Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Lindemans Kriek Cuvée René

5-7% ABV

Added by Gueuzedude on 05-15-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,954
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
380
pDev:
6.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 380 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cavedave
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful purple/red with a quick to leave finger of white foam. Big bubbled ring and skim island hang for the ride.

Full aroma. Doughy sweet and yeasty tart join with some righteous fresh cherry and overripe grape notes that entice a salivary response. Some deeper funk there too as it warms.

Full strength taste, that is an immediate tart blast of sour and sweet fresh cherry, and overripe fruit funk. Less vinous than the nose for sure, but there is all kinds of cherry and funk in this pucker provoker that makes for a bright and delicious sip. Adding very light additions are a nice woody tannic note and some more hormonal aspects of funk as it warms. Deep awesome taste.

High carb. and med. viscosity create a refreshing mix. Nicely viscous body that stays clean beginning to end, and the finish is a blast of tart fruit linger.

This is almost as tasty as the last Cantillon Kriek we opened (there I said it) and is easy to get and less expensive too. Highly recommended.

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Photo of dmacnuts
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep cherry red with nice transparency. Soda-like head forms on the pour but quickly recedes into the liquid leaving a few lone bubbles around the glass.

Ripe cherry aroma right away. Really authentic. Almost as if you can smell the skin and pits as well as the flesh and juice. Rustic wood and Brett funk. Hint of fresh grass and earth.

Cherry at the front of the tongue. Ripe and fresh but not too sweet. Funk, rustic and wood notes all in balance and harmony. Excellent flavor. I really enjoy the complexity and how the wood flavor more defined than many American attempts.

Dryish feel. Hint of cherry skin and grain texture. A tad overcarbonated.

Overall, an excellent expression of the fruit lambic style. A well executed classic.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stevoj
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

RBSG bus tour stop at PreFunk-Nampa, bottle share. Thanks to Rick. Nice burgundy body, small pinkish head. Huge cherry aroma, some barrel notes, funk and sourness evident. Taste reflects the aroma, a little savory spice added for full effect, plenty of pucker too. Nice!

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Photo of windowside
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

L: Clear rose red pour with 2 fingers of fluffy pink head. Falls fast... leaving a thin rim of lacing.

S: Tart and funky... lemon, cooking cherries, and funk.

T/F: Big pucker to start off... funk and lemon. Tart cherry and unripened frruits... astringent. Almost unpleasant at first. Light bodied... sticky aftertaste that seems sweet in comparison.

O: A pucker-packed Lambic... not what I was expecting from Lindemans but a solid beer. A long sipper as it would be hard to drink one of these quickly. Better as it warmed up to room temp.

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Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gr0g
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle dated May 2016. Ruby red color. A fizzy pink head sticks around for a bit, then fades to a light film. Musty, fruity aroma. Cherries have definitely left their mark. Some shoe leather notes round out the aroma. Fairly acidic and tart on the palate. No vinegar character. More funky than fruity, as time has dulled the cherry character. Tart, dry finish. A great value for an authentic Belgian kriek.

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Photo of hopkrid
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 25 Nov 2016

A: Poured into a tulip to a deep red topped by a dense two finger light pink head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass. Nucleation shows that this one is quite lively.
S: Smells of juicy cherries, nice sour notes and a nice hit of funk
T: Taste is huge cherry up front with some nice sour notes coming on strong with some nice notes of barnyard with a hint of horseblanket. Swallow is more juicy cherry, lingering sourness and a little more funk with a touch of oak.
M: This beer has a mouthfeel that is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is quite lively and a touch prickly while the beer has a drying finish.
O: For the price this one is very tough to beat. This is a fantastic kriek with some great cherry flavor, a nice sourness and some extra funk for a little added complexity. Just a great beer.

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Photo of fehrminator
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hophazzard
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled November 25th 2016.

A nice loud pop when I pulled the cork out, it pours a really dark red with a fairly large head of pink fizz.

Tart cherries with a touch of semi sweet, some Brett, acetic, generally a very nice smell overall.

Tastes just like it smells. Lovely cherry tartness, mild Brett, somewhat acetic thing going on. Minimal sweetness as there's no sugar added.

Light bodied with generous carbonation.

A very good Thanksgiving treat.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pirmannt1
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.91/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: One finger pink head, dark red body.

Smell: Sour cherry, some barnyard funk. Super refreshing.

Taste: Same as above.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, sour and quite acidic. Dry.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Well here comes a review of a beer that I absolutely adore. Literally have about 2 cases of this stuff down in the cellar, it has its own rack (it does share some space with the Cuvee Rene Gueuze though). Pours such a beautiful shade of crimson dark red with a 1/2" cherry pink colored head with ample retention, especially for a lambic. A thing of beauty if you will. The aroma is dried cherry skins, some sweet, some sour.

Taste, damn, how do they make this so damn awesome, but then the majority of their lambic lineup otherwise sucks balls (I mean is below average). Instead of sugary, this is dry, oaky, drapes cherry all over, plenty sour but not really aggressively acidic or acetic. America, fuck yeah (we import this stuff). Slight amount of wood funk that is complimentary, carbonation always spot on.

$11 a 750 = the greatest deal in lambic. It makes the notion of paying etre shipping or trading or standing in line seem like the dumbest Pokemon level beer shit around. Just as good as Cantillon or 3F counterparts, but waaay cheaper and easier to get.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice kriek.
Ruby colour, no head.
Great smell, pure cherry and bretts, little funkiness
Very tart but not sour taste. The cherry is very present.
Dry mouthfeel
Not up there with Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen but really nice Oude Kriek

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