St-Louis Premium Kriek is a kriekenbier, or cherry beer, made on a lambic base.
A quarter of St-Louis Premium Kriek is the juice of Oblacinska cherries that have been steeped in gueuze for six months. It also has a smaller proportion of St-Louis Kriek Fond Tradition.
This beer is a thirst-quencher with a low alcohol content and, in the nose, overwhelmingly sweet aromas of cherries. It’s very fruity with a hint of sourness and slight touches of almond coming from the cherry stones.
3.2% ABV | 5°C
On 1st January 2009, at the ripe old age of 79, Luc Van Honsebrouck passed on the mashing stick to his son Xavier (born 1967). By that time, Xavier had been working within the brewery for over 20 years, primarily in sales and exports and then gradually taking over management duties from his father.
Times have changed. When “mister Luc” was in charge of the brewery, visiting journalists were received by the brewmaster or a member of the marketing team. Only at the end of the tour would Luc make an appearance in the tasting room to offer a round.