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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,680 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,680
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 512
Gots: 357 | FT: 22
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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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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kevanb

Illinois

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

375ml bottle dated July 29, 2012. Poured into my favorite Cantillon balloon glass.

My midnight toast for ringing in 2013!

The beer pours a lovely ruby red color, hues of garnet and crimson even as dark as plum depending on the light, nice hazy complexion with a bright pinkish white head that rises very quickly, fizzy and light that recedes very quickly, a bit of film is left behind with no lacing. The aroma is wonderful, massive amounts of cherry, a bit of funk, but such a nice grainy malt backing, very inviting and pleasant. The flavor is a knock out, just like a fresh juicy piece of cherry pie. Great fruit, super fresh cherry, a bit of pomegranate flavor as well and even a bit of light strawberry come out, just like a great jammy pie filling, a touch of vanilla and light bready malt is present, just adds to that pie like experience. The body is nice and lively, high levels of carbonation, dances on the tongue, crisp finish.

Verdict: Such a delightful kriek from Cantillon. The fruit is so fresh right now and the pie-like experience is really wonderful. It's always a treat to have a fruit lambic from Cantillon as they really don't take shortcuts when it comes to using fresh fruit.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 06:21:51 | More by kevanb
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-01-2013 02:27:51 | More by hilgart1
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10%

12-31-2012 21:00:57 | More by VinnyA
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-30-2012 21:38:16 | More by hopswap1
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-30-2012 20:10:32 | More by TheRuss9585
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Colorado

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Tennessee

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle, poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: Bright, radiant red with two fingers of both half fizzy, half fluffy pink head. Leaves mild lacing, and remains and a ring on the glass. Body is really glowing.

Smell: A hay funk up front, followed by some funky cherry skins. A definite lactic aspect. Some light pears. Nose goes out with raw cherries and funk.

Taste: Nice clean cherry tartness up from, followed by a light lactic sourness, and funk. Funk carries the body, along with a nice bready sweetness. Finishes tart with cherry skins, pear juice, and hay.

Mouthfeel: Exceptionally drinkable. Cherries are not too sweet. Sourness is perfect. Great carb.

Overall: I think I enjoy this better than the Lou Pepe Kriek I had. Have to keep in mind that was a 2007 (sticker) vintage, so it would definitely be more sour.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 04:12:39 | More by cfrances33
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Texas

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This is probably one of the coolest looking beers I have ever seen in my life. It pours a dark cherry red body with a inch thick pink head that quickly fades and leaves no lacing on the glass at all.

S: I am picking up a strong amount of sour notes, with a lot of fruituness that reminds me of a sweet wine.

T: Like the smell, I am getting a lot of sour and fruity flavors. The fruit becomes very powerful as the beer lingers.

M: The Lambic has a strong amount of carbonation on the back of the tongue and as it goes down the throat. It also has a pretty thin body.

O: This is one of the greatest lambics I have ever had in my life. It goes down with ease and is just beyond delicious. I will for sure be ordering this beer again from Etre Gourmet and age several bottles

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 23:45:33 | More by gtermi
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Tnudish

Wisconsin

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

2010 vintage purchased from être gourmet. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A-Pours a hazy bright red in color with a fingers worth of light pink head.

S-Nose starts out incredibly funky, with must, cob web, lemon, and ample amounts of cherry on the back.

T-Tart cherry skin starts out the flavor, lemon, and only gentle funk on the finish....incredibly tart.

M-Light mouthfeel, gentle carbonation, moderate acidity, and a moderate finish.

O-Great beer, tough to decide if I prefer this or the Lou pepe Kriek. Cantillon never fails with the fruited lambics.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 15:29:49 | More by Tnudish
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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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California

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at mrbubbler's "end of the world" tasting.

2011 vintage.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with malt, sour cherry, and earthy aromas. Taste is much the same with a nice acidic sourness on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a very crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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