Lindemans Kriek - Brouwerij Lindemans
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Reviews by Patrick999:
3.1/5 rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Popped this open because I knew the ladies would like it. Cork was a bastard to extract in this case, but I eventually wriggled it out and it gave a loud pop.
Can't argue with the appearance. Deep red with a fluffy pink head that tends to stick around.
Aroma is of sweet black cherry, like a black cherry soda. I know full well this is a sweetened lambic, but even so I'd like to smell a bit more than just the base fruit syrup.
Unsurprisingly, the taste is mostly black cherry soda. I'm not going to bash the beer just because it's sweetened....these beers have a time and place. However, I still think you need a bit more than just sweet fruit. This is just not tart enough, there's nothing fighting the sweetness. Even with the Framboise, I find more tart going along with the sweet, I think that's overall a better drink than this Kriek.
Feel is very good, it's very smooth with ample light carbonation.
Sure, I can drink it. It's just that I feel there are better beers even within the Lindemans line of sweetened lambics. Still overall decent for what it is.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2010 14:56:13 | More by Patrick999
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3.74/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle from Pin's.
Poured into a #proper Lindemans color-print wine-style glass. Deep, dark, ruby red, cloudy, with a half-finger of pink head that retained well and left lots of lacing on the glass. Looked beautiful! Nose is pretty much pure cherry sweetness. Lots of cherry sweetness in the taste, but actually a surprising amount of tartness, especially up front, which I didn't expect, knowing Lindemans' m.o. Cherry candy, and not much else to speak of here. Crisp and syrupy mouthfeel, light-medium body, mildly dry in the finish, with the sweetness lingering to the aftertaste; moderate carb. This is a great dessert beer. Lambic purists will tell you that true krieks shouldn't be as sweet as this, and maybe they shouldn't. In that sense, this isn't very exemplary of the style, and we all know that Lindemans flavors their beers instead of using fruit in the brewing process. But that doesn't mean this can't be a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 01:38:02 | More by Rifugium
Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
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