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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,652 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,652
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 502
Gots: 349 | 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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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.4%

07-11-2012 03:18:58 | More by cbnz
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hanlonrn


4/5  rDev -7.4%

07-10-2012 11:57:28 | More by hanlonrn
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass. Pours a light pinkish red with nice clarity. Rose colored head forms and dissipates quickly, minimal lacing present. The aroma features tart and dry cherries with notes of oak and tannins. The flavor starts with a bit of tart cherry, but never becomes sour. Instead the flavor dries quickly and has a very neutral finish. The mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice lambic, although I was hoping for a little more tartness. Definitely a change of pace compared to other krieks I have encountered.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 06:02:07 | More by homebrew311
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od_sf

California

4.75/5  rDev +10%

07-10-2012 03:38:26 | More by od_sf
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durwoodx

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

07-06-2012 22:42:02 | More by durwoodx
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hoserking

California

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served to me at Cantillon following the tour.

Brilliant bright pink color, clear and with a nice clean head.

Smells tart right off the bat with lots of cherry aromas coming through as well.

Compared to the Lambic and Gueuze this was much more tart. The cherrys bring about such a great offset of flavor, quite an awesome beer.

Easy to drink, and I would drink this all the time if it was easily found.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 10:13:03 | More by hoserking
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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

2011 vintage. Pours deep cherry red with a fizzy, soapy looking pink head that soon subsides. Minimal slippery lace. Strong nose of powerfully tart cherries; lemony acidity, and a light funky straw barn component. Perhaps a hint of...leather?

Very sour cherry flavor that's bone dry; lots of lemon and acidity; again some musty hay and funk notes. Both sweetness and vinegar aspects are extremely minimal-this is all about in your face sour cherry. Subtler notes of oak, green apple, and more emerge as the beers opens a bit.

Perfect mouthfeel for the style; medium to very slightly light with spritely carbonation. Crisp and puckering. Probably the best kriek I've had although I haven't opened my Lou Pepe yet. Similar in intensity to Hanssen's kriek.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 04:31:28 | More by tobelerone
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.9/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark pink with a huge light pink head that fades down to about 1/2 finger and lingers.

Lots of sweet cherry aroma with some acidity and oak.

Starts off with very sweet cherries almost like cherry pie filling. Some vinegar and oak on the back end. Not so much traditional sourness as just biting acidity.

Lighter bodied beer with medium high carbonation.

Not horrible, but below average and nowhere near the standard I usually expect from Cantillon. The cherry sweetness and massive acidity create a medicinal taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 20:42:40 | More by jmarsh123
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to hoppypocket for my first taste of Cantillon.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle; bottled 10 December, 2011- best before 12/2015.

Appearance: A dark pink body which is reflected as light pink in the head. Foam is massive, very foamy and dissolves like Alka Seltzer.

Smell: Strong acidic cherries balanced by a bit of a lactic aroma. Some whispers of wood. Sweet and tart.

Taste: Intense sour cherries without being too mouth puckering. As it warms, the sourness is followed immediately by a nice sweetness. More acidic than lactic. Some raw cork in the finish as well as a tiny bit of salt?

Mouthfeel: Strong carbonation, intense with a dry and clean finish. Just a lingering tartness remains.

Overall: Hype is definitely deserved for this brewery and I will seek more out. Simply stellar.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 13:45:09 | More by papat444
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LynnHomeBrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-27-2012 14:51:52 | More by LynnHomeBrewer
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pohldogg356

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2012 14:16:44 | More by pohldogg356
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-26-2012 03:48:18 | More by wesley14
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mcss

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

06-25-2012 23:38:07 | More by mcss
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sammo

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-24-2012 15:14:58 | More by sammo
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Shared by dougofthefuture. Thanks!

Cork bears 2009.

Deep pink-violet colored with a light pink head. Strong funk and soft cherries in the aroma. Tastes puckering sour and clean, but with hints of vinegar. Notes of oak as well. The fruit is not as intense as the color led me to believe. Clean, dry and effervescent feel.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 02:06:11 | More by tewaris
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared this bottle with BPK59. Poured into a Duvel tulip. Taken from notes.

A - Pours a rosey red strawberry hue with a one finger creamy head that leaves thick lacing and a nice quarter inch blanket.

S - Cherries and oak, cherries and oak. Sweet yet tart, so so tasty smelling. Funky and inviting.

T - Almost meaty cherry. Light barrel notes, cherry, both fresh and other with tart oak and vanilla. Wow. Sour deliciousness. Cherry blossom deliciousness.

M - Bit too carbonated. Good tart finish and oak barrel end.

O - So, so, so fucking good. This is another great example of wonderfulness from Cantillon. Superbly done.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 19:55:18 | More by rudzud
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tziggy

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2012 17:54:47 | More by tziggy
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-17-2012 01:23:09 | More by jwat
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MacarthurParker

Ethiopia

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

06-09-2012 07:43:34 | More by MacarthurParker
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pschul4

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

06-09-2012 01:02:35 | More by pschul4
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cowboy83

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

06-06-2012 14:32:59 | More by cowboy83
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-05-2012 12:47:52 | More by DaveHack
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

06-04-2012 16:00:08 | More by leschkie
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-04-2012 14:16:53 | More by nmann08
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-02-2012 03:27:23 | More by ADTaber
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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