Lindemans Kriek – 24 bottles
Deliciously fruity with the fresh flavour of freshly picked cherries. Its sharp and full-bodied flavour gives way to a perfect balance between sweet and sour.
What is a Lambic?
A lambic beer is a beer that is produced with spontaneous fermentation. This means that wild yeast naturally blown in the beer by the wind and will start the fermentation process without human interaction. This is the oldest beer style brewed today. It takes at least 1 year to brew a young gueuze, the base for all lambic beers. This is a 100% can be blended with different real fresh ingredients with no additives or preservatives.
Lindemans 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 filtrate which we blend 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 filtrate 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.
Maceration of 25% filtrate of fresh sour cherries before being filtered and pasteurised. Deliciously fruity flavour of freshly picked cherries. Its sharp and full-bodied flavour gives way to a perfect balance between sweet and sour.