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


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RATINGS: 1604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
A sparking cherry flavoured brew which is smooth and refreshing.
Also sold as Foudroyante Kriek.
Ingredients: Malt, wheat, 25% cherry juice, fructose, hops, cherry flavouring, sugar substitute, ascorbic acid, yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
spodude (10) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2006
This is fruit beer at itís very best, real taste, no bitterness, the only down side for me is the sweetness it is a little to much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2006 (Bottle BB 07/12/07; AVB 3.5%) Aroma of sweet cherries. Ruby red colour, bright and small, reddish, fully diminishing head with a hint of lacing. Cherry, sweet (initial), slightly sour (finish) and slightly wooden (cherry stones?) flavour. Medium-bodied, soft carbonated, slightly dry and slightly sticky palate. Very good lambic! 22/09/06 (original rating was 6/3/7/3/13)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
feedmec00kies (49) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2006
color was a deep red, with a frothy pink head. smelled like cherries and not much else. mouthfeel.. a little bit syrupy. tasted mostly like "robitussen", my friend said; he wasnít too far off-course. although it has "real cherries" , the cherry flavor was a lot more artificial and oversweetened than i was expecting - while new glarus belgian red is heavy on the cherry flavor, it is a lot more like drinking real cherry juice than this was; this was like sucking on cherry candy while tasting a small bit of lambic. behind all the sugar and cherry flavor was a bit of a woody, funky taste, with a tiny bit of tartness, but not enough to balance things out. i guess itís a good way to get people trying lambics, especially because it doesnít scare off people as easily (my first lambic was a lindemanís framboise before i knew what lambic was), but i wonít be drinking this one again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Bottled. It had the color of dark cranberry juice, and a small, frothy, pinky/ purple head. The aroma was straight- up Ludenís Cherry Cough Drops. Very sweet and one- dimensional. The flavor was similiar, but with a little added acidic tartness. More like an alcho-pop than any beer Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5417) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 I actually enjoyed this. Pours a bright cherry red. Smell of strong sweet cherries. Tastes like cherries... Imagine that!!! Very sweet dark cherry flavor, which was good until it reminded me of cough syrup. Good beer except for that medicine flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 Wow, never thought I would find a fruit beer I liked. Poured a deep red with foamy red head. Very strong aroma of fresh cherries. Medium carbonated, taste of fresh, slightly sour black cherries just like mom and dad used to make us pick. Reminded me of eating them right off the tree.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2006
I didnít like this drink. I had New Glarusí Belgain Red, which was delicious. This had a great smell and looked good, but the taste didnít appeal to me as much as New Glarusí brew. I really disliked the palate.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 4, 2006
1 pint 9.4 oz bottle. Poured a deep cheery color and a small pink head. The aroma was exactly the scent of cherry cough syrup. The taste was almost the same, very syrup-cherry consistancy and I really didnít enjoy it and I wouldnít buy it ever again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Finn (6291) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
Botte 0,5l at 3,5%. Deep red colour. A quite shortlived pink head. A bubbling first impression then there is raspberry again and again. Tried it together with cloudberry with sugar and cream - and it was defenitely a nice combination as a dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2006
I donít know anything about fruit lambics, but Lindemans Kriek is a nice start to the style. It smelled of cherries, of course. Specifically, it reminded me of those cherry Twizzlers Bites. The color was magenta-red, with a light pink ring of head around the tulip glass. The flavor was a sort of musty tart cherry, but still very delicious. This was a good and unique beer.

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