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


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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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%-7% 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 (836) - 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 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1293) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2016
Aroma isred currant, cherry, some champagne, marzipan. Taste is disturbingly sour with very little fruity sweetness. Really dry mouthfeel long sour finish, very refreshing. Quite nice actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1959) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2016
Mörkröd öl med ett lättare rosa skum. Doft av körsbär, lätt fruktsyrlighet och lätt funkighet. Detsamma återkommer i smaken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (7529) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Deep wine-like red hue with a thin bubbly white head. Odd earthy acidic nose with some red cherries and light herbal sourness. Bright sour earthy acidic flavor that’s old world and woody and has some dark cherries. Weird and earthy and a little acidic without the fruity tart bright sour tones I normally like. Lightly funky and could use more sweet or tart cherries, either/or.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1836) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle, enjoyed three years after bottling. Pours clear dark red, with a big creamy head receding to finger thickness. Aroma is tart farmhouse, horseblanket and hay, with cherries and fruit peel, as well as wooden brett and barrels. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is acidic, with sour cherries, fruit peel, currants and hay, as well as apples, hay, farmhouse notes, floral brett and wooden barrels. Lingering sour fruity notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (3258) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2016
Rød klar med lavt rosa skum. Lukter sure kirsebær, trevirke og tindved. Syrlig sur smak av kirsebær, bæreddik. Snerpende.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
gephross100 (364) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2016
2014 bottle. Dark murky purple color. Montmorency cherry nose. Gouda cheese, cinnamon, sweet cherries. Medium sourness, heavy mouthfeel. Super jammy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tjeerd (317) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Deep red, with small frotty head. Cherry aroma and taste, but also a bit artificial. Sour , acetic aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2913) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2016
Into a Lindemans tallboy at just on cool. Appearance of strawberry conserve in its hazed deep, ruby body. Headless and devoid of visible life. Intense nose hinting at sour berries, hessian, wet cat fur, rosemary, rust, black peppercorns, musty, dry oak, cigarette ash and a trace of vanilla. Dry, acidic and woody palate. Very light bodied and effervescent so it dances across the tongue. Although extremely tart it has a well pronounced flavour and sense of cherry fruit which wafts up to the olfactories on each swallow. A perfumed musk is unusual but melds well. Cat fur and hessian sit alongside bitter and woody herb notes and hints of wheat and leafy hops. Quite an interesting beer as it has a classic lambic base but still plenty of young beer character. Highly refreshing. A definite Champagne of a beer. Quality!!! (37,5cL, bottled 23/12/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2016
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark garnet with a lingering ring of pink foam. Aromas of straw, cherry, light spice and a hint of funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, cherry and light spice with a crisp dry tart lingering cherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ulrikolsen (378) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2016 Bottle. Pours deep dark red red with quickly fading pink head. Aroma has cherries, sour cherries and notes of red berries and a hint of wood. Taste is fruity with cherries, sour cherries and red berries, and a hint of malt and brett to the end. Finish is dry, fresh and fruity and leaves only slightly sourness and malty hints in the aftertaste.

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