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

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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7411) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
Bouteille 75cl, anno 2008, bb 02/2014, bottled oct 2009, # 24709 partagée avec Pierre T. De couleur acajou sur un col rosâtre persistant sans être trop épais. Arôme restitue, même avec 5 ans d’age, un bouquet généreux de griotte, on note très bien ce côté prenant de fruit noir accompagné d’un nez rustique ponctué de ce caractère typique de gueuze. Palais reste également fort centré sur les griottes et cela malgré l’age, les signes d’atténuation du fruit sont encore faible. Effervescence reste moyenne avec un profil acidulé prenant mais sans être surfait. Note qcq résidus boisés qui donnent une pointe épicée à la bière.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (929) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
Dark red with no head. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, acid, bread. Taste is very sour, tart. Very dry finish. Simply too sour for me. Overwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1046) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Rooby tones, small white head. Aroma is quite tart, some red fruit and barnyard. Favor is dry, dominated by tart cherries. Quite nice beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4637) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
750ml bottle [6.5% abv]. Cloudy, dark red colour with small, frothy, collapsing, pinkish head. Sourish aroma, quite natural notes of sour cherries. Taste is tart, dry, notes of sour cherries. One-dimensional, definitely not appetisingly in a way. Not appealing to me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1035) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle poured in a chalice. Forget about Lindemans Kriek or the Pecheresse, Cuvée René is a real Lambic-Kriek. It’s not sweet, first of all, actually, this is acid and dry. When poured, at first time, it has a medium rose head with small retention and no lacings. Subsequent doses have not much head anymore. The color is a dark red. Quite cloudy. Reminds wine. The smell is reeeeally Lambic. Fruity and acid as it should. Reminds grapes but it’s probably only cherry. The taste is also acid close to vinegar. Again, very fruity with this metallic end left by Lambics. Again, this is dry. Body is light and drinkability too. Good stuff to people that like wild acid beers. [ BA Review @ 4/12/2011 ]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16769) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Red Willow tap room... Deep red... Thin pink lacing... Soft horseblanket funk.. Soft fruits nose... Dark berries... Dry Cherry fruit... Long dry horseblanket funky finish

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaril (40) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
Pours deep red with fine pink froth. Smells earthy and woody (no-one else is getting it but I smell olive and cherry pips) I’m not getting strong fruit on the aroma like others but plenty of funk. Good sourness all the way through the palate and taste with the yeast the main flavor feature. Tart like unripe cherries and a little citrus (but mostly stone fruit). Hops play a subtle herbal role at the end, but the lingering sensation is puckering.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a clearish pink-purple red with a short lived pink head. Aroma is cherry, funky, oldish. Flavor is cherry, sour candies, woody. Finish is sour and tart. Some lingering fruit. Medium body, average carbonation.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mike_77 (3781) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Clear, deep red colour. No head. Aroma of sour cherries and vinegar. Flavour is very acidic with background hints of red fruit sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7309) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
Dark ruby coloured, almost clear. Has a pink head, medium duration. Almond aroma, faint sweet cherrie notes. Cinnamon too. Acidic flavor, Citric acid.


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