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


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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for the unavailable in ’Murrca surprise! Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game. A: Pours a dark plum color with a shit ton of ugly sediment floating about. The head is an awful looking lavender film floating on top of the brew with big bubbles and general ugliness. S: Very earthy, to the point of being ’dirty’ smelling, almost even fungal. Light cherries and acetic tartness comes through in a timid manner. T: It’s far more tart in the flavor profile. This one starts with cherries briefly - then BOOM! Acetic, vinegary sourness bombards the palate - I’d reckon the balance is 85% tart, 15% sweet cherries. More of the earthy qualities from the aroma appear later on to finish the brew off. Shame it came after three excellent gueuzes, because this one really spoke to my sour tastebuds very well. It just couldn’t measure up regardless. But compared to the fruity, Arbor Mist-esque (artificial) sugar bombs Lindemans is wont to creating, this is a damn godsend. M: Not as dry as the gueuzes I just sampled - but just as tannic, if not moreso. As such, it comes across a little harshly. If anything, aging this should give it a more delicate subtlety to the palate qualities. O: I love the sourness this is providing. If I didn’t just have a trio of quality gueuzes, this would probably score a little higher, as unfair as it sounds. A year of age should round out some of its rough edges a touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (355) - POLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Piana różowa, obfita i sycząca, błyskawicznie opada do zera. Barwa ciemno czerwona, bordowa, mętna. Aromat dość intensywny, kwaskowy, przede wszystkim dojrzałe wiśnie, porzeczki i jeżyny w akompaniamencie dzikich, lekko stajennych nut i octu winnego. W smaku mocno kwaśne, orzeźwiające, pestkowo wiśniowe, w tle nuty beczkowe, stare drewno, ocet balsamiczny i delikatna końska derka. Wysycenie wysokie, drobne. W afterteasie wytrawne czerwone wino. Super Kriek, dodatek wiśni wyrazisty, leżakowanie w dębowych beczkach nadało mu dodatkowej głębi i szlachetności. Idealny na ciepłe dni, świetnie gasi pragnienie, aczkolwiek jest to piwo nie dla każdego z uwagi na wysoką kwaśność i brak cukru w składzie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle in the hotel. Pours deep red, nose is light cherry, oak, funky, taste is dry, tart, woody, cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Przemek1992 (66) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bardo wiśniowe ale są to czyste wiśnie, nie czuć tak charakterystycznego smaku pestek z wiśni. Kwaskowość nie za wysoka ale bardzo orzeźwiająca.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopkikker (20) - Lommel, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Dark ruby red with a somewhat pink fast disappearing foam, smells like cherries and some sweeteness, the taste is cherry with sour apples, very sour, there are also medicinal notes, good kriek

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (224) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2015
aroma of sour cherries, hints of canned sour cherries, cherry blossoms, rose blossoms, green apples, some wood; tastewise: fresh, somewhat unripe sour cherries and apples, woody tartness, cooled canned sour cherries on hot porridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1331) - GREECE - JUL 21, 2015
750ml bottle. Ruby reddish color with pinkish head. Cherry - berries fruity aroma, sweet and funky. Sweet and light acidic fruity taste. Light thin body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (403) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
75cl bottle Pours a ruby red with a big frothy pink head Aroma is sour with fruit notes almond Taste is sour dry fruit loads of cherry this is a great beer really nice kriek

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2419) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle at blåbær release 2015. Deep red body with a small pink head. Cherries, tart, vinegar. Very sour indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (928) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Blåbær 2015. Pours murky red, with an Off white head. Aroma of Deep cherry, sweet sugar, light tart, notes of leather. Taste is the same, sour cherry, tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 17, 2015
Deep red and minimal head. Not quite as deep cherry aroma and taste as some other, but it is still a nice fruity lambic.Fairly simple to drink, if you are used to sour beers, perhaps a little too simple. Not so sugary so it does not bore you to drink a whole bottle. (75cl bottle from trade with VDuquerroux)

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