Beachwood Blendery Kriek
What the brewers say
“‘Kriek’ starts out as a blend of 1-year-old lambic-inspired barrels, combined with a mix of frozen tart cherries at a rate around 2 lbs per gallon. The beer has brilliant jammy notes reminiscent of cherry pie, slightly sweet while finishing crisp and dry. That classic Blendery funk and acidity peek through the cherry notes to back it all up.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Sweet and tart cherries mix with a slight funk and light biscuit malt, giving it an almost cherry-pie sensation. But, there’s complexity, too, with pepper, lemon, hay, and an underlying nutty note.”
Flavor: “Funky and slightly cinnamon spicy flavors that meld with tart and sour fresh cherries. A slight malty sweetness cuts through the tart fruit and comes across bread-like. High carbonation gives it a nice pop to cleanse the palate. Plus, a finish with coconut, oak, and a lingering astringency gives it a slight pucker.”
Overall: “Awesome! Funky and slightly sour liquid cherry pie! The carbonic bite on the finish is the perfect palate cleanser to bring you back for more!