- My Rating: C+
Chapeau Kriek Lambic – Brewery de Troch (LEFT: New label since 2012, RIGHT: Old label prior 2012), 3.5% ABV – 37.5cl, (Wambeek, Belgium)
Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat, hop, yeast, sugar flavour, cherries (20%)
- Style: Fruit Lambic (Kriek)
- Taste Profile: Creamy/fizzy/sweet -> cherry/wood/tart -> sticky/cloying/sugar overload
- Where I got it : Legacy
- How much: $6 (after 10% off), March 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: just once; also for non-beer drinkers/gals
Tasting notes: pours a deep vibrant blood red with a nice small lasting head, foamy CO2, lots of active streams. Aromatic shweeeeeet cherries and their juice on the nose, so sweet it’s almost candy-like.
Attack: mostly creamy/light fizzy mouthfeel, bright 9/10-sweetness
Mid-palate: fading sugars, dense fruity richness of cherries, light woodiness, med-sourness, light-med tartness
Finish: light stickiness of the sugars, mainly clean, minor sugar-overdose fading alertness
Initial blows your mind with the clean cherry coming through with a minor oaked backdrop. After a 1/3rd through, the sugars becoming cloying and the palate is no longer excited by the fruitiness or sugars. Sugar overload 1/2way through. Reminds me of a soda.