Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon
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3.91/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Shop: Shop of Burg Bier Brouwerij in Ermelo
Glass: Jopen Stemglass
Name on Label: Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic Bio
Image on Label: Painting of cherry tree in full blossom in a meadow and white houses in the background
Ingredients according to label: water, wheat, malted barley, hops, morello cherries
Expiry date: DEC2015
LOT: bottled 17AUG10
It says on the bottle that this kriek is best within one year after bottling.Apparantly, I am more than a year late.
Pours with lots of carbonation and a one finger fine bubbled foam that reduces to a thin layer immediately. Body is beautiful clear red almost without any visible carbonation after the beer has settled.
smells of the morello cherries it was brewed with, some candy and tartness.
Does have the refreshingly sour taste of a lambic. There is also some sweetness and only a little bit of funk. Cherries are a little in the background and there are also raspberries.
Though there is only little carbonation it does not feel stale or watery, however I would like it to be more spritzy. There is some oily feel on the tongue.
I am still a newbie to the lambic world and this sometimes overpowering sourness is still a turn off for me, but this is not true for this one. In my opinion the sourness is very enjoyable. I love cherries and consequently the smell of this beer but the cherry flavor could be stronger in the taste. I studied the Cantillon webpage and found out that if the beer is older the lambic taste starts dominating the cherry taste. Next time I will try a younger one.
All in all a very nice representative of the style.
Ok, as promised I am back with a younger one. It is just over a year old. There is more carbonation and more fruity taste, though rather raspberry than cherry. However, they are right that it is somewhat better when young.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2013 15:56:03 | More by safaricook
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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