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6/2006 de BOOMGAARD KRIEK, PECHE, FRAMBOISE, and TROPICAL LAMBICS
These brews are made by Liefman’s Breweries of Dentergem, Belgium. Both are described by their labels as being brewed with “spices” and juice (cherry, peach, strawberry, and mango respectively). We had a hard time detecting any spices; we also didn’t pick up any of the frothy sourness that one often finds in lambics. These are rather straightforward brews- you want peach? Here’s a fat note of peach. Cherry? Here’s it comes…pow! And so forth. Maybe this one note effect is a function of too much juice being shot into the beer after its bottled. Who knows. Excepting the TROPICAL –which we couldn’t swallow– these are enjoyable brews. That said, they may not likely to appeal to fussy, lambic drinkers, who will gripe that these seemed designed to appeal to American’s taste preferences. (Rating***1/4)

To learn more about de BOOMGAARD’s lambics or find out where you may buy them, surf to http://www.SB-Northwest.com.

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