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


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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1038) - 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 (4555) - 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 (1021) - 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 (16286) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1708) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mike_77 (3634) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7252) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5294) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
barnyard, almond and cherryes,red, clear, white foam, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, fizzy, very sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2885) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Launched in 2007, it was about time that Lindemans, famed for its sweetened kriek, came up with a fully authentic ’oude’ version of it. Pale pinkish head, deep ruby red colour; very fruity aroma combining fresh sour cherries with ’malse’ lambic, hay, sherry, lemon zest, not too sulphuric; taste also quite soft for the style, evidently sour but not agressively so, bit sherryish, refreshing with sufficient fresh fruit, subduedly funky. A good stepping stone for those brave enough to venture into the world of oude kriek.

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