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Kriegster Kriek

Kriegster Kriek

Fruit Lambic • All Grain • 5.5 gal


Kreik with Zergut Syrup

June 30, 2013 at 05:52pm

3.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain5.5 gal)

  • 10 lbs Premium 2-Row Malt; Great Western

    Premium 2-Row Malt; Great Western

    Our most popular base malt, perfect for all beer styles, especially American ales and lagers. With moderate protein and enzyme levels and a very clean, smooth finish, our Premium 2-Row Malt is ideal for all-malt beers and for mashes containing moderate levels of adjunct.

  • 4 lbs White Table Sugar (Sucrose)

    White Table Sugar (Sucrose)

    Common household table/baking sugar. Lightens flavor and body of beer. Can contribute a cider-like flavor to the beer if not cold-fermented or used in large quantities.

  • 1 oz Willamette - 5.0 AA% pellets; boiled 90 min


    This hop is used for finishing and dry hopping American and British style ales. Aroma is mild and pleasant ans slightly spicy

  • 2 l Cherry Syrup - Zergut (omitted from calculations)

    Cherry Syrup

    Strong distinctly sweet flavored sugar syrup. Made from extract of cherry.

  • Wyeast 3278 Belgian Lambic Blend™

    Wyeast 3278 Belgian Lambic Blend™

    Contains a selection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae which include Blegian style wheat beer yeast, sherry yeast, two Brettanomyces strains and Lactic Acid Bacteria. While this mixture does not include all possible cultures found in Belgian Lambics, it is repr


Zergut Sour Cherry Syrup was on sale so I ventured to make a Kriek. (2 bottles). 1 bottle = 2bls sugar equivalent. Sugar in recipe is just there for syrup in OG calc. Upon sampling wort, not sure if there was enough cherry flavor. The syrup added A LOT of sugar as OG was ~1.077, so I can't add any more syrup.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 17 - Sour Ale

Subcategory: F - Fruit Lambic

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.079 1.040 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.007 1.000 - 1.010
Color: 3.6 SRM 3 - 7
Alcohol: 9.4% ABV 5% - 7%
Bitterness: 22.0 IBU 0 - 10



Only moderately tart - Highly alcoholic

2014-04-05 3:58pm

Sampled fermentation 4/4/14. Really hasn't progressed much from sampling a few months ago even though the white pelical layer has grown thicker covering the entire surface of the beer. Gonna water it down and resuspend to see if it will continue on its path.

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