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

bottled
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RATINGS: 518   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.


VsXsV's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3932) - Stockholm, - SEP 24, 2012
2004 bottle at Danko’s place. Dark pink/brown liquid with minimal off-white head. Aroma of wood/oak, cherries, funk and some light port oxidization. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of cherries, oak and lemons. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice stuff, has aged well.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
gephross100 (313) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2016
2014 bottle. Dark murky purple color. Montmorency cherry nose. Gouda cheese, cinnamon, sweet cherries. Medium sourness, heavy mouthfeel. Super jammy.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tjeerd (255) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Deep red, with small frotty head. Cherry aroma and taste, but also a bit artificial. Sour , acetic aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2016
Into a Lindemans tallboy at just on cool. Appearance of strawberry conserve in its hazed deep, ruby body. Headless and devoid of visible life. Intense nose hinting at sour berries, hessian, wet cat fur, rosemary, rust, black peppercorns, musty, dry oak, cigarette ash and a trace of vanilla. Dry, acidic and woody palate. Very light bodied and effervescent so it dances across the tongue. Although extremely tart it has a well pronounced flavour and sense of cherry fruit which wafts up to the olfactories on each swallow. A perfumed musk is unusual but melds well. Cat fur and hessian sit alongside bitter and woody herb notes and hints of wheat and leafy hops. Quite an interesting beer as it has a classic lambic base but still plenty of young beer character. Highly refreshing. A definite Champagne of a beer. Quality!!! (37,5cL, bottled 23/12/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2016
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark garnet with a lingering ring of pink foam. Aromas of straw, cherry, light spice and a hint of funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, cherry and light spice with a crisp dry tart lingering cherry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ulrikolsen (338) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2016 Bottle. Pours deep dark red red with quickly fading pink head. Aroma has cherries, sour cherries and notes of red berries and a hint of wood. Taste is fruity with cherries, sour cherries and red berries, and a hint of malt and brett to the end. Finish is dry, fresh and fruity and leaves only slightly sourness and malty hints in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2968) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle. Faint burnt match behind fresh, sweet and sour cherries and faint pickle juice accents. Hazy red under a rapidly receding blanket. Sweet and sour cherry with some vanilla and moderate pickle juice. Smooth and with a pleasant sourness and moderate carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (649) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2016
750ml bottle. Dark ruby pour with minimal head. Great funky cherry aroma. Taste is really sour up front moving to sweet fruit taste. My mouth is watering as I drink it. Really amazing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bomber shared by Tom - thanks! Deep purple red pour with a fairly dense head. Aroma is funky, cherry. Big bold tart / sour, rich cherry. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Pours hazy red with low pink head. Gushes like crazy out of bottle... Aroma of cherries, red berries, bretta and almond icing. Taste is rich berry tart with a cherry and berry finish. Light and crisp body with average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2085) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear, red with small pink head. In aroma tart cherries, almonds, vinegar. In taste solid sour kriek, very fruity, lots of cherries, berries almonds. Light body, fizzy carbonation, tart finish.


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