Kriek 100% Lambic
Brasserie Cantillon

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From:
Brasserie Cantillon
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #21
ABV:
5%
Score:
97
Ranked #664
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 9.61%
Ratings:
2,591
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 17, 2022
Added:
Oct 06, 2001
Wants:
  673
Gots:
  628
SCORE
97
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Notes: Also known as Kriek 100% Lambic Bio in some markets.
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Ratings by IceAce:
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4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by IceAce from California

Pours a hazy strawberry red body capped with pocked pink collar of foam. The sourness wafts to my nose as I type this and the funk which I detect from two feet away is already making my mouth water. I share the tulip with WifeAce who promptly announces that this is the worst smelling beer I've ever offered her. With an ear-to-ear grin I say. "I know...isn't it great!"

Entry is maddeningly sour, yet spritely. Aggressive tiny-bubbled CO² tortures the walls of my cheeks while the equivelent of 247 cherry sour patch kids is dropped in concentrated form right in the middle of my tongue. If you ever wish to map out the sour receptors in your mouth, this is the way to do it!

Funky with some barnyard aroma, tangy cherries, and a dusty finish make every drop of this gem pure pleasure. Authenticity is never in doubt and this is a must-have for any lover of sour beers.

Dec 30, 2006
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4.4 by RMW66 from Australia on Mar 17, 2022
 
4.62 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Mar 12, 2022
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4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by KINGBRIAN13

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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4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

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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4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

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
 
4.43 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by 5toutman75 from Illinois

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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4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by BubbleBobble from New York

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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4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

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
 
4.38 by johnInLA from California on Apr 21, 2021
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4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by REDAMI from Ohio

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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4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

2016 bottling

Apr 01, 2021
 
4.56 by bubseymour from Maryland on Mar 22, 2021
 
4.47 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Mar 22, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Sigmund from Norway

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
 
4.5 by goleeoh from Michigan on Mar 04, 2021
 
4.2 by fromthewood1 from California on Feb 26, 2021
 
4.75 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 10, 2021
 
4.24 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4.63 by dubers89 from Iowa on Jan 14, 2021
 
3.91 by EasternIsh from California on Jan 11, 2021
 
4 by MrSwingKing from Denmark on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.29 by SG_H44 from Korea (South) on Jan 01, 2021
 
5 by swenny916 from Illinois on Dec 30, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by hops_for_thought from New York

Poured from a bottle (26Jun2017) into an apple wine glass

L: pours a perfectly clear deep red with a nice slightly off white head. Fades after a couple minutes, nice layer of bubbles on the head remains

S: such a nice, wonderfully funky cherry-forward nose. Get that barnyard sour and funk with a richer cherry sweetness providing pleasant contrast. Cherry has some of that cinnamon spice/cherry pie depth to it I really like

T: follows the nose well, funk pleasantly leading the way with that richer cherry flavor coming through beautifully. Slightly sour, mostly deeper cinnamon spice and pleasantly tart. What’s really amazing about this beer is the balance - the lambic and cherry blend together so well, just incredible combination of funk with acidity. Moves toward the finish slightly sweeter, overall medium/short

F: medium- body, medium carbonation, very slightly drying

O: very good kriek, not surprisingly the balance between funk and acidity is otherworldly

Nov 29, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by darktronica from Indiana

Bottled 2019, 2018/19 batch. Gorgeous, scintillating ruby red with light carbonation. Bright nose with strong cherry character, some peach and honeydew melon, with musty undertones and light funk. Good punch on the tongue, with some additional acid right at the finish. A great sipper.

Nov 17, 2020
 
3.68 by stephenlee93 from England on Oct 21, 2020
 
4.41 by moltch from Massachusetts on Sep 27, 2020
 
3.9 by mxracercam from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2020
 
4.39 by PDXAmbassador from Florida on Sep 16, 2020
 
4.25 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Sep 05, 2020
 
4.28 by BeerBucks from New York on Aug 16, 2020
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3.38/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by plutonash from Latvia

L: Nice pink head on the pour that dissipates rather quickly. Dark red in color, clear at first, murky on later pours.
S: Raw cherries, red currant, rhubarb, farmyard, vinegar, old leather.
T: Cherries, rhubarb and red currant
F: Sour, no sweetness, dry finish, medium to high carbonation
O: Refreshing sour cherry drink

Aug 04, 2020
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4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Bottled April 18, 2018. Opened July 24, 2020
Second serving bottled 1.30.19, opened 4.15.22

chilled bottle, capped and corked

From the back label, "because of its complex flavor and its acidulous taste, the Kriek Cantillon is a unique and very thirst quenching beer.The ingredients come from organic agriculture . Beer with evolving flavor . Keep and serve at cellar temperature (12-15c). In order to fully appreciate the fruity taste of the Kriek Cantillon , it is recommended to drink within one year after buying it.To be drink preferrably within ten years after the bottling date. Beer with kristen."

I pop the bottle cap and uncork the bottle. Aroma of cherries, cherries and tartness. Second sniff is cherries . More cherries and tartness . Third sniff is tart cherries, I see a pattern here

Poured into a teku , fizzy, big bubbled pink rose bubbles quickly fade over A ruby red liquid. A few random bubbles float to the top. No lacings over a red liquid

First sip and the Tartness dries the roof of mouth, bone dry . Cherry taste , cherry jam. Second sip tart cherries.third sip is still more cherries and the tartness slightly reduces as the glass warms . Jolly rancher cherry tart

Low sudsing , quenchingly tart , the cherries and tartness linger . My mouth rehydrates with a cherry flavor. Tart cherry flavor covers my mouth , lips and gums.

Good beer, would love to try it fresh at the source in Belgium

Jul 24, 2020
 
4.78 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Jun 28, 2020
 
5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 11, 2020
 
4.64 by winehead247 from Georgia on Jun 03, 2020
 
4.42 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Mar 31, 2020
 
4.29 by SkiBum22 from New York on Feb 27, 2020
Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
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