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Lindemans Kriek Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 56
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
5-6% ABV

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 05-15-2008)
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Zbeetleman, Jul 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

SimonTja, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

tom10101, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

desint, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

John11486, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DStoked, May 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

leprechaunandfatman, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

mitlinks, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

spycow, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

TurdFurgison, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a thick dark pink color similar to what I would picture raspberry juice to look like. Fizzy white/light pink head was short-lived and faded into nothingness almost instantly.
S: Super sweet cherry and raspberry fruit notes with a good dose of funky earth and sweat. Not cloying smelling but candied sugar is noticeable.
T: Tastes sweeter than the nose let on. The sweetness is almost candy-like, but there is thankful a good deal of earthy, must, dirt, and sweaty funk to help balance it. Fruit flavors boarder on syrup, and I can’t get the thought of Jolly Ranchers dropped in the dirt on a farm out of my head.
M: Lots of carbonation dances on my tongue over the medium body and sweet mouthfeel.
O: Despite my description everything that was described was in a good way. This was better than I expected. I knew it was going to be sweet due to the brand, but despite its sugariness I’d say this is the least sweet and most funky and most sour Lindeman’s I've had.

scottfrie, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

ScottStache, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

ThisWangsChung, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Keith_R, Nov 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

t0rin0, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

JasonSiedman, Aug 30, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very deep red color with a pink fizzy head on top that reduces rather quickly and leaves behind no lacing whatsoever.

S: A lot more barnyard/musty aroma than I expected. This is mixed with a good amount of sweet cherries along with a faint tartness.

T: Very similar to the aroma, plenty of barnyard flavor along with cherries, oak, and a slight acetic/vinegar flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation, bubbles tend to pop on the tongue.

O: The best beer I have had from Lindemans, a bit mustier than most Krieks I have had, but it is easy drinking with a good flavor profile.

mdaschaf, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

brystmar, Aug 03, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

255th Review
75cl bottle poured into stemmed Cantillon tulip
Vintage: 2009
Bottle No.: 22686

A: Pours a deep cherry burgundy. Quarter (foamy white) fingernail head on gentle pour.

S: Smells of dark cherry, funk, and touch of sweetness. Oak notes as well, but mostly cherry here.

T: Mostly cherry here with touch of oak. Nice balance of sweet and funk sour along with appropiate acidity. Enjoyable!

M: Medium bodied with appropriate (soft) carbonation.

O: A very well rounded and complete kriek lambic. Tasty and thoroughly enjoyable!

spdyfire83, Jul 29, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

6/23/2012

2008 vintage poured into a snifter. Thanks!

Deep magenta with a big pink head. Great looking beer. Strong woody aroma with killer flesh and pit cherry notes. Smells great, not unlike cherry pie. Restrained barnyard and leather notes with evident oak. The fruit is the main attraction here. The flavor is tart and tannic with a moderate lactic sourness and an authentic and strong cherry skin presence. Dry, tannic, piquant finish with a mild acetic acidity. The beer is lower medium in body with upper medium carbonation. Overall, a really nice Kriek.

HopHead84, Jul 27, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a dark redish orange with a skummy bubbly white head. Very old dry musky funk strong up front, a bit dusty and some light cherry notes balancing in back. The taste is much sweeter than the nose. The funk is light and what is there is dusty. The cherries are much stronger, there is a light hop bittereness in the finish and fairly sour. Light body, a bit syrupy, lighter carb than I'd like.

cpetrone84, Jun 29, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Big thanks to Knifestyles for sharing this Europe-only treat.

A: Pours a deep, deep crimson body with an inch of frothy pink head that disappears quickly and completely. Big points for the deep, rich color, but I wish the head weren't so transient.

S: Intensely deep black cherry - far more tannic and bittersweet than the cherry aroma seems in most Krieks. Juicy, yet not as sweet; more skin. There's a touch of grassy funk and straight acidity complimenting the fruity, but the juicy dark cherry is the star. Terrific.

T: Sour and bitter, with tannic cherry skin dominating everything else. Some tart grapefruity citrus toward the long, bitter finish. Ok, but disappointing compared to the aroma.

M: Prickly, lively, a little sticky. Ok.

O: I've been wanting to try this one for a long time, but somehow didn't get around to it on either of my trips to Belgium. It didn't disappoint, especially in the aroma department - I've never experienced a Kriek that displayed quite this depth of cherry essence. Many have been more intense, more juicy, more ripe - but never as deep and dark and mysterious. The flavor didn't quite measure up, but overall it was still an extremely enjoyable Lambic. I wish they exported it!

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

JAHMUR, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

imperialking, May 31, 2012
Lindemans Kriek Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.