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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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1,974 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,974
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 606
Gots: 444 | FT: 33
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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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
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

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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