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Lindemans Kriek | Brouwerij Lindemans

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3.85/5
Very Good
1,278 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Kriek Foudroyante

Added by Quaffer on 07-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,388
Reviews:
535
Ratings:
1,278
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
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51
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of 5anvils
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a such a great beer. The first time I was introduced to it was in 1994. It is so unique. Ther cherry finish and the corked bottle are just the beginning of this beer. If you have never had a true Belgian kriek, you are missing out. This is nothing like this fruity flavored beers that US craft brewers try to make. This is a true Belgian beer. Aged for years, kriek beer is specially brewed with aged hops(not for flavor ) but for preservation. This is a great beer to enjoy with your favorite woman. This is a classic european brew that needs to be on your list. It is not a beer that you would drink many of, but would enjoy with a special moment. The combination of aged barrel taste and vintage cork is such a pleasant part of the experience. Check it out, you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of nynata
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of biernack
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of thatoneguymike
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Xarenthel
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Thimsoria
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Dbot
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of chicagoish
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CMIKEHUNT
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tart but sweet. .oh so good. .like a wine but beer. .so strange but familiar. .delicious. .not overly sweet. Very good pallet clensing. .would love over and over. .but not to much. .can't explain how the feel was beer but wine at the same time. .i feel like dr Seuss reviewing a beer

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of gilgar
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerBob
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lindemans Kriek pours a black cherries black from a dark green glass bottle with a pry off cap covering a pull out cork stopper. Head of Black Cherries foam went to over two fingers before settling to a broken carpet of foam with full ring and ample lacing of my glass.

Nose is of major damp Black Cherries. Palate is of the most delicious Black Cherries, first sweet, then turning tart. The carbonation is full and complete.

Black Cheery pie is what this is, delicious and intense Black Cheery pie with out the crust. Lambic Beer is on the label, Black Cheery pie is what is on the inside.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of twi1609372
4.97/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is an exceptional lambic. of course it's a strong tart cherry taste but it is fine. this is an example of a good fruit beer, "fruit beer=bad" isnt always true. miller chill, thats bad, this is not. this has a real, clear and present chery taste, but it isnt juicy jucy juice or arbor mist.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.97/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i had to break the top of the bottle with a hammer since the cork got stuck. Sucks to do that to a six dollar beer. Oh well, life goes on.

Appearance is nice read color with amazing head.

Smells of cherries, strongly!

Tastes of cherries and funkiness

Has amazing carbonation and mouthfeel.

I don't see how anyone couldn't give this a five in drinkability.

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Photo of lackenhauser
4.92/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous, purple color. Somewhat pale in places but a nice, deep purple thoughout. Very nice head to begin with. Some nice lacing. Aroma screams black cherry. Some great peppery notes. Very full and inviting. Big fruit flavor upfront. Slight, malty backbone with a huge black cherry flavor. Peppery flavor from the sourness comes thru and is well balanced with the huge fruit presence. Very good mouthfeel-great body considering the ABV-Id expect it to be a much bigger beer. A killer beer-theres a great balance between the fruit and beer itself. Not overly sweet. This is what a wine cooler should be. Malt based beverage my ass...worth seeking out.

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Photo of LiliGrigorova
4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jsp2
4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep blood red that is opaque with a thicky foamy pick head that sticks around. Smells of cherries strongly with background hints of musk, leather, sweat? Tastes of intense sourness and sweetness simultaneously followed by something extremely strange, a slight hint of rotten fruit? Syrupy and highly carbonated at the same time. This extremely unique beer has a tartness that I love. It has just enough wildness as well, and these 2 elements are balanced by a sweet fruity cherry flavor.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.82/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.82/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a beautiful cherry red that is crystal clear, pours with two plus fingers of pink extremely fluffy head that lingers beautifully and leaves a ton of lacing around the glass
S: cherries, pure and simple cherries, really a wonderful nose on this one
T: cherries dominate in the forefront then it moves into a nice period of tartness in the middle and rounds out with pure sourness which linger beautifully on the palate
M: the cherry tart and sourness really awaken and soothe the palate at the same time, medium carbonation, lingering pukered up feeling from the sour and tart
O: This is the best lambic i have had to date, the taste absolutely blew me away and the scent was tantilizing, absolutely incredible, gonna need to grab some more bottles of this to test it out with some aging, loved it!

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Photo of beerguy04
4.81/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a purplish pink with a big pinkish white head. Smell is of sour cherry. Taste is of dark cherry and other dark fruits. Subdued sour taste. Mouthfeel is acidic and very wine like. Overall a good bridge for wine lovers to beer.

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Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,278 ratings
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