Advent Day 21: Gluhkriek

2015-12-13 19.42.33

ABV: 6.0%

Leifmans Gluhkriek is somewhat unique as beers go, best consumed at 80C. With a thick light pink head that disappeared quickly because I was pouring the beer from a saucepan to a mug the colour of the beer is a deep cherry red. Cherry is the name of the game in the beer (and in the name of the beer too, that is what kriek refers to), the aroma is cherry and the flavour is cherry, with a slightly acidic bite to it and a lightly malty backbone.

Rating: 4.25 / 5 – A winter warmer in the truest sense of the word, if you like cherry this is an excellent replacement for a hot chocolate, but with the benefit of still tasting good when cold.

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