Lindemans Kriek | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,260 Ratings
Lindemans KriekLindemans Kriek
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
Ratings:
1,260
Reviews:
531
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.4%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
174
For Trade:
2
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Photo of JackTheRipper
4.74/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy deep red in color. Initial 1/2" head dissipated quickly to a thin layer of foam leaving no lacing.

S: Super lucious cherry smell overwhelms the nose. Just a hint of a sourness that tempers the sweet smells perfectly. The cherry smell is very natural, and just what I expected after popping the cork on this one. Unreal how good this smells.

T: I'm at a loss. I still can't believe that lambics are categorized as beer. This offering has an incredibly natural tasting cherry flavor to it. The fruitiness is very strong, and balanced out by the lambic sourness to perfection. I can't imagine putting sugar in this beer to sweeten it. It's perfect just the way it is. Fruity, not cloyingly sweet. Aftertaste is a long lingering sourness.

M: Carbonation level seems higher than the Peche lambic I had earlier, and serves to carry the flavors throughout the mouth and some of the aromas back to the nose. Nice and tart, just a bit dry. Alcohol is barely noticeable, but at 4% that should be expected.

D&N: An absolutely perfect dessert beer, or a beer for any other time. The only reason this doesn't get a five on this one is the price. $10 a bottle is pretty steep, but once in a while, tis very worth it. If you haven't tried this one yet, what are you waiting for?

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Photo of iBeer16
4.74/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: dark ruby red, intriguing. Pours with a 1" head, which is of a dark pink color. A lot of lacing.

S: the smell is unparalleled to anything. It's smells like carbonated juice, the black cherries have a strong scent. Scent draws you in, makes you look forward to the first sip, very enjoyable. Smell is similar to that of a freshly opened bag of twizlers

T: great combination of sweet and sour. The taste of the black cherries is very unique and delicious. Starts off very fruity, and finishes with a sour/ tart taste.

M: mouth party! The way it changes from sweet to sour awakens your palate. It is not too carbonated so it is easy to drink.

Overall, this is an incredible lambic, such a good pick up. I am usually one that hates fruity beer but this completely changes that concept. The black cherry sweetness and the sour finish is a great combination. Thanks for the recommendation @bigplay1824

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4.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WesWes
4.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer pours a dark maroon color with a matching head. The aroma is good. It has a very tart cherry scent that pierces your nose; very nice. The taste is awesome. It is full of sour cherries and not much else. It refreshes on the way down. I love this beer. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This beer drinks great. I could drink about a gallon of this stuff; a good sessions beer.

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Photo of hbis2gut
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing, so much fruit infused into the lambic. It's in the nose, the taste, the aftertaste..all with different levels and dimension throughout the tasting adventure. It forces you to drink more. Never buy less than the largest botle available.The only fault I could possibly find is that this is tremendously sweeter than more traditional lambics such as Cantillon, Boon, or Timmermans.

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Photo of Lupe
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Dark pink in color, with a thin light pink colored head that leaves some sporadic lace. Big time black cherry aroma along with some sugary sweetness. My mouth is watering. Light bodied and a nice mouthfeel. Starts very tart and then the cherry flavor comes out. Flavor is of black cherries, not a fake cherry taste. Turns sour and then back to tart, as these two characteristic battle it out. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Not too syurpy. Have with dessert, possibly chocolate cake. Delicious!!

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4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 750ml bottle into a tulip. Aggressive pour resulted int a two inch light pink head. Receded slowly leaving some slight lace on the glass and left some large bubbles on the froth.

Smell is a georgeous bouquet of ripe and juicy cherries and a bit sour funk. I have to say the flavor is more towards marascino cherries over fresh fruit.

Flavor is sour on the tongue but the cherries are abundant. There is not a perceptable yeast character but tons of sourness and cherries.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy. The brew goes down way too easy.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sampled the day before Thanksgiving on 11/25/15. Comes in a beautiful green heavy 355ml (12 ounce) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to one of their flute glasses that came with a gift pack with a free glass.

Brew pours a deep dark ruby red, almost red-wine in color with a thin off-white head. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of what would be expected with fresh cherries for the most part. Pretty much is same for the taste as it tart but sweet, but not too sweet with a minor dry finish. Very enjoyable brew that isn't too heavy at all. Lighter-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, really liked this one!

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Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,260 ratings.
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