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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,646 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,646
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 502
Gots: 349 | FT: 23
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ThoreauLikeAGirl for sharing this bottle of Cantillon Kriek.

Brilliant red with a cherry red highlight at the edges. Highly carbonated with a quickly fading pink head. The beer is imbued with sweet cherry flavor, but is much less complex in the funk and acidic qualities than the LP. It's a more simple citric tartness that tastes kind of like plum or grape skin. There only a little brett character in the finish that gives off a bit of a mineral bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 19:15:55 | More by Soonami
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Purcahsed this one at Wine 33 Bar in Lafayette Square in St. Louis for the second weekend in a row and decided to review it.

A - Poured into a wine glass and this beer looks specatular. Nicely carbonated and in the glass it has a gleaming red color with a pinkish head that doesn't last too long.

S - Tart cherries, Belgian yeast, and the expected Cantillon sourness/funk that I've come to really enjoy over the last 6 months or so.

T - Such a balanced sour throughout with the tart cherry base flavor. The taste is where so many Cantillon's shine to me and this one falls in line with expectations. It doesn't lean on just the cherries, or the acidity, or the yeast, or the oak to shine through as it's prominent taste, it instead blends these flavors perfectly and creates a very enjoyable, incredibly tasty kriek.

M - Can't get any better. Carbonated, light feel, with a crisp and clean finish that is refreshing enough to want more and more.

O - I love this beer and wish it was more available. I've only had it 3 times but it's never disappointed that's for sure. A beer and style that I wish I would of discovered and appreciated much sooner than I did as these are delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 13:27:45 | More by bsuedekum
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afksports

New York

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well that's frustrating. Firefox just crashed. It wasn't this beer though. This beer is refreshing, albeit buttpuckery.

Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - bottled March 29, 2010 into this diminutive 375ml bottle - is red in appearance with a foamy head that lingers throughout the pour. That head transitions to a taste that lingers all over your palate. The translucent beer smells of funk first, dates and raisins second, and sour cherries third. That's odd for me, as I was expecting a sour cherry beer. But man do I love me some funk. The funk's in the yeast, I bet. There's more of it as it warms, and there's more of it at the bottom of the bottle.

Although the funky musty footsmell doesn't match the taste, the tartness that greets you when you first sip is still pleasant. And the buttpuckering that ensues on the back end is pleasant yet again. Making fishy faces and licking all over in between sips? That's welcome too. The middle of the taste has a tart sweetness to it that provides a balance to all the sour, and while the finish lingers around a while, it's an aftertaste I enjoy.

Celebrating the end of my summer class with this beer was a good decision. Calling "buttpuckery" pleasant... that remains to be seen.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 03:28:01 | More by afksports
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ehammond1


4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Belgian Beer Festival 2011
Pizza Port
Carlsbad, CA

A murky, dark ruby without much carbonation. Extremely small head. Looks a touch thick without the bubbling carbonation.

A bright, punching sour aroma, perhaps the most sour aroma I've experienced! There's some sweet cherry and earth as well, but the tartness and sour is like a kick to the face--and is literally making the sides of my throat clench and my mouth water. Wow!

A biting sourness, lots of yeast funk, and a sweet cherry accent underneath it all. The sourness is just huge in this one, nearly drowning out most anything else--though it's still delicious, in small sips.

Medium bodied though it seems a bit still and heavy. I wish mine had a bit more carbonation.

An absolute treat of a kriek--so glad I got to try this one!

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2011 22:32:44 | More by ehammond1
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infi

New York

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

75,0cl bottle, bottled on 22 October 2008.

Amazing reddish-orange body, like flesh of a grapefuit. Thin, white and bubbly head that quickly dissipates away. Smells very tart and full of that atmospheric funk. Almost three years of age has removed a lot of the full cherry fruitiness and replaced it with more so of nice lactic acid sourness. The mustiness of the coolship in the attic is very evident in the beer too. Very earth-like with that stale, settled and old dust. Woodiness from the oak casks impart a nice aroma too the beer as well.

Taste is thoroughly sour and tart from beginning to end from all those sour cherries. Has this nice vinous character to the taste. Oakiness of the casks shine through on the palate too. Not as funky as I thought it was gonna be, considering the Cantillon name and the age of the bottle. Regardless, it's a brilliantly tasting beer with all of its expected qualities present.

Medium-bodied with great carbonation before fully warming towards room temperature. Leaves a lingering dryness on the palate. Incredible beer overall. Hopefully I can try more of Cantillon's offerings, especially the LP series – so solid!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 03:08:12 | More by infi
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gford217

Georgia

3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle with a bottled-on date of April 18, 2011.

Right after I popped the top, the cork started slowly sliding out of the bottle, so, needless to say, there was plenty of carbonation on the pour. It's a bright hazy reddish pink with a big fizzy pinkish head that recedes to a bubbly collar quickly.

Aroma is definitely Cantillon with the wet hay and lactic acid character that I'm used to in their beers. There are some sweet cherries in there as well which keep the acidity from getting overpowering.

Taste is much less funky than I was expecting with more acidity and a lot more tannins, much drier and oakier than the aroma suggests. Less cherry than the aroma as well. The finish is where the earthy funk comes out a little, with the wet leather and oak lingering.

Mouthfeel is well-carbonated and light bodied making it very drinkable.

This is one of the more drinkable Cantillons I've had but lacks the complexity of some of the others, like the Lou Pepe Kreik I had last week. Decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 02:00:44 | More by gford217
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danieelol

Australia

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a raspberry colour with red tinted head. No real lacing. Ok head.

S: Ok, there's quite a bit of funk here, but I can't think of any specific descriptors for it. Also there's melted marshmallow, chocolate, skunk. Pesticide, trees, plants, sour fruits, vinegar. Maybe the tiniest bit of raspberry puree, or is that the power of suggestion? Oh there's also some fairly prominent oak.

T: Sour, little bit sweet, bit of berry taste. Definitely has some drying lemon juice in there.

M: Is good. Good carb works well with the sourness.

O: Great. Best sour I've had yet.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 13:47:30 | More by danieelol
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Janderson91

Alabama

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

Bottled on 11/18/10. Enjoyed on 07/23/11.

A - A beautiful beer. A deep hazy crimson color with a large pink head resting atop it. Leaves a few patches of lacing.

S - Sour cherries, that classic Cantillon funkiness, some Belgian yeasty fruitiness. Still lots of cherry and not a too much vinegar at its young age.

T - Quite balanced up front with some tart cherries and some type of lactic sweetness. Then comes the sour cherry/vinegary flavor through the middle that I love. Finishes somewhat funky with a great cherry flavor on the back. Excellent stuff.

M - Mouthfeel is right where it should be for a lambic. Very lively and prickly carbonation.

O - Overall, this is one of the best breweries in the world and they have yet to disappoint. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 03:54:53 | More by Janderson91
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.38/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a tulip. 2010 vintage.

3.5 A: First pour yielded 4+ fingers of head. I needed a few more pours to get a full glass. Anyway, hazed cherry plum color. Three fingers of frothy pink head with average retention and very little lacing.

3.0 S: Tart cherry throughout. Intense mustiness, like an super old house occupied by a super old person. Hints of dirty diaper and a touch of oak. Surpringly simple and not particularly alluring.

2.0 T: Good god is this unbalanced. Super tart cherry with way too much acid. Tons of fruity lactic acid with more acetic acid that a vinegarette. For a while, it was difficult to taste much beyond that as an automonic puckering shrinks my mouth to a third it's usual size. As my mouth finally adjusted to the acid (which took about 10 oz), new flavors began to creep in. Oak is in moderate amounts, as is a tannic astringency. Funk can finally be found and it is again old people funk.

3.0 M: Lighter body. Overcarbonated, but not "explode in the mouth" level. Decent creaminess from the body.

2.0 D: Suggested food pairing: Tums, Pepsid, Mylanta. This is one of the least drinkable beers I've ever had - no balance, fairly simplistic for the style, and skin meltingly acidic. If you have a bottle of this in your basement, don't open it. Rather, keep it in case you accidentally ingest an entire box of baking soda.

Edit: The last 8 oz. or so (of the 750) were much more palatable after getting used to the sourness. However, I don't think a beer should require a 17 oz. introduction.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 20:15:27 | More by DavoleBomb
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cooch69

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poured from the bottle a deep rose red. It was pretty clear when held to the light, but not see through due to the intense richness in color. Really glossy looking with a nice one and a half finger pinkish white head.

Nose on this one is full of funk, tart cherries and must.

Really satisfying and tasty. It's good to have an honest fruit lambic. Semi sweet and full of tart cherries. Nice medium sourness in the underlying Lambic beer. It had old musty oak and some funky fungus taste like that associated with a big cheese.

Nice body and mouthfeel. Pretty silky and slightly syrupy but not too heavy.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 02:23:48 | More by cooch69
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Goldstar81

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unsure of the year but it appears to be a 2004 purchased at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena. This is what it was advertised as.

A - White head with a cloudy red appearence. Definitely has a Kriek look to it.

S - SOUR! And funky like a good Cantillon with some age on it!

T - Fundadelic like James Brown. Burned the mouth and nose quite a bit on the first sip. I was drinking a triple prior to cracking this bottle open. The fruit has faded a bit but it still tastes like a Kriek but its hidden under the funk.

M - Dry. Slightly bitter. Tart like a mouthful of sweet tarts. Puckering like a mouth full of lemons.

O - So worth the 45 bucks we paid. Defintely a treat for Cantillon fans. Nobody does it better.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 07:11:35 | More by Goldstar81
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DaveHS

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vintage 1997, courtesy of the immensely generous Onibubba.

A- The cork was falling apart as I removed it, and there was a small pool of liquid under the cap. Pours stunning cloudy apple cider vinegar color with ruby highlights and small errant flecks of yeast. No head, just a small ring of brilliant white lace.

S-So perfect. Old musty cherry flavors, the best balsamic vinegar you've ever smelled, old wood, mulch. Impressive in every way.

T/M-Gorgeous tart cherry flavors up front, yielding to lovely lush funk. The finish retains the tart acidity till the very end. Like sweet tarts dissolved in balsamic vinegar. I know that sounds unappetizing but somehow it works. The genius of Cantillon. Thin and sharp, with low carbonation and a lingering funky, palate coating yeast.

O-I'm blown away by this.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 02:03:58 | More by DaveHS
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From brew notes taken this past weekend:

A - White head with lots of little bubbles. Brew is cloudy blood red with black and orange hues.

S - Very cherry. Sour. Lots of milky scents too. Slightly burns the nose. Smells a bit like lighter fluid.

T - Tasty. I could drink this one every so often... Very cherry flavor. I can feel the heartburn set in slowly.

M - Dry. Slightly bitter. Tart.

O - Slightly disappointing. Worth finding, but not worth giving up too much for. Good brew in a good trade! Thank you!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 03:03:36 | More by chugalug06
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scott451

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Bottled in Jan 2010, tasted in July 2011.

Poured a clear pale ruby with a vigorous carbonation. The towering frothy head soon dissipates.

Slightly peppery ripe black cherry smell. On the first sip medium sour is the first impression. Very subdued fruit in the middle. Cherry only emerges at the end. A long sour aftertaste with mild cherry flavours persist.

Fairly light in body. The initial vigorous carbonation diminishes to a relatively flat brew. Another fine understated Cantillon offering. Nicely balanced and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 03:51:20 | More by scott451
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kaseydad

California

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tulip pour and a cranberry juice/ruby red grapefruit colored ale pours out with a bright white head. Pure awesome. The aroma has some tart cherries, raspberry, vinegar and some good old fashioned funk. Very tart cherry taste with a bitter mouth-puckering finish. Very dry. A definite sipper. This bottle was a little on the older side and I would like to try a fresher bottle and re-review.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 23:22:50 | More by kaseydad
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Pencible

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2007 bottle opened 2011.
A: This poured a nearly opaque pinkish red, with a bit of white head. Not the prettiest beer, but whatever.
S: It smelled like super tart cherries and funky oak, with a little floral hops and sour wild yeast.
T: It tasted like tongue-walloping sourness and super puckering tartness, with some cherry and cranberry and a bit of oak and funk. It had a clean and lasting aftertaste that was crazy tart.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation, but not as bubbly as expected.
D: This beer blew my mind. Probably the most sour puckering beer I've ever had. Other krieks and lambics didn't prepare me for this. Absolutely must be sipped, but it's worth it if you can handle the intensity. Cellar as long as you want, as I'm sure it'll be good forever. I wish it had more carbonation to help moderate the taste, but otherwise this was a fantastic lambic.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 20:07:42 | More by Pencible
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Bottled April 30, 2010. Hazy, almost ruby colored. Pink fizzy head disappears immediately. Lots of tiny bubbles streaming to the surface.

Sour cherries and other berries up front. Musty, leathery and earthy. Classic horse blanket funk.

Very tart and sour up front. Acidic. Sour cherries and ripe berries, along with leather, hay, funky notes. Earthy at the back, finishes bone dry.

Lighter body, with a great amount of carbonation. Alcohol is a non-factor. An acquired taste for sure. A classic.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 00:33:35 | More by Bierguy5
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jnn4v

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"2007" bottle that was aged for three years in my cellar at 65-70 degrees before opening.

A: Not as pale as I had anticipated. Nice faded red / pink grapefruit color. Some white head, and surprisingly little sediment. Moderately hazy but still translucent.

S: Sour, acidic, tart, and intense scents. Cherry and cranberry are the two that jump out (and yes, I know it's only cherry in the ingredients).

T: Tart, sour, slightly cherry and a nicely sweet aftertaste. Did I mention that it's tart and sour? It's somewhere in the range of sour patch kid, warhead or sweet tart.

M: Thin, bordering on gritty. Kind of like a sour liqueur that's really sour, mixed with sour mix. Moderate carbonation. Medium body.

O: Challenging, but so rewarding (sort of?). Glad I got to try this and overall most people who sampled it at our tasting enjoyed sips, but a full bottle would be out of the question.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 22:29:57 | More by jnn4v
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harrymel

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the brewery in June 2011

A: blazing cherry red ale with brilliant clarity. 2 fingers of light pink foam slowly retires to a thick quilt of the same. Sheet lacing.

S: cherry, Brett, hay, yeast, lemon, dry dust. A little whiff of sour cream or yogurt.

T: dark cherries, minerals, sour, slight bitterness comes into play. The finish comes thru with the yogurt sensation and reminds me of a Greek yogurt with cherry.

M: thin to light syrup body wise. Minimal carb.

O: very nice. Like drinking a liquid cherry jolly rancher with an extra kick in the tart department.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 19:54:16 | More by harrymel
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DoubleJ

California

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cantillon. That speaks for itself, and underneath the wrapping is a cork engraved with a 2003 vintage year. On to the beer:

The cork is a diffcult one to remove, but in the end manpower prevails. The head fizzes away to nothing on top of this elegant violet colored beer. It looks closer to fruit punch than beer, but mind you, so do other fruit lambics. The nose shows assorted tart funkiness, a little vinegar, and very light cherry.

What has 8 years in the bottle done to this beer? For one, the fruit portion seems very small in comparison to the rest of the picutre. It starts off a wave of vinegar and a little sweet tart, which perhaps is the cherry doing that work. Also seems to give off lemon. That's odd, I taste a lot more lemon than I do cherry! Very acidic, though not in the territory of ripping your enamel off your teeth. Light in the mouth, very acidic, and with lots of little carbonation bubbles that seem to tickle inside your mouth. Refreshing and very tart.

If you've tried Lindemans Kriek and are expecting the same thing out of Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic, you're coming in with the wrong expectations. Both are tasty, but are so far away in terms of character that they might as well be on different planets. The Cantillon version is the truer, more authentic form of a traditional cherry lambic, though this is not for all palates.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 05:46:28 | More by DoubleJ
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter
Bottle date: May 27, 2010

A- Very attractive bright red appearance, slightly hazy, carbonation is apparent dissipates quickly to form a bubbly ring around the glass.
S- Very nice vinegar and sour aromas upfront, cherries, nice balanced barnyard funkiness, the tartness takes over a little more as it warms up.
T- Taste as it smells but better, nice sourness, tart, vinegar, funk, the cherries really come out in this brew, nothing else really stands out in the taste.
M- Medium mouthfeel, puckering, little drying on the palate.
O- Solid brew from Cantillon, well balanced overall, easy drinkability, was able to spread the goodness with a friend who has never had a sour before, was not disappointed with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 09:15:03 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 vintage, served into a tulip glass

Pours a gorgeous translucent strawberry color. Nearly still; it looks a lot like rosé wine. The edges of the beer have a somewhat browned color, like cooking sherry. A quarter-finger of off-pink head settles quickly into a faint ring. Lovely looking beer.

This is a Cantillon beer, so you know it brings the funk. Strong Brettanomyces aromas of horseblanket, gym sock, and the rind of a goat cheese muscle their way to the front of the bouquet. The cherry aroma has fallen off quite a bit since this beer's bottling date of February 2008. This isn't a bad thing; there's just enough cheery sweetness to keep the funk interesting. There isn't a lot to say about the aroma other than that its very good. If you love strong, strong Brett aroma then you will love smelling this beer.

The acidic structure on this vintage is insane. This is the most acidic Cantillon offering that I've ever had. Bracing lactic sourness is amplified by what wild cherry flavor is still left in this four year old bottle. Sweaty sock flavor for days. I'm picking up that cheese rind flavor strongly in this beer; it's clean and almost lightly chemical. That slightly chemical taste features into the finish, and it reminds me of the way that water from a refrigerator water filter tastes. Everything about this beer is great, especially if you can handle the bracing acidity.

The mouthfeel is appropriate for a beer of this age. It is a few steps away from being flat, but that's fine given all of the acidity. Like all Cantillon beers, it finishes so, so dry. Overall, this is the best Kriek that I've ever had (though there are notable ones that I have yet to try, namely a few from Drie Fontienen). Supremely drinkable despite its intense acidity.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 21:47:29 | More by Reaper16
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AdamGarcia

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 5/27/2010. 750ml bottle served in Unibroue tulip.

A: a year in the bottle and this is still bright red. Looks carbonated cranberry juice. Clear with just a slight haze. Fluffy pink head dwindles to a thin layer after a few minutes. Attractive beer.

S: Vinegary right off the bat. Musty and funky. A little bit of barnyard. Beneath the sour scents lies some sweet fruit.

T: All tart and sour up front. All most too much so initially, at least until the taste buds warm up to the sour assault. Sweet cherry and white grape flavors come to the forefront after the beer warms a bit. Finishes zesty and tart.

M: Champagne-like carbonation keeps the feel light on the palate.

O: Wonderfully enjoyable from start to finish. A world classic.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 22:36:00 | More by AdamGarcia
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mdaschaf

Washington

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

Been waiting to try this one for a while.

A: The pour was bright cherry/pink/red with a massive pink head, about 2.5 fingers in height. Decent retention, reducing down to a thing layer of foamy bubbles on top. Little bits of lacing stick to the glass.

S: Lots of tart cherries, the aroma intensifies as the beer warms up. It was a bit closed when I first poured it, but at the end was very fragrant.

T: Tart cherry, a little bit of cork, and a little bit of barnyard funk, but the cherries really dominate, with not much else going on.

M: Light to medium bodied, nice carbonation. Slightly mouth puckering, but not overly sour.

O: A little bit of a let down. Its good, but I was expecting a more powerful and complex flavor profile and maybe a bit more sourness.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 00:56:31 | More by mdaschaf
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JizackFH

New York

4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at Rattle N' Hum in New York, NY on 5/29/11.
Review taken from notes.

A - This beer pours a beautiful bright red color. It has a small pink head on it that fizzles out quickly and leaves no lace. There are also some carbonation bubbles stuck to the side of the glass. This just looks beautiful.

S - It smells of tart sour cherries and a big barnyard funk. There are some musty grassy notes as well, and it smells a bit dry.

T - There is a big sour cherry tartness right off the bat. There is a big barnyard funkiness that works really well with the cherries. The finish is dry and a bit sour. Awesome taste.

M - It has a medium body and good tingly carbonation. It goes down good, and has some mouth puckering sourness.

O - This has awesome drinkability. It goes down good, and the flavor is just awesome. Overall, I thought this was just an awesome beer. It is my first Cantillon, and it is unlike any sour that I've had so far. I highly recommend trying this.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2011 19:56:27 | More by JizackFH
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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