ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ElManana (334) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red with no head. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, acid, bread. Taste is very sour, tart. Very dry finish. Simply too sour for me. Overwhelming.
Steasy66 (962) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rooby tones, small white head. Aroma is quite tart, some red fruit and barnyard. Favor is dry, dominated by tart cherries. Quite nice beer.
Idiosynkrasie (4023) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle [6.5% abv]. Cloudy, dark red colour with small, frothy, collapsing, pinkish head. Sourish aroma, quite natural notes of sour cherries. Taste is tart, dry, notes of sour cherries. One-dimensional, definitely not appetisingly in a way. Not appealing to me.
eduardovl (926) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle poured in a chalice.
Forget about Lindemans Kriek or the Pecheresse, CuvÃ©e RenÃ© is a real Lambic-Kriek. It’s not sweet, first of all, actually, this is acid and dry. When poured, at first time, it has a medium rose head with small retention and no lacings. Subsequent doses have not much head anymore. The color is a dark red. Quite cloudy. Reminds wine. The smell is reeeeally Lambic. Fruity and acid as it should. Reminds grapes but it’s probably only cherry. The taste is also acid close to vinegar. Again, very fruity with this metallic end left by Lambics. Again, this is dry. Body is light and drinkability too. Good stuff to people that like wild acid beers.
[ BA Review @ 4/12/2011 ]
cgarvieuk (14973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Red Willow tap room... Deep red... Thin pink lacing... Soft horseblanket funk.. Soft fruits nose... Dark berries... Dry Cherry fruit... Long dry horseblanket funky finish
Imaril (30) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mike_77 (3327) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear, deep red colour. No head. Aroma of sour cherries and vinegar. Flavour is very acidic with background hints of red fruit sweetness.
Hansen (6813) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby coloured, almost clear. Has a pink head, medium duration. Almond aroma, faint sweet cherrie notes. Cinnamon too. Acidic flavor, Citric acid.
Zita (4882) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
barnyard, almond and cherryes,red, clear, white foam, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, fizzy, very sour finish.