CYGNUS: Cherry (Blend B) | Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
Style: Lambic - Kriek
Description: CYGNUS: Cherry (Blend B) is a blend of three years of traditional, Lambic-inspired, coolship, spontaneous ale that follows the Méthode Traditionnelle guidelines. The blended base beer was refermented with two different kinds of whole tart cherries, Montmorency and Balaton, including the cherry pits which adds to the classic complexity and flavor associated with Kriek. After several months of aging the beer on cherries in oak barrels, the beer was removed and stored. More base beer was added to the cherries, extracting more color and a milder nuanced flavor. Three blends were created, each with their own unique character and final fruit level.