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Cherish Kriek Lambic - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
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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ccrida

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The kriek is one of those lambics you'll probably not mind or really dislike, and if you have a real sweet tooth, possibly love. I had mine on draft served in the Cherish chalice. The appearance is a pretty bright purplish/hot pink, decent carbonation but not much of a head or lace. The smell is really strong sweet cherry kool-aide, cough syrupy, and not super enticing. I thought the taste was much better however. Sure it was super sweet, but there was a real pleasant tartness to the cherry flavor there, like sour or black cherry, in no small part from the lambic I'm sure, but the fruit itself was nice and not at all artificial tasting. The mouthfeel was actually not as syrupy as it looked like it might be, it had a nice tang to it and was not hard to get down. That said, I'm not sure how drinkable this would be unless you really had a thing for cherry lambics. I think it will be good choice for my non beer-drinking wife (*sigh*) next time I take her to the Sharp Edge.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2006 07:57:03 | More by ccrida
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3.61/5  rDev 0%
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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3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

M - 3.75 - Light, alc completely hidden, very clean finish with just a little wine-like aftertaste.

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Cherish Kriek Lambic from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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