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Lindemans Kriek - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,087 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,087
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 28
Gots: 89 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Quaffer on 07-28-2001

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Ratings: 1,087 | Reviews: 499
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmgeng
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm just starting to get into "sours" and this was recommended by my beer mentor.

A - Dark cherry red color, like a black cherry soda. Big fluffy pink head with strong, filmy lacing. Definitely more soda like and less beer looking.

S - Dark cherries. The sweet dark cherries just overtake all the aroma. After drinking there is a faint malt and faint sourness but overall just cherries which is a very nice smell but strange for a beer.

T - Pretty soft on the palate with the sweet dark cherries accompanied by a mild sourness in the middle. It's as thought eating an under-ripened cherry with a sweet initial and then a tartness to help balance. There is also some light malt character and an acidity from the carbonation to make this very light and refreshing much like a soda with more balance and less sugar.

M - Very light mouth-feel. High carbonation. Light body and high carbonation make this a refreshing beverage. It is soft on the palate which makes it seem more complex but still very light in body.

Overall, this is the first actual "Kriek" I've had and I was surprised by how much actual cherry flavor was stashed into this green bottle. The sourness was very mild and the cherry sweetness was the forward taste so for anyone afraid of lambics or sours this is indeed a good starter sour. I probably wouldn't get this again since $6 for a 12oz "cherry soda" is pretty steep; I'll stick with my IPAs and stouts for now. If you like cherry wine but want something with less body and more refreshing I would also recommend this.

Glass- Flute

Photo of Donkster46
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewso
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Barely resembles a beer style but still wonderful in its own right. Super tart & light bodied sweet lambic. The aromas & flavors contribute to a higher rating than it probable should get.

Photo of baycop21
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Suds_Suds
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sweet, distinct cherry smell and taste. Tart but not very sour, felt like Cherry juice.

Photo of Vukusich
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VTCombi
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pruden
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is pretty much like drinking tart cherry juice. Not bad, but probably wouldn't go out of my way for this. Sugar, cherry and a touch of tartness.

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nitty703
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Skwalk47
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtransel
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eaglefan344
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of melbow
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The initial aroma is reminiscent of a traditional belgian beer style with a cherry undertone. The flavor is sweet without being syrupy, with a slight fruity tartness. The color is a deep, clear red, similar to nice red wine. The head is light, but lasts the duration of the glass.
This would pair well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a hot day.

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.2/5  rDev -16.4%

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Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
86 out of 100 based on 1,087 ratings.