Brasserie Cantillon Kriek
What the brewers say
“This kriek 100-percent lambic is blended lambic beer brewed with cherries.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Tart sour cherry aroma with a slight cherry sweetness and some horse blanket. A bit goaty with earthy spicy notes and a lemon lactic sweetness. The cherries and sweetness grew as it sat.”
Flavor: “Dry and tart with the sweetness coming through with the acidic tartness in the back. Cherries are the dominant flavor with slight hints of tart grapefruit. Some earthy, woody, goaty notes give some nice complexity to this beer. The finish has a lot going on with some tart cherry sweetness and some lactic acidity. Linger is moderately lasting and dry with slight peppery notes.”
Overall: “Tartness overpowers with slight hints of phenolic notes, cherry and grapefruit. A more adventuresome sour—very wild tasting. Tart and dry. This beer requires adjustment—the more I drank it the more I enjoyed it. The complexities of the beer were intriguing, and the tart finish made me want to drink another sip.”
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