Timmermans Kriek Lambicus
Timmermans, the oldest lambic brewery in the world still in operation, offers an amazing range of lambic beers enriched with the aromas and flavours of strawberry, raspberry, blackthorn, peach and krieken cherries.
The lambic, which is quite sour by nature, is turned into a refreshingly fruity drink that is just perfect for when you are soaking up the first rays of spring on an outdoor terrace.
Timmermans Kriek Lambicus is a real thirst quencher. Kriek is the most traditional amongst Belgian fruit beers.
It is like a gueuze with a lovely fruity taste as a bonus.
The brewers add the juice of krieken cherries as well as krieken extracts to the lambic to enhance its aroma. What’s more, the cherries speed up the fermentation of the brew.
Lambic beer has its origins in the Brussels area. From times immemorial, large quantities of krieken cherries (in a proportion of 20kg per 100 litres) were added to the naturally tart beer at the fermentation stage.
The remaining pulp is filtered out.
Krieken cherries have a naturally tart taste, something they have in common with lambic.
Therefore, people got into the habit of melting sugar into the beer to make it milder.
Timmermans Kriek belongs to the category of pleasant, accessible, freshly sour fruit beers.
The Timmermans range also includes Timmermans Blanche Lambicus – a cross between lambic and white beer – and Timmermans Oude Gueuze.
Timmermans Kriek Lambicus is a fruit beer based on lambic, in other words, a spontaneously fermented beer. No yeast is added as part of the brewing process.
The wort ferments in a completely natural way when it comes into contact with specific microflora from the ambient air when it cools down in an open cooling basin.
Timmermans Kriek Lambicus is brewed with barley malt, raw wheat, aged hop, juice and extracts from krieken cherries, sugar and water.
Colour & Transparency
This beer takes on a deep red colour below a delicate, pinkish frothy cloud.
4 – 6°C / 39°F – 43°F
Timmermans Kriek Lambicus is served in an elegant, tall-stemmed tasting glass that preserves the aromas to their fullest.
Character, Tastes & Aromas
In this beer you can smell and taste the krieken cherries. Their fresh and fruity touches tone down the naturally tart taste of the fruits.
The finish is as sweet as krieken cherries that have ripened all summer long.
Highly recommended with delicate game recipes, pheasant with cranberries for example, but also with veal, top-of-the-range charcuterie, with robust blue-veined cheeses, a Roquefort for example, or sweet desserts – a fruit crumble covered by a krieken sauce or else a fruit sabayon.
Keeping and Storage
The Kriek lambicus can be stored for up to 24 months preferably in a cool, dry and dark cellar. Keep in mind this is not the type of lambic beer you can store indefinitely..
Bottle ✔ On Tap ✔
Available bottled (18, 25 or 33cl) and on tap (15l and 30l kegs). The Timmermans brewery is part of Anthony Martin's finest drinks group so this fruity Belgian delight is exported around the world.
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