Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic | Brasserie Cantillon

Cantillon Kriek 100% LambicCantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
BA SCORE
4.36/5
2,431 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#330
Reviews:
724
Ratings:
2,431
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
668
Gots:
612
Trade:
61
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4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.56/5  rDev -18.3%
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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4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this gem.
Scene: (I sit a in rocking chair, stroking a long, gray beard) "Back in the early 2010, I could reliably find this on the shelf. Oh, how the times have changed."

Note: 2009 vintage

Consumed 9/16/12

Appearance: Ruby from a distance, a solid pink in the light with some lighter tones and clarity around the edges - moderately-sized, pinkish white head, fades to a creamy ring - lacing is transient

Smell: Utterly ridiculous - basically, it smells like a fresh-baked cherry bread sprinked with cinnamon and some other spices - cherry jam, sweet but not with any added sugar - lightly bready malts, but this is really all about the fruit - very tart, with some funk - light barnyard and some oak

Taste: Nonstop, unrestrained tart assault - so, so tart - more tart than I thought cherries could be tart - acidic sourness, and did I mention this is tart? - cherries and cherry skin, with some yeast - the light sweetness works with the light, pale malts to create a flavor reminiscent of a cherry bread, or dry cherry cookies

Mouthfeel: Medium body, prickly carbonation, epic sour tartness that completely dominates the mouth

Overall: Quite possibly the most ridiculous fruit lambic I've ever had

I had high expectations for this beer, as it is from Cantillon. Somehow this was even more intense than I expected. So much cherry tartness. This is like eating some kind of ridiculous cherry bread, but more magical.

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4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

vintage 2010 bottling poured into a Lost Abbey stemmed glass

pours a deep ruby and pink with a massive fluffy pink head.

a bit light on the nose overall. light oak and cherry come first. lighter hints of lemon and vinegar.

nice and tart up front. heavy cherry flavor through out. lighter dry oak behind it. faint pale malt in the distant back. maybe a hint of lemon or lime.

tons of carbonation. very dry. tartness really hits the gums.

a wonderful kriek. i had this on tap and liked it a bit better but still great stuff. lots of cherry flavor.

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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic from Brasserie Cantillon
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 2,431 ratings
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