Cherish Kriek Lambic
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Cherish Kriek LambicCherish Kriek Lambic
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From:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit Lambic
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 15.15%
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
143
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 16, 2018
Added:
Jan 22, 2002
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  3
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Ratings by GaBrewDawg:
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Reviewed by GaBrewDawg from North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I liked this beer very much from its red head to the tart finish. The appearance was of deep red velvet and the aroma was that sweet tartness that I would expect from this type of lambic. Mouth feel was medium with sweetness turning to tart. I would buy another if I had the opportunity.
Jan 19, 2014
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.75 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Sep 16, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours out red and pink, leans red. 3/4" pink head. Aroma was more sweet than anything, cherry underneath that, not tart, kriek lambic kind of aroma.

Taste hit its sweet cherry stride. This is a sweeter one. The body is nice. Thick. Just doesn't hit any lambic spontaneous notes or tart in any sense. Cherry fans should try, somewhere between fruit beer and lambic, more fruit, sugar than sour for sure. Not sour at all really, but go into it thinking fruit beer, cherry pie and you will enjoy the ride.
Mar 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by HuntDaddy540 from District of Columbia

Oct 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by zestar from California

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by SBoeckman72 from Illinois

Jul 27, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by vwbus7 from North Carolina

Jul 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by KAF from Iowa

Jul 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by atrocity from Virginia

Apr 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by midlifec from Michigan

Feb 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by alelover from Michigan

Jan 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by KindaFondaGoozah from Wisconsin

Dec 29, 2013
 
Rated: 4.75 by haggadah from Missouri

Dec 23, 2013
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Reviewed by Brenden from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Almost a straight medium red, it's a slightly lighter shade, definitely red but with a lighter pinkish shade in the light. The head likewise is pink-tinted, not quite a finger tall with pretty good retention and moderate lace mostly in spotting.
One sniff and I can tell this is one of those guilty pleasure-type Lambics, one of a newer tradition that can be crafted well but is for the palate that prefers it sweeter. There's depth, but it avoids the deeper elements that take more to appreciate. The focus is on the cherry, which is key, and there's lots of it. It's got a good mix of sweetness and tartness, both pretty powerfully. It tastes like an apertif in the middle and finishes sweeter like a sorbet. Unlike some versions, though, this beer lays down some sturdy malt to rest it on, and there's enough earthy and dusty semi-dry malts base. There's a very faint, not quite funky sort of note that speaks to its true nature. Tartness eventually overtakes sweetness, and ultimately this is quite flavorful.
The body is on the lighter end of medium, and the fizziness on the tongue feels like it needs to be constrained, but otherwise it's got some substance to it, along with ample levels of both crispness and smoothness.
Nov 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by stealth from Minnesota

Nov 06, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by jaydoc from Kansas

Nov 03, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by KJ2013 from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by kynap55 from Michigan

Sep 07, 2013
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Reviewed by ISmith87 from Arizona

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Figured I'd try a lambic for a change. The only one's I've really had up to this point are the Lindeman's and a few others.

A - 3.75 - Rich brown - red color with a thin film of white bubbles on the top. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Pretty clear.

S - 3.50 - Cherry, a little sickeningly sweet, smells a little like the cherry cough syrup.

T - 3.75 - Little better than the smell, tangy, tart, cherry flavors. Definitely has a nice sour lambic-ness to it.

M - 3.75 - Light, alc completely hidden, very clean finish with just a little wine-like aftertaste.

O - 3.75 - Alright beer, I'd rather have a framboise, but I haven't had a lambic in basically forever, so it's all good!
Sep 05, 2013
Cherish Kriek Lambic from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 143 ratings