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

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RATINGS: 1307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


Marduk's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2495) - Tallinn, - FEB 2, 2013
375ml bottle. Hazy deep deep red color. Pink creamy head sits on top like a worlds most delicious dessert. Fresh cherries, malty, juicy aroma. Sweet, sour, cherry stone flavor. Crisp sourness, and sweet mellowness mix well in this one. First beer in a morning? Not a problem.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatteoD. (136) - ITALY - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Bella schiuma rosa e persistente, colore rosso scuro rubino, aroma di cilege, nota di mandorla e vino, al palato corpo leggero e buona carbonazione, si sposano magnificamente la dolcezza dei malti e delle ciliegie con l’acidità dovuta ai lieviti selvaggi, piacevole il retrogusto di mandorle e noci. Una kriek che mi è piaciuta parecchio.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pomko (182) - UKRAINE - JUL 11, 2014
Ruby color. Smells of fresh cherries. Sour taste of cherries. Becomes more pleasant on the aftertaste. Easy to drink for a lambic. Not so acidic.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BitchPls (491) - FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
ABV 3,5%. Cherry red lambic with a pink head. A bit artificial cherry aroma - reminds of canned cherries. Taste is really sweet and a little tart. Cherry juice flavoured. Medium carbonation. Quite sticky mouth feel. Too sweet - it’s like liquid candy. Your teeth will fall off.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordAltbier (110) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
Aussehen tut das Bier top: ein schönes fruchtiges Rot, es schmeckt wie Ahoi Brause. Mit einem Alkoholgehalt von 3,5% ist es super. Es ist kein Biermischgetränk, man schmeckt sofort das die Kirschen während des Brauvorgangs zugegeben wurden. Ein tolles, leckeres und saures Bier.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (57) - 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 (4036) - 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 (1127) - 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 (4020) - 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 (303) - 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 (127) - 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.


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