Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Kriek 100% LambicCantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
BA SCORE
95.6%
Liked This Beer
4.36 w/ 2,422 ratings
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
Ranking:
#329
Reviews:
722
Ratings:
2,422
Liked:
2,315
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
9.63%
Alströms:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
670
Gots:
611
Trade:
60
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of shirtless_mike
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of farrago
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The head crests near two fingers of pink white foam, for as swiftly as it goes up, it goes down, although it does leave a respectable surface dusting, the lacing is like a breaking wave, a solid sheet crushed into disintegration. The liquid is rose petal to watermelon pink in color, there is a vast swirl of superfine bubbles inside, holds light warmly. There’s a broad flatness to the nose, like an open handed smack, sour lemons and cherries, taut underlying minerality, the yeastiness is tight and focused, great overall economy of effort. Medium-bodied, pleasingly deep initial foaminess helps prime the mouth for both the sourness and the sweetness of the cherry fruit. Which itself is the usual center of attention without ever seeming so. Vinous bite, yeast, mineral water, lemon, cedar, tea leaf, nothing that distinct leaps out at you in support of the cherries yet at the same time it does not feel like a one trick pony. Pushes hard to accelerate across the finish line. Bottled February 26, 2016.

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Photo of jonj
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of happyreefer
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BravoDawg_WS
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulyB83
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled in March 2012.

L- Medium hazy, ruby red, three finger pink head that died quickly to nothing.

S- Lots of funk with a slight blue cheese, a dry cherry, a medium tart aroma. The cap had some gunk on it that smelled like balsamic vinegar.

T- Medium sour, dry cherry, lots of funk but not overpowering like many American sours are, has a medical bitterness on the finish.

F- Moderately carbonated which adds some fullness to the lighter alcohol beer.

O- Very excited to try my first Cantillon and I have to say that this is maybe the best balanced and crafted sour I've had. It seems a bit difficult to get those funky notes without losing control over it but this one is nice and the level of tartness is evident but does not distract too much. This is an older bottle so the cherry is not as sweet as fresh, I'd like to try a fresh bottle someday.

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Photo of rodlavers
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ljc973
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seangibbs60
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspeer711
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakemn91
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 Edition. 375 ml bottle.
ABV: 5.0% Bottled: June 18 2015.
Got this bottle from Belgian Happines.

This is perfection! The beer pours hazy ruby red like a Strawberry Margarita with a two finger high, pink head that pretty fast dismisses to nothing.

Nose: Tart but sweet, cherries, strawberry, red fruit, citrus, lime, barnyard, hay and wood.
Taste: So refreshing! Fresh cherries, green apples, tart, funk, oak and lemon.
Mouth: Light body and medium carbonation. Sour, sweet and dry. Delicious!

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Photo of zac16125
4.87/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic Bio
750mL bottle into a wine glass
Vintage 2014
Poured at Diorama bar, Firenze, Italy


A: Translucent ruby, 1 fingers width of pink tinged foamy head, decent retention, little lacing. 4.25

S: Oaky, sweet, tart. Lots of cherry and dark fruits. Smells like a dream. Incredible balance of sweet and tart. 4.75

T: Like the nose it's an incredible balance of sweet, oak, and tartness. Big sour cherry, wonderful oakiness, sweet fruits. Exceptional. 5

M/D: Medium body, very dry, carbonation heavy but appropriate, wonderful mouthfeel and great drinkability. 4.75

O: Probably my favorite Cantillon to date, which would make it my favorite Gueuze/Lambic to date. World class beer. 5

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Photo of McAndrew
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroof1
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MOVERTON1284
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2014 vintage, poured from a 750ml bottle at a large bottle share. Color was great, just what you would expect. Aroma and taste were perfect. Fruit was not overpowering but it balanced well with the Cantillon funk.

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Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dbrulet
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ebru
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jamison85
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 95.6% out of 100 with 2,422 ratings
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