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

bottled
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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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%-7% range, seemingly depending on the batch.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2923) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pretty much everything I want in a oude kriek but with a $11 price tag ! Damn, this is perfect chugging funk. Nice carbonation throughout, soft cherry fruit, earthy pits, funky barrel character and bright acidity but not throat burning like some krieks these days. Pretty happy with this and took it to my dome at work one day while trying to decide just how many cases I should purchase !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2764) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2016
What a wonderful find for $11! Deep red pour, dark, almost purple, really nice color. White head that disapates quickly. Nose is tart cherry with an underlying funk. Great taste here: Cherry skin, lemon, funky goodness. 7% ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (5451) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 7, 2016
750 ml. bottle. It pours a deep, blood red color with a fizzy, pink head that disappears in about a minute. The aroma is potent with cherries, both sweet and sour with some mineral water, mild funk and cherry skin. The flavor is awesome with authentic sweet and sour cherries, cherry skins, mild funk with hints of phenolic bandaids in the finish, but its very light and actually adds to the complexity a bit. The body is pretty rich and juicy, which is probably my favorite part of the beer. Strong acidity, but it’s balanced really well by the fruit character so it’s not hard to drink a lot of this. Dry, sour finish. Love this stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3477) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours clear ruby red color with reddish purple head. Tart cherry and funky aromas. Sour cherry, oak and funk flavors. Medium body with average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3377) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is huge cherry skins, moderate funky yogurt, oak, vinegar and light blueberry. Tastes great. A tad astringent but it’s still great. Moderately sour. Acidic cherry skins, yogurt, red grapes, vinegar and leather. For the price this is hard to beat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2300) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Ruby with a small pink head. Aroma is funky cherry, rose, lavender, hint of African violet. Light bodied, funky on the palate with a dry, earthy finish. Taste is sour cherry, cherry pits, hint of cherry pie, red currants.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4835) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2016
750 ml bottle shared, purchased at Wilbur’s Total Beverage. Clear reddish appearance with a small head. Sweet and tart cherry aroma. Similar flavor, sweet, tart and fruity cherries, a little more sweet than sour. Nice puckering mouth feel. A little one dimensional, pretty good overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2016
F: quite big, pinkish, very quick diminishing to long lasting film fragment. C: dark reddish to brown, hazy against the light. A: sour, cherries, brettano, tarty, lactic, woody, dusty, light leather. T: very sour, almost no sweet tones, tarty cherries, woody, leather, old well, medium body, good carbonation, quite complex with minimum sugar and that’s is great, 0,75l bottle 2014 from Delhaize, worth to try.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (2715) - NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
Shared bottle at Mandagsklubben 11.04.16. Slightly brown head. Sour aroma, with sour cherries, farmhouse and sour horse pee at first. Aroma of sour cherries, brett and a hint of umami and smoked malt. Very complex. Sour, dry and astringent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
Poured pinkish ruby red with a pink head. Aroma was of tart cherries, light funk and mineral character. Flavor was way more tart than expecting, cherry forward for sure, finishes quick and dry. Tasty for sure.


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