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


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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our traditional Kriek Cuvée René Grand Cru is brewed with wild yeast from the surrounding air, water, malted barley, wheat, aged flower hop flowers and selected wild cherries. Deep cherry red clear body, tart taste with a moderate sourness and an authentic cherry skin presence. No added sugar.

Note: ABV known to be in the 5%-7% range, seemingly depending on the batch.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (2006) - ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle at the brewery during Toer de Gueze 2017. Hazy deep red color. Pleasant aroma full of cherries and touch of funk. Sour cherries, red wine, vinegar, lemon. Light-bodied, fizzy and refreshing. Great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2017
750 ml bottle from Everett’s in South Beloit, IL, started at 10 minutes out of the fridge from a Lindeman’s glass. Pours with a thick, foamy pink head that, expectedly, dies quickly atop a deep burgundy body...nose is sweet cherry-dominated; while there is a brett, farmy characteristic, it’s fairly subdued and is almost overwhelmed by the cherry (and a touch of vanilla) as it warms; there’s also a slight oily nuttiness present...thankfully it’s not just a fruit bomb on the tongue, and the lambic character does come through, with only a touch of fruit sweetness, high acidity, and the dryness and sourness at the finish is fairly substantial - not quite mouth-puckering but certainly there...reasonably full though perhaps not as full as some others, strong carbonation but a bit of oiliness to the mouthfeel in the end. Pretty solid all in all, not a world-beater but also not something I have to travel the world to get...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilosophyGuy (581) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 26, 2017
W aromacie wiśnie i końska derka - dobry balans. W smaku mega kwaśność, wiśnie, wysokie wysycenie, pestkowość, końskie nuty raczej niewyczuwalne. Wysoce przypomina kompot. Bardzo dobre piwo!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (6013) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2017
This was alternatingly extremely tart and quote sweet. Very pink head and red body, this wasn’t very enjoyable to me. Just too tart and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronIPAAPA (155) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Barwa krwistoczerwona, klarowne. W aromacie wiśnie i stajnia. W smaku potężna kwasność, pestkowość. Ocena na podstawie notatek pisanych przed założeniem konta na RB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yonass (36) - WRCLW, POLAND - APR 8, 2017
Niezbyt gazowane, barwy czerwonej, klarowne. W aromacie głównie wiśnie, trochę derki. Kwaśności i cierpkosc bardzo ładnie stonowana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimbo2 (417) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2017
Tart, fairly low carbonation and really, really crisp and with super fresh cherries. Sour and summery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (6113) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2017
750 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear red with a fizzy pink head of foam. No head retention. Aroma has big notes of cherry skins, oak, and some hints at chocolate. Fairly acidic and fruity taste. Medium body and high carbonation. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Lindemans makes some of the most affordable and accessible Lambics out there, but I forget that they sometimes brew things that are downright lovely. Cuvee Rene is one of the lovely ones. Deep red hazy pour. Nose reveals a gorgeous balance between tart cherry and earthy funk. Same goes for the taste, and you get subtler touches of raspberry and horse. Fizzy, acidic body. Not too sweet, not too sour. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2493) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle. Dark rose in colour with spritzy carbonation. Aromas are of sweet cherry, mild barnyard, earth, and florals. More sweet cherry on the palate along with dried out wood, and some mild funk. Perhaps a hint of vanilla in there too. Light bodied with a moderate amount of acidity and sourness. Not as bombastic as a 3F or Cantillon beer, but definitely the real deal.

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