3 Fonteinen Brouwerij Ambachtelijke Geuzestekerij Oude Kriek – Kriek at 6% ABV

3 Fonteinen Brouwerij Ambachtelijke Geuzestekerij Oude Kriek Kriek at 6% ABV (C$29.96 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 750 ml, packaged on 24-Oct-2016, best before 26-Oct-2036, acquired 23-Feb-2018, reviewed 25-Feb-2018)

Appearance: hazy ruby red with one finger of light purple head, good retention and no lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tart cherry, mild oak. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, minimal bitter. (9/10) Palate: medium-light body, lively carbonation, dry tart finish. (5/5)

OK, let’s be honest: it’s not a Cantillon But, dammit, it’s close. Lovely clean tart cherry with just a hint of woody oak. Really good stuff, and almost actually worth the price tag. (18/20)

My 255th from the 2010 Edition of 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die, 245th from the 2013 edition, and 269th combining both editions.

9/10 #1001beers #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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