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Cantillon Kriek Lambic

Style: Lambic, Fruit, Flanders Red / Oud Bruin, Lambic
Alcohol: 5% ABV
Brewery: Cantillon Brasserie
Country/Region: Belgium

Product Description:

Lambic is made from a blend of malted barley, raw wheat and debittered (3 year old) hops. The wort is exposed to wild yeasts and natural bacteria by cooling in an open vat. The beer is matured in oakwood or chestnut barrels, (which also harbour the wild yeasts and bacteria), and left to naturally ferment in the brewerys cellar for up to 3 years. The wild bugs cause the beer to ferment natural (spontaneously) - that is without the addition of any commercial yeast strain. The result is a light bodied but intensely sour and complex beer with a tartness reminiscent of a hard cider or white wine.
 
Lambic brewers often add fruit to the casks mid fermentation. The beer then takes on intense fruit flavours and colours, though interestingly the fruit does not add any sweetness to the beer.
 
The beer is commonly bottled in 750mL corked champagne bottles - fitting due to the vinous character of this style. We are lucky enough to have 375mL corked bottles also.

Tasting Notes:

Cantillon Kriek is infused with 220g of fresh morello cherries per litre of beer. The Kreik is a deep, opaque burgundy, topped with a velvety pink head. The aroma is dominated by red cherries, vinegar, acetone, and hay, and is almost reminiscent of a Flanders Red Ale (think Rodenbach Grand Cru). An intense, vinegar like acidity opens up to a vast barnyard flavour profile. The flavours are dominated throughout by cherries, nail polish remover (in a good way) and fresh French oak.

Availability
Limited Availability - Single bottle sales only!

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You can buy Cantillon Kriek Lambic in the following pack sizes:
Pack Description Price Qty  
Single (1 x 750ml Bottle) $23.99
Remember, we can usually fit up to 20 beers into each delivery carton. Want to try the above beer but not sure what else to choose? Why not try our special Summer Pack. If you would like some help making your choice, why not contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff who will be happy to make some suggestions.
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