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

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RATINGS: 400   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.


dpjuart's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle from ’06, courtesy Nate. Pours mildly fizzy red, dissipating nose of horse band aid, cherry, vinegar, lemon. Tastes of sour lemon, cherry, super tart with some reasonably funky notes. My tongue hurts.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle in the hotel. Pours deep red, nose is light cherry, oak, funky, taste is dry, tart, woody, cherry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Przemek1992 (66) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Bardo wiśniowe ale są to czyste wiśnie, nie czuć tak charakterystycznego smaku pestek z wiśni. Kwaskowość nie za wysoka ale bardzo orzeźwiająca.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopkikker (17) - Lommel, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Dark ruby red with a somewhat pink fast disappearing foam, smells like cherries and some sweeteness, the taste is cherry with sour apples, very sour, there are also medicinal notes, good kriek

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (224) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2015
aroma of sour cherries, hints of canned sour cherries, cherry blossoms, rose blossoms, green apples, some wood; tastewise: fresh, somewhat unripe sour cherries and apples, woody tartness, cooled canned sour cherries on hot porridge.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1330) - 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 (402) - 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 (2418) - 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 (928) - 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 (4322) - 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 (1677) - 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.


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