Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,731 | Reviews: 637 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +15.7%
Probably my favourite beer. Every time I have it, it is just as incredible as the first time around. I greatly prefer this one in 75 cl. bottles but any form is fine for me. Have had this one dozens of times.
Old review from early 2011, first time trying. 2009 vintage bottle@home: about 1 & ½ year old at time of consumption, fairly fresh for this one, nice full red colour with pink head, smells heavily of cherries, tart & funk, oak, hint of rosé wine, taste is restrained at first but quickly turns very sour, very pronounced tart & funk with a sour ending that really lingers on and turns almost acidic in the end, followed by delicious sour cherries, tiny hint of bitterness, absolutely amazing, spectacular even.
Some other notes I have. Tried a 1992 375 ml. bottle courtesy of Martinus @ RBBWG 2013, there were doubts about this beer prior to opening it, which all instantly vanished once we tried this, has kept incredible well, even better integrated than younger bottles, didn’t think that this is possible.
10-23-2013 11:05:54 | More by 77black_ships
4.46/5 rDev +3.2%
Notes from t'Brugge beer bar. 375ml bottle poured vigorously into a Cantillon gueze glass. Vintage june 5th 2012.
A-Beautiful pink/red with pink/white head that lasted a while.
S-Cantillon funk, cherry, sweet off-wheaty aroma. Light faded hops.
T-Lemon, dark cherry upfront, funky, hay and cherry pie. Yeasty dough. Finish is pure cherry.
M-Heavy carb. Very sour. Off-dry with huge tart finish.
O-Gotta love a fresh fruit lambic.
10-09-2013 18:00:56 | More by Seanniek91
4.49/5 rDev +3.9%
375ml corked bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
AP: Dark purple/red colour, but when held directly in front of the light it's shade is a cross between strawberry and pomegranate. Started with a 1.5" fluffy light pink head that was bubbling thick foam which settled down to 1/8" with light lacing on the sides.
AR: A little ACV, a lot of Belgian barnyard funk, plentiful tart/sour cherries, musty damp wood, grape and apple skins. Beautiful mixture of aromas here.
T: Nice clean crisp flavours of apple cider, sour/tart cherries, grape skins, musty oak, barnyard funky yeast, green apple skins. They all blend harmoniously together in great balance.
M: Mild carbonation, acidity on the tongue is just about right, crisp and leaning towards dry despite the best efforts of the cherries, clean lip smacking cleansing finish.
OV: I love Lambics, Sours and Wild Ales and this is a superb offering. The flavours were in near perfect balance with each other, nothing dominating. Nothing really complex about this brew, but when it's so well crafted like this it doesn't need to be. Just delicious and rewarding, a true treat.
10-03-2013 05:56:41 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,731 ratings.