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Brewed by Brouwerij Lindemans
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our traditional Kriek Cuvée René Grand Cru is brewed with wild yeast from the surrounding air, water, malted barley, wheat, aged flower hop flowers and selected wild cherries. Deep cherry red clear body, tart taste with a moderate sourness and an authentic cherry skin presence. No added sugar.

Note: ABV known to be in the 5%-6.5% range, seemingly depending on the batch.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3166) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle - Pours ruby with a ring of off-white head. Nose is dry and lemony with chalkiness, a little sulphur, and a mellow tartness. Taste is lovely--dry chalkiness with some cherry sweettart sweetness. Tart and lemony without being over the top. Smooth and fluffy--feels good in the mouth.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of nice cherry jam, berry, lemon, oak, funky notes, cheese, vanilla, slight basement/cobweb type stuff. Taste was a mix of sour cherry, lemon, oak, dry earthy funk, hints of barnyard, more berry, finishing tart, dry. Very glad this made it to the US.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
It’s here baby!!!! The beer I have searched for longer than any other. And bam! There it was on the shelf. Bottle into a lindemans flute glass. Color is cherry red. Would like to do a tasting against the nonkreik version. Solid beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1728) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
750 ml capped and corked bottle, bottled 12 AUG 2015. Served in a Prairie lambic tumbler glass, the beer pours a dark red color with about an inch pink head that stuck around for a little while. There’s also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is fruity and tart, the brew smells like tart cherries, green apples and lemon peel. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there’s also some vinegar, oak, grainy malt and earthiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot, there’s a good amount of fruity and tart flavors. It’s also easy and enjoyable to drink, I’d buy this again! $12.99 a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (597) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark pinkish red with a quickly fading red bubbly head. Aroma of cherries, cranberry, red fruits. Taste is of fresh cherries, acidic, tart, sherbet, light oak notes. Light oily effervescent mouthfeel, medium to hard carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (7128) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
Old rating. 2008 version, Nr. 002121. Bottled on 19 Juni 2009. Great fruity and funky beginning. The cherries are sour and present, but not as sour as expected. Quite dry in the body, intense funky with the cherries rounding the beer. The aftertaste is long and fruity, deep funky with cherries and tart grainy beer. Very nice but not too sour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuchessOfIowa (154) - Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Poured from a 750ml. Deep plum red hue with a tight champagne pink head. Wonderful cherry notes that have add generous amount of sour and tartness to the palate. This was a treat to find this available in our area.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4980) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2016
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours dark red with a small pink head. Aroma of fruit and funk. Taste is tart cherry, fruit, funk, and oak. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3556) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of cherry and dates. Clear cherry brown color, beige head cover, a few lace dots. Taste is tart bing cherry (similar to canned cherries) that is full-bodied and musty. Light considering what’s going on. Different, works well, balanced, a solid Lambic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2016
750, corked and capped. Pours a cloudy dark crimson with a tight fizzy pinkish head. Mild sweet nose, showing a mix of snack and pie cherries, some sweet, some tart, with a bit of sweet vinegar there as well. Creamy medium body with lively carb. The same snack/pie sweet/tart combo on the mid palate. Well made and certainly inoffensive, but not really a bold statement (about what you’d probably expect from Lindeman’s, except done much more naturally and elegantly than many of their beers).


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