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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,770 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,770
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 535
Gots: 392 | FT: 25
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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Photo of tbryan5
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into tulip.

This brew pours a beautiful rich red indicative of the cherries used to make it. No head at all but more carbonation than I was expecting. I did pour very slow because this is my first Cantillon lambic and I wanted to savor every second. It smells of sour cherries. There is nothing artificial hitting the senses. You can smell the wood barrels that this.kriek was aged in. I pleasant funk dominates the palate and by holding it in your mouth for a few seconds you can feel the flavor evolve from sour to earthly with the cherries making their presence known throughout. A good.amount of carbonation and a well balanced mouth feel. Overall, this is the best lambic I have had to date. If it wasn't so hard to get, I would buy more. Absolutely outstanding...

tbryan5, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ManforallSaisons, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BillHilly, Oct 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

CEDAMA, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

nharres, Oct 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

impending, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Ciocanelu, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

avschmitt, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

msanborn, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

eawolff99, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

gonzowestwood, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

blabaer, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Cynic-ale, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

stereosforgeeks, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

EliotRosewater, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of 77black_ships
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably my favourite beer. Every time I have it, it is just as incredible as the first time around. I greatly prefer this one in 75 cl. bottles but any form is fine for me. Have had this one dozens of times.

Old review from early 2011, first time trying. 2009 vintage bottle@home: about 1 & ½ year old at time of consumption, fairly fresh for this one, nice full red colour with pink head, smells heavily of cherries, tart & funk, oak, hint of rosé wine, taste is restrained at first but quickly turns very sour, very pronounced tart & funk with a sour ending that really lingers on and turns almost acidic in the end, followed by delicious sour cherries, tiny hint of bitterness, absolutely amazing, spectacular even.

Some other notes I have. Tried a 1992 375 ml. bottle courtesy of Martinus @ RBBWG 2013, there were doubts about this beer prior to opening it, which all instantly vanished once we tried this, has kept incredible well, even better integrated than younger bottles, didn’t think that this is possible.

77black_ships, Oct 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

prior2two, Oct 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

brandonld23, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

EdTheEdge, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

AnitaBrewski, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

sfr26, Oct 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Eriogonum, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Seanniek91
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from t'Brugge beer bar. 375ml bottle poured vigorously into a Cantillon gueze glass. Vintage june 5th 2012.

A-Beautiful pink/red with pink/white head that lasted a while.

S-Cantillon funk, cherry, sweet off-wheaty aroma. Light faded hops.

T-Lemon, dark cherry upfront, funky, hay and cherry pie. Yeasty dough. Finish is pure cherry.

M-Heavy carb. Very sour. Off-dry with huge tart finish.

O-Gotta love a fresh fruit lambic.

Seanniek91, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

ThreeFishes, Oct 08, 2013
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
96 out of 100 based on 1,770 ratings.