Liefmans Cuvee Brut Ale
This Kriek is made with a completely different method from Kriek Lambic. It starts with old brown beer which is macerated with fresh whole cherries in shallow, horizontal tanks (every 100 liter brown beer holds 13 kg cherries). Then it matures for about 1 year, afterwards it is blended with Oud Bruin and Goudenband of different ages. The result is a well balanced sour and sweet Kriek of great complexity.
Colour: haze, cloudy red drown colour with pale rose head
Aroma: cherries, wood, almond, cherry ice cream
Taste: a good fruit skin attack, evoluating versus lingering perfumy flavours
Food pairing: Liefmans Kriek is great with meat loaf and northern cherries.