O que diz o cervejeiro This beer is only brewed a couple of times …
O que diz o cervejeiro
We’ve already told you that our family never does anything the way other people do. Kriek Lindemans is a good example of that. In order to obtain a beer like no other, we have been adding whole sour cherries to our lambic for generations.
Our meeting with American importer Charles Finkel in the 1970s revolutionised the fruit beer segment. Charles convinced us to export our old kriek to the United States by boat. What we had not thought of is that the movement of the waves would reactivate the fermentation process and cause the corks to pop during the trip. It was like something out of The Adventures of Tintin. To prevent that from happening, we therefore developed an alternative production method for our kriek. We use fresh, not from concentrate, unsweetened cherry juice which we mix with lambic that is at least one year old before fermenting & macerating for up to 3 days and pasteurising the whole batch. So the corks don’t pop.
Due to the use of juice and pasteurisation, this kriek is sweeter and fruitier than Old Kriek Cuvée René, which undergoes a second fermentation process in the bottle. Thanks to its innovative flavour, it was a resounding success both here in Belgium as well as around the world. Nowadays, it is undoubtedly the reference kriek for consumers.
Estilo: Fruit Lambic (BJCP 2008: 17F)
Fabricante: Brouwerij Lindemans
Recipiente: garrafa 25 cl
% Alc./vol: 3.5%
Preço médio: 1,90 eur
O que pensou o nosso painel
Aroma: dominante e adocicado a cereja com um toque ligeiramente a concentrado/artificial. Sem aromas a lúpulo e notas a Brettanomices muito ténues a não existentes com uma nota ligeiramente ácida.
Aparência: cor vermelha e quase límpida. Espuma muito rarefeita, cor-de-rosa, com retenção média.
Sabor: dominante a cerejas, ligeiramente adocicado e equilibrado com uma nota ácida. Sem amargor de lúpulo com um final meio-seco e sem sabor a Brettanomices que sobressaiam ou extremamente ténues.
Palato: corpo leve com uma sensação tartárica média. Carbonatação média.
Geral: uma lambic de fruta média, sem as características típicas das Brettanomices.