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Lindemans Kriek - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
86
very good

937 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 937
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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Roxie_B

Alabama

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was given this one as a "I know you don't like beer but try this. It is hardly beer at all!".

Appearance - I gave this a 3.75. It had a fluffy magenta head that quickly went away. The liquid was a dark rich red. Nifty enough I suppose. Murky with interesting sediments which is not a bad thing.

Smell - 3. It gets better as it warms up (which is why I gave it a 3) and smells more natural but if you serve this one cold you will be punished by a big whiff of cough drops. Yuck!

Taste - Sweet but not syrupy. Natural cherry, dryness and a bit of something else. But mostly cherry. When cold the whole cough drop thing pretty much bludgeons everything else to death but let it get to about room temp and it becomes sweeter and more acidic. Like real fruit even!

Mouthfeel - Mercifully it did not linger. Gave me a pucker and a dryness like vinegar.

Overall - Not bad, not maybe for me, but not bad.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 04:12:02 | More by Roxie_B
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Koopdad

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-31-2014 23:34:09 | More by Koopdad
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-31-2014 03:17:14 | More by jim_carignan
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-31-2014 02:49:36 | More by Seabass1964
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-29-2014 18:45:02 | More by Knoxrb12
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The_Drunken_Sniper

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-28-2014 21:49:54 | More by The_Drunken_Sniper
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-25-2014 02:57:59 | More by neil2me
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BunnyMonster

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-15-2014 01:15:19 | More by BunnyMonster
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-12-2014 13:48:30 | More by ackeeper
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-11-2014 03:48:29 | More by Georgiabeer
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-10-2014 13:44:37 | More by robertjskelton
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jucifer1818

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

05-10-2014 12:55:00 | More by jucifer1818
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-07-2014 21:59:27 | More by Kyrojack
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-07-2014 05:15:45 | More by Beervana
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Focusf111

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2014 20:35:04 | More by Focusf111
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2014 22:16:31 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

05-03-2014 21:04:27 | More by WuBByG999
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Maxilouis

Belgium

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2014 19:48:47 | More by Maxilouis
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Jen-P

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-02-2014 01:39:51 | More by Jen-P
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-27-2014 05:47:52 | More by Carl_R
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-21-2014 23:25:25 | More by dpgoblejr
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2014 23:05:08 | More by CB_Crowe
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kerry4porters

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-20-2014 18:17:36 | More by kerry4porters
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Beric

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Bottle into footed pilsner
Served: 18 April 2014

Appearance: Pours a deep red with a soft pink head that collapses and leaves just a light sheen of bubbles on the top. Some lacing, but the glasses weren't ideally clean- if they were, I'm sure this one would have left sizable lacing.

Smell: Medicinally strong cherry smell. The smell isn't artificial though, you can tell they used real cherries. Unfortunately most people only smell such strong cherries in medicine, hence the comparison.

Taste: Not as sour as I expected. It's like a cherry pie made with sour cherries rather than sweet ones- there is still an inherent sweetness and the unbecoming sourness is dulled. The beer hits you initially with a decently sour note on the tip of the tongue, which mellows at the end, before a solid assertion of beer bitterness and an intense dryness. One of the driest beers I've had, almost leaving your throat parched.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly like champagne.

Overall: A solid offering from Lindeman's though the Frambroise remains my favorite so far. This would be great as an aperitif served in champagne glasses with a cherry cheesecake or chocolate-cherry tart. An approachable lambic for all, but not something that will blow you away.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 15:00:24 | More by Beric
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chefbigjon

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2014 12:05:57 | More by chefbigjon
Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
86 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.