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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 547   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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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
luvpnkflyd (10) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2009
I love this. It’s a little too tart for me though, but that’s what it’s supposed to be.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1736) - 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 (2395) - 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 (2042) - 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 (2527) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle. Red colour with white head. Cherry aroma. Extremely sweet, cherry, yeast taste, some sourness. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (1083) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle, ruby red beer, huge pink fizzy head disappears. Aroma is kombucha, cherry, hint of goat. Taste is sour cherry, kombucha, with a touch of black pepper at the end. Palate is light, carbonation much more moderate than the fizzy head would imply. I’ve always thought this would be sweet syrup, I don’t know why. It’s quite sour, but not vineagar sour. Pair with late night existential writing assignments and a crackling fire.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1821) - Penfield, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Shit. This motherfucker exploded all over the kitchen trying to remove the cork. The glass bottle broke. Strained 1oz for the rake. Aroma of raspberries and oak. Nice funk. Taste is tart and dry. Good body. Great fruit. Really would like to chug a 750 of this in under 10 seconds.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Corked Bottle. Poured a hazy red color with an average frothy reddish head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart cherry, yeast and floral aroma. Medium body with a dry texture and lively carbonation. Medium tart & sour flavor with a medium sour &n tart finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4495) - 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 (107) - 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 (1249) - 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.


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