Cantillon - Kriek 2020 (Lambic w/ Cherries) / 750mL
Cantillon (Anderlecht, Belgium)
The beer has a slightly acidic taste of red fruit complimented with subtle almond flavours. Kriek will show its maximum “fruitiness” when drunk young. With age the lambic will take the upper hand, but this is at the expense of the fruit component. Cantillon's sour cherries, which are certified organic, come from Turkey. The fruit is blended with lambic that is on average 20 months old. Since sour cherries have a very pronounced taste, it's necessary to select a lambic that has enough character to be a good match for the fruit. After soaking for two to three months, the lambic has extracted the full colours, fragrances, and flavours of the sour cherries. At that point it is blended with one-year-old lambic, which contributes the sugars necessary for secondary fermentation in the bottle.