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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
Ratings:
341
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
6.52%
 
 
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62
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65
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Photo of Franziskaner
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ruby red hued with just a faint wisp of a head covering not even a quarter of the middle. The aroma is of dark, lush cherries and brettanomyces. I'm tasting a very nice blend of luscious, tart cherries and funky brettanomyces with notes of horse blanket and a humid barn. The mouth is highly carbonated, dry, and crisp.

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Photo of Quafftastic
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Roze
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rather fresh bottle opened 6 months after bottling.

Suprisingly bright pink head capping a wonderfully rich purple-crimson body. Absolutely fantastic looking.

The aroma is packed and spot-on. Farm-soil and flower petals, orchard after rain, cherry syrup. Authentic. I have had Kriek in the brewery at Cantillon, and this isn't far off from being that good.

The flavor is jammy, sweet-tart in a wonderful proportion, packed with dark sweet cherries (nothing synthetic about the flavor at all), and there is just a light whiff of brett-driven funk to spike the whole concoction. Very nice.

Conclusion: This is in the top 5 best Krieks (in traditional Belgian style) that I have tasted.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep hued garnet tone, transparent, with a fizzy pink head which quickly dissipates.

Nice tart and funky nose. Cherry skins and pits, a light rustiness, and a pungency all combine in a very pleasant aroma. Light notes of flowers, vinegar, and tannins.

Much, much tarter on the palate (and less sweet) than the typical Lindemans offering. An immediate sourness greets you, and then the flavor of cherry pits and skins starts to emerge. As it develops, a touch of cherry meat sweetness develops, accompanied by tannins.

A nice puckering; slick body with just a tiny fizz; lively. Long finish with a slowly fading sourness.

This is a very nice lambic, one that shies away from the soda-like sugary flavor of the cheaper Lindemans lambics. Definitely worth a purchase.

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

Bottled May 2016.

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Photo of Luiz0930
3.06/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René at The Lager Mill. I've tried Cuvée René before and I liked it, but I didn't know this beer existed and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a green 750ml bottle that corked and bottle capped into a teku.

A- The label looks nice, it's typical for the brewery with a clean and classy look, but it isn't too eye catching. It poured a darker purple red color that took on more of a ruby red color when held to the light with a fingers worth of bubbly and fizzy pink head that quickly faded to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't really leave my lacing behind. This a good looking beer, but I wish it had better head retention and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with a big tart cherry aroma being the first to show up and it imparts some nice tart cherry and cherry juice like aromas along with a medium amount of sourness. Up next comes the funky yeast which shows up nicely and it imparts some nice brett and barnyard like aromas and it's followed by the oak which is noticeable, but it is on the lighter side and towards the end there's a little bit of malts which just impart a sweet malt and pale malt like aromas. This beer has a very nice aroma, the cherries work well wit it and the funky and oak give it some nice balance.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the cherries still being the first to show up and they impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they have a little less of that cherry intensity. Up next comes the funk which shows up just as much it did in the aroma and it imparts all the same aspects that it did in the aroma and it's followed by the oak which also shows up just as much it did in the aroma. Towards the end comes the malts which are malt and they show up almost as much as they did in the aroma and they impart all the same aspects. On the finish there's a higher amount of sourness that lingers and is mouth puckering, and it has a nice cherry, funky and slightly oaky aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, but I wish it was a little more balanced, it's more Cuvee Rene than Oude Kriek.

M- Just a little smooth, mouth puckering, a little acidic, pretty crisp, a little prickly, medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, but I wish it was a little less acidic and smoother.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and it's a nice example of the style, the flavors worked well together, but I thought the balance could use a little work, I think more cherries could help balanced out the Cuvee Rene. This beer had ok drinkability, one glass is enough for me, anymore than that and heartburn would be soon to come. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma, it's very nice and it's the highlight of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the sourness and acidity, it could be toned down some. I might buy this beer again and I would be interested to see how it ages and I wouldn't turn one down. I recommend it if you want a beer like Cuvee Rene with some noticeable cherry flavors. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it I like it a little more cuvee rene just because it has more complexity, but if your looking for a kriek you might be disappointed. It's not a favorite beer from this brewery and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys, this is a tasty and intense sour ale, keep it up.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 05/27/2016, enjoyed on 02/04/2017

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Photo of Wasted_Youth
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sample at GABBF - will revisit

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Photo of Mongrel
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopley
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwc2017
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zuidman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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