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

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RATINGS: 1312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1270) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 remarkable aroma, reminded me of cherrys (ofcourse), jello and candy with a little ale smell to it. Superb taste, sweet cherry taste.. I liked this very much... this is my first Kriek, and I loved it, so maybe I´m overrating this a little bit, but hey.. I thought it was great [re-rate]on further inspection, this is a cross between soda and beer, the carbonation is overwhelming, not a elegant kriek but this is something I like very much

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2003
UPDATED: APR 24, 2005 The beer is. . .red? Wow they werent kidding about the cherries. It smells like sweet cherries, which is good but very sharp and sweet. Let’s get this over with. Cloying, sickeningly cherry flavored. DID NOT FINISH. wow. way too sweet cherry flavor. Has lindemans heard of the word SUBTLE? The worst crime was that behind the huge overpowering cherry flavor, was a wonderful sour yeasty lambic taste that tried to peek through but was crushed in a bloody violent cherry sweetness. I suppose it goes over better with the right food, but come on, does it need this much cherry??? no. Maybe it needs to be cellared for about 20 years. . .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2003
Rich ruby-red colour with a large pink head that quickly recedes. Strong cherry aroma with hints of malt and red wine. Flavour starts very sweet - almost cloying - but it turns pleasantly tart towards the finish. Not an everyday beer, but on this hot summer night, it's going down very nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Big pink head after pour. Definate cherries in the nose. Sweet and fizzy on the tongue, with just a hint of sourness from the lambic that beyond the fruit. Nice, lingering acidic finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Delicious. I had a large bottle of this along with some imported Gruyere cheese, and the combination was really enjoyable. I have finally developed an appreciation of good fruit beers, and I really like this one. Re-Rate: I have grown to love this beer so much that I raised my initial 4.1 rating.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TChrome (1415) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Aroma is a bit too much like a cherry soda compared to some other cherry lambics. Flavor is nice also, but again very much more like a cherry soda than a well developed lambic. This is not a bad brew, just doesn't have the depth of say a Belle Vue Kriek.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2003
A nice Kriek that is stronger in cherry aroma than some others. Very nice mix of sweet, sour and brettanomyces taste combined with the ripe cherry. Not a session beer but a refreshing beer on a hot summer afternoon when you want something different.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2003
Red color, pink head. Strong sweetened cherry juice aroma. You can smell it metres from the glass. Lots of cherry juice in the very sweet flavor. Some lemon sourness to compensate. It's impossible to taste the lambic that is used. Still, the beer tastes OK, like cherry lemonade can taste well on a hot day.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SecretSquirrel (20) - Sheffield, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2003
The Marmite of beers - you'll either love it or spit it out in disgust. Worth a try, definately - although I think if I were to drink more than one bottle, I would have serious acid indigestion from the strong cherry flavour. Not to be confused with silly teenager's alcopops however, this is a real beer, not just alcoholic cherryade. Certainly interesting and pretty reasonable for those "I fancy something different" moments.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2003
Very refreshing brew. A little syrupy to make it useful on a hot summer day though. Interesting taste (very sweet from start to finish). Cherries are almost overpowering sometimes. The only complaint I have about this beer is that it seemed to have a soapy nose. I'll just have to try it again to make sure it wasn't my glass!


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