Lindemans Kriek - Brouwerij Lindemans
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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
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
Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
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