Kriek 100% Lambic
Brasserie Cantillon

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Brasserie Cantillon
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #20
Ranked #657
4.37 | pDev: 9.61%
May 12, 2023
Oct 06, 2001
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Notes: Also known as Kriek 100% Lambic Bio in some markets.
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Kriek 100% Lambic Bio (2013) - drank in 2023
Look - red auburn with fantastic rimming
Smell and taste - slight tart cherry
Feel - dry and crisp
Overall - a little to dry but you still get the tart cherry
May 12, 2023
Rated: 4.83 by CAcker from California

May 11, 2023
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Reviewed by sokol_1993 from California

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got one from Ma Che in Rome. Overall a beautiful representation of the style! Very fruity, and puckery at first, but then the malt back started to appear and balance the sourness.
Apr 28, 2023
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from Etre
Bright brick red color with a light opaqueness and a good sized white head with a hint of pink in it. Solid earthy funk and lemony lactic tartness with huge cherry aroma flavor and tartness to round it out. This beer is beautiful I wish it were more available.
Apr 24, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by o29 from Texas

Mar 24, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by Qu3st from Massachusetts

Feb 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle poured into tulip. It's about goddamn time I found something from this brewery. Date on bottle says May of '22.

Pours lingerie red with half a finger of pink head that quickly sinks away without leaving lace.

Smells incredible. The second I pull the cork, the room fills with the smells of cold cherry pie, lemon juice, muddled stone fruit, rustic barnyard hay aromas, oaken barrel staves, wild blueberries, dried vanilla and cookie dough.

Tastes of intense lemon, black cherries, sliced peach and apricot, more vanilla oak notes, mixed berries, faint chocolate and more musty barnyard notes.

Feels soft and mild. Medium bodied with gentle carbonation. Finishes sour.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. The work of masters.
Feb 11, 2023
Rated: 4.52 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I will not do justice to this beer.

Dark red pouring with a white head. Retention is ok, with some lacing.
Aroma is off the charts. There's so much going on here. Grassy, earthy, wild, funky, cherry, sweet and tart, yeasty.
Taste - I can't do justice to the flavor. Cherry is the flavor, but, so many shades of it. It is wild, funky, grassy, yeast, earthy, floral. I get a hint of balsamic vinegar. So much more I just can't put words to.
The body is tart, full, and amazing with a dryness on the back.
World class beer here. I am blown away.
Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by npolachek from New York

Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
5oz snifter glass at Northern Taphouse Plymouth. Described as "Traditional Belgium Lambic made with a carefully selected blend of lambic's from around one and a half year old. Brewed in chestnut barrels with fresh Kellery cherries.".
Cranberry red colored body, which looks mostly clear. As presented, the surface has a thin ring of bubbles. No lacing.
Aroma is vinous red, with slight funk and unsweetened cherry.
Taste is slightly sour, with leather funk. Cherry, citrus, melon, and red grape flavors.
Medium plus mouth feel, with a dry finish. Quiet carbonation.
Complex blend, true fruited lambic.
Aug 16, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 11, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by Shiredave from New York

Jul 22, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 12/10/18

It’s not every day you get to have a Cantillon, so I’m super grateful for @Eziel sending this one in a BIF box a few months back! I’m so excited to try this so let’s just get into it

Pours a cloudy deep maroon with 2 fingers of creamy pinkish white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

This is definitely cherry forward in the nose, but it displays a mature funk that balances it nicely. I’m picking up on aromas of tart cherry skin, wet hay, fresh leather, sharp oak, lemon juice, and light grape skin

It is similarly funky in taste, but more complex as it shifts throughout the sip. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting tart cherry, lemon juice, brown sugar, straw, red grape, and light stone. The swallow brings notes of tart cherry skin, wet hay, fresh leather, stone, cracker, red wine vinegar, and light plum

A medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a tart and funky beer. Finishes a bit sticky but is dried out by the tartness a bit

While this is probably my least favorite Cantillon so far, it is still a delicious treat that I’m lucky to try. Excited to see what I can get next from them
May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by RMW66 from Australia

Mar 17, 2022
Rated: 4.62 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by KINGBRIAN13

4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Cantillon kriek june 2021 a spring floral, citrus, berry nose . Wow what a tart cherry flavor, so much more fruit forward than a 2019 I had recently . The fruit certainly taking centerstage with just a hint of lambic . A devine beer .
Jan 10, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a nice dark maroon color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has generous sour Cherry and yeast hints
Taste follows the nose with a well balanced and complex tart Cherry flavor
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A great Lambic
Dec 25, 2021
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Brasserie Cantillon 'Kriek 100% Lambic' @ 6.0% , served from a corked 375 ml bottle
A-pour is a rosy red from the bottle to glass with a small pinkish head , dissapating into a minimal lace ring along the chalice
S-mild cherries , not overpowering ,
T-oh so tart , very refreshing , smooth (it's my first Lambic)
MF-ok carbonation , medium body , very potent even at 6%
Ov-good beer , great sour , worthy of the hype
prost LampertLand
Oct 10, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2021
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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The smell and mouthfeel here are world class. On the pallet it has a bit more tart than I’d prefer. There’s some Brett funk but I’d like even more. Even so, it’s an amazing beer I’m so happy I could try. This years vintage, so full cheeriness here too. Great beer but I think the Drie Fonteinen beats it. I’d definitely buy again if I can get my hands on it.
Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2017 Vintage - on tap. Pours a rich rosy pink, frothy 1.5" pinkish head that slowly settles out, minimal lacing. Nose is stone fruit, woody lambic notes, oak, mellowed earthy aromas. Tart cherry is forward on the palate, but in no way bracing or piercing - the flavor is very flattened out and blends nicely with the underlying earthy, oaky, even musty lambic elements. Mouthfeel is full and incredibly soft; finish lingers with a long-lasting cherry tartness. A treat worth seeking out.
Jul 22, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2014 Vintage (I think - the label was a bit smudged)

Appearance: Pours the color of pink grapefruit juice with a two finger head that makes a lot of noise as it fizzes down but doesn't completely fade; splotchy lacing

Smell: Barnyard horseblanket, lemon and tart cherry all wrapped in an oak barrel of aromatics

Taste: Funk and oak forward with the dry aspect joining with the lemon/cherry flavors; as the sour receptors on the side of the tongue move into action, the tart cherry flavors increase their prominence

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation; puckery

Overall: It has been a while since I have had a Cantillon and we are just at a different level here from the other Krieks I have tasted in recent times; so much complexity while also being eminently drinkable
May 13, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by johnInLA from California

Apr 21, 2021
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Reviewed by REDAMI from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from 750ml bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Rosy pink pour with baby pink head that dissipates quickly.

S - Sour, wet straw with faint fruity candy notes. Sweet tarts.

T - Sharp sour taste, tempered by a light bitterness, sour cherry and citrus notes, funky brett in the background.

F - Biting carbonation sting, mouth-watering and juicy.

An amazing balance between lambic and fruit, neither fully tempered by the other.
Apr 08, 2021
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Rated by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2016 bottling
Apr 01, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by bubseymour from Maryland

Mar 22, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Mar 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Corked and capped "champagne" bottle, vintage 2002, RBESG 2005 Grand Tasting. Hazy red colour. Sour cherries and horseblanket aroma. Flavour is sour, oh so sour - very sour cherries dominate, but there are lemon and grapefruit notes too. Spritzy. Sour aftertaste. Moreish indeed - one of the few beers at the tasting I found hard to leave for the next sample.
Mar 18, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by goleeoh from Michigan

Mar 04, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by fromthewood1 from California

Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 10, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.63 by dubers89 from Iowa

Jan 14, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by EasternIsh from California

Jan 11, 2021
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