1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

Not Rated.
Cantillon Kriek 100% LambicCantillon Kriek 100% Lambic

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,725 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,725
Reviews: 636
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 524
Gots: 371 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,725 | Reviews: 636 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 99bottles
99bottles

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.7%

Before I say anything, let me say that this was my first Cantillon and that I am blown away. This is the highest review I've ever given, and it deserves all the praise people bestow on it. Sheer Excellence.

Appearance: ON TAP!!!! This is served in a burgundy glass. The color is a rich and opaque red with some purple shades. Like a strong ruby. There is only the faintest lace on the edges of the surface, near the glass. It doesn't seem to exhibit legs like a wine might.

Smell: Wow. I spent close to 2 minutes just smelling this. The burgundy glass was the perfect ware to coax the nose into a succint little effluent. Packs a bit of a punch, too. Cherries. So fresh and yet, slighted by the lambic into having an alluring funky note. There's an obvious sourness to them as well. This is not your girlfriend's lambic. This is the real thing, and it's awesome.

Taste: This is everything I could ever need. I can safely proclaim this as the earth's most perfect disgestif. This has such a real flavor of cherries, it's unbelieveable. The sweetness is captured to make this sultry, but the sourness is there too. The lambic blends a note of the fecund earth of the Belgian countryside, the slightly rotten smell of damp vegetation, the barnyard manure (the good part of it, not the poopy part- people living near farms can relate, right? There's a niceness in barnyards, but city folk don't understand) Well, it's all here. It's the undeniable influence of the wild Brett yeast, floating around out there. Thank God it landed in some open barrels of wort and helped create this superior beer. I love this.

Mouthfeel: It's nice when cold and nice when warm. It is in a constant state of flux, it changes in the air and runs a gammut from pretty to ugly. The carbonation is active and helps this to sink a full stomach into complete content. It's perfect.

Drinkability: It's perfect. It's the perfect beer. I can't say I have the pleasure of drinking lots and lots of this, but it's not to say I couldn't. It's a lot like a Flanders Red in its sourness, but maybe that's just what a true lambic wants. I love this beer. I'm blubbering like a schoolgirl. It's that good. I need to purchase multiple bottles and cross my fingers that they're as good as this is fresh off the tap.

02-08-2005 16:57:17 | More by 99bottles
Photo of blackhawks87
blackhawks87

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-08-2011 04:32:32 | More by blackhawks87
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-20-2014 06:23:43 | More by Howlader
Photo of codynevels
codynevels

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-16-2011 21:25:46 | More by codynevels
Photo of lpotter
lpotter

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-14-2011 18:23:51 | More by lpotter
Photo of EnemyAnemone
EnemyAnemone

Maine

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-14-2013 00:15:49 | More by EnemyAnemone
Photo of mhaugo
mhaugo

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-18-2014 06:45:29 | More by mhaugo
Photo of spycow
spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-07-2011 04:52:36 | More by spycow
Photo of HopStoopid120
HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-15-2011 04:16:50 | More by HopStoopid120
Photo of Travlr
Travlr

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +15.7%

One year old bottle stored at home. Cloudy ruby red that reflects and absorbs light. Scant pinkish head evaporates in seconds. Aroma of sour cherries and lemon. Sour lip puckering cherry taste with musty dryness. Ages extremely well. A classic kriek, in a league of its own.

11-08-2009 03:17:32 | More by Travlr
Photo of TheMagnanimous
TheMagnanimous

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-03-2014 01:11:40 | More by TheMagnanimous
Photo of Destral
Destral

Nevada

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-14-2011 23:36:30 | More by Destral
Photo of thampel09
thampel09

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-10-2013 15:00:55 | More by thampel09
Photo of the_encinitan
the_encinitan

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-18-2014 05:13:37 | More by the_encinitan
Photo of Jslay013
Jslay013

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-22-2013 18:35:41 | More by Jslay013
Photo of Endtro
Endtro

Delaware

5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-10-2014 19:18:11 | More by Endtro
Photo of Roze
Roze

New York

5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-25-2014 17:23:22 | More by Roze
Photo of halfbarrelbrew
halfbarrelbrew

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-19-2014 16:48:59 | More by halfbarrelbrew
Photo of cck5
cck5

New York

5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-03-2014 03:33:51 | More by cck5
Photo of Rempo
Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-18-2011 18:21:48 | More by Rempo
Photo of joefuzz
joefuzz

New York

5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-27-2013 04:41:52 | More by joefuzz
Photo of Braden
Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-15-2014 01:24:50 | More by Braden
Photo of CB2maltygoodness
CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-22-2013 04:28:06 | More by CB2maltygoodness
Photo of ColSanders123
ColSanders123

Georgia

5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-12-2012 23:35:11 | More by ColSanders123
Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
Bowdoinbeerboy

Maine

5/5  rDev +15.7%

Poured into my Shelton Bros. sampler at "The Festival."

Beer was quite red, very pretty, not too much apparent carbonation or head.

The nose was quite tart, from the smell I really thought this was going to be one extremely sour beer.

The taste was surprisingly mild on the sour front, I would describe it as mildly tart and not at all in an acidic way that many sour beers develop. Definitely got some hints of cherries here, this was truly a delightful beer.

06-23-2013 13:51:19 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,725 ratings.