Lambickx Kriek | Vanberg & DeWulf

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vanberg & DeWulf
New York, United States
belgianexperts.com

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emerge077 on 10-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
168
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
7.8%
 
 
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17
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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of frasergrove
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep blood red with medium haziness and a thick fluffy rosé head. Aroma smells of plum, rose petals, sweet cherry and the classic lambic buteric acid. Flavor starts slow then builds to a sweet, tart tangy fruitless that lingers around. This kriek is in a class of its own due to its uniqueness...but it is darn tasty.

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Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy red color Lambic with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart cherry notes with some oak and funky ester. Taste is a nice mix of tart cherry notes with some oak and vinous notes and some funky barnyard notes and limited acidity. Body is full with good carbonation. I was anticipating much but I was pleasantly surprised by the balance and complexity of this beer.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snaotheus
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016-12-10
750ml corked/caged bottle served in large snifters. Brewed 2011, bottled 2013, according to the label. No other dating that I can see on the bottle.

Pours a brownish red with very little head and very little carbonation. Smell is classic cherry lambic -- not outstanding, but quite good. Cherries and woody tart.

Taste is very tart -- maybe even a hint of cranberry (I had Thanksgiving flashbacks on the aftertaste). Generally, I'm impressed -- definitely cherry flavor, very tart, definitely not sweetened (which I appreciate). This is quite good.

Mouthfeel is dry and light. Overall, quite good. Very happy with this beer.

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Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kalosjakar
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Koral
3.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: dark red, almost a violet hue
Smell: cherry aroma, can almost smell the acidity in the beer
Taste: intense cherry and tartness on the front end, finishing with a pleasant funk
Feel: a little bubbly, would have been more enjoyable if it weren't so highly carbonated

Brewed '12, bottled '14
For the price point, I will be honest, I was not thrilled with this beer. It was over 20 bucks and for that price point would rather buy a bottle of Cascade Barrel House beer.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Matthew!

What a great day to sit outside and grill with great beers.

Lush, ruby red body with a light pinkish sea foam crest. Cherries dominate the aroma, as expected. Sweet and sour cherry blend, with hints of oak, wet wood, rain. Earthy, fruity, lovely. A delicious kriek I would certainly have again.

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Photo of deniserat
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maz
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, caged and corked. $26, aged in Oak and Chestnut barrels.

Pink head of foam sitting on deep deep red liquid. Pink lacing though it isn't substantial.

Big sour cherries and almost as big oak in the smell. Does not smell all that sour compared to some Lambics I have had but it is a pleasing experience.

The sour cherries are delicious. Just enough tartness to put a smile on my face. The oak is on the subtle side and as far as chestnuts go, I would have to roast me some to remind me of what they taste like; it has been many a year.

Bordering on medium bodied with lively carbonation.

Very enjoyable and I wouldn't be surprised if I bought another bottle.

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Photo of w5baron
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msg1865
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWED
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a wine glass.

A- Pours a deep red color. Very effervescent. Fizzy white head dies very quickly.

S- Cherry, berry, oaky, and funk.

T- Great funky tang, cherry juice is bittersweet. Just a faint taste of the wood.

M- Medium body. Sparkling, tart, sweet. Finish is cleaner than expected, making it that much more refreshing.

O- Really nice. Complex. And the wood hasn't taken over, like many barrel-aged beers.

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Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdrickCS
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bootdown21
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Lambickx Kriek from Vanberg & DeWulf
4.23 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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