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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,996 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,996
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 617
Gots: 464 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
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: 1,996 | Reviews: 656
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ShanePB
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ZorPrime
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of stakem
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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