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So, I am not into "cloning" beers outright.  However I am inspired to make a similar flavor profile to this beer.  I love this beer! It would be rather complicated to duplicate this brew entirely anyway as it contains 2% of a Kriek.

I have the homebrew recipe listed in Brew Like a Monk from Noel Blake.  However it does not really give specifics as to how the kriek component was added at Ommegang.

What I am wondering is this.  Perhaps it would be interesting to brew a Belgian dark strong in a similar vein to this recipe and then blend a bit of a melomel in at bottling time for fruity vinous complexity.  Say, a raspberry melomel, as I have one aging...  I am nowhere near brewing lambics or krieks, so I thought maybe a melomel could add some similar character.

An important part of the Kriek is the "wild" fermentation. You may be better just literally pouring a bottle of Lindeman's or (my favorite) Liefmann's Kriek in at secondary.


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