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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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
Tognetta (702) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2016
Vermelho escuro, vinho, leve turbidez, espuma rosa de pouca formação e média persistência. Aroma de acidez predominante, cereja, uva escura, amora. No paladar acidez de média intensidade,leve dulçor. Corpo leve, alta carbonataçao. Final de média intensidade e persistência, mantém a cereja, maça, avinagrada. Muito boa para o estilo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2016
750mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this has some nice tart, lemony notes, before some sweet cherry flavor takes over. Smells like a fruit roll-up, actually. Transparent ruby colored body with a medium, fizzy puce head present. It’s quickly dissipating, however. Starts with a very faint amount of sweet cherry flavor, before this becomes quite tart, and acetic. There is some good carbonation present. Fairly straightforward, and not overly musty. I think this is good, but I could see how some people might want more layers and complexity.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4581) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2016
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/18/2015. Pours clear dark ruby red color with a 2 finger foamy pink head with solid retention, that reduces to a ring of lace that lingers. Light spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon peel, red grape, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, pepper, toasted oak, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, and moderate oak notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon peel, red grape, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, pepper, toasted oak, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/lactic sourness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon peel, red grape, hay, straw, leather, muty funk, pepper, toasted oak, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, and moderate oak flavors; with zero astringent sour flavors lingering after the finish. Good dryness from carbonation/acidity as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible kriek lambic. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, and moderate oak flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink even with the high amount of acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4467) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2016
750ml from Ohtsuki. Lindemans Cuvée René Kriek A deep ruby purple color with a jammy Kriek cherry flavor. The taste is tart ascerbic cherry with some oak tannic barrel and sweet tarts. Very balanced and tasty. It’s a wondcerful example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ritzn (375) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2016
Clear ruby red with little foam on the edges. Aroma isred currant, cherry, some champagne, marzipan. Taste is disturbingly sour with very little fruity sweetness. Really dry mouthfeel long sour finish, very refreshing. Quite nice actually.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (6700) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2016
2008 Bottle, brilliant ruby red, offwhite layer. Light spicy cherries with pits. Medium light body, sparkly. Very dry and tart, leather, light Apple vinegar, lime, cherry/almond. Surprisingly clean and drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a Clear cranberry red with a thin white ring. Very tart, sour aroma. Taste is somwhat metallic and medicinal. Not as good as I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Brews n chews. Murky pinkish red pour. Aromas of big cherry and funk. A little bit of a raspberry seed nutty finish. Taste is medium sour. Nice to have something good at this event.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3926) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Pours a deep reddish pink from the bomber with bubbly pink white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of funky woody lambic with a hint sweet cherry. Taste follows, wow this is way better than I was expecting for the price. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (1255) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - JUN 9, 2016
deep cherry red hazym medium short lasting pink foam; yeasty, funky, cherry aromas; high sourness, light bitterness and sweetness; medium body, slightly sticky feel, lively carbonation, long tart fruity finish; Overall: intense taste, nice aroma, refreshing, well-made, very good


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