The Boon Millésime 2020 is an “Oude Schaarbeekse Kriek”. In the summer of 2020, the cherries were harvested with which we made this delicate, traditional fruit beer based on Belgian Schaarbeek cherries and lambic. We had the fresh cherries fermented with lambic beer that had already aged for 18 months in wooden barrels. We used a total of 270 grams of cherries per litre. We then allowed the resulting cherry lambic to mature for another 6 months in oak casks. After this additional aging, we bottled the beer in these bottles on Oct. 19, 2021. The Boon Millésime is re-fermented in the bottle and can safely continue to age for several more years.
This Belgian cherry-based beer is an ideal tasting beer for food pairing or as an aperitif. Thanks to its accessible alcohol content (6.5%), the distinct and elegant aroma of the Schaarbeek cherries is given free rein.
The year mentioned on the neck label of the bottle is the year the fruit was harvested.
You taste the intense, wine-like aroma, as well as hints of ripe fruit, oak and vanilla. The Schaarbeek cherries provide a soft, round aftertaste and are praised for the delicate aroma they lend to the lambic.