Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

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

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3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark cranberry jelly color with a bubble gum pink head of 3 fingers that rapidly diminishes to a thin soapy line.

Aromas of apple cider vinegar, cherry, cranberry, currant, and cabernet.

Very sour cranberry and vinegar flavors flushed with salt, limestone, forest moss, and band-aid flavors. Some backyard not-ripe tree apples (crab?) It's very flavorful but hard to drink.

Feel is carbonated and tart like drinking cherry juice. Puckers your mouth all over.

Overall, a decent lambic but it's a sipper. Very powerful vinegar flavors overshadow what could have been a nice fruit mix.

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3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Squire123
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ruby color with brownish tinges and small pinkish white cap.

Aroma of tart wild cherries in an old leather bag.

Taste on entry is sharp, tart, cherryish with a layer of something earthy and forresty as if the cherries were picked up off the ground. That sounds gross but it really isn't, just a different take on flavors.

Somewhat thin texture with balancing carbonation.

Every few years I grab one of these Kriek Lambics thinking this time I'll find some nuances I've overlooked before but apparently they still elude my grasp.

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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark ruby with a loud, light pastel pinkish-red fizz receding to a persistently thick blanket.

This has a very complex smell consisting of a deep variety of oaky notes, from the woody to the charred to the splintery and even smokey, with malic acidity, black pepper, a little earthy funk, kalamata olive, and...cherry!! Nice fresh dark purple cherry skin.

Taste is quite sour, yet smokey with oak, olive, and capped off with delicious purple luxardo cherry, tingling all the way down, bringing a puckering sensation. The ever-present carbonation kicks up the tartness with a slightly semi-dry finish.

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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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