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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.7
Piepenhenrich (1252) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2017
A favorite. I love Kriek, just not the overly sweetish stuff. I love sour. This one delivers it all, real sour, strong fruity elements, some fermentation, a complex blend, top rank.

3.3
90 (883) - BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2017 Bought at Delaize. Bottle information: 2014 Bottle number n° 029489
A lot of cherries in the nose, somehow artificial sweet and metallic aroma. Taste is sour, funk, cherries, a tad tart, oak. Taste has also a metallic component. Palate is slightly puckering.

4
Ysok02 (1865) - Mons, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2017
Une très belle Kriek acidulée et tendue, au nez puissant et complexe alliant lambic, griotte et fût et une bouche tendue et longue. Il ne lui manque que la complexité pour être grandiose.

3.4
hohops (1118) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2017
Bottled 23 Dec 2015, 7%. Appearance- clear and ruby red, some fizz but no head at all. Aroma- tart fruit, raspberry, rhubarb, fruit crumble, grape juice, barnyard hints, cherries. Taste- sour, tart fruit, cherry skins, raspberries, sharp rhubarb hints, sugary fruit. Sour lingering finish.

3.8
Juks (1113) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2017
750ml bottle, bottled 15. august, 2015. Pours hazy purpur, small pink head. Aroma is acidic, soursweet, cherry marmalade, cherry stone, dung, cherry compote. Taste of raw cherries, cherry stones, vinegar. Very acidic, kinda woody and tannin. Really acid finish, probably will lose some teeth. Medium bodied, average carbo. Well, that’s one good kriek, I’m wondering why they have to add so much sugar into their mainstream kriek.

3.7
drjay44 (3856) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2017
750 ml. corked and capped bottle. Bottled 25 NOV 2016. 7% ABV.Pours a thick, rapidly collapsing pink head, over an effervescent clear reddish copper (SRM 19) body.......nose is cherry, light wheat, slight barley malt, mild funk, minimal hops.....taste initially is slightly sweet sour cherry with light tartness and moderate acid, light wheat, mild bread, mild funk, finishing drier, with mild bitterness, with lingering mild sour tones.....mouth feel, medium light body, slight alcohol, high carbonation. This meets the style very nicely with appropriate fruit dominance, light malts, minimal hops, moderate sourness with acid and tartness, and appropriate funk. BJCP 9/3/16/4/8

4.1
stevoj (5710) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2017
RBSG bus tour stop at PreFunk-Nampa, bottle share. Thanks to Rick. Nice burgundy body, small pinkish head. Huge cherry aroma, some barrel notes, funk and sourness evident. Taste reflects the aroma, a little savory spice added for full effect, plenty of pucker too. Nice!

4.4
DavidSvinth (321) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2017 Duft som en gueuze. Tør og sur kirsebærsmag. Dejlig blanding af friskhed og råddenskab.

4.1
DiarmaidBHK (5948) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle from the bier garden Portsmouth. Pours ruby red with a white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Big cherries on the nose. Nice balance of cherry flavor and tartness on the tongue. Finished clean. Nice!

4
magsinva (1444) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle @ The Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA - pours deep ruby, with a white head. Much less sugary/syrupy then their basic kriek, which I really enjoy. It’s a dry cherry sour beer. Very nice!


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