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:
607
For Trade:
60
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Photo of Yellolab2010
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WynnO
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. It has a red-orange color with a limited head and limited lace. It is opaque.
S. smells like vinegar.
T/m. This is extremely acidic and has a strong vinegar taste. Full bodied with a long finish.
O. The cork says this was bottled in 2007 and if that's true then it may have been sitting in Muggs Tavern that whole time. I think it is just too old and past it's prime.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2005 bottle, consumed on the high seas, with the girlfriend, on a 40' Tiara. The yeast cake was so rigid that the pour remained unclouded despite the inevitable turbulence. I was shocked by this.

A - Rustic strawberry-red tint, a froth comprised of medium-large soapy bubbles from a hard pour; it's Lambic, what do you expect? Also, see above...

S - The nose is briny, astringent, and also cherry laden; there is an element equally bushy and green, like the harvest of fruit rather than the fruit itself; a theme not unusual for Cantillon. As it airs out, lots of wood and lactic sourness become apparent as well. This is big-boy Kriek.

T - As I said, this is big-boy Kriek. This is quite tart and astringent, and perhaps requires a developed palate to appreciate. Horse funk and old hay are in play here. Fruit flavor is subdued, and it is equally suggestive of bushy and unripe berry as it is evocative of the familiar cherry in the state of jam-confection.

M - Very complex; punchy carbonation quickly segues into a soft silky feel; this is followed by a long drying finish that highlights sulfur, apple and wood; and finally, it leaves a mouth-watering impression.

O - Very good.

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Photo of CSO
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of IpeeA
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of rye726
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright cherry color with a somewhat lacking head. The has sour cherries, musky oak and barnyard funk. Very traditional flavor. A tart, funky lambic blended with faint and delicate cherries. Super complex and not overly sweet. The crisp body has a nice dry finish. Truly a masterpiece from cantillon.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of DavidHume
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jayhunter357
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jegross2
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of DonFrap
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mpayne5
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of YvesB
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hardy008
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark red with a 3 finger pink head which fades to a thin disc. The aroma has tart cherries, barnyard funk, and a small amount of vinegar.

The taste has tart cherries, Brett, lite vinegar, and mustiness. Funky as the smell, complex, and tart. No sweetness here at all, just tart and sour. Very acidic.

Light bodied, with modest carbonation, and a very dry finish. I really like this, and can more than understand why Cantillon beers are highly sought after.

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Photo of Beer21
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clvand0
3.56/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This one pours a reddest of red colors with a pink head that takes its time leaving. Brilliant color. The aroma is very sour with a certain funk about it. I'm told that is characteristic of the Cantillon, so I'll just accept it. Super sweet and tart cherries. The flavor is much the same. Very tart. Very cherry. Finish is a bit dry ... and sour. This really isn't one of my favorite styles, but this is a well made version.

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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