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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 540   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4369) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JAN 20, 2017
Muahahahaha the best part of being a beer tough guy is trashing Lindemans. This is cheap for the style, just about $15 + surrendering of your man card. Deep garnet hues (just lost some tough guy points with those three words) with a fizzy pink head. Aroma is cherry, barnyard funk, sweat socks. Flavor is nice, funky, medium tart with loads of cherry, very mild acetic notes. Medium-bodied with effervescent carbonation. Actually pretty good! Lindemans Framboise this is not.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zilverenmaan (68) - 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 (1132) - 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 (2430) - 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.

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   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 (162) - - 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 (1845) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.


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