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:
2,417
Reviews:
722
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
669
Gots:
606
For Trade:
60
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. Just wow. Pours a bubbly pinkish red. Cherries on the nose, just a pleasure on the olfactory senses. Tastes like a sour cherry pie with hints of cinnamon. Carbonation also adds to the overall experience, just enhancing the flavor profile by added a little fizz, with the flavor bursting on the palate. Loved this beer, even more so that I have another bottle to enjoy with the wife, as she also loved it.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Consumption took place at La Fine Mousse in Paris, France. Very solid Kriek from Cantillon - red like the blood from a reindeer. Great balance of tart cherries and funk with perfect carbonation. Definitely recommend.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Obtained via trade with the ever so gracious ngandhi. I must say that I love Cantillon and believe that they are the best brewery in the world. So with much anticipation, I dive in. Cork came out without much pomp and circumstance. And it poured a beautiful ruby red with a pink 1 finger head. Smell has that wonderful Cantillon acidity, but the cherry aroma is much more assertive than the rasberries were in Rose de Gambrinus. A slight funkiness is present as well, but in no means dominant. Why don't they make incense with this aroma. Taste, oh my, where do I begin? A very sharp tartness introduces this beer to my palate. The intial lambic sourness fades ever so gently into a full flavored cherry with subtle hints of wood. A slightly funky flavor glides into the aftertaste. This is one remarkable brew. Even though the acidity in this beer is very high. I could drink this all day if presented with the oppourtunity. Ever since I became a BA, I never thought that I would give a beer a perfect rating, but this truly deserves it. Remarkable, remarkable beer. Thanks again Ngandhi.
*cork dated 2003

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Vintage 1996, consumed Feb 2011

Served from bottle, poured into Tulip.

Before I begin this review, I would like to say this has been one of the absolutely most fantastic beers I've ever had. Pours an extremely bright cherry red with a half a finger head, though it quickly dissipates. When smelling it, it screams of cherry, cherry, cherry, and some more cherry. You can definitely smell the red fruits and the tartness. When tasting, god O' mighty this is soo tart. It almost makes your lips pucker. At the front of your palate, you get cherry, light fruits, and plain of TART. Once that goes away, you get the taste of an absolutely perfect Lambic. Cantillon has really done a number with this one (and with most of their other brews). It still has it's effervescence, and it's just the right amount. I could drink this all day if I could. It's extremely easy to drink and enjoy.

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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,417 ratings.
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