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

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RATINGS: 1323   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (255) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
25cl bottle from Charter Mall, Changchun. Pours deep red with a pink head. Aroma of cherries. Taste the same, bittersweet finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle (37,5 cl named Foudroyante - 2,5%) from Carrefour Narbonne - must have had this several times before ??? cons 2014-07-04 St Pierre La Mer AR: sour youghurt with kriek AP: dark red, frothy black currants juice colored frothy head F: sour youghurt with kriek, cheery seeds, mmmm

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1163) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into the official Lindemans flute glass. It was bottled on 1/20/14 and cost $6.49 $0.54 per ounce).

Appearance: Beautiful shade of magenta/indigo. Pours to a large, pink, foamy head which laces and retains very well.

Smell: Cherry puree.

Taste: I’ve drank all the Lindemans brand of lambics and I’ve enjoyed them all equally for the same reason: they taste delicious. What’s not to like? The only catch, as is with all beers of the ballpark, is that it doesn’t really taste like traditional beer but more like a light bodied carbonated wine. Nothing in the way of true barley or hop character, which is understandable, though I can’t help but feel like I’m drinking an FMB.

The palette is pretty simple: cherry juice. Actually, it’s a combination of cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors even though it’s only made with red cherries. Plenty of tartness, though it’s restrained. Some added sugar and “natural flavors” are in here I’m sure, though they aren’t faux or distracting, so the result is a well-balanced, authentic-tasting beverage.

Drinkability: Refreshing as juice, but much more satisfying. A perfect level of carbonation with a smooth finish and slightly tart/fruity aftertaste. Ideal with cheesecake, though it works perfectly fine on its own. The ABV is estimated somewhere between 3.5 and 4% which makes it ideal for sessioning (if only it were priced like a session beer rather than a gourmet indulgence).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4041) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours deep beautiful ruby lilac red with a longlived lacing pink head. Aroma is very nice sweet cherries almonds nutty sour a bit funky. Flavor as aroma, well sour and so fruity with a good bitterish cherry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (370) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle - pours bright red with a light pink head. Aroma of candy and bubblegum. Taste of sour cherries, some hay, bubblegum and candy. Medium sweet, light body, medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PawelD (164) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Piwo butelkowe. Kolor czerwony klarowny, piana obfita z dużymi pęcherzami. W zapachu uderzająco mocny zapach świeżych wiśni. W smaku jak w zapachu, słodkie, kwaskowate wiśnie. Wysycenie duże, musujące.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luser2000 (41) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2014
Eddig csak a Floris és a Mort Subite meggyes sörét ittam / kóstoltam. Az előbbit finomnak tartom (kicsit talán édeskés), az utóbbit viszont felejtősnek tartom. Ez a sör a Florishoz képest savanykásabb, de gyümölcsösebb. Ízlett.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5368) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at home with the wife from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a hazy reddish color with a smaller pinkish head that didn’t last. The aroma and flavor have black cherries, sweet notes like a Luden’s cough drop but enough skins and tart notes to keep this one more interesting than the peach, cherry pit, some earthy character, the tartness is mild, light funk, mild to moderately tart, not sour. Worth trying once.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Belgium_beer (3) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014 does not count
The first thing you notice is the over powerd sweetnes of this beer. its taste like cherry, bit of a wood and its a sweet/sour taste at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kurojishi (11) - - JUN 2, 2014
wonderfull with a dessert, extremely sweet and with a strong, but natural cherry flavour


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