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This recipe, a sour Belgian-style ale, comes from the brewing log of NB's Michael Dawson, homebrewer for 13 years and harborer of bacteria for probably a lot longer than that. The kit yields a medium-bodied wheat beer with a reddish-brown color, cherry-pie aroma, and a tart, acidic bite that comes from a combination of real cherries (in puree form) and cultured bacteria. While young, the sour character of this beer will be subdued and the cherries more pronounced, but sourness will increase with age.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here! Beer Style Sour Beers, Trappist/Belgian Ale Regional Style Belgian Color Light Original Gravity 1053 Total Time to Make 4 months
Browse 3 questions and 27 answersShow all answers | Sort byI have heard that lambics can take years to age. What kind of aging is needed for dawsons kriek?Best Answer: Lambics can take years to age properly to reach the peak of flavor and aroma. Dawson's Kriek is no different and will continue to age well for years. The beer can be consumed younger but may not be at peak flavor.Are there fermentation temperature considerations with this brew? I was under the impression lambics needed to be at 45-50F during secondary.
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This kit should be fermented in the 65-70F range for both primary and secondary fermentation. There is no need to do a cooler secondary.for dawson kriek can i substitute apricot in lieu of cherry?Dawson's Kriek Extract KitBest Answer: You can add any fruit you'd like. It wouldn't by definition be a Kriek since that's defined by the cherries, but it should still taste good.
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