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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1161) - GREECE - JUL 21, 2015
750ml bottle. Ruby reddish color with pinkish head. Cherry - berries fruity aroma, sweet and funky. Sweet and light acidic fruity taste. Light thin body with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (399) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
75cl bottle Pours a ruby red with a big frothy pink head Aroma is sour with fruit notes almond Taste is sour dry fruit loads of cherry this is a great beer really nice kriek

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2392) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle at blåbær release 2015. Deep red body with a small pink head. Cherries, tart, vinegar. Very sour indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (704) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Blåbær 2015. Pours murky red, with an Off white head. Aroma of Deep cherry, sweet sugar, light tart, notes of leather. Taste is the same, sour cherry, tart.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4305) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 17, 2015
Deep red and minimal head. Not quite as deep cherry aroma and taste as some other, but it is still a nice fruity lambic.Fairly simple to drink, if you are used to sour beers, perhaps a little too simple. Not so sugary so it does not bore you to drink a whole bottle. (75cl bottle from trade with VDuquerroux)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1669) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
2012 bottle. The beer is a deep magenta-red color with a fizzy pink head. The bubbles dissipate fairly quickly. The liquid is dark and clouded over. The aroma is cherries, lemons and light lambic funk. There’s a mild medicinal notes, and it shows a touch of age. The fruit is mostly sour cherry goodness, but there are shades of berries and grapes to it. Little bit of sourness comes through. The funk is pretty much in line with Gueuze Cuvée René, light and gentle but packs some delicate depth. Taste is rather tart. Some sour cherries but more lemon peel and sour grapes. Just a touch of fruit sweetness initially. Dry finish. Plenty of pucker. Some body to it. Fairly effervescent. Solid kriek. I wouldn’t mind seeing bottles on local shelves.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (370) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Une odeur que j’adore : très caverneuse, de cerises vieillies et de grange humide. Fantastique! En bouche l’attaque sûrette est très intense... Mais c’est tolérable voir agréable quand on aime le style! Par contre, il y a un petit côté aqueux qui m’achale. On se rend compte en effet que cette bière manque de profondeur. Les notes "superficielles" sont intenses et vives, mais le corps n’est pas là pour soutenir le tout. Étrange, car le nez laissait vraiment présager une bière beaucoup plus complexe à tous les niveaux.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (325) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
It pours transparent ruby; the head is salmon and foamy. The aroma has notes of: barnyard funk, and red cherries. The taste is heavy sweet and heavy sour; there are notes of: cherries, slight anise, lemon juice, funk, and a grassy quality. The palate is medium heavy bodied; has medium carbonation; has a viscous and cloying mouthful, and a medium finish. Overall, love the balance between funk and fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (396) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Que les dégustateurs en quête de délicatesse fuient cette bouteille! Liquide pourpre presque brunâtre affichant une petite mousse qui s’apparente plus à un bouillonnement acide qu’une simple poussée de gaz carbonique. Une grande quantité de cerises domine cette bière tant au nez qu’en bouche. On parle ici de jeunes griottes sûrettes et encore loin d’être mûres. C’est acide, rougeoyant, sûr à l’extrême et tellement âpre qu’une curieuse texture râpeuse et terreuse vient s’installer dans une finale étonnamment longue malgré la quasi-absence de sucre et de rondeur.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4786) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2015
750ml bottle in a taster in line at OEC. Pours hazy ruby with an off-white head. Aroma of sourness, cherries, some light malts, and hints of wheat. Flavor a nice blend of the cherries and sourness. Average texture. A pretty good kriek.


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