty moist smell like you just walked into a barn full of moist hay with the cobwebs and everything.

T- Absolutely amazing mouth puckering factor here. Lactic acid first, when it dies down there is an amazing tart sour cherry flavor mixed with oak, some lemon peels. On the back end there is lingering red fruits with a little bit of bitterness, still tart though.

M- Dry and crisp, doesnt appear to have any carbonation in the glass but there is plenty on the tongue.

O- Absolutely fantastic. Glad my local bottle shop has this regularly. My first Cantillon and definitely the best sour beer ive had to date.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 03:07:14 | More by kmatlack
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on draft at Craft Ale House into a 10 ounce glass.

A: Deep red with some nice burgundy undertones but the cherries certainly impacted the color heavily. A soft light pink foamy head surfaces and does stick around even after the initial dissipation. No real lace on the glass, though I didn't expect it anyway.

S: Funky and tart cherries, strawberry and raspberry. An underlying wheat base comes in after the wash of ripe red fruits clears out. Although, they're never really gone. It's the focus of the nose, juicy ripe fruits and it's wonderful.

T: Oh this is awesome. Puckering cherry juice tartness, funky floral notes, and a nice pale malt/wheat base. There's just enough to balance out the fruitiness while still letting it be the focus of the beer. More red fruits towards the back with more raspberry, strawberry and oak. Incredibly well balanced in flavor.

M: Highly carbonated, fizzy and bubbly on the palate. It's what I've come to expect for the style and absolutely dig it. Cleansing, light and scrubbing.

This was awesome and I'm so glad I stopped in for this on draft. Cantillon is becoming scarce around here so whenever it pops up either in bottle or on draft, I have to get my hands on it!

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2012 15:31:22 | More by ShanePB
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this one while in Brussels, directly from the brewery. It was bottled on November 10, 2011. The color is red or if you prefer, dark pink! Nice pink foamy head thrones on top of it. The aroma is typical of Cantillon. This is their signature aroma. Cherry are present in the nose but only mildly. Taste is intriguing. I would have expected more cherry than this. Not sugary as the other ones I tasted in the past. Tart but so easy to drink. This is what surprise me from this brewery. It is very tart but in a good way. I've had some vinegar gueuze or lambic but so far, from Cantillon, I only got excellent beers. Overall, a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 19:35:18 | More by ZorPrime
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottled on June 23, 2011. Poured into a matching Cantillon stemmed tulip. The brew appears a hazed color of ruby with a finger and a half worth of pink froth. The cap slowly fades to a thin lacing across the top. A light swirl agitates bubbles from solution and produces some spots of lacing effect on the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation provide a steady ring of froth around the edges only.

The smell of this brew includes the classic expected cantillon aromas. Funk and earth come across mildly like cheese mixed with a lemony lactic note. Some thoughts of stinky cheese/feet mix with earthy notes of old wood/cork and a bit of mildew. As the glass is swirled, a bit of sulfur comes forward.

The taste has all of the descriptors provided in the aroma but has a mild fruity note of cherry that is quite earthy with an over-ripe to rotten appeal. Cheese and mildew to old cork is apparent throughout. The finish is fairly clean with a bit of tartness that seems to come from a lactic almost lemony quality mixed with unripe cherries. A little bit of plastic is noted towards the back.

This is a medium bodied brew with a mild level of carbonation. It is fairly well done for the style and very much lives up to my expectations of a Cantillon offering. Very nice and tart with lots of funk. Wouldn't have it any other way. Solid. The 5% abv is perfectly integrated in this. The more I drink it, the more thirsty it makes me.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 02:18:53 | More by stakem
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a nice, slightly hazy ruby red with a pretty big pink head that doesn't last very long.

Smell. Smells sour and lightly funky with what smells like real tart cherries.

Taste. Very sour, fairly dry, slight horse blanket funk, some oak and sour cherries. More cherry in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel. Light body, pretty strong and spritzy carbonation

Overall. Very nice sour. The cherries taste good, but could go for a little more of that action.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 02:45:29 | More by Rutager
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at the Cantillon brewery in Brussels. Bottled 10 November 2011. Poured into a Cantillon tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy cherry red color with a bubbly pink head.

S- Very sour and tart, big cherry pie aroma with some yeast in the background.

T- Big cherry flavors, ranging from sweet cherry pie to sour dark cherries, yeastiness provides some nice barnyard flavor with mild funk. Finishes dry with more cherry tartness.

M- Light bodied, dry and crisp, very drinkable.

O- A delicious beer, one of the few krieks you can find made with traditional methods and ingredients, the tartness and the sweet cherry flavors complement each other excellently, I'll definitely have to pick up another bottle at some point.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 23:20:13 | More by WillCarrera
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500th review! 750 ml bottle into tulip, bottled Aug 28 2007. Pours fairly clear blood red color with a minimal thin red head with surprising retention. As I swirl it small bubbles slowly cascade to the top. Some nice spotty lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of big sour and tart cherries, cider vinegar, wet hay, funk, oak, yeast spices, and big acidity. Fantastic aromas with great strength. Taste of big tart cherries, light cider vinegar, hay, barnyard funk, oak, and light yeast spices. Extremely tart cherry finish, that turns into a puckering sour acidity after the finish that lasts on the back of the tongue. Lingering notes of cherry, cider vinegar, oak, and light spiciness on the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly syrupy mouthfeel as I was expecting. High acidity limits the drinkability, but this is incredibly enjoyable to sip on. Alcohol is completely hidden as expected. Overall this is an outstanding Kriek lambic with a ton of great tart cherry flavor. If it had more carbonation it probably would have scored even higher.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 06:47:17 | More by superspak
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml corked and capped bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured 3 fingers of pink head. Moderate lacing. Good retention. Color is nice hazy ruby red.

S. Sour, cherries, yeast. Definitely has a wild earthy funk to it. Cherry smell is sweet and sour.

T. Holy wake you up sour flavor with some cherry thrown in. Pucker factor on this fucker is high. Wow, when you get over the extreme in your face tartness, you get a some woody earthy undertones. A bit of lingering sweetness coats the mouth as the sourness fades.

M. Medium/light bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinks pretty dry. Finish has just a bit of lingering sour and sweetness.

O. The first couple drinks of this beer blows you away with sour tartness. After a while you get adjusted and are able to appreciate some of the other finer nuances going on with it. Not my favorite style, but I can appreciate it for something different and realize that it is a well crafted beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 21:36:32 | More by siradmiralnelson
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Bendurgin

Maine

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Cantillon taster courtesy of Andrewinski1. Pours a clear vibrant red with about a finger of fluffy pink head. Really a treat to look at this one.

Good cherry aroma with a tart aroma to begin and finishing off sweetly. Nice balance with a bit of a musty funk to this. Holy F$%@ing sour here! This is great! Big tart cherry flavors here. Sour cherries straight up. This is great.

Light and crisp. Puckering and a little dry.

This is a perfect beer to me. I've had it a handful of times now and I've always thought this was perfect. Clearly it is.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 04:19:33 | More by Bendurgin
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at lord hobos on zwanze day 2011.

This beer pours a nice ruby red color with a huge white head (the bartenders had two pictures going allowing the foam to settle because the beer was pouring with way to much head) the smell is slightly funky more so on the earthy side than the horse blanket side , that is followed by cherries very tart cherries. Te flavor is very similar but the funk is pretty well covered up by the sourness and big tart cherry flavor. The mouthfeel is dry and Puckering with good carbonation. Overall this is a truly excellent kriek I like it more than 3F and hanssens

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2011 13:06:58 | More by rowingbrewer
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. 375 ml bottle, bottled in 2009 purchased at The Sharp Edge-Creekside in Crafton, PA. Poured into a snifter...

A - Pours a really beautiful ruby red color. A small rose-pink color, bubbly head forms and quickly recedes to bubbles around the collar.

S - Sour cherries, classic Cantillon lactic acid and some wet hay. Sweet cherry aromas come out as well balancing the sourness a bit. A touch of oak and a good bit of mustiness. Really nice.

T - Sour cherries, sweet cherry flavors, musty barnyard, wet hay, and a funky acidity. Dry finish. Really nice and I love the cherry flavors here.

M - Light bodied beer with a bright, bubbly carbonation. Dry finish and a nice slight puckering feel as well.

O - Really liked this one. Not as crazy, in your face funky as the Lou Pepe-Kriek, but a great Kriek nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 21:43:17 | More by KAP1356
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Pino at my 22nd birthday. 750ml into my tulip, 2010 vintage.

Poured blood red, with a nice pink head. Great retention, with some substantial density. Nose has some sour cherry, mild chlorophenols and some typical, but somewhat subdued Cantillon funk. Tastes of more sour cherries, akin to an amped up handful of Sour Patch kids. Some oak, really funky and complex. Sour as hell mouthfeel, extremely high pucker-inducing capabilities. Drying and cleaning mouthfeel, a pseudo-palate cleanser, borders on palate shredder. A great lambic, very tasty and appetizing. Gets me pumped to try the Lou Pepe Kriek at some point.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 01:19:52 | More by liamt07
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from bobsy, opened at Liam's birthday

Blood red colour, ring of pinkish-white head, some lace left as well. Smell is very tart, funky and yeasty, cherry and some balsamic notes as well, some notes of hay/earthy grass are there but quite subtle. Taste is of very tart cherries, incredibly sour and whacks you straight in the face, fruity, funky and yeasty, sour notes are felt for a while after swallowing as well. Med-high carbonation, puckering and fairly dry, medium-full body. This was quite a pleasure, really enjoyed this, needless to say I would revisit this as often as possible.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 00:03:07 | More by peensteen
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 1" pink head (haha) which dissipated relatively quickly over red cloudy liquid. Very inviting.

S: Yeast and sour cherries.

T: Tastes like a pie made of sour cherries. No other way to describe it.

M: Thin viscosity and a high level of very fine carbonation.

O: Beautiful beer that is delicately balanced.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 00:18:00 | More by DaftCaskBC
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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