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


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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sokuzs1 (323) - - NOV 27, 2015
Aroma: sour cherry, barnyard, leather Taste: heavy sour, cherry, lemon, funky Brilliant beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (354) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 16, 2015
Dark, burgundy color with pink head. Aroma has intense, dark cherries and some farmhouse funk. Taste starts with intense sourness and good fruit character. Body is medium and is really well carbonated. Overall this is a very legit fruit lambic which is also very accessible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hvn (74) - Cracow, POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René rocznik 2013. Barwa idealnie czerwona. Aromat pestek wiśni jak i samych owoców. Smak oczywiście kwaśny wiśniowy. Niezwykle głęboki, o wiele poziomów wyżej niż wszystko w tym stylu co piłem do tej pory. Wyborny trunek, wręcz dzieło sztuki.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5831) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Musty basement some sugar yeast tart cherry. Reddish pour off white head. Flavors of basement tart cherry poopy notes. Super sour. Really dry finish. Fun cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Thanks to beastie for this. Beautiful deep ruby with fine-bubbled pink head. Nice lacing. Lots of cherry; tannic; surprisingly tart. Some funk, some rubber. Really tasty. Slick texture, medium body. Overall: I’m impressed by this. So good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1101) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ Ølbutikken 24/10-15. Fruity and bretty with some cherries, also acidic. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and acidic with bretty notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1892) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle (750 ml) @ Ölbutikken, Copenhagen 151024. Fruity and acidic with cherry and bretty notes, medium body with a watery texture. The finish is tart and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (194) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle from ölbutikken copenhagen. Pours a clear red colour beer with a small head. Sour, bretty and stale with hints of cherries. Bone dry sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (645) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 16, 2015
Red to ruby colored, bit cloudy, small pink head, non lasting. Aroma is cherry fruity tart, funky barnyard. Taste is low sweet fruity cherry, quite dry with moderate tartness, funky and averagely sour. Wild horse blanket aftertaste. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation. (bottle, Pivoteka, Zagreb)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (400) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 1, 2015
0.75 l bottle from Pivoteka Zagreb. Shared with Vi?nja and Goran, thanks. Deep ruby red cherry color, diminishing pink head. Sour cherry and citrus aroma. Medium to heavy carbonation. Nice balance of cherry and cellar aromas. Sour cherry finish. Good.

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