Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée RenéLindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René
BA SCORE
95.2%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 354 ratings
Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée RenéLindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René
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:
#1,845
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
354
Liked:
337
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
6.51%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
66
Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a very good beer that most would be think twice about. Tell you what, keep thinking, I'll buy it all. Way more approachable than most cherry sours, no medicinal notes at all. More like a cherry on top of a tart cheesecake.

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4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Lindemans Kriek Cuvee Rene

Appearance: purple-red, small dissipating head, and no lace.

Smell: funky lambic and cherries.

Taste: tart fresh cherries and a malty lambic tone.

Mouthfeel: medium and tart.

Overall:
This is a very nice kriek. The lambic flavor in the undertone is wonderful.

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4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottled: 8/12/15. 7% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky dark crimson red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of sour with cherry, cherry juice, funk, must, barnyard, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cherry, cherry juice, funk, must, barnyard, earth, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic sour cherry and funk qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Oct 2010.

(A)- Pours a deep plum color. Produced a good pink head that dissipated to a cap of froth. Some lace. Very dark, rich color.

(S)- A nice ripe and juicy cherry pie oak. Bits of currants or something too. A nice acidic tartness. Very clean smelling.

(T)- Oh, nice and acidic sourness with some dry oak up front. The fruit is there, but in the background with a hefty acidity attached to them. Not very funky, but there's some lactic bits in there.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. A great balance of sour acidity, oak, and ripe fruits; awesome!

(D)- Regular Cuvee Renee is a good gueuze for the money, but this definitely has that beat and is an excellent kriek. I cannot believe this is not imported over here in the states! A big acidity, but has good fruits and oak to back it up. Perhaps Lindeman's best beer.

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4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle foams over once it's uncorked. It settles down after a few seconds.

Pours very bright red, like a candied cherry or a buzzer on an 80s game show.

Smells much more heavily lactic than the other LIndemans' I have had. That's to be expected for the style, obviously. After a few sniffs, some peppery yeast complexities become present, along with cherries.

Tastes, as it smells, much more aggressive than other Lindemans beers, and actually among the more aggressively sour Belgian-made lambics I've ever had. Thankfully, it doesn't reach into the terrifying depths of, say, Upland's offerings. Aggressive, tart lacto at the beginning, moving into a smoother middle of cherries and yeast.

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4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 95.2% out of 100 with 354 ratings
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