Brasserie Cantillon Kriek Bio 2020
What the brewers say
Blend of lambics and sour cherries.
What our panel thought
Fantastic deep, solid, cherry aroma. Yeasty undertone with vanilla oak. Solid sour-cherry flavor. Light earthy funk that carries a definite grassy, minty, herbal hop bitterness that seems out of place. A likeable kriek; flavor just seems odd.
What our editors thought
Pie cherry and pie spice on the nose with a curious herbal sleekness that keeps it from feeling too warm or nostalgic. Flavor brings those cherries with a touch of minty herbalness, clarifying but mildly confusing. An underlying nuttiness holds it together, but the clash between herbal hops, cool but sweet fruit, and warm nut notes doesn’t fully resolve. Give it a few years to work through its youth.