A sour blonde aged in oak barrels with cherries, this is Bruery Terreux's take on a Belgian-style kriek. It pours a slightly hazy orange-pink color, with upfront scents of tart cherry and raspberry that are woven with complex notes of lemon peel, green apple, leather, barnyard and hay. The palate is bright and lively, with ample malt to lend weight to the mouthfeel while mouthwatering acidity carries the tart berry and cherry flavors. Additional layers of oaky spice, white pepper, cocoa, bread crust and animal hide weave in and out of the fruity core and linger on the long finish. It's well balanced, sour without being completely mouth-puckering, and undoubtedly delicious.
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).