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Two Roads Brewing Company

Two Roads Brewing Company
Kriek

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.2%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Two Roads Brewing Company
Kriek

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.2%
Hazy deep amber color. Bright, sour aromas and flavors of cherry vinaigrette on greens and lemon sough dough scone with a satiny, sharp, spritzy, sour medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long finish with notes of artichoke hearts, reduced lime, spicy hot pickle, and raspberry skin and seed finish. An electric, palate-stimulating sour ale that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, sour & tart & rich & heavy
Aroma Aroma: cherry vinaigrette on greens and lemon sough dough scone
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of artichoke hearts, reduced lime, spicy hot pickle, and raspberry skin and seed
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Pheasant A La Creme, Steak Tartare, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An electric, palate-stimulating sour ale that will shine at the table.

The Producer

Two Roads Brewing Company

The Producer
1700 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615
USA
1 203-335-2010

Lambic Fruit

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Serve in a Stange
Fruit lambic may vary greatly in color from pale golden to deep ruby red and range from 4-7% in alcohol. Commonly brewed from unmalted wheat, pilsner malt and aged hops, the unique flavor profile of these beers is a result of wild, open-air fermentation in conjunction with extended aging in oak barrels. In addition, the overall flavor profile of these beers is heavily influenced by a wide variety of whole fruit added during fermentation. These fruits are consumed in their entirety during the fermentation process and lend both supplemental flavor and color to the final beer. Similar to gueuze, fruit lambic is a blend of young and old beers typically ranging from 1-3 years. Blending results in a sharp champagne-like effervescence and tart, toasty flavors. Kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry) are the more popular and traditional fruits employed. Other exotic fruits are widely used in juice form in more commercial examples of this style. Originating centuries ago in and around Brussels as farmhouse specialties, these beers are still brewed today in the same manner with many of the best examples still Belgian in origin. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lindemans Kriek, Boon Framboise Marriage Parfait, Hanssens Oude Kriek and Upland Raspberry Lambic.