100% spontaneous fermentation fruit-Lambic style
Limited edition of Boon's Oude Kriek made with the world famous Schaarbeekse cherries
With these Belgian cherries from harvest year 2018 we made this (very!) Limited edition. With 250g of fresh Schaerbeek cherries per liter, re-fermented in the bottle, this Oude Kriek has a very characteristic cherry flavor with a very soft aftertaste. This Schaarbeekse cherry is a variety tart-acidic cherry which was unique to the Lambic Region that was always used for Kriek. The supply decreased substantially over the years and became less common for use in fruit lambic.
To make a Kriek with these cherries is to be truly “Traditional.”
In collaboration with HORAL (the High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers) and the Province of Flemish Brabant, we are currently testing various subspecies of the scarlet kriek to make an automated harvest in Belgium possible for the first time. The total available quantity of this cherry today is only about 6% of the amount of cherries that our brewery now needs annually. (For all our fruit beers we work with fresh fruit that fermentes naturally with the beer. No juices or concentrates are added.) An automated harvest can ensure that the harvest can be continued in Belgium, the quality monitoring can be good. happen and, above all, that more of this beautiful cherry is available again. It is a large and difficult project, but if you taste the fine result of these cherries in the beer, it is immediately clear that this is more than worth it. And we are just at the start ... Santé!
Unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised and has no artificial flavorings, preservatives or colorings added.
Boon Brewery(Brouwerij Boon) is a brewery located in Lembeek, Belgium. They produce mainly lambic style beers. Boon, along with ten other brewers and blenders make up HORAL (the High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers).
Since 1975, Boon Brewery has been owned and run by Frank Boon, one of the pioneers of the authentic lambic and gueuze revival. But the first signs of the brewery date back to 1680, as a farm-brewery and distillery in the village of Lembeek. In 1860 Louis Paul bought the brewery to brew only lambic and faro. From 1875, he began bottling gueuze lambic. In 1898, Pierre Troch bought the brewery. But after the economic crisis of 1927, it came into the hands of Joseph De Vits. His son, Rene is renowned for the production of soft and fine gueuze lambic. As Rene De Vits had no children, he sold the brewery to Frank Boon in the 1970's.