De Proef Triple Honey Kriek

De Proef Triple Honey Kriek, De 'Proef' Brouwerij
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Patrick Rue (The Bruery) joined Dirk Naudts (De Proef) to collaborate on this new twist for a classic Belgian style. Tripel Honey Kriek pours a deep pink hue capped by pale pink foam. With additions of sour cherries and Mexican Yucatan Honey, it's designed for long shelf life and continual evolution. The aroma has notes of tropical fruit, cherry and underlying notes of sweetness from the Yucatan honey and just a hint of Belgian funk.

Profile

ABV: 
9.3%
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

De Proef Triple Honey Kriek by De Proef Brouwerij is loosely categorized as a Fruit Lambic (23F). This dark copper brew drew a faint head, which fell quickly but with persistent lacing throughout the sampling session. 

From the snifter, notes of wildflower honey, toasted wood and an underlying ginger spice were detected. Flavors featured a sturdy honey component, backed by sourness and a heavy amount of caramel. As it warmed, the cherry flavoring blossomed, as did its alcohol firmness. 

The heaviness of the finish combined with the fruit component made this a beer to be sipped and savored slowly. It turned out to be sweeter in the finish than a traditional tripel, but overall was well balanced, with a subtle sourness melded with a honey backbone. 

A little more bitterness would have been welcomed, but for a dessert beer this would be stellar.

Brewery Introduction

The “proef” brewery is specifically equipped for the development and production of beers for third parties.

We brew on a relatively small scale: most often between 10 and 140 hectoliters per order. Our customers include beer architects (who most often contribute their own recipe), start-... Read More

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