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Lindemans Kriek - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
86
very good

861 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%


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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bahana

California

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first real lambic. I don't think Sam Adams Cranberry counts. Does it? Anyway, very sweet and fruity. Obviously a strong cherry taste and smell. Very complex and easy to drink. I'm not sure I would drink this often, but it's good for a change of pace.

Serving type: cask

07-04-2010 03:23:47 | More by bahana
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass

Appearance – The beer pours a pinkish ruby red color with a one finger head of pink tinted foam. The head of the brew has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a bunch of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a tart cherry smell mixed with other red fruit aromas of raspberry and strawberry. Along with the red fruits are some notes of apple and plum. Other more tart and sour aromas are there as well, with a rather strong apple cider vinegar and yeasty funk smell in the nose, producing overall a funky and fruity aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a tart cherry flavor. Along with the tart cherry are sweeter flavors of cherry and raspberry bringing a sweet and sour flavor to the brew straight from the start. As the flavor advances the sweetness loses some ground to the more tart flavors. Even though this is the case, the taste remains overall still very sweet, with the tart fruit just slightly edging out the sweet. This is appropriate at this stage however, as right around that time so too comes in some grassy flavors as well as a moderately strong funky flavor. In the end, the mix of flavors leaves a nice tart and sweet fruity and funky red fruit flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side, consisting of tons of tiny champagne like carbonation bubbles. Both the thinner body and higher carbonation are fantastic for the sweet, tart, and fruity flavors of the brew and make it easy drinking.

Overall – A nice red fruity tart but moderately sweet Lambic. Rather tasty overall, all while still maintaining a somewhat refreshing demeanor even with the tarter and sour flavors of the brew.


Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 02:36:59 | More by Darkmagus82
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the first lambics I ever had, and I've had it only a few times. Since then I've had alot of wild ales, oude bruins, flanders reds, all kinds. But this one is readily available usually and, well it holds a special place in my heart. The other flavors of Lindemans dont really appeal to me, just this one.

Pours a bright red, kinda dark red, with plenty of pink foam that holds a thick ring.

Smells like cherries I used to go pick off trees when I was a kid. Tart and juicy, sour, stings the nostrils.

Taste is similar with alot of cherry, tastes like real cherry to me as I assume they use fruit and not syrup to flavor it. Slight sour notes balance out the fruit, just like a lambic should, but this doesnt over power. Its quite tame and keeps a profile alot of people might enjoy. Also in this one, I get raspberry notes as well, with acidity and sour yeast notes.

Mouthfeel is fully carbonated, kind of thin but that's expected at 4%. I'd love to try a beer (kriek) by this company in the realm of 8%.

Very nice offering, and I suspect will entice newcomers to sour ales to try it out.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 06:21:39 | More by BastardKing24
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itsscience

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky burgundy with a finger and a half of pink head that retains well. The smell is all rich, sweet cherries, all day long, with a sour yeast aroma in the background. It tastes like cherry grape juice up front and quickly becomes a mouth-puckering sour bomb, ending with more cherry flavor and some yeast funk. The body is light and the carbonation is high, leading to a mouthfeel that is similar to champagne.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 10:37:26 | More by itsscience
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big fluffy pink head, like pink clouds. Pours a dark cherry red, very clear (albeit very dark). Thick lacing and decent retention.

Aroma is sweet cherries with a light tartness or funk - a very slight sting in the nostrils.

Extremely tart, followed by a balanced sweetness. Cherry is the obvious (and overwhelming) flavor note, as well as some wheat and some funk. I'm not familiar with how these 'wild Belgian yeasts' are supposed to taste.

Relatively thin, but very smooth, mouthfeel. No sting or noticeable carbonation. Extreme tartness causes your entire mouth to pucker. Coats your mouth with a silky retention.

This is my first experience with a Lambic. I found it more balanced and approachable than an American sour or wild ale. Maybe as I try more I will have a better feel for how the style is supposed to come across, but for a first experience, I found this quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 01:06:42 | More by Roguer
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Murrhey

Montana

2.99/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 750ml pressure cap/cork bottle into a tulip glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Pink head that dissolves very quickly. Purplish body, low clarity. Interesting looking beer, but not very appealing.

S- Black cherries, very sweet and slightly tart.

T- Tastes like grape juice. Some minor funk at the tail end. Not feeling it.

M- Vinous and bubbly.

O- This beer is a disappointment to me. I like Krieks but I just don't seem to like Lindemans.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 02:02:15 | More by Murrhey
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

KRIEK WEEK CONTINUES!!!

This baby is the one that started it all for me. Does its wide availability mean that the quality of the beer has suffered? Hmmm... . Poured into a chilled tulip glass.

Appearance 4.25: Poured out a beautiful, gem-like red. 1/2" pink head fizzed up and then shrank into little puffy pillows of foam all over the top of the beer.

Smell 4.25: Wow, gorgeous bouquet on this brew. Yes, cherries dominate, but also there is a deep smell of earth, sour yeast and wood.

Taste 4.25: Front is sour, with slight hints of cherry coming in from the sides of the palate. Middle is where the cherry invasion continues in earnest and it is a giddy ride of sour, sweet and taste-bud terrorizing tangy, all dominated by different levels of cherry. Finish is silky smooth and the cherry actually fades out for a brief instance at this level of taste. The cherry troops re-invade in the aftertaste, along with a very nice hint of sour yeast and wood.

Mouthfeel 3.75: Right on the nose for this style and the tastes they are trying to accentuate.

Overall 4.25: Just a fabulous kriek lambic. The flavor of the fruit is forward and dominates, but there is so much more going on here than just cherry flavored beer. The levels of taste and the deep, sophisticated arrangement of them are executed almost flawlessly. This is the kriek to try if you've never had one before and it is an easy beer to find. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 04:13:54 | More by BeerDocT
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DagenhamDavis

New York

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My gateway to beer, first consumed at age 18 in Brussels, Belgium. Every time I have the pleasure of drinking this it takes me back to that very happy time in my life.

A- Perfect. Deep red color, barely translucent. 2 finger pink head in a tulip glass. Retains some, and leaves beautiful lacing all the way down.

S- Smells like Kriek. Cherries that seem tart, and yet sweet.

T- Slightly tart cherry flavor. Not to sweet, but also isn't making be cringe. This is a thing of beauty. Perfect example of the style.

M- Mild carbonation, but not at all intrusive. Feels just right on the tongue.

O- For "ladies' beer" as it was called in Brussels, this isn't half bad. In fact, this is one of my favorite splurges, and something I like to share. A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 00:52:22 | More by DagenhamDavis
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into an elongated tulip like glass. From notes.

Large foamy pink bath bubble head created. Lots of sticky lacing while drinking. Deep cherry red colored body, with some dark opaque like character, not much noticeable rising carbonation. A bit of sticky like leg coating as well. Head has some good staying power as well.

Nose is sweet. Faint cherry cough drop, a little bit of faint lemon. Sugary but nothing to crazy with a little bit of hinting malt density, and some sucrose like sensations.

Palate is fairly round and large. Controlled sweetness and cherry cough drop lozenge like fruit sensations. Chewy backbone. Very large malt and oaky coating mouthfeel, fills every crevice of the mouth with a great round character. Simple. Easy drinking. Some faint tartness on the swallow with some faint cinnamon character.

It may be a sweeter example but it's certainly a fun drinkable lambic.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 00:18:46 | More by smakawhat
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admiral

Australia

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

aroma: like a cherry cough medicine with upfront cherry/artificial cherry notes

taste: like a cherry lemonade, sweeter than I expected, with cherry and sherbert the two flavours that dominated the palate.

overall: a very nice mouthfeel with good carbonation and sweetness. As expected the cherry dominated, although a touch too sweet for my personal preferences - a little bit of sourness would have been nice. Nevertheless, a very nice drink, with it being very easy to consume a large amount of this beer in one session.

I can definitely picture a group of friends consuming this, sitting on a balcony, on a hot summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 08:45:45 | More by admiral
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a flute, the beer is a dark, vibrant, ruby red coloring that is blood-like in its depths and bright ruby around the edges. Tall, frothy, bubbly, pink colored head that starts a tall couple of inches and settles unevenly into a sparse surface coating. Aromas of rich, sugary sweet cherry, both tart and darkly sweet. The nose is similar to cherry cough drops. Flavors are sugar and syrupy sweet cherry, almost like a maraschino, with a bitter tartness at the tail end of the palate. Smooth, thin body that gets frothy and effervescent at the end. Richly sweet cherry aftertaste, with a solid linger following a slick, clean finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 23:01:54 | More by GarthDanielson
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mporter249

South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A beautiful pink/red color. Small head, but well-retained. Somewhat clear, but color precludes seeing through it. Definitely looks good.

Smell: Fruity, sweet, a little floral. Also honestly smells a little like cough syrup, but not in a bad way.

Taste: Delicious. Cherry, of course, tangy, sweet, but not too sweet. Almost tastes a little like hibiscus, too. Moves from a little tangy to sweet to more tangy.

Mouthfeel: Somewhere between heavy and light, a little sticky, good carbonation.

Overall: I really like this a lot. Don't fully remember the Kasteel Rouge, but I think I like this just as much.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 02:31:14 | More by mporter249
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Reddish, effervescent body with no head

Aroma: Fruity; cherry candy smell

Taste: Tart; very smooth; no hop notes in the flavor at all

Remarks: A very pleasant flavor overall

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 15:26:28 | More by IchLiebeBier
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lordofstarside

Nevada

3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz to snifter

Pours a dark ruby red with a half finger of pink foam. Chunks of yeast speckle the bottom of the glass, high carbonation stemming from the middle. Head has receded pretty quickly, lacing isn't too bad

Smells upfront cherry with a sweet malt base. Smells syrupy and almost artificial, sort of like cheap cough medicine. Not really any tartness, this aroma is pretty one dimensional

Taste is on the nose as expected, big upfront cherry rush followed by a sweet malty after taste. Cherries are pretty rich and come across vibrantly

Feel as I thought is a bit thick and syrupy. Extremely mild tartness, and no alcohol, which probably wasn't hard at 4%

Overall this is sort of like drinking a jolly rancher soda. Big burst of taste, except that's pretty much all there is to this. Not terrible, but I wish it had a lot less sweet and a lot more sour

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 04:18:42 | More by lordofstarside
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tonton

Hong Kong

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The more I drink this, the more I love it. As a beverage, not as a beer. This is my go-to brew when I've had enough at home and I'm about to hit the sack, and I want to clear my palate before brushing my teeth, the same way I chew some pickled ginger after eating sushi.

I prefer drinking this poured into a round burgundy wine glass. It hits the palate better that way than in the traditional tall lambic glass.

The smell, and the flavor, are so very black cherry, sweet, and extremely sour. I liken the flavor to Cherry Sucrets cough drops, and I have loved the sweet cherry sourness of Cherry Sucrets since I was a kid.

A friend of mine finds it too sour. Maybe you will too. But to me this is what really distinguishes this beer and makes it my top choice of lambics.

This is a beer I keep in my fridge 100% of the time. I drink one or two bottles a week, out of the 20 or so bottles of beer I drink in a week.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 14:58:46 | More by tonton
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 05:18:26 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a soft, ruby color, mostly hazy with a tiny bit of clarity along the edges. The pink-tinted head piles up like a fluffy cloud and just sits, menacingly atop the lambic. Huge, chunky lacing stays plastered along all sides of the glass. The aroma is full on, sweet and sour cherries. An intense fruity tartness that tickles the nostrils right from the get-go. Mild yeast and and alcoholic tones give the mild "wine-like" smell, but make no mistake - the aroma is full-on cherry, and not grape in the slightest. The aroma is very intoxicating and starts working hard on the saliva glands with each whiff.

To no one's surprise at all, the flavor is a densely packed with ripe, juicy, tart, and sweet cherries. A nearly puckering sour element opens up immediately and tests out the taste buds. The tartness eventually transitions into a sweetness that lasts well into the finish, almost with a sugary or candied flavor to it. Very mild (and I mean VERY mild) woody and corky flavors with a touch of yeast, but cherries are the real star of the show here. I'd be foolish to try and list other fruits, but reasonably so - cherries are the only flavor here. A bit one dimensional, but you kind of know what you're getting into before you buy this one, right? Slightly sweet and nearly dry finish, thin body, carbonated well.

I might be biased because I love cherries, but this may be the best of the Lineman's lambics (well, the ones that are readily available on most stores' shelves). Nice tart and sweet qualities, easy to drink, and satisfying overall. Sort of a one-trick pony, but it's almost to be expected here. A good introduction to the style without getting to much into the funk side of things.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 03:01:08 | More by tectactoe
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adamette

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Live Review. Poured from the 750 ML bottle that I bought several years ago into a clean, clear glass. The bottle spent most of that time in my basement and then the past few weeks in my fridge. LF13HKR stamped on the label, for what that it's worth. I do not recall what I paid for it. My best recollection is that I bought it at Rozi's in Lakewood all that time ago.

A Translucent cherry red body under a brief pinkish head that is short lived. Within 60 seconds the head went down to a single layer. Rather typical I think. Bottom of the bottle was much darker with sediment disturbed floating about. That helps the look in my book. 3.5

S Pleasant black cherry, wheat and minimal alcohol smell. No hops detected. Not acidic like some others that I have smelled. 4.0

T Taste carries right from the smell. Black Cherry tartness, nice unfiltered wheat and very little alcohol and no perceived hops. A lot of sweetness and while that is welcome it is also part of the style. Good tasting beer. 4.0

M Kind of "flat" which is typical of the style. The sugary black cherry sweetness thickens up the feel. I think that the feel is really typical of the style. 3.0

D/O Drinkability is very high due in part to the relatively low ABV and the black cherry goodness that keeps you coming back for more. Overall this is a fine Kriek Lambic. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 02:41:58 | More by adamette
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elNopalero

Texas

3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a rosy-red color topped by a strawberry-tinged foam. Makes me think of … Big Red.
There’s a sweetly cherry-like aroma. More candied maraschino than anything fresh. The flavor is just to the wrong side of cloying—think cough drops, cough syrup, and a smooth, sickly sweet artificial cherry flavor. It’s a fun one to share but not something I’d seek out to drink all for myself alone. (That said, I’d definitely mix it—a plug of the kreik in a pint of chocolate stout works wonders.)

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 07:44:43 | More by elNopalero
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a utopia snifter. Purchased in Wakefield ri.

A- pours a bright red, cool-aid like body with a beautiful red frothy head that exhibits medium retention and leaves blotchy lacing.

S- light Maraschino cherries, a little bit of funk with an acidic vinegar note in the background.

T- huge tart cherry and apple notes. Cider like. Like a very acidic cherry infused cider. Not much that resembles beer, but not in a bad way. Minimal aftertaste

M- highly carbonated, crisp, and refreshing. Light body. Super super easy drinker, it really quenched my thirst.

I'll have to admit, this is only the second kriek lambic I've tried, so I really have nothing to compare it to (except Sam Adams barrel room kriek, and this one blows it out of the water).

I really liked the overall presentation and flavors of this beer. It looked nice, the taste was somewhat one dimensional but I enjoyed it, and it was super refreshing and drinkable. My rating may be higher than I would have rated it in the future, but for now the rating stands. I really enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 03:47:24 | More by gcamparone
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BlackBelt5112203

South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a flute at cellar temperature.

L – Deep cherry-red color with a head that nearly takes up the entire glass at first pour and fades down to a still huge, 4-finger frothy, rocky, pink head. Great retention and awesome patchy lacing. It’s a tiny, tiny bit hazy in terms of clarity with a good amount of bubbles.

S – Black cherries, the vinegary twang of Acetobacter, and the musty barnyard aromas of Brettanomyces. All of the elements you could ask for in a lambic.

T – The taste pretty much consists of sweet and sour black cherries. There’s some musty funk that appears near the finish from the Brett. It’s not sour in a mouth-puckering way by any means but the tartness is there.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with great carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a tart, funky, and dry finish. Sour cherry and some barnyard funk flavors linger nicely.

O – This is a tasty fruit lambic. I know it doesn’t have a terrific score here, but it is a great example of the style. Maybe it doesn’t have all the complexity that some of the better lambics have, but I don’t think that warrants a sub-4 score. Maybe people are expecting something a bit sourer. If you like cherries and tartness, you will like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 22:31:56 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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SStein

Belgium

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 37.5cl bottle into a Lindeman's flute.
It pours a deep cherry red, with a pale pink head. The head quickly turns to lace.
As soon as you pull the cork, you get the overwhelming cherry smell. The smell is so overwhelming it seems it might overpower the beer.
The taste has minimal cherry. It tastes of a light cherry Italian soda. Extremely sweet. It has very little of the traditional Lambic "barnyard" funk.
There is a moderate amount of carbonation, which adds to the Italian soda feel. It is very dry, and goes down quite easy.
A good starting point for someone interested into Lambics, especially for someone who is unsure how they might feel about the funk typically associated with it. My wife enjoys this beer and it is a good one for an after dinner or dessert beer. Would go great with chocolate cake especially a German chocolate cake.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 17:43:44 | More by SStein
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harrymel

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottle date:

Pours dark red with rosy pink satin surface sheets. SMells like cherries, darker ones with a bit of wood and sugar. Taste is deeply cherry with plenty of sweetness and a hearty tone at the base - just simply carbonated, concentrated cherry juice here in my face. Light syrup with low to moderate carb and a wet finish. Very standard and tasty for the lineup. Lindeman's seems to me to be great beer, so long as you know what you're getting yourself into.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 06:02:35 | More by harrymel
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LeRose

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was good as a treat. Would pair well with strong cheese plate to balance the sweetness, but we tried it with dessert - sweetness overload! Great cherry aroma and flavor, nice sour hit on the back end. Cold is a must...not very pleasant as it warmed up. Very champagne-like, light mouthfeel, minimal aftertaste, maybe a tad bit sweet for my tastes. Wasn't what I expected - different and interesting style for sure. Liked, would drink again, but would not use with dessert.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 16:03:47 | More by LeRose
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Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
86 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.