ALCOHOL DEGREE: 3,5%
RECOMMENDED POURING TEMPERATURE: 4°C
BOTTLE CONTENTS: 25CL
TASTE: VANILLA, ALMOND
AROMA: FRUITY, SMELL OF CHERRIES
APPEARANCE: CHERRY RED, LIGHT PINK FOAMHEAD
*Orders limited to Panama City
The Omer Vander Ghinste brewery first launched their Kriek Max in 2002, and immediately it hit the target. More than ten years on, and this sweet-and-tasty kriek still has a huge fan base.
The ‘Max’ in the name refers to a brewing approach that aims to maximise the taste of sweet krieken (cherries). The beer was launched in response to the demand for a fuller, more pronounced cherry taste by lovers of this style of beer.
It's now the beer of choice for those with a taste for the sweeter side of fruit beers. Kriek Max is brewed on the basis of spontaneous fermentation, and is sometimes called a foederbier, as it is stored in huge wooden barrels, known as foeders.
To this base beer the cherries are added, and lots of them. Their natural juices and aromas provide this kriek with its intense taste – as well as its pleasantly fruity cherry fragrance. And all of that flavour is underpinned by a pronounced – but not overwhelming – sweetness.
It all makes for a fruity thirst-quenching beer, one which enjoys a great popularity in the summer. Thanks, in part, to its relatively low alcohol content, it's become a beer that appeals to a very wide audience.
Mixed fermentation – a spontaneously fermented and bottom-fermented beer.
In common with both geuze and lambiek, the Kriek Max is grounded in the spontaneous fermentation approach. And with its Cuvée des Jacobins and Oude Bruin Vanderghinste beers – among many others – the Bockor brewery has certainly proven its mastery and expertise, when it comes to spontaneous and mixed fermentation.
Brewed with natural ingredients: water, yeast, barley malt, wheat, hops, cherries (25%) and cherry juice.
Colour & Transparency
Clear and dark-red beer, thanks to the use of real krieken. Must be served properly chilled. If poured correctly, a beautiful collar will form.