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

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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 (1092) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1190) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
.75l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours cloudy ruby red with low pink head. Aroma is sour. Red berries, cherry, bubble gum, yeast. Flavor is red berries, sour, hint of vinegar, red currant, some malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle split at James’s place, thanks to he, last rating of 2014 on 31/12/14. Cherry red with a decent crimson covering that dissipates to spotting. Nose is tarte cherry, smoke, straw, bitter red berries, musty wood notes. Taste comprises light manure, bitter cherry skin, more musty wood, smoke, singed hay. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter cherry closure. Solid kriek lambic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (416) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. 2012 edition. Clear deep red with small pinkish head. Sweet aroma, cherry, some wood notes, earthy, floral. Very sour flavor, cherry, faint antibiotics hints, wild yeastiness, herbs, lemon, somewhat floral, hints of peach, very dry sour finish. Flat, medium-bodied. Interesting and very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (903) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
75cl bottle. Dark red, light cloudy, medium sized dark pink head. Sour red berries, hay, red cherries, cherry pits, light earthy. Taste is very tart with bitterness like biting on berry pits, light umami and dry bitter finish. Nice and complex kriek, very earthy but I'm quite enjoying it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (56) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
Tried 2007 vs 2012 750ml. Strange enough the 2007 was more fruity than 2012?! 2012 was more funky. You can trave the beer very well through the years. Very nice beer indeed, but in this case I actually prefered the 2007.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (424) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle, 75cL. Home. Alc. 6,5 % Vol. A dark red beer with a medium smoothy pink head. Medium retention. Aroma of cherry (real fruit), smoke, barnyard, wood. Medium to heavy sour, really dry. Only light sweet background from the fruits. Bony body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation, lasting dry finish. Overall, great balance between fruit and sourness. Really dry, but a feeling of intense cherry as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
Bouteille 75cl, anno 2008, bb 02/2014, bottled oct 2009, # 24709 partagée avec Pierre T. De couleur acajou sur un col rosâtre persistant sans être trop épais. Arôme restitue, même avec 5 ans d’age, un bouquet généreux de griotte, on note très bien ce côté prenant de fruit noir accompagné d’un nez rustique ponctué de ce caractère typique de gueuze. Palais reste également fort centré sur les griottes et cela malgré l’age, les signes d’atténuation du fruit sont encore faible. Effervescence reste moyenne avec un profil acidulé prenant mais sans être surfait. Note qcq résidus boisés qui donnent une pointe épicée à la bière.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (545) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
Dark red with no head. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, acid, bread. Taste is very sour, tart. Very dry finish. Simply too sour for me. Overwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1007) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Rooby tones, small white head. Aroma is quite tart, some red fruit and barnyard. Favor is dry, dominated by tart cherries. Quite nice beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4244) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
750ml bottle [6.5% abv]. Cloudy, dark red colour with small, frothy, collapsing, pinkish head. Sourish aroma, quite natural notes of sour cherries. Taste is tart, dry, notes of sour cherries. One-dimensional, definitely not appetisingly in a way. Not appealing to me.


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