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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
750ml bottle. pours a deep cherry red with reddish pink head. aroma is sour cherries, raspberries and more cherries. some barnyard/dust in the aroma too. taste is tart cherry from start to finish. nice tartness but shared with non-beer drinkers who just don’t like lambic krieks.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
2012 bottle thanks to torino. Pours a murky ruby with small white head that lasts. The aroma is strong cherry skin and funk. Very sour, cherry skin, oak, very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Tons of tart cherries. Cloudy pinkish/red with a decent white head. Intense acidic tartness, light cherry notes and bone dry. Tartness is a bit over the top, would have loved to try this fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeTheRocker (18) - Gävle, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
2007 edition. Best Before january 2014 but still very good a year after that. Supersour and tart but oh so much taste and a real enjoyment to drink with good food among non-beer-drinking friends who also enjoyed this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2488) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
75cl bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a deep red with medium pink head. Aroma is sour cherries. Taste is beautifully tangy with sharp cherry sherbet and a dry woody bite. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1328) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
.75l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours cloudy ruby red with low pink head. Aroma is sour. Red berries, cherry, bubble gum, yeast. Flavor is red berries, sour, hint of vinegar, red currant, some malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12684) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle split at James’s place, thanks to he, last rating of 2014 on 31/12/14. Cherry red with a decent crimson covering that dissipates to spotting. Nose is tarte cherry, smoke, straw, bitter red berries, musty wood notes. Taste comprises light manure, bitter cherry skin, more musty wood, smoke, singed hay. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter cherry closure. Solid kriek lambic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (656) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (1524) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (121) - 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.


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