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Lindemans Kriek - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
86
very good

941 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 21
Gots: 41 | 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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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -47.6%

02-18-2012 17:59:57 | More by chrispoint
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a becker glass

A- Poured red with light pink frothy lace that left some chunky splashy lace

S- Big sweet cherry, watermelon, and sugary aroma

T- Big watermelon, some cherry , sugar, overall intensely sour.

M- Very high acidity and carbonation

O- This tastes like a watermelon and cherry sour patch kid. Very sour. Great beer for Valentine's Day.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 06:30:39 | More by Hoptometrist
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Sheepdog

Arizona

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-16-2012 02:34:43 | More by Sheepdog
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-13-2012 22:41:01 | More by Ajlvt
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avaccani

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-12-2012 05:02:01 | More by avaccani
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Drinkerofales

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brown purple with red highlights. A giant pink fluffy head recedes rather quickly and leaves a whole wall of lacing.

Smell is all tart cherries with a lightly funky yeast underneath.

Taste is spot on, sweet cherries in front, and tart in the end. Not much else here.

Feel is smooth and creamy with some pucker. Very light and easy to drink.

Lots of flavor here for such a low abv. This beer is kind of nostalgic for me as it was the first lambic I ever drank. Less tart than it's berry cousins. Quite strange to look at a pink beer though, which makes it very unique.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 03:32:26 | More by Drinkerofales
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dgeebs07

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-10-2012 11:03:59 | More by dgeebs07
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-06-2012 02:16:00 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-05-2012 14:41:38 | More by slimntubbs
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Allurex

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-02-2012 10:24:56 | More by Allurex
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adroits123

Louisiana

1/5  rDev -73.8%

02-01-2012 19:02:05 | More by adroits123
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-30-2012 05:42:53 | More by Texasfan549
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe glass. The beer is a deep yet light ruby red, almost a cream-colored redness about it. The pinkish head settles to a layer of random bubbles and film. The beer smells if sweet cherries with a hint of alcohol. The beer tastes deliciously sweet with a tangy cherry tart. The mouthfeel is relatively lively and light bodied.

Overall, this is simply delicious and easy to drink. Low ABV, excellent taste and smell. A great dessert beer, and one of my favourite Lindemans offerings.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 21:52:29 | More by JuicesFlowing
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TMA2

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-25-2012 03:27:14 | More by TMA2
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A moderate pour got me a little over half a finger of head that can best be described only as strawberries and cream colored. The body is a deep, rich maroon color. The head dissipated down to a few bubbles up top and a ring around the glass, but a thin sheet of lacing struggles to cling to the sides.

Smells of sweet black cherries and medicine mostly.

The flavor is that of deep rich black cherry, with a hint of medicine, making it like a pleasant cough drop flavor. There is a slightly bitter tang to the end as it warms up. Also appearing as it warms is a slight grain flavor in the middle. Overall, very sweet.

Light bodied and highly carbonated, this beer is most pleasing to the palate, although it isn't something I would drink a lot of, nor often. The carbonation is almost that of pop, but this in no way detracts from the drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 01:27:14 | More by CFHMagnet
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dcbike

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2012 14:06:24 | More by dcbike
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AoxoMoxoA

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-21-2012 21:15:14 | More by AoxoMoxoA
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andersen8185

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -47.6%

01-20-2012 02:55:23 | More by andersen8185
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socko

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-18-2012 22:58:49 | More by socko
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2012 01:39:58 | More by kjkinsey
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mokumies

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-11-2012 10:37:18 | More by mokumies
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle shared with my girlfriend and family. Poured into a tulip.

A: Deep red/maroon body with a huge fluffy, creamy soft pink head. The lacing and retention were both stellar, leaving this patches on both the walls and a nice cap on the surface. Sure, it's red and pink but for the style it's great.

S: Sweet and sugary black cherries, strawberries and red grapes. Along with the sweetness is a nice subtle tart nature but you can tell it won't be so puckering. A semi-sweet red wine quality comes through towards the back end, nothing really in the way of an abundance of malt or hops though. The fruit dominates.

T: Very sweet but not sickeningly. Black and red cherries are the center of this flavor profile. There's a bit of a tart edge due to the underlying lambic base of this beer though it's certainly been masked quite a bit with the sweetener. Not that I mind it, but in large quantities this might be too much. The finish is dry and fruity, really just an easy drinking exceptional beer.

M: Light and bubbly, highly carbonated but there's nothing to fault here as this is what the style calls for. Dry and sweet flavors lingering around.

Perhaps this is a guilty pleasure but I enjoy a beer like this from Lindemans from time to time. It's a nice change of pace while still giving you traditional lambic qualities with a sweetened edge to it. Not something I could drink in large amounts but this always seems to go over well with everyone.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 15:09:59 | More by ShanePB
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-09-2012 03:59:41 | More by imperialking
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bbadger

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

01-08-2012 17:58:47 | More by bbadger
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Rob315

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-04-2012 17:44:26 | More by Rob315
Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
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