Fruit beer from Belgium
Fruit beers are beers to which fruit has been added and there are several beers that can be used to do this. Fruit beers are often use Belgian lambics as their base, this isn't a hard and fast rule, but many lambic beers are in fact fruit flavoured. In addition to lambic beer you can also use Witbier. Having said this, you can experiment with almost any beer style.
Kriek and Oude Kriek
The most famous fruit beer is the Kriek. It is a refreshing, fruity and slightly sweet lambic beer. Traditionally, Kriek is made in breweries around Brussels, they take a Belgian lambic and add Galician sour cherries. The taste is bursting with sweet and sour cherry flavours. The famous Kriek Boon is made by blending both old aged and young lambic. It's a fresh, slightly sweet beer with a oaky, rich cherry flavour and a light fizz.
Lindemans Kriek (found in our Beer Tasting + Glass Case and Belgian New Edition Case) is fresh and fruity, with aromas of cherries and a sweet note of marzipan!
With an Oude Kriek further fermentation happens once in the bottle, this results in a higher alcohol percentage than a Kriek. Oude Kriek is very fruity and has a fresh, sour taste. The beer can mature for another two years in the bottle. The longer you leave the bottle, the more the taste of the Oude Kriek evolves. Oud Beersel Oude Kriek contains even more cherries than the younger kriek.