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Cherish Kriek Lambic - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. 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 01-22-2002)
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Reviews by Cylinsier:
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off the tap.

Poured smooth with little head, possibly a characteristic of the tap. The head that was there was crystalline white before dissipating. The color was a deep red, as would be expected from this beer. Smelled of cherries and sweet syrup. The taste was of cherries as well, but surprisingly not overly sweet. It was more tart. The mouthfeel was smooth with not very much carbonation, again possibly a characteristic of coming off the tap. Overall drinkability is very good if you are okay with a somewhat sweeter beer with almost no "beer taste" to it. It was very similar to cherry juice like you might find in countries like Turkey, except for the alcohol.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2008 23:08:29 | More by Cylinsier
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked this beer very much from its red head to the tart finish. The appearance was of deep red velvet and the aroma was that sweet tartness that I would expect from this type of lambic. Mouth feel was medium with sweetness turning to tart. I would buy another if I had the opportunity.

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Almost a straight medium red, it's a slightly lighter shade, definitely red but with a lighter pinkish shade in the light. The head likewise is pink-tinted, not quite a finger tall with pretty good retention and moderate lace mostly in spotting.
One sniff and I can tell this is one of those guilty pleasure-type Lambics, one of a newer tradition that can be crafted well but is for the palate that prefers it sweeter. There's depth, but it avoids the deeper elements that take more to appreciate. The focus is on the cherry, which is key, and there's lots of it. It's got a good mix of sweetness and tartness, both pretty powerfully. It tastes like an apertif in the middle and finishes sweeter like a sorbet. Unlike some versions, though, this beer lays down some sturdy malt to rest it on, and there's enough earthy and dusty semi-dry malts base. There's a very faint, not quite funky sort of note that speaks to its true nature. Tartness eventually overtakes sweetness, and ultimately this is quite flavorful.
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A - 3.75 - Rich brown - red color with a thin film of white bubbles on the top. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Pretty clear.

S - 3.50 - Cherry, a little sickeningly sweet, smells a little like the cherry cough syrup.

T - 3.75 - Little better than the smell, tangy, tart, cherry flavors. Definitely has a nice sour lambic-ness to it.

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Cherish Kriek Lambic from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
82 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.