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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


beastmaster's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastmaster (376) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3268) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is huge cherry skins, moderate funky yogurt, oak, vinegar and light blueberry. Tastes great. A tad astringent but it’s still great. Moderately sour. Acidic cherry skins, yogurt, red grapes, vinegar and leather. For the price this is hard to beat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2105) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Ruby with a small pink head. Aroma is funky cherry, rose, lavender, hint of African violet. Light bodied, funky on the palate with a dry, earthy finish. Taste is sour cherry, cherry pits, hint of cherry pie, red currants.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4657) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2016
750 ml bottle shared, purchased at Wilbur’s Total Beverage. Clear reddish appearance with a small head. Sweet and tart cherry aroma. Similar flavor, sweet, tart and fruity cherries, a little more sweet than sour. Nice puckering mouth feel. A little one dimensional, pretty good overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (643) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2016
F: quite big, pinkish, very quick diminishing to long lasting film fragment. C: dark reddish to brown, hazy against the light. A: sour, cherries, brettano, tarty, lactic, woody, dusty, light leather. T: very sour, almost no sweet tones, tarty cherries, woody, leather, old well, medium body, good carbonation, quite complex with minimum sugar and that’s is great, 0,75l bottle 2014 from Delhaize, worth to try.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (2562) - NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
Shared bottle at Mandagsklubben 11.04.16. Slightly brown head. Sour aroma, with sour cherries, farmhouse and sour horse pee at first. Aroma of sour cherries, brett and a hint of umami and smoked malt. Very complex. Sour, dry and astringent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6009) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
Poured pinkish ruby red with a pink head. Aroma was of tart cherries, light funk and mineral character. Flavor was way more tart than expecting, cherry forward for sure, finishes quick and dry. Tasty for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (1108) - århus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
duft: krisebær små røde bær frisk lidt mandler smag: kirsebær. røde små bær meget intens frisk rød smag, en smule sur

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2016
thanks for sharing this Alex. Lots of cherry flavors, real cherry pie type cherry flavors, then odd sharp gueuze that you come to realize from Lindemanns.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle shared at Aaron’s. Cherry and funk throughout. Some must. Spritz. Light cherry juice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (1551) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle. Nice cherry color with pinky foam. Aroma: touch of wildness, acidity, barrels, wet wood and cherries. Taste: acidity, sour cherries, pleasant, good.


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