Hanssens - Oude Kriek

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Oude Kriek from traditional lambic producer Hanssens Artisanaal is a fruit lambic that pours dark red with a thin pink head.

Top fermented with the wild airborne yeasts specific to Belgium's Senne region, real black cherries are added to the brew maturation process. Older and younger batches are then painstakingly blended and allowed to bottle condition, resulting in a perfectly balanced sweet and sour ale.

Strong aromas of cherry, vinegar, lemon, almond, earth and oak herald a flavor profile that charts a similar course. The fruit esters, intensely tart and acidic, are countered by muted residual sweetness and expressive carbonation. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied; the finish is long, bone dry and tart with a well hidden 6.0% ABV.