Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvee Rene
This is the masterpiece of which I am most proud, as is one of my sons after whom it is named.
What makes this traditional kriek special is that it is brewed with whole cherries. Since real Schaerbeek cherries are scarce, Lindemans Brewery has found their perfect equivalence elsewhere in Europe.
It is deep red in colour and its foam head is slightly pink. Very refreshing, this beverage is a perfect thirst-quencher which, thanks to its fizzy and tangy flavour, is ideal as an aperitif.
In order to produce Oude Kriek Cuvee Rene, the cherries ferment in a lambic that is at least six months old in huge 2,640 gallon oak barrels called foudres. After six months, this traditional kriek is bottled in corked 75 cl bottles. The beer will then undergo a spontaneous second fermentation process which, after a few months, will produce the carbon dioxide (CO2) to which this authentic beer owes its carbonation and distinctive foam head.
|Beer with a pure cherry flavour that is fresh and pleasantly tart, with a masterful bitter-sweet balance. The sweet-sour attack of the stone tannins turns into a bitter-sweet finish that lingers for some time. The perfect balance between its sourness and the sweetness of the cherries makes this a refreshing aperitif.
Mild blue cheese (eg. Stilton or Bleu des Causses), bread with cottage cheese and herbs