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


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RATINGS: 379   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaril (38) - 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 (3563) - 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 (7081) - 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 (5078) - 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 (2742) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikske79 (1267) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Veel te zuur voor mij, echt niet mijn stijl van kriek. maar sommige zullen dit misschien goed vinden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Murky dark red colour with a strong cherry aroma. Taste is overly sour, almost cringing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (679) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Red body with pink head. Aroma is fruity with cherries and some sourness. Taste is sour with cherries and hints of sweetness. Aftertaste is bitter with some sourness. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (340) - GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
Big, dense, pink head, which vanishes very fast. Has a dark, ruby red, vinous cherry color. Brett defined barnyard aromas, full of fruit flavor, with an earthy oak wrapping. Cherry aroma melts together with funky tartness in the nose, promising a fantastic, complex dryness. Tastes of musty, leathery malts with ripe, sweet cherries in the beginning, unfolding an incredible depth of fruitiness on the palate, as also the cherry-stones seem to add to the taste, contributing hints of almond and additional breadiness. Acidity then becomes recognizable, at first turning the cherries jounger, more sour, then adding a chewy, dry sourness, which still leaves a spot for the soft oakie cherries on the palate. Includes a very convincing complexity, both, fruits and funky sourness are intense, they pair together perfectly, resulting in a dry, enjoyable melange. This also applies for the aftertaste, although the tartness is growing, the longer it lingers on the palate. Nonetheless I found it astonishing to be able to detect cherries at that stage. Overall this is very fruity, without forgetting to add a huge amount of tart sourness to the beer, which tastes very fullfilling, as it exceeded my expectations of a well done Kriek.

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