De Troch Oude Kriek 5.5°
St-Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic pours a deep red that borders on purple witha trace light pink head. Aroma is dark cherries, sour, sweet rose, raspberry tart. Tastes of mildly tart kriek juice with light lactic sourness in the back, touch herbs, pits and metals in the back. Nice carbonation, fruit juice body. Not the most complex kriek or anything but a very enjoyable beer.
St-Louis Fond Tradition Kriek Lambic 6.5°
Rodenbach Rosso 4°
Rodenbach Rosso is a refreshing fruit beer based on the unique Rodenbach beers aged in oak barrels, partly macerated with full red fruits. It pours deep red with a small pink head. The nose is sweet, jammy, full of red berry, wood and light tang in the background. The taste is crisp, tangy, raspberry, cherry, jam, light tartness, candied fruit and sherbet with a dry finish. Mid to light body. Watery palate; Mouth feel is Rodenbach Grand Cru being infused with nice red fruits – very malty with notable grains, still very yoghurt and rich-winey and cider apples without too much vinegar. Fruits are mostly dark cherries, sour cherries, fairly light raspberries, and they compliment the Grand Cru pretty well. Good!…..
Fluffy pink-white head sits delicately on top of turbulent rose coloured beer, almost champagne like in appearance. Strong smell of cherries. Huge cherry nose, more sour than sweet. Rather dry finish. Very refreshing.
Lindemans Kriek, considered one of 5 best beers in the world by Michael Jackson DOUBLE GOLD, BIRA, Fruit Beers, 2011, for Lindemans Kriek.
BELGIUM GRAND AWARD, BIRA, Fruit Beers, 2011, for Lindemans Kriek.
Meaning « sudden death » but these lambics are far from strong. Rather they are sparkly refreshing aperitives. This one is cherry flavoured.
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A very complex fruit beer matured on cherries with the addition of extra berry flavours. Lovely deep red colour and rich fruity aroma. Pours a deeper red than average, looking like raspberry punch with lots of bubbles hanging at the bottom. Taste has a certain dryness and bitterness which helps give this a more mature stance than the average fruit beer. Refreshing and just mildly tarty mouthfeel. Sweet cherry taste, but not too killer sweet. Very nice.
Light, clear yellow in the glass. Minimal foam hugging the side of the glass. Subtle sour and apricot aroma. Huge crisp and dry sour, tart, and round dried-fruit apricot in the taste. Precise finish with distinct sour/tart reverberations. Excellent.