Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic | Brasserie Cantillon

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Cantillon Kriek 100% LambicCantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon
Belgium
cantillon.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,418
Reviews:
722
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
669
Gots:
607
For Trade:
60
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dazka
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jtk21351
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
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 GarthDanielson
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.83/5  rDev +13.4%
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 +7.3%
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 wc94wc
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raspy22
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopSavant
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McFinniganOfTheFinnigans
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
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 mattboyer182
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dreyski
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Photo of Buck89
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle. A striking bright pink color with a frothy white head. The aroma was ripe cherry with a musty, funky note. The taste was complex: cherries, citrus, lavender, rose petals, some hay, and loads of old funk. Dry and clean on the finish, and not too tart. A fantastic beer that was not surprisingly easy to drink.

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3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patinthebronx
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmryan8
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JustinSparks
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,418 ratings.
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