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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,680 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,680
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 512
Gots: 356 | 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)
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-18-2013 02:14:30 | More by edhizdeid
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-16-2013 23:40:45 | More by Hultkrantz
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Retsinis

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

08-16-2013 05:24:17 | More by Retsinis
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-16-2013 04:34:27 | More by Maillard
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.4%

08-16-2013 02:22:55 | More by EBeckett3
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AgentMunky

California

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a footed glass at the Mikkeller bar in SF. From notes. Reviewed 10 August 2013. Vintage 2012.

A: Beautiful hazy red-purple. Cranberry?

S: Funky and very lightly fruity. Wine-like.

T: Hm. VERY light-bodied. Ephemeral barnyard funk. Aftertaste is lightly bitter. It grows in me, providing welcome bursts of tart funk as I drink. The sour cherry is distantly but distinctly present. I like it.

M: A little...weak? Very drinkable, but not a lot going on. Almost like a wine spritzer.

O: I like this beer, but I'm not sure I understand the fuss? Delicate and enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 06:27:54 | More by AgentMunky
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justwork

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10%

08-15-2013 04:28:45 | More by justwork
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brikelly

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +10%

08-15-2013 01:22:21 | More by brikelly
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dar482

New York

4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a cloudy red, almost light blood red with a pink bubbly head.

The aroma has cherry, woodiness, some sourness, lactic sourness, lots of sweet berry, some funk, vinegar sourness as well.

The flavor has tons of complexity. It hits you with lots of woody oak, cherry, then grape and red wine. Some bitterness and drying on the end. There lots of bubbly carbonation, fizziness, a light body, not much sweetness. A relatively light refreshing body without the sourness, bitterness, or sweetness coming out too much on the end. Lots of acidity as well as barnyard funk.

This really is one of the best sours I’ve had. It actually has some similarities to Supplication, based on my limited knowledge of wild ales, though not as sour and certainty with more red wine characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 18:45:13 | More by dar482
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-14-2013 05:10:59 | More by Dactrius
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottled 22nd March 2012. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours ruby red in color with 2 fingers of an off white/light pinkish head. Body is lightly hazy with medium fine carbonation streaming throughout.

Smell: Musty funk, hay, sour cherries, oak, some light barnyard.

Taste: Stronger than medium acidic sourness right upfront. Sour cherries, oak, earthy funk along with a hint of herbals notes.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with medium carbonation. Relatively soft mouthfeel. Sour, dry finish.

Overall: Really good kriek. The cherries and sourness are the stars of this beer, more so than the funk (though that's not to say it's not there). This is another example why Cantillon is one of the best in the business.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 00:57:36 | More by Jonada
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Crazydaddyo

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-12-2013 18:22:32 | More by Crazydaddyo
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-12-2013 14:18:54 | More by Atomicskis5
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-12-2013 14:14:07 | More by BMart
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mkouhia

Finland

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-11-2013 05:10:44 | More by mkouhia
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mc4z

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-10-2013 22:09:24 | More by mc4z
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-09-2013 02:58:22 | More by stampfler07
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Sturmthis

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-07-2013 11:38:25 | More by Sturmthis
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-07-2013 01:40:12 | More by itsthepleats
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this at Brothers Beer Bistro alongside Rosee de Gambrinus. From notes.

A - Poured hazy reddish with a pink influence. Medium carbonation, pink two finger head, strong carbonation, spotty lace, half finger of retention.

S - Cherry and tart as hell smelling lemon candies. Couldn't wait to dive in.

T - Tart cherry, cobwebby, horse blanket. Where it stands alone from more modern interpretations of wild, sour, whatever is that the yeast is much more aggressive and just seems more natural if that makes sense. Very fruity while being nice and acid as well.

M - Puckering tartness, strong carbonation and a light to medium body.

O/D - A great fruit lambic. Lovely and drinkable with tons of complexity and deliciousness. Definitely world class.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:28:06 | More by tbeckett
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-06-2013 03:36:54 | More by LotsofLupulin
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rmcodrum

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10%

08-06-2013 01:44:43 | More by rmcodrum
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-06-2013 01:30:57 | More by Invictus
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Adamah_Adonai

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +10%

08-04-2013 23:43:54 | More by Adamah_Adonai
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

75cl bottle bottled May 2013, shared with my future father-in-law today, 8/2/2013 before dinner. Poured into a wine glass at approximately cellar temperature. Have had this multiple times in the past, including at the Brasserie Cantillon a month ago.

The beer pours a rich, clear ruby red with a ton of carbonation present in a bubbly white head that slowly recedes into a thin film and then into nothing at all, like a red wine. Not much lacing is left on the glass as the beer disappears into my mouth. There's nothing about this beer that doesn't say kriek, and my non-beer geek future father-in-law who likes amber ales and red wines found the look interesting.

Smells of dry, tart cherries and a faint background of earthy funkiness, reminding me once again of the smell of the brewery on Rue de Gheude. A bit of oak barrel in there somewhere along with some acidic sourness. Smells tart, refreshing and delicious.

I really enjoy the flavour profile of this beer. A delicious cherry tartness and even fruitiness (perhaps not sweetness) is complemented well with the oak barrel background and the musty Cantillon funk.. which altogether brings a nice puckering acidic sourness. It's a pleasantly sour beer, not super mouthpuckering but the cherry tartness goes along very well with the vinegar-like sourness. It's not as fruity/sweet as the 3F Oude Kriek, but it is a bit more sour.

In the mouth it feels a thinner medium bodied beer that is well carbonated and fizzly on the tongue. Drinks incredibly well, and does not finish dry by any means- really more of a slightly resinous, funky moist feel on the backend.

Great Kriek! Drinks incredibly well and is a very enjoyable brew. All I can say is that I love the flavour profile, aroma and the sourness of Cantillon beers. It reminds me of my recent vacation in Belgium where I visited the brewery twice, and that smell just brings it home for me.. putting a big grin on my face. Love it.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 22:35:49 | More by Stevedore
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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