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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: 553   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for the unavailable in ’Murrca surprise! Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game. A: Pours a dark plum color with a shit ton of ugly sediment floating about. The head is an awful looking lavender film floating on top of the brew with big bubbles and general ugliness. S: Very earthy, to the point of being ’dirty’ smelling, almost even fungal. Light cherries and acetic tartness comes through in a timid manner. T: It’s far more tart in the flavor profile. This one starts with cherries briefly - then BOOM! Acetic, vinegary sourness bombards the palate - I’d reckon the balance is 85% tart, 15% sweet cherries. More of the earthy qualities from the aroma appear later on to finish the brew off. Shame it came after three excellent gueuzes, because this one really spoke to my sour tastebuds very well. It just couldn’t measure up regardless. But compared to the fruity, Arbor Mist-esque (artificial) sugar bombs Lindemans is wont to creating, this is a damn godsend. M: Not as dry as the gueuzes I just sampled - but just as tannic, if not moreso. As such, it comes across a little harshly. If anything, aging this should give it a more delicate subtlety to the palate qualities. O: I love the sourness this is providing. If I didn’t just have a trio of quality gueuzes, this would probably score a little higher, as unfair as it sounds. A year of age should round out some of its rough edges a touch.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (5946) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilosophyGuy (539) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 21, 2017
W aromacie wiśnie i końska derka - dobry balans. W smaku mega kwaśność, wiśnie, wysokie wysycenie, pestkowość, końskie nuty raczej niewyczuwalne. Wysoce przypomina kompot. Bardz dobre piwo!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronIPAAPA (90) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yonass (33) - WRCLW, POLAND - APR 8, 2017
Niezbyt gazowane, barwy czerwonej, klarowne. W aromacie głównie wiśnie, trochę derki. Kwaśności i cierpkosc bardzo ładnie stonowana.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimbo2 (396) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2017
Tart, fairly low carbonation and really, really crisp and with super fresh cherries. Sour and summery.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (6006) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1841) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2408) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (2077) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle/Fest. A- Cherry. A- Red color, clear liquid, pink head. T- Barnyard, funky, cherry, slightly tart. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, tart finish. O- Really nice and I’m not sure why it took me so long to try this. The aroma was mostly cherry but the palate introduced a touch of funkiness. Well balanced and certainly one I could drink quite often.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (2648) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle. Red colour with white head. Cherry aroma. Extremely sweet, cherry, yeast taste, some sourness. Medium body.


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