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

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonnyguns (1057) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Was quite drunk when had this but I can remember the aroma was just wrong. Smelt like horse blanket and urine. Taste wasn’t much better either. Couldn’t finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of a moderate tart and lightly sweet cherries mixed with baby diapers, lemon, and faint must. It pours a hazy reddish-orange with a small pinkish head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tart and let sweet cherry. The finish has moderate sour lemon, must, and faint cork. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
maneliquor (3248) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark blood red with a small browny head. Nose is shocking. It smells like a horse has taken a dump on a hay stack then rubbed itself in it. Not enjoying the aroma at all. Taste is moderately better as it isn’t so intensely ’horse hitty’ and the tarty cherry notes take over a little but it still isn’t exactly pleasing stuff. Not my kind of sour at all. Maybe the bottle was off? But it’s a sour so it should be ’horse blankety’ or something? Who knows. Horse shit is all I know

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1558) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 28, 2014
75cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is dark rose. Head is thin and rosih. High acidity. Bitterness is high. Sourness is medium to high. Sweetness is not that high. Wood, fruity and cherry aroma and flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a hazy reddish purple color with a small pinkish head. The aroma and flavor have tart cherry, oak, funk, musty character, some acidity, base gueuze character with some prickly mouthfeel. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2400) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Part of a SAQ private import. Pours a hazy red colour with particles floating around. The head is pink-red coloured, fizzing away quickly and with no lacing at all. Aromas of cherries, wood and sourness. The sourness is more present in the taste lasting the hold way. The cherry taste is kind of hidden, but the wood is still there. Hint of plastic in the flavours. Bottled June 7th 2011 with a best before date of June 2017. 2010 edition and No. 05108 written on label. Not a bad Kriek, but nothing exceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1560) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep red color with a minimal head. Dry and slightly sour aroma of lambic and cherry. Very acidic taste, mostly dry finish.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2870) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle at delirium. murky red, nose is cherry, corn, passionfruit, celery. Taste is deep, earthy not too tart, lemon zest and peach with obvious cherry notes. best kriek from Lindemans but not worth finding again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (1979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Pauwels. Looks beautiful out of the bottle. Deep red burgundy, murky, bright like a new world red wine. Nose is almost as good as it gets for fresh Kriek. Deep baked meringue, white sugar, fresh cherry, sweet cherry, sour brambly apples, little farmyard and horse blanket, bit of funk, bit of cherry Bakeweel tart, lots of deep cherry fragrance, bit of red wine vinous. Taste is the sour dominating, green white flesh Bramley apples, acidic, tart, and then some cherry sweetness. This is very good, like a fine red wine. Some nice depth of flaour with the cherry and tartness and slight red wine tannin complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4678) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
pours hazy dark red with a very nice purplish head, good retention and lacing. moderate funk, phenolic cherries - cough syrupy, cherries’ skin and stone, lactic and citric - quite lemony, oaky, slightly earthy and metallic, cinnamon sticks, grass, pepper. lively carbonation, light body, assertively tart and grassy-spicy-oaky-astringent finish. very good offering enjoyed under the spring sun.


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