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

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RATINGS: 604   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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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.


3.6
beskid (406) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2017
Bottle share in Lodz. Aroma is nice tart cherries, a bit of funk. Rather sour, cherry taste, a bit straightforward but good.

3.9
Primekick (138) - POLAND - DEC 25, 2017
Mocna wiśnia i stajnia. Mocno kwaśne(czego aromat nie zwiastuje) , lekko cierpkie, wytrawne, owocowe. Nawet orzeźwiające.

3.8
Mister_Li (1629) - GERMANY - DEC 24, 2017
Klares dunkelrot mit reichlich rosa Schaum, welcher sich schnell verflüchtigt. Sehr fruchtig, reichlich Sauerkirschen, Zitronenschale, säuerlich, trocken, sehr spritzig.

3.8
Drago7 (982) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 22, 2017
Z: stajnia z wiśnia. S: mocny kwas, mocne nasycenie. Krótki ten kwas w finiszu znika i jest taki fajny posmaczek. Ten kwasek to nie jest taki tylko wiśniowy, jest taki dziki kwach. Brak słodyczy.

3.8
patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2017
750ml bottle - Ruby red pour. The aroma is of tart cherries and brett. The flavor is of tart cherries joined by some light malty sweetness and mild brett character. Lively palate. Dry finish. Very nice.

4.1
vinivini (3146) - Gomel, BELARUS - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy cherry red colour. Short-living pinkish head. Aroma: nice wild yeast, wet autumn leaves, cherry, other fruit notes, some vinegar. Medium minus body. Medium sour taste. Yummy sour cherry. Very tart. Enormously refreshing and really tasty.

3.7
patricks110 (2787) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2017
Beautiful in every way except the aroma has a specifically vomitous note. Pours a bright purplish ruby red with no head, sparkling soda like carbonation. The nose is bad but has tart cherry notes, like wood and heavy lactic and acetic notes. Light sweetness, tart cherries, sour but not balsamic esque. Wood is light, heavy tart and sour notes, body is lighter than I would like. Overall damn good.

4.3
KennethArd (656) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2017
Cherry sweet aroma. Dark red with a low pink head. Intense sour taste. Medium body, sticky texture & average carbonation.

3.7
Velquex (199) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2017
[Butelka] Wygląd: Rubinowe, średnia różowa piana. Aromat: Owoce, wiśnie, lekki funk, stajnia, końska derka. Smak: Kwaśne, wysoko wysycone, bardzo wytrawne, owocowe.

3.2
Wim (4226) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2017
Together with Yves and Bart at barts home 0.75 l bottle of dark red colored body with an off white head and with a cherry fruity malt aroma an sour cherry fruity light sweet bitter taste with a dry bitter finish  


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