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Lindemans Kriek - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
86
very good

966 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 966
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 21
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 07-28-2001)
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-22-2014 08:01:54 | More by zestar
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nerual96

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-22-2014 04:07:04 | More by nerual96
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-22-2014 02:45:31 | More by Patches826
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jordanimal

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-21-2014 19:46:00 | More by jordanimal
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Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-21-2014 08:17:38 | More by Stagga_Lee
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-17-2014 02:20:29 | More by morrowd3
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Capt_kirk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

I enjoyed it but would only drink it as a change of pace.
Pours a deep red with a red foam head, very sweet, very tart, more like a soda or a cider in flavor.
Overall great on a hot day.

08-16-2014 21:38:36 | More by Capt_kirk
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Dbot

Delaware

5/5  rDev +30.9%

08-16-2014 21:37:22 | More by Dbot
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jwenzel019

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-16-2014 16:56:02 | More by jwenzel019
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bird_soul

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-16-2014 16:01:14 | More by bird_soul
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

08-16-2014 10:43:05 | More by lgmol
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Moheban

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-14-2014 23:36:10 | More by Moheban
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beagle826

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-13-2014 20:09:25 | More by beagle826
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-13-2014 03:12:28 | More by Skunkyluvmuffin
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-12-2014 05:01:26 | More by Dicers
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-10-2014 00:11:47 | More by groleau
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Wayne17

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-07-2014 04:23:18 | More by Wayne17
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-06-2014 20:49:26 | More by Big_Dave
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birdsellam

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-06-2014 17:23:56 | More by birdsellam
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-05-2014 19:14:00 | More by tommyguz
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Westyn

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-05-2014 16:49:50 | More by Westyn
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%

355 ml bottle was poured into a tulip.

Appearance: A minimal pink head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark crimson color with no vision of anything. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Cherry, bready malts, sweetness, and a little funky.

Taste: Same as above with sweet cherries, a little tart and funky.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light, tart, low to medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty nice kriek. Light and enjoyable.

08-05-2014 00:32:27 | More by Flounder57
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JoelClark

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-03-2014 18:43:21 | More by JoelClark
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-03-2014 16:16:21 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%

I picked up a bottle of Lindemans Kriek last week for $6.49 at the Lager Mill. I've never had this beer before and I've only had a Kriek once, it was a few years ago and I didn't care for it that much, but I thought it was time for me to give this style another try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a green 355ml foiled and corked bottle into a Belgian style tulip.

A- The label looks ok, it's very typical for Lindemans, but the red foil on the bottle makes it a little eye catching. It poured a nice crimson like color that took on more of a brighter ruby hue when held to the light with a little over two fingers worth of fluffy light pink head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice patchy rings of lacing behind. This was a pretty good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness that has a candy like aroma to it with the cherrys being the first to show up and they impart a sweet and slightly tart cherry like aroma that reminds me of some cherry concentrate and it also has a slight cough syrup like aroma to it. Up next comes a slight fermented like aroma with just a slight bit of lightly funky yeast coming through. This beer had a pretty nice aroma that really showcased the cherrys.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the cherrys still being the first to show up and they impart a all those nice cherry concentrate aspects that I got from aroma without that light cough syrup like aspect. I didn't get any of that yeast aspect that I got in the aroma. On the finish there's just a little more sweetness with a higher amount of tartness and it had a nice cherry like aftertaste with the tartness just lingering for a second. This was a pretty good tasting beer, the cherrys were showcased nicely while imparting the just the right amount of tartness.

M- Smooth, fairly crisp, slightly mouth puckering, not too acidic, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty good mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and I thought it was a good example of the style, I don't have much experience at all with this style, but since it doesn't have that cough syrup taste that the first one had I would consider this a good one. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, fairly crisp, slightly mouth puckering, not too acidic, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I think half the bottle is the perfect amount for a after dinner dessert beer, but i think I would have no problem drinking a bottle to myself, it just might take me a little bit to finish it. What I liked the most about this beer was the taste, it was pretty good and it did a good job of really showcasing the cherrys and making them the star of the show. What I liked the least about this beer was the aroma, it wasn't bad at all, but I think it would be a little better if it didn't have light cough syrup like aspect to it. I would buy this beer again and I would be interested to see how it ages. I would recommend it to people who love fruity and tart cherry beers. All in all I was a little impressed with this beer, I went into it thinking there's a good chance it could be a cough syrup bomb and the aroma didn't fully disprove that, but once I got to the taste I started to enjoy and appreciate this beer.So far this is now my Favorite Kriek and my favorite beer from Lindemans. Good job guys, this beer made for one nice dessert beer, keep up the good work.

08-03-2014 03:41:59 | More by StoutHunter
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Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
86 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.