Kriek 100% Lambic
Brasserie Cantillon

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Style:
Belgian Fruit Lambic
Ranked #11
ABV:
5%
Score:
97
Ranked #380
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 9.57%
Reviews:
745
Ratings:
2,555
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Photo of elNopalero
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this as part of Zwanze Day 2019.

The beer pours a brilliant ruby red, refreshingly tart, intensely sour. All the cherries. Effervescent. Zippy. Delicious.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Slightly hazy red color, minimal thin lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Cherries, sour.

T: Cherries, sour. Smooth like the shit from a duck’s ass. Incredible!

F: Smooth, full of cherries.

O: Masterpiece of a sour.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2019 release; drank 10/26/19 @ Cullom House.

A balanced beer; sweet cherry notes up front (but not syrup-y); pleasantly tart cherry notes on the finish. A fine, fine beer.

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Photo of FLima
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired at the brewery. Red color with a thick thin pink head.
Aroma with notes of cherries, mild Brett and faint barnyard.
Flavor with notes of lemon, sour cherries, mild vinegar-sulfur, some lactic acid, horse sweat, raspberries, strawberries, oak, green apples, spices and roses. Dry and sour aftertaste.
Light to medium body with mild carbonation.
Funky and tart Kriek with good attenuation and full of red fruits notes. Enough to acid burn the palate.

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Photo of HipCzech
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 37.5 cl bottle (“bottled 10 April 2019”), capped and corked, poured into a wine glass. Purchased at l'Amirale Bière in Bordeaux, France.

Appearance: Bright, clear crimson with an effervescent pink foam that recedes to a foamy fringe and leaves little lace.

Smell: Tart cherries, green apples, earth, emerging oak and barnyard funk.

Taste: More tart fruit, but balanced by just enough cherry and grain sweetness, and spicy oak notes.

Mouthfeel: Light body and effervescent carbonation.

Overall: Terrifically crisp and refreshing while immensely complex; well fruited without the fruit ever taking the forefront.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I believe Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic Bio is essentially the same as the old Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic (correct me if I am wrong). In any case, this is a delicious Lambic.

Look: cloudy dark red with a thin pink head

Aroma: nice fruity smell of cherries and apple

Taste: The flavor is tart and sweet cherries, but not too tart, perhaps green apple and raspberry, and oak.

Body/Overall: typical Lambik body but more silky.

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Photo of sfielder001
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful ruby red with a pink head that fades quickly, served at cellar temperature. Super funky barnyard aroma and tart on the nose with just a hint of cherry. This is the best cherry anything I have tasted when it comes to beer, it’s a beautiful farmhouse medley of flavors with the perfect amount of cherry. Super easy to drink with a great finish.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from @Bum4ever in NBS BIF #8. Reviewed 12/9/18. Thanks Josh!
“Bottled 19 April 2017” on back label. Cork pulls with a faint “POP” and no overflow. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.5.
Body – Deep red, clear.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.2 cm, controlled enter pour), pink, medium density, fizzy, rapidly gone, leaving no ring, no cap, and no lacing.
Lacing – None.
First pour – Dark pink, clear. Second pour is cloudy as the sediment rises.
Aroma – 4 – Weak cherry, no expected sourness. About half-way through the glass, an oakiness makes itself known.
Flavor – 4.5 - Begins lightly sour with some cherry flavor, a bit of oak tannins. no alcohol (6 % ABV), no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Thin, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.5 – Excellent! The best kriek, lambic, or kriek lambic I’ve had in years! Flavor, nose and appearance are near-perfection for this style of beer – the cherries can be detected as can the oak foeders. Is this the same Kriek Lambic I had in 2007? In those days the (marketing) qualifier “BIO” wasn’t attached to most Euro beers. Is this a “new” beer or merely a marketing relabeling of a previous product.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Seymour in Greenfield. The beer had a light red, slight pink maybe, color with a bright pink head that dissipated. Great mixture of cherries, raspberries, and strawberry aromas. Incredible taste: tart, sour, sweet dark fruit aftertaste. Very crisp carbonation with a light creaminess. Overall, incredible.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours red with a finger of pink foam that retains well. Aroma is cherry, with light cereal grains and wheat behind. Flavor profile is driven, controlled, and maintained by cherry, which has a light tartness to it. Beneath the cherries is wheat. It carries a light sourness. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a smooth feel that is only slightly more grainy than the base lambic. Overall, it's very focused and controlled on one thing (cherries), which other may consider one-dimensional. Regardless, it's well prepared and crafted and very enjoyable.

Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of Teames95
4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Genuinely one of my favourite sours ever and the 2018 has so much cherry up front! Despite its propensity for aging this beer having it immediately offers up a different beast. Tart cherry and a hint of residual sweetness. Moderate carb and sourness just delicious

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Photo of CHickman
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy strawberry/raspberry color with a 1-2 finger thick pink foamy head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of tart green apple, raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb, red wine, brett, funky yeast, lots of fruit like a fruit salad, barnyard funk, musty notes and a lot of earthy/oaky notes. Incredibly complex and nice to inhale.

Like the nose the flavor is full of fruit and then tart, bitter, funky and sweet all at the same time. The additions of pear, light grapefruit, cherries and white grapes bring out even more depth to go along with the green apple, raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb, red wine, brett, funky yeast, roasted grains, wet horse hair and earthy flavors like sipping white mixed with light oaky notes. Subtle, funky, very fruity and extremely complex, this is a fine sipping brew that was refreshing and very enjoyable.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep red coloration with a small, fizzy, pink head. Smells wonderfully of tart, ripe cherries and hints of estery spice. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by a rich flavor of fresh, ripe, tart red cherries with hints of citrus, oak, and spice. Finishes with a medium sourness and a bit of acidity coming through in the aftertaste. Light/medium body with medium/lively carbonation.

I've had this quite fresh (6 weeks from bottling) and I feel that this really comes through in a very fresh and fruity, almost juicy cherry aroma and flavor. However, on the other hand, there really isn't that much complexity to this. Still, a great balance of sourness and sweetness, with a very rich fruity character. Mouthfeel/body could be better though.

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Photo of puck1225
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this July 2017 in Paris and have kept it cool and dark.

Uncorked fragrant and effervescent. Poured into a chalice. Beautiful ruby brown with a nice pinch head and great curtain lacing. Pleasant fragrance of berries and cherry. Taste includes raspberries, strawberry, and dark cherries. Comforting spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Sourness increases with warming, but it is never overly pronounced.

This is my 1,000 beer review and I wanted it to be a special beer.

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Photo of josanguapo
1.86/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Khimera, then Life is Strange Before the Storm. Must be the only one who cant appreciate cantillon, but couldnt stand its excessive acidness and took ages to finish. Didnt taste much fruit

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Photo of janubio
3.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rose colour, big pinky head, short retention, pinky lace.
Aroma of cherries vanilla, nuts.
Medium to full body, sweet creamy texture, great carbonation.
Taste is
similar to the aroma.
No acidity. but great anuyway.

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Photo of lic217
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

When I opened up the bottle I got a slight almost cinnamon smell, some lactic acid, and some cherry. The flavor is an assertaive, but pleasant acidity with some cherry, spiciness (like cinnamon), some earthiness, and oak. The beer has a prickly carbonation and is a great sipper. A very good kriek. However, I would have appreciated a little more complexity from this beer.

Look: 5
Aroma: 4.5
Taste: 4.25
Feel: 5
Overall: 4.5

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Photo of emincems
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

here we go!
very attractive dark pink color with light pink head, amazing!
smells strongly of cherries, lambic yeast's barnyard esters and slight vinegar.
what a delicious sourness! it tastes acidic sourness with cherries, slightly musty and vinous. not overly sour, perfectly balanced taste.
light bodied and effervescent. softly astringent. crispy mouthfeel. dry finish.
this is the meaning of perfection. delicious, highly drinkable and refresher. respect!

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Photo of anteatr23
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark red with loads of carbonation and a two finger head. Smells of sour cherry, apple, and funk. Taste has plenty of sour sucker punch, dry at the end. Palate clearing dry fizz feel in the mouth. Overall, quite enjoyable.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Ruby red with thin pink head
S- Cherries, candies cherries, vinegar
T- Not overly sour. Great balance of fruit and base. Lots of layers including a gentle leather
F- Med
O- Amazing beer

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Photo of thebeers
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy red with a large pink head. Dry, almost yeasty aroma with fresh cherry behind. Sour flavor with perfectly light cherry. Somewhat creamy feel for the style. Good carbonation. Tasty.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.83/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

375 ml bottle

Pours cloudy opaque ruby red with a frothy light pink foam head. Smells like fresh cherries, cinnamon spice, cloves, oak, with floral earthy herbal grassy. Tastes like super tart sour cherries, cinnamon spice, cloves, oak, with floral earthy herbal grass. Feels medium bodied, smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice kriek.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep red/purple, with fluffy head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: Cherries, jam, and cheese.
Taste: Tart, cherries, and jam.
Mouthfeel: Light
Overall: Excellent kreik from Cantillon.

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Photo of McFinniganOfTheFinnigans
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Once you allow it to acclimate to room temp. Pour slowly... The overt tartness is not there. I was expecting something I'd cringe at. Instead I found myself drinking each glass. Each sip. Embracing the new experience. Truly a humbling opportunity.

The light to medium body is a light tart stranglehold on your tongue. Yet, it feels as if one opened up it gives a nice drinkablity. Mild aroma with a sweet cherry fruit scent. Almost gives the idea of wanting to cook with lamb and brussle sprouts.

Very enjoyable. The year I had was a 2015. Hope to have again.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured to a glencairn glass. The cork reads Brasserie Cantillon 2016 Bottled In Brussels Season 15/16. Bought in October 2016. Cellared until June 2017.

A: The body is red with a small pink head, showing little retention but some lacing, still after a year sitting on the cellar.
S: The aroma has a cherry and a Brett profiles that blend together very well.
T: The taste is complex, having a Brett profile that is on top of every single thing, having some sweetness due to the cherry profile, some acidity due to the regular nature of Brett and in the end, a slight bitterness. In the end, it's more acidic than anything else but it's balanced.
M: Body is medium low. Carbonation is high. Acidity is high and bitterness is medium.
O: This is a brilliantly balanced Kriek, brilliant.

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Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 2555 ratings