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Lindemans Kriek - Brouwerij Lindemans

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very good

1,004 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,004
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 23
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website

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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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

matjack85, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Batsvof, Sep 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

rbmjr1, Mar 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

ElviraS, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of WesWes
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer pours a dark maroon color with a matching head. The aroma is good. It has a very tart cherry scent that pierces your nose; very nice. The taste is awesome. It is full of sour cherries and not much else. It refreshes on the way down. I love this beer. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This beer drinks great. I could drink about a gallon of this stuff; a good sessions beer.

WesWes, Feb 05, 2004
Photo of JackTheRipper
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy deep red in color. Initial 1/2" head dissipated quickly to a thin layer of foam leaving no lacing.

S: Super lucious cherry smell overwhelms the nose. Just a hint of a sourness that tempers the sweet smells perfectly. The cherry smell is very natural, and just what I expected after popping the cork on this one. Unreal how good this smells.

T: I'm at a loss. I still can't believe that lambics are categorized as beer. This offering has an incredibly natural tasting cherry flavor to it. The fruitiness is very strong, and balanced out by the lambic sourness to perfection. I can't imagine putting sugar in this beer to sweeten it. It's perfect just the way it is. Fruity, not cloyingly sweet. Aftertaste is a long lingering sourness.

M: Carbonation level seems higher than the Peche lambic I had earlier, and serves to carry the flavors throughout the mouth and some of the aromas back to the nose. Nice and tart, just a bit dry. Alcohol is barely noticeable, but at 4% that should be expected.

D&N: An absolutely perfect dessert beer, or a beer for any other time. The only reason this doesn't get a five on this one is the price. $10 a bottle is pretty steep, but once in a while, tis very worth it. If you haven't tried this one yet, what are you waiting for?

JackTheRipper, Jun 21, 2004
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

WuBByG999, May 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Keithandandrewdotcom, Jan 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

LoveBeerNo7, Nov 15, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Peyton5410, Jan 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Lob, May 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

pirmannt1, Dec 11, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

zee3are0, Mar 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Kerrie, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of iBeer16
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: dark ruby red, intriguing. Pours with a 1" head, which is of a dark pink color. A lot of lacing.

S: the smell is unparalleled to anything. It's smells like carbonated juice, the black cherries have a strong scent. Scent draws you in, makes you look forward to the first sip, very enjoyable. Smell is similar to that of a freshly opened bag of twizlers

T: great combination of sweet and sour. The taste of the black cherries is very unique and delicious. Starts off very fruity, and finishes with a sour/ tart taste.

M: mouth party! The way it changes from sweet to sour awakens your palate. It is not too carbonated so it is easy to drink.

Overall, this is an incredible lambic, such a good pick up. I am usually one that hates fruity beer but this completely changes that concept. The black cherry sweetness and the sour finish is a great combination. Thanks for the recommendation @bigplay1824

iBeer16, Dec 23, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Izzybone, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Lupe
4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Dark pink in color, with a thin light pink colored head that leaves some sporadic lace. Big time black cherry aroma along with some sugary sweetness. My mouth is watering. Light bodied and a nice mouthfeel. Starts very tart and then the cherry flavor comes out. Flavor is of black cherries, not a fake cherry taste. Turns sour and then back to tart, as these two characteristic battle it out. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Not too syurpy. Have with dessert, possibly chocolate cake. Delicious!!

Lupe, Dec 06, 2002
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4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured cranberry color with a 3 finger pink head. Loads of carbonation. Looks great. Fluffy head.

S: Black Cherry Soda.

T: OMFG. Sour, sweet, cherries, delicious. I love this sweet ass beer.

M: Smooth, rich with mild carbonation.

O: Love this as a dessert beer. Wow. So love Cherry Lambics. Deliciously sweet with a mellow sour aftertaste. Would definately buy a ton more.

*Paired with Strawberry Shortcake

JerseyKirk, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of Ellbert
4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I didn't quite know what to expect on this one. Overall I thought it was great. It looked like champagne, it tasted a bit like cider. Definitely not what I am used to in a beer. I loved it thought. $11.00 a bottle at the local beer bar is pretty expensive though. I could go for another one. One good thing is you could drink a lot of these and at 4.0 ABV you will still be able to walk out.

Ellbert, Jul 26, 2003
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4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 750ml bottle into a tulip. Aggressive pour resulted int a two inch light pink head. Receded slowly leaving some slight lace on the glass and left some large bubbles on the froth.

Smell is a georgeous bouquet of ripe and juicy cherries and a bit sour funk. I have to say the flavor is more towards marascino cherries over fresh fruit.

Flavor is sour on the tongue but the cherries are abundant. There is not a perceptable yeast character but tons of sourness and cherries.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy. The brew goes down way too easy.

adrock7309, Nov 14, 2010
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4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a deep ruby color, opaque in the glass. It had a light pinkish head. There is a strong cherry smell, almost like a juice. There is a distinct sweet cherry taste that is pleasing and well-balanced with a sour tartness. Because of its initial sweetness, this beer is smooth and easy to drink. It can go down quickly without realizing it if you don't remember to sip and enjoy it! I really like that this beer can be enjoyed any time of the day and makes a particularly nice "breakfast" brew.

BlueHammer, Jan 05, 2008
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4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – A dark ruby red color with a reddish pink head that sticks around as a thin layer for a long time. Leaves a cobweb like lacing.

Smell – Cherry bomb. Mostly sweet, but also a hint of sourness. Awesome!

Taste – A sweet cherry flavor with a very light touch of sour. It may be borderline too sweet, but at the same time, it's extremely tasty. This is one of the great lambics in my opinion.

Mouthfeel – Kind of a fine champagne feel (not taste), with a very mild sourness and a cherry aftertaste.

Drinkability – Incredibly drinkable. Far better than most other lambics I’ve tried that are too sour for me.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Mar 15, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into a tulip


A nice dark ruby red color with a fingers worth of pink bubbly head. Head dissipates quickly but leaves an insane amount of lacing.


awesome. big sweet cherry flavor with some of that funky lambic smell.


Big sweet cherries with a little tartness. My favorite sour beer so far. Reminds me a little bit like a black cherry soda. (pop in my neck of the woods)


light bodied. very bubbly like sparkling wine. Goes down great and leaves a nice cherry aftertaste lingering for a bit.


very high. Relatively low ABV and can be found pretty much anywhere. great taste and very refreshing. A great dessert beer or for a special occasion.

cetherid, Nov 17, 2010
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4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - It is red/light maroonish in color with a purple head. There is great visible signs of carbonation. When poured into my glass, the foaming bubbles fall to the bottom and rise back to the top. Great retention.

S - I have said this about all the Lindemans Lambics I've tried and the same goes with this one... it has the cork aroma with a hint of cherry. It smells like it will give you hope of what's in store for the taste.

T - It's tart with a fruity acidic bite. It has the similar taste as the smell as if you can almost taste the cherryish cork. I like it.

M - My mouth instantly salivates and my tongue is bitten by the fruity acid. It feels light on my tongue.

D - This is not a chugging beer. I consider it a special beer that I would bring out to share with visitors. I would have wine lovers that do not like beer taste this to show them that not all beers are built the same. I could almost expect a full tummy after a couple bottles.

This is personally my favorite of the Lambics.

veachster, Apr 12, 2009
Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
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