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Lindemans Kriek Lambic

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Lindemans Kriek Lambic

Beer Information

Serving types:
  • Case - Bottles
  • Bottled 355ML
  • Bottled 750ML
Best Served in:
Tulip
Best Serving Temperature:
39° F
Shelf Life
Up to 1 year
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
Availability:
Available Year-round
Still Brewed:
Yes
Awards
WORLD BEER AWARDS
Europe’s Silver Kriek 2013

BEER INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS
Best of Fruit Beers 2011
Belgium Grand Award 2011

WORLD BREWING CONGRESS
World Champion 2001
Platinum Award 1994

WORLD BEER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Platinum Medal 1994

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL BEER AWARDS
Silver Award 2014

Goes Best WIth

Goes Best With (Food)

Product Notes

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.

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