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

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RATINGS: 1421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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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.


begbie100's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, - OCT 27, 2008
250ml bottle. No head, cloudy ruby color. Sweet cherry aroma. Sparkling, champagne like palate. Flavor is sweet-bitter cherry. Some yeast and malts at the end. I like the taste, but doesn’t remind me of beer that much.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5165) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
37.5cl Bottle from AH. Clear deep red colour, pink head. Aroma of sweet cherry, marzipan, blueberries. Flavour is sweet, cherries, cassis, marzipan, light sourness in the finish. Light bodied. Low ABV version of Kasteel Rouge. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brnandersen (2276) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
25 cl. bottle poured in to a Flute. Lovely deep red colour with a dense, pink head. Sweet aroma with marzipan, artificial sweetener, cherries, juice and faint yeasty notes. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes sweet with cherries, juice and only a faint acidic note. Lacks Lambic character to be good. A bit of a disappointment - the Cassis version was far better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4098) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
Bottle from local AH. Slightly hazy dark red coloured, with a medium pink head. Nose is sour and sweet cherry, cherry candy. Flavour is fairly sweet cherry, later more sour cherry. Very fruity. High carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (329) - - APR 14, 2015
Dark red colour with pinky head. Aroma is gorgeous with cherry, some other fruity notes. Flavours are the same, firstly with slightly sweet notes, which immediately transforms to sourness. Dry finish with low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleigator (360) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2015
Pours a beautiful, dark red color, with a bubbly, pinkish head. Smells of sweetened, marmelade cherries, with no hints of funk or tartness at all. Has a refreshing, light-bodied taste to it, which begins sparkling and finishes a bit more smooth. Tastes of ripe sour cherries, revealing an acidic, refreshing component, while staying very sweet overall. Marmelade overrules the citraic tartness, resulting in a ripe cherry taste, with not too much depth to it. The carbonation adds a slightly metallic aspect to the beer, which is throughout easy drinkable. A bit too one-dimensional for what I am expecting in a kriek lambic. The sourness is not prominent enough, hindering any subtle notes to unfold, leading to a rich, but too sweet cherry taste, with nothing else going on.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2689) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle sold as foudroyante kriek from carrefour, Soissons, France. Deep red beer with small pink head. Aroma of cherry drops. Taste is slightly sour, cherry drops and some cherry muller light yoghurt. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lajek (15) - pruszcz gdański, POLAND - APR 5, 2015
Dobrze wykonane piwo, bardzo fajny cierpki posmak od pestek wi?ni. Czu? jednak sztuczne s?odziki

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
luklaer (129) - BELGIUM - APR 4, 2015
I like this very much! Sweet and sour, tasteful, beautiful, what more could you wish?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Woc (26) - BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
Pink foamy head, nice clear red color. Strong aroma of cherries. Nice sweet cherry taste with a bit of sourness and nice light bitter end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lbianchi66 (55) - FRANCE - MAR 31, 2015
Robe rubis, pas de mousse. Arômes de cerises dominants, fruits rouges (framboises, fraises). Saveurs caractéristiques de Lambic en arrière goût (cidre). Déséquilibre entre le sucre/acide (trop édulcorée). Légèrement astringeante. Longue en bouche.


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