Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Kriek 100% LambicCantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
2,430 Ratings
Cantillon Kriek 100% LambicCantillon Kriek 100% Lambic

Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2001

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Photo of wonothesane42
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Photo of _morandi_
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thierrynantes
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer bottle (37,5cl), tasted in 2002.
Appearance: A red fairly clear, fine foam, not saturated.
Taste: perfectly balanced mixture of (relative) sweetness and acidity, strong lavour taste compared to other not tradotional krieks.
Drinkability: Excellent kriek lambic, no sweet, ideally flavoured.

Review added 10-27-2007, translated from french 1-31-2008.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rastaman
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

very interesting to drink, stinky barnyard smell, quite sour and acidic, not too much fruit characteristic but the cherry flavour is there, bone dry aswell, which is how i like my lambics.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
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 oglmcdgl
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the devils den. Baller!

A- perfection in a glass two huge fingers of overflowing angelic pink head that settles with some time to a small cap and a few spots of lace. Deep hazy magenta in color. Wow. That's amazing looking stuff.

S- bright bold sour cherries and funky good times. Biting acid and barnyard.

T- a crush of sour cherries,lactic and malic punches. Funky wet wood and lemon juice. Tart for days. Earthy, down to ground at times. But its sour cherries that win the battle and its a landslide.

M- lighter then medium in body and an aggressive champagne like carb that finishes extremely clean. Huge pucker and the mouth juices for more.

D- I am in awe of what again is a world class brew from a world class brewery. If it wasn't for the fact its about the buggiest thing out there I'd drink it all day.

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4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of polloenfuego
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a light red with hints of pink or orange. Those pink tones continue through the thin off white head which breaks quickly leaving a small ring of bubbles.

S: Sour, vinegars, mild cherry scent and some funk. Overall the nose is very mild.

T: Quite Sour up front, acidic and then the cherry and funk come through. A nice finish.

M: puckering acidity, fine bubbly carbonation, but still extremely drinkable.

O: I found this beer enjoyable, the tart was really nice and I really enjoyed how the cherry lingers on your palate. Another reviewer mentioned how lambics are best fresh, I agree, this bottle was quite old and I have to wonder if it would have been better fresher.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Chico1985
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

My first lambic, spent the $19 on the 750ml just hoping for the best. I figured anything Cantillon is a good way to start. Bottle date is 10-21-08. Splitting it with my better half, poured into wine glasses. Looks and smells pretty much exactly how I thought it would. Pours a hazy red, definitely no light coming through this. A small pink fizzy head stays for a minute but pretty much completely disappears except for a small ring around the edge. Smell is funky, sour berry, oak/wood, chardonnay. Now for the taste. Hits me right off the bat with a sour blast. The cherry taste is great here, it tastes completely natural (as it should). Vinegar, definitely lots of tart and sour funk. Musty, oaky, acidic. Lemon, green apple. Chardonnay if you threw a few warheads in it. Leaves the palate as dry as the Sahara, definitely a sipper, yet refreshing. Very carbonated but the extreme sourness takes the focus off that. Alcohol taste is a joke, not a trace of it, you start to think you're drinking some crazy experimental fruit punch instead of a beer. Opens doors in my mind as to what a beer can actually be. Compare this to a Budweiser! It takes a bit but your body gets used to the sourness. This is still a mouth destroying beast though. Chalky finish. A very enjoyable challenge to drink, and so different from any other beers I've had. Drinkability suffers for the obvious reasons, sourness and price tag. 750ml by myself would be killer. I also can't help but remember Sam Adams Cranberry "Lambic", and compare to this, and let out a little 'lol'.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
4.91/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 2,430 ratings
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