ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
sokuzs1 (323) - - NOV 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: sour cherry, barnyard, leather
Taste: heavy sour, cherry, lemon, funky
ciocanelu (354) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hvn (74) - Cracow, POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
riversideAK (5831) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Gaultier (1101) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Jorn69 (1892) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
fillepolo (194) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
kajser27 (645) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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)
hrabren (400) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.