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


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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (635) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. 2012 edition. Clear deep red with small pinkish head. Sweet aroma, cherry, some wood notes, earthy, floral. Very sour flavor, cherry, faint antibiotics hints, wild yeastiness, herbs, lemon, somewhat floral, hints of peach, very dry sour finish. Flat, medium-bodied. Interesting and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (1462) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
75cl bottle. Dark red, light cloudy, medium sized dark pink head. Sour red berries, hay, red cherries, cherry pits, light earthy. Taste is very tart with bitterness like biting on berry pits, light umami and dry bitter finish. Nice and complex kriek, very earthy but I'm quite enjoying it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (102) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
Tried 2007 vs 2012 750ml. Strange enough the 2007 was more fruity than 2012?! 2012 was more funky. You can trave the beer very well through the years. Very nice beer indeed, but in this case I actually prefered the 2007.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (606) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle, 75cL. Home. Alc. 6,5 % Vol. A dark red beer with a medium smoothy pink head. Medium retention. Aroma of cherry (real fruit), smoke, barnyard, wood. Medium to heavy sour, really dry. Only light sweet background from the fruits. Bony body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation, lasting dry finish. Overall, great balance between fruit and sourness. Really dry, but a feeling of intense cherry as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (1034) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1085) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4797) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1060) - 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 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16999) - 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

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