Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lindemans Kriek Lambic

This is a 3.5% ABV lambic, or spontaneously fermented sour beer, that is brewed with cherry juice in addition to barley, wheat and hops. It uses wild airborne yeast to achieve its sour note.  I find it odd that some of these Belgian beers are now using Stevia as an added sweetener in their beer. It is from the Brouwerij Lindemans in Vlezenbeek, Belgium.  It is imported by Merchant du Vin of Seattle, Washington.  Under the foil is a bottle cap, under the cap is a cork.

The beer pours a deep, yet clear, ruby red in color. There is about an inch of pink, foamy head. The aroma is a blast of cherry, a touch of tartness, and a light woodiness. The taste has a blast of lip-puckering tartness, then a wave of sweet cherry flavor, followed by a dry, oaky, earthy finish. The aftertaste is lingering cherry tartness. The beer is well carbonated and refreshing to drink. 

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