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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Probably my favourite beer. Every time I have it, it is just as incredible as the first time around. I greatly prefer this one in 75 cl. bottles but any form is fine for me. Have had this one dozens of times.

Old review from early 2011, first time trying. 2009 vintage [email protected]: about 1 & ½ year old at time of consumption, fairly fresh for this one, nice full red colour with pink head, smells heavily of cherries, tart & funk, oak, hint of rosé wine, taste is restrained at first but quickly turns very sour, very pronounced tart & funk with a sour ending that really lingers on and turns almost acidic in the end, followed by delicious sour cherries, tiny hint of bitterness, absolutely amazing, spectacular even.

Some other notes I have. Tried a 1992 375 ml. bottle courtesy of Martinus @ RBBWG 2013, there were doubts about this beer prior to opening it, which all instantly vanished once we tried this, has kept incredible well, even better integrated than younger bottles, didn’t think that this is possible.

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Vintage 1997, courtesy of the immensely generous Onibubba.

A- The cork was falling apart as I removed it, and there was a small pool of liquid under the cap. Pours stunning cloudy apple cider vinegar color with ruby highlights and small errant flecks of yeast. No head, just a small ring of brilliant white lace.

S-So perfect. Old musty cherry flavors, the best balsamic vinegar you've ever smelled, old wood, mulch. Impressive in every way.

T/M-Gorgeous tart cherry flavors up front, yielding to lovely lush funk. The finish retains the tart acidity till the very end. Like sweet tarts dissolved in balsamic vinegar. I know that sounds unappetizing but somehow it works. The genius of Cantillon. Thin and sharp, with low carbonation and a lingering funky, palate coating yeast.

O-I'm blown away by this.

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