Chapeau Kriek Lambic

OK, interesting. Bought this one with four others from Camp Creek Beverage back in March of this year. At the time I knew that they had been around for quite a while, so I expect that these a quite old, BUT with no freshness dating of any description on the beer it simply isn’t possible to know. If brewers don’t put dates then I think it’s entirely legitimate to review their beers.
12 oz mini-champagne, capped and corked. The cork is tight but it does not leave the bottle with much pop.
Body has a really obvious, plum colored, purple hue. Really attractive color, but the head is largely non-existent. A few bubbles but it’s not really dense and it seems forced as if a person has blown bubbles into the beer with a straw.
Nose has a pungent cherry, candy notes. The beer is pretty sweet but it’s not too much for me. Others may take another position. In the back end there is a touch of musty, old character. Is this an old bottle? We’ll never know. Light acidity in the back too, but obviously no funk.
OK, it is what it is. This is a sweetened lambic NOT a sour/funk, but I like it. I would like to have this very fresh as I suspect I would score it even higher.
LOVE the ABV, and to be honest if you take it for what it is I think it’s pretty good.

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08/01/2009
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bottle
ABV: 3.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.75
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