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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,672 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,672
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 508
Gots: 354 | FT: 23
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2001)
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-19-2014 19:14:40 | More by -NESTO-
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HookemHoos

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10%

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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-19-2014 12:35:43 | More by Holmes698
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mdeluna

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-19-2014 05:07:52 | More by mdeluna
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scottfrie

California

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into teku glass. 2009 cork date consumed June 2014.

A: Pours a deep, ruby, cranberry juice color with a finger of delicate light pink head that faded into a fuzzy collar.
S: Huge notes of cheesy funk, sweaty gym socks, and drying oak barrel come through straight away, with scents of tannic cherry skins, semisweet cherry juice, slight cranberry, and straw following. Tart and spicy yeast and bacteria are very inviting, and overall there is that characteristic “Cantillon” smell of authentic lambic that I forget about when long periods of time pass between bottles.
T: Tart and acid notes of cherries dominate the taste up front, but as the acid subsides the oak barrel, and earthy funk start to shine. The finish is cheesy, and musty, and the aftertaste has notes of dry straw, earthy yeast and bugs, and a kiss of manure. Cherries are very cranberry-like at times.
M: Ample fizzy yet soft carbonation froths up on my palate; drying medium body but the mouthfeel isn’t overly gritty, parching, or tannic.
O: What is there to say that hasn’t already been said? Cantillon just has that distinctive unique funk to it. Having never had this fresh, I’m sure the fruit is much brighter and prominent. But I like the funk better and I think overall this is an exceptionally well-rounded beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 01:58:06 | More by scottfrie
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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10%

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jcavend1

Alabama

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a large bottle at CASK in London. Poured into a tulip glass. The appearance is a red/pink color with lots of carbonation. Very champagne like. Smell is acidic and fruity. It smells like cherries. The taste is wonderful, tart, and fruity. Very drinkable. One of the best sours that I have had. Overall it was great. I ended up sharing it with my wife and she typically does not like sours.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 14:11:10 | More by jcavend1
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10%

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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New York

1/5  rDev -76.9%

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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-17-2014 00:59:40 | More by alex_hart
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MisfitIK-9

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.4%

06-16-2014 20:28:24 | More by MisfitIK-9
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Brycki

Sweden

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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T_Hass

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

06-16-2014 05:41:01 | More by T_Hass
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-15-2014 09:33:04 | More by Sam-VW
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Alaska

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Graffy

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

06-13-2014 05:42:59 | More by Graffy
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-13-2014 00:30:25 | More by mltobin
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-12-2014 15:37:30 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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jag21

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-11-2014 23:21:33 | More by jag21
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage into Cantillon taster stem. About as fresh as you can get.

Pours kriekishly blood pink with a cocky two finger head that rises vigorously and settles just as aggressively leaving a white out pink froth layer. Can never complain much about the appearance of authentic belgian krieks.

Aroma is heavy Cantillon musk at the forefront followed immediately by earthy cherry pit and juicy cherry flesh. Kind of surprising given its youth, usually they are all cherry when they're young. This here has that signature Cantillon house character almost as dominant as the cherries. Musty old basement and barn floor come out as the funk forerunners followed by honeysuckle leaves.

Taste displays the cherry profile with more intensity. Sweet cherry juice shows up immediately but only for a faint second as a more sour and tannic character of the fruit takes hold and never leaves. The funk of the nose is toned down to a mere musk which also stays till the end.

Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is a good 70 percent to the max. Slightly sweet from the fruit but most certainly drying and tannic finish on the tongue.

Overall an awesome Kriek in its balance of flavors and overall drinkability. Sometimes too much cherry knocks the drinkability of krieks for me. But this mixes in the lambic flavors quite nicely. Out of the more standard and available krieks I'd put this behind 3F Oude Kriek and Mariage Parfait Kriek. But that's saying a lot as those beers are phenomenal.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 01:12:58 | More by MarcWP
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,672 ratings.