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

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


VsXsV's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2778) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1640) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
2012 bottle. The beer is a deep magenta-red color with a fizzy pink head. The bubbles dissipate fairly quickly. The liquid is dark and clouded over. The aroma is cherries, lemons and light lambic funk. There’s a mild medicinal notes, and it shows a touch of age. The fruit is mostly sour cherry goodness, but there are shades of berries and grapes to it. Little bit of sourness comes through. The funk is pretty much in line with Gueuze Cuvée René, light and gentle but packs some delicate depth. Taste is rather tart. Some sour cherries but more lemon peel and sour grapes. Just a touch of fruit sweetness initially. Dry finish. Plenty of pucker. Some body to it. Fairly effervescent. Solid kriek. I wouldn’t mind seeing bottles on local shelves.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (361) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Une odeur que j’adore : très caverneuse, de cerises vieillies et de grange humide. Fantastique! En bouche l’attaque sûrette est très intense... Mais c’est tolérable voir agréable quand on aime le style! Par contre, il y a un petit côté aqueux qui m’achale. On se rend compte en effet que cette bière manque de profondeur. Les notes "superficielles" sont intenses et vives, mais le corps n’est pas là pour soutenir le tout. Étrange, car le nez laissait vraiment présager une bière beaucoup plus complexe à tous les niveaux.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (314) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
It pours transparent ruby; the head is salmon and foamy. The aroma has notes of: barnyard funk, and red cherries. The taste is heavy sweet and heavy sour; there are notes of: cherries, slight anise, lemon juice, funk, and a grassy quality. The palate is medium heavy bodied; has medium carbonation; has a viscous and cloying mouthful, and a medium finish. Overall, love the balance between funk and fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (312) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Que les dégustateurs en quête de délicatesse fuient cette bouteille! Liquide pourpre presque brunâtre affichant une petite mousse qui s’apparente plus à un bouillonnement acide qu’une simple poussée de gaz carbonique. Une grande quantité de cerises domine cette bière tant au nez qu’en bouche. On parle ici de jeunes griottes sûrettes et encore loin d’être mûres. C’est acide, rougeoyant, sûr à l’extrême et tellement âpre qu’une curieuse texture râpeuse et terreuse vient s’installer dans une finale étonnamment longue malgré la quasi-absence de sucre et de rondeur.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4674) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2015
750ml bottle in a taster in line at OEC. Pours hazy ruby with an off-white head. Aroma of sourness, cherries, some light malts, and hints of wheat. Flavor a nice blend of the cherries and sourness. Average texture. A pretty good kriek.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (1086) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Flaska från Belgianbeerfactory. Doft av surkörsbär. Toner av mörk källartrappa, dammiga skrymslen och jord. Sur smak som river av det mesta av saliven på tungan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poech73 (273) - Braine, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2015

Labelled as "Oud kriek Cuvée Renée Grand cru" -- Bottled: 20/03/2014
Encore beaucoup d’immaturité dans cette bouteille d’un an d’âge: son acidité trop présente accompagne toute la dégustation avec un peu d’agressivité, avec pour conséquence de faire passer les arômes maltés, fruités et boisé en retrait. On apprécie fortement les saveurs de cerise qui arrivent sur les papilles en atténuant cette acidité encore trop présente. Peu d’amertume si ce n’est cette âcreté boisée très discrète. Assez bien équilibrée. A réessayer après 10 ans de cave!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4384) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle from BeerMerchants; hazy vimto red pour with a big frothy pink head, aroma had tart cherries and some almonds, taste has tart cherries, citrus, some woodiness, elements of funk, some horse blanket, some jam action to balance the sour, aggressive carbs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4821) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Bottled. 35cl sample. The aroma has light citrus, wood, some cherry, some bubblegum. Clear, copper-amber red coloured beer with a thin, of-white head. The taste is moderate sour, has citric acidity mainly, some vinegar. Quite some wood tones, just a little cherry there. But well bottle was dated 2006... Refreshing mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (465) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
Flaska 75 cl bishops örebro. Klar röd vätska. Syrlig doft av kärsbär och äpplen. Smaken liksom doften drar åt äpplekart med mycket syra och kärsbär. Rejält torr och fin. Välkolsyrad


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