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:
2,416
Reviews:
722
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
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1/5  rDev -76.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

December 2011 bottle.

A: Beautiful light-red with a big pink head. Foamy, great retention.

S: Mild cherry sweetness, a bit musty with a building hint of acidity.

T: Soft over-ripe (only mildly sweet) cherry mingled with a big, lactic, dry tartness. Breath of wheat and more lactic notes in the finish.

M: Frothy carbonation, light-bodied.

O: Love the tartness, but I'd like a little more fruitiness.

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

252nd Review
37.5cl bottle poured in a Cantillon stemmed lambic glass
Vintage: 2000

Enjoyed at DHvL in early June 2012. This beer concluded the dinner session of an enjoyable day with Joost, Jessie, Helena, Tom & Co. Enjoyed immediately following a mediocre '90 Wets Geuze that is non-existent to review on this site.

A: Pours a soft pinkish red. Three quarter (foamy off-white) fingernail head on vigorous pour.

S: Smells of raspberry, soft sweetness, and touch of funk + sourness. Classic (Cantillon) lambic smell and raspberry makes this very enjoyable to sniff.

T: Pungent punch of sour from the start! Soft raspberry follows with nice blend/balance of funk and must. Mild cherry tartness towards the end and a nice hint of sweetness, but most of the fruit is gone. Good stuff!

M: Light/medium bodied with appropriate carbonation.

O: Overall, a very nice and tasty beer. As previously mentioned, the fruit is mostly gone/faded on this. To re-balance itself I think this vintage could stand to sit for a bit and mellow out. However, classic/vintage Cantillon rarely disappoints and this follows that mantra.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass. Pours a light pinkish red with nice clarity. Rose colored head forms and dissipates quickly, minimal lacing present. The aroma features tart and dry cherries with notes of oak and tannins. The flavor starts with a bit of tart cherry, but never becomes sour. Instead the flavor dries quickly and has a very neutral finish. The mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice lambic, although I was hoping for a little more tartness. Definitely a change of pace compared to other krieks I have encountered.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served to me at Cantillon following the tour.

Brilliant bright pink color, clear and with a nice clean head.

Smells tart right off the bat with lots of cherry aromas coming through as well.

Compared to the Lambic and Gueuze this was much more tart. The cherrys bring about such a great offset of flavor, quite an awesome beer.

Easy to drink, and I would drink this all the time if it was easily found.

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4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. Pours deep cherry red with a fizzy, soapy looking pink head that soon subsides. Minimal slippery lace. Strong nose of powerfully tart cherries; lemony acidity, and a light funky straw barn component. Perhaps a hint of...leather?

Very sour cherry flavor that's bone dry; lots of lemon and acidity; again some musty hay and funk notes. Both sweetness and vinegar aspects are extremely minimal-this is all about in your face sour cherry. Subtler notes of oak, green apple, and more emerge as the beers opens a bit.

Perfect mouthfeel for the style; medium to very slightly light with spritely carbonation. Crisp and puckering. Probably the best kriek I've had although I haven't opened my Lou Pepe yet. Similar in intensity to Hanssen's kriek.

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2.96/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark pink with a huge light pink head that fades down to about 1/2 finger and lingers.

Lots of sweet cherry aroma with some acidity and oak.

Starts off with very sweet cherries almost like cherry pie filling. Some vinegar and oak on the back end. Not so much traditional sourness as just biting acidity.

Lighter bodied beer with medium high carbonation.

Not horrible, but below average and nowhere near the standard I usually expect from Cantillon. The cherry sweetness and massive acidity create a medicinal taste.

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to hoppypocket for my first taste of Cantillon.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle; bottled 10 December, 2011- best before 12/2015.

Appearance: A dark pink body which is reflected as light pink in the head. Foam is massive, very foamy and dissolves like Alka Seltzer.

Smell: Strong acidic cherries balanced by a bit of a lactic aroma. Some whispers of wood. Sweet and tart.

Taste: Intense sour cherries without being too mouth puckering. As it warms, the sourness is followed immediately by a nice sweetness. More acidic than lactic. Some raw cork in the finish as well as a tiny bit of salt?

Mouthfeel: Strong carbonation, intense with a dry and clean finish. Just a lingering tartness remains.

Overall: Hype is definitely deserved for this brewery and I will seek more out. Simply stellar.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,416 ratings.
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