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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:
346
Reviews:
115
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
6.52%
 
 
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62
Gots:
66
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Photo of trevorpost
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Super fizzy maroon in color. Slightly pink head, poor retention as expected.
Aroma is way funkier than I expected, almost low tide like. Interesting but getting close to off putting.
Flavor is solidly fruity, slightly acidic. Sour cherries.
Very fizzy, slightly out of balance between flavor, acidity and carbonation, still nice but not perfect

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Photo of MatthewWalters
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emottram
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pink tan fiz that’s gone in a flash over glowing deep ruby. 4
Clay, lime rind, goat’s cheese, old barrel and cherry skins. 4.25
Balsamic hit, some tin + lime, touch of barnyard, leather, walnut oil and black cherry flesh. 4.25
Fizzy, light, crisp. 4

Nose is deep and complex but understated - needs parsing. Continues along this vein: esques any sweetness at all for all the darkest, most savoury aspects of cherry - think duck, not chocolate. Brett peaks out but lactic is restrained to a bit of yoghurt. There’s a youthful brightness to this that makes me wish I’d waited a year or 3. Properly old school (if low on funk), deserves the CR label, and probably the kriek I’d be most curious to revisit first. 4.25

Note: Labeled as "Oude Kriek" but they're the same beer.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark ruby red with a two finger pink head. The head recedes quickly leaving some light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is sweet dark cherries and some light funkiness.

T - The flavor starts with sweet and tart cherries. Midpalate there is some oak that leads into a sour vinous finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Very nice kriek. The balance of tart and sweet is perfect. At $10 a bottle this is a must try.

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Photo of largadeer
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark reddish-purple pour that leans toward the hazy side, with a head that head crackles away after a moment. The nose is a fairly even mix of lambic and fruit, bringing plenty of tart earthy cherry that marries notes of cork, damp wood and moldy basement. The palate is slightly more fruit-forward and moderately acidic, but there's still plenty of musty basement flavor to savor. There's a somewhat prevailing cork or dank wood thing going on here that isn't exactly unpleasant, but it's not terrific either. On the whole it's a pretty enjoyable offering, but the base Lindemans lambic doesn't appear to be the most premium stuff. Worth a tick, though. For a cheaper and widely available kriek, it's hard to complain.

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Photo of jwswigs
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great deep rosy color, poured with good head that dissipated in <min.
Strong cherry and tart nose.
Taste could use a bit more malt backbone, not as balanced as I'd like to see such as with 3F
Mouthfeel had good tartness and definite cherry.

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Photo of Leftofthedial
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Raziel313
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/18/2015. Pours clear dark ruby red color with a 2 finger foamy pink head with solid retention, that reduces to a ring of lace that lingers. Light spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon peel, red grape, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, pepper, toasted oak, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, and moderate oak notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon peel, red grape, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, pepper, toasted oak, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/lactic sourness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, lemon peel, red grape, hay, straw, leather, muty funk, pepper, toasted oak, light red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, and moderate oak flavors; with zero astringent sour flavors lingering after the finish. Good dryness from carbonation/acidity as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible kriek lambic. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, and moderate oak flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink even with the high amount of acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

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

Photo of brother_rebus
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of peabody
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TGS
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
4.14 out of 5 based on 346 ratings.
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