2016 Tahoma Kriek
Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery
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A Note on This Beer
There’s a reason why Double Mountain’s Tahoma Kriek climbed the Sour ranks to become one of the Top Fruit Lambics on BA: they harnessed the notoriously expensive and hard to grow Rainier cherries!
In a world of beers dominated by darker cherries, Tahoma delivers a unique taste of these blushing pink and yellow, sweet and juicy NW Rainiers on a 9.9% ABV Blonde Sour base that lets them shine. And because it’s aged an entire year on the fruit, Sour fans won’t miss a drop of this lucious fruit’s unique character.
But here’s another “cherry on top” -- this 2016 vintage of Tahoma has been cellared an additional 12 months by Double Mountain to allow the fruity, spicy complexity of Lambic yeast to meld just right with the cherries. Now that the wait is over, brace yourselves for the sour cherry pie aromas to come. A lemony tartness tantalizes the tongue before mellowing from a smooth, vanilla-oaky finish.
While Rainier cherries are a temperamental fruit, Double Mountain stands up to the challenge -- they even grow the fruit on their own orchard. Not only did Tahoma earn acclaim on BA, Draft Mag gave this golden cherry elixir an incredible 97 score! With all this buzz, and vivid Rainier cherry flavors, you certainly won’t be up the Kriek by sipping down this Sour.
Rated 97 on Draft Mag; #59 Fruit Lambic on BeerAdvocate