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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: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (4034) - Stockholm, - SEP 24, 2012
2004 bottle at Danko’s place. Dark pink/brown liquid with minimal off-white head. Aroma of wood/oak, cherries, funk and some light port oxidization. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of cherries, oak and lemons. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice stuff, has aged well.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zilverenmaan (66) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2017
Aroma sour, cherries. Taste sour, cherries not dominating, a slight hint of sweetness. Lacks the complex taste of the old geuze and the taste of cherries is underwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafael52 (1128) - Łódź, POLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Kolor: czerwony, zamglony.
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, sycząca, szybko opada.
Zapach: wyraźny aromat świeżych, dojrzałych wiśni, wyczuwalne również aromaty dzikich drożdży, trochę stajni, końskiej derki.
Smak: lekkie, wytrawne, również sporo świeżych, dojrzałych wiśni, lekko cierpkie, kwaskowe, trochę nut dzikich drożdży.
Wyscenie: wysokie, musujące.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2421) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 20, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking an Oude Kriek Cuvée René (2016) by Brouwerij Lindemans at Powiśle Rozlew 11 luty. Aromat mocno skorzano dziki, wisnie raczej pestkowe, b mocno kwasne, niewiele tanin, cytrynowa ta kwasnosc, malo tanin

bardzo wysoko wysycony, lepiej go polewac z wysoka albo pomajtac szklem, lepszy po odgazowniu. dla mnie prywatnie kwasnosc zbyt wysoka. niemniej stosunek jakosc/cena w tym zadrogimswiecielambikowiinnychkwasow jest ryli baaaardzo cacy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jury (248) - RUSSIA - DEC 18, 2016
Вкусный ламбик, отличны& необычн& аромат и вкус, но особой фруктов& не заметил& Дата розлива 23.12.2015. Может рано открыто, возможн& со времене& стало бы ещё вкуснее. (Bottle 0,375/ 7%)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (970) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Pullo @ Bottle Shop, Brugge. Kaatuu huilulasiin syvän punaisena ja kirkkaana, katoava pinkki vaahto on noin 2 sormen paksuinen. Tuoksussa on odotettavasti vahvaa kirsikkaisuutta, mutta myös herukkaisuutta ja hiven mansikkaakin löytyy. Hapan nahkaisuuskin on mukana, kuten kuuluu. Maku on todella happaman kirsikkainen, nahkainen ja lopussa herukkaisuuttakin löytyy. Loppumaussa tuntuu myös kuohkea viljaisuus, vehnä kenties? Suutuntuma on todella hapan, muttei äärimmäisen kuiva kuitenkaan, jännää. Hieman makeuttakin tuntuu. Hieno kriek, jonka happamuus iskee oikein kunnolla, vaikka makeus loppua kohden tasapainottaa. Riittävän monipuolinen nautittavaksi.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie (824) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2016
Very dark intensely red beer with pink highlights and rosy head, which is very luvely but short-lived. Smell is pungent sourness with cherry sweetness and wood, bubblegum, leather and maybe some white pepper and cumin. Taste is very sour and dry, with longnsticky finish. After the initial shock theres development of flowers and spices. Lots of tannines, wood, intense fizziness. Hugely refreshing and almost chewy. No sweetness at all, but the cherries are very present in the sourness. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jashiu (637) - Gdañsk, POLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Backlog. Synchronizing with notes and Untappd.
A bit of funky barnyard and leather over the strong aroma of ripe cherries. Sour, very tannic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chap95 (158) - - DEC 10, 2016
Głęboko czerwone z różową pianą. W aromacie dość intensywnie - stajnia, końska derka, dojrzała wiśnia. Wytrawne, kwaśne, cierpkie, mocno ściągające i taniniczne, do tego orzeźwiające, całkiem lekkie. Wiśnia obecna, ale nie dominuje. Wysycenie średnie w kierunku wysokiego.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Korcz (1773) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (3375) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Wildly underrated? Is it because people associate Lindemans with the fruit soda lambics that they pump out? This beer is a standout Kriek in my opinion. Ruby purple color with light pinkish head. Aroma is rich cherry juice, cherry skins, and light citric notes. Taste is quite tart but the fruit is definitely present and balancing with a mild funk. I paid 10.99 for this bottle and Im willing to bet if any American brewery sold this beer it would cost $29.99 and be rated a 4+.


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