The History of Kriek
Peter Breugel pictured happy peasants dancing and drinking Kriek – lambic with cherries – in the 17th century. Lindemans has brewed Kriek since 1822; it was the first Lindemans fruit lambic imported into the US, around 1980.
Deep red color; purplish-pink head. Bouquet of freshly harvested cherries; sparkling, smooth, fruity and refreshing, finishing semi-dry.
As an aperitif in place of dry sherry, with carbonnade a la beouf, mussels in white wine or Gueuze, flavorful cheeses. Serve in flute-shaped Lambic glass.
90 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine “Fruit Beers,” August 2016.
Platinum Medal, World Champion Lambic – World Beer Championships
90 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine “Fruit Beers,” August 2013.