Today’s beer is a bit of a strange one, we tried it recently at a local Belgium style pub and our jury is still out on what we thought of it, it was colorful and interesting but not sure if we should have stuck to the Hoegaarden or bought another glass of this cheery infused beer. The Belle Vue Kriek is a Belgium beer which has been around since the early 1900′s and is a wheat beer which has been brewed by adding cherries and raspberries then ageing in oak barrels to give it a woody flavour for three years. The beer is brewed in the Zenne valley near Brussels beacause a micro organism required to brew this beer only grows in the area. It tastes somewhere between a beer and a fruity sweet wine and has a reddish purple colour. Give one a go as your first beer next time you are at the local European style bar and see what you think, it could surprise you and you might want another.