Cantillon Kriek is brewed by Brasserie Cantillon, one of Belgium’s most authentic lambic brewers. This beer is made with carefully selected lambic of around one and a half year old and cherries. They are put in a chestnut barrel (500 liter of lambic for 150 kg of cherries) where a first fermentation will take place.
After this initial fermentation, the content of the different barrels will be blended together and bottled, to create the Cantillon Kriek. Sometimes, some young lambic is also added at this stage. After a second fermentation of three to five months in the bottle, the Kriek is ready to be consumed.
It is a pink-reddish beer, with a small pink head and a predominantly sour taste. It is generally considered as one of Belgium’s best Kriek beers. This is a traditionnal summer beer, a real thirst-quencher with an alcohol content of 5.0%.