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


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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Love me some lambics. Thanks bmillsy. Pours like a pretty imperial ipa. Beautiful orange pour. Thin head. Menthol, minty, marmalade Aroma. Light sour, super carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poech73 (255) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2015

Labelled as "Oud kriek Cuvée Renée Grand cru" -- Bottled: 20/03/2014
Encore beaucoup d’immaturité dans cette bouteille d’un an d’âge: son acidité trop présente accompagne toute la dégustation avec un peu d’agressivité, avec pour conséquence de faire passer les arômes maltés, fruités et boisé en retrait. On apprécie fortement les saveurs de cerise qui arrivent sur les papilles en atténuant cette acidité encore trop présente. Peu d’amertume si ce n’est cette âcreté boisée très discrète. Assez bien équilibrée. A réessayer après 10 ans de cave!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4164) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle from BeerMerchants; hazy vimto red pour with a big frothy pink head, aroma had tart cherries and some almonds, taste has tart cherries, citrus, some woodiness, elements of funk, some horse blanket, some jam action to balance the sour, aggressive carbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4801) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
Bottled. 35cl sample. The aroma has light citrus, wood, some cherry, some bubblegum. Clear, copper-amber red coloured beer with a thin, of-white head. The taste is moderate sour, has citric acidity mainly, some vinegar. Quite some wood tones, just a little cherry there. But well bottle was dated 2006... Refreshing mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (414) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
Flaska 75 cl bishops örebro. Klar röd vätska. Syrlig doft av kärsbär och äpplen. Smaken liksom doften drar åt äpplekart med mycket syra och kärsbär. Rejält torr och fin. Välkolsyrad

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gavinleonard (7) - - APR 2, 2015 does not count
More bitter than sour, extremely good aroma, deep colour and generally a beer you could have a few of! Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Estebanik (105) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Ekstremalnie owocowy, ekstremalnie kwasny. Z obowi?zkowa dzikoscia w aromacie. No i przede wszystkim nie jest tak przeslodzony jak inne wytwory lindemansa.To jest to czego szukam w lambikach:)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (282) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
Weak aroma. Tastes woody, probably a wooden barrel touch. Lambic is dominant with a receding cherry note. High carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
florent.janssens (198) - - FEB 24, 2015
Bonne acidité qui arrive directement. Bière fort gazeuse. La goût de la cerise est subtil. agréable à boire

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1352) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 22, 2015
AVERAGE fizzy light purple head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick burgundy body. aroma: moderate yeasty, vinegar, fresh red plum, metal, plastic. if: moderate acidic and salty hints. ff: heavy acidic, salty hints and very light sweet. palate: medium-full body, dry texture, lively carbonation, salty finish. Cerveja para explorar, não recomendada para iniciantes. Acidez bem presente na boca, lembrando taninos e também ameixa vermelha fresca. Sente-se certo dulçor de cereja no background, fortemente subjugado pelo azedume/acidez, que lembra também uva. O aroma químico lembrando plástico surge como defeito. 120s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1287) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
750ml bottle. pours a deep cherry red with reddish pink head. aroma is sour cherries, raspberries and more cherries. some barnyard/dust in the aroma too. taste is tart cherry from start to finish. nice tartness but shared with non-beer drinkers who just don’t like lambic krieks.

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