Fruit blended with both young and old lambic. Variations include Kriek (Cherry), Framboise (Raspberry), Peche (Peach), Grape (Vigneronne or Muscar) and Black Currant (Cassis). BREWER MUST SPECIFY FRUIT USED.
Light to med-light body. Sharp, dry and intensely sour with a toasty aroma. Fruit flavor clearly evident. No hop flavor or aroma. Slight lactic acid flavor. Color varies by fruit. Moderate to high carbonation.
Pilsner Belgian malt. 30-40% unmalted wheat. Stale hops or low alpha hops. Unique yeasts a must – usually several strains are added in stages. Soft to moderately hard water. Pasturized fruit with distinctive yeast strains added to young Lambic.
Cantillion Kriek, Framboise Boon, Timmerman’s Framboise, Linderman’s Kriek, Cantillion Lou Pepe Kriek, De Cam Oude Kriek, Hanssens Oude Kriek, Oud Beersel Kriek