Union Station is part of the John Harvard's chain of brewpubs, and the chain head brewer is Timothy Morse, formerly of Anchor Brewing and Rhode Island's own Hope Brewing Company. Upon tasting Union Station's kriek, Tim was noted to have exclaimed that the brew could have been presented to him as a genuine Belgian kriek and he would have believed it. That's a sentiment with which I wholeheartedly agree. The beer is reddish pink in color with a sour cherry nose and a light, spritzy head formation. The palate is tart and crisp with wheat, extremely refreshing and drinkable. The cherry flavor is apparent from the first sip, but is not at all sweet and cloying, rather it is sour and quenching. The bartender explained that the reactions so far had been of a love/hate nature. I loved the beer. It would accompany a pork dish nicely, but I enjoyed it with a pizza made with spent brew grains, broccoli, spinach, and chunks of tomato.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
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