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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,866 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,866
Reviews: 641
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 554
Gots: 412 | FT: 28
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

dkw0063, Nov 06, 2014
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CSO, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Poured into a Riedel tulip. The liquid is a cloudy bright pink with lots of bubbles rising through it. The pour kicks up a generous thick light pink head that fades to a thin cap after a few minutes and leaves almost no lace.

Aroma is mouth-puckeringly tart balanced by some modestly sweet fruit. Honestly, I wouldn't think cherries of the bat if I didn't already know there were cherries in it. There's a moderate amount of barnyard and hay, but as my nose gets adjusted to the tartness it starts to smell increasingly sweet.

Taste follows the nose. Starts off with some tartness that is not as intense as the nose originally suggested. There are some subtle hints of funk, but mostly it's lemony-sour. Mid-palate, the fruitiness comes out, but it's always playing second-fiddle to the tartness. The finish is pretty acidic, and the aftertaste is cherries, along with a weird almost mothball-y taste that isn't entirely pleasant to me, but is interesting.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall, pretty nice - tastes like complex funky lemonade. Everything's balanced and it has a nice depth of flavor, but this style just isn't quite my cup of tea.

MasterfulIdiot, Nov 05, 2014
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Gold standard for Krieks in my opinion. So refreshing, tart, cherry.

MtnSoup, Oct 22, 2014
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,866 ratings.