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3.85/5
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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

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#10,353
Reviews:
535
Ratings:
1,278
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a soft, ruby color, mostly hazy with a tiny bit of clarity along the edges. The pink-tinted head piles up like a fluffy cloud and just sits, menacingly atop the lambic. Huge, chunky lacing stays plastered along all sides of the glass. The aroma is full on, sweet and sour cherries. An intense fruity tartness that tickles the nostrils right from the get-go. Mild yeast and and alcoholic tones give the mild "wine-like" smell, but make no mistake - the aroma is full-on cherry, and not grape in the slightest. The aroma is very intoxicating and starts working hard on the saliva glands with each whiff.

To no one's surprise at all, the flavor is a densely packed with ripe, juicy, tart, and sweet cherries. A nearly puckering sour element opens up immediately and tests out the taste buds. The tartness eventually transitions into a sweetness that lasts well into the finish, almost with a sugary or candied flavor to it. Very mild (and I mean VERY mild) woody and corky flavors with a touch of yeast, but cherries are the real star of the show here. I'd be foolish to try and list other fruits, but reasonably so - cherries are the only flavor here. A bit one dimensional, but you kind of know what you're getting into before you buy this one, right? Slightly sweet and nearly dry finish, thin body, carbonated well.

I might be biased because I love cherries, but this may be the best of the Lineman's lambics (well, the ones that are readily available on most stores' shelves). Nice tart and sweet qualities, easy to drink, and satisfying overall. Sort of a one-trick pony, but it's almost to be expected here. A good introduction to the style without getting to much into the funk side of things.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Live Review. Poured from the 750 ML bottle that I bought several years ago into a clean, clear glass. The bottle spent most of that time in my basement and then the past few weeks in my fridge. LF13HKR stamped on the label, for what that it's worth. I do not recall what I paid for it. My best recollection is that I bought it at Rozi's in Lakewood all that time ago.

A Translucent cherry red body under a brief pinkish head that is short lived. Within 60 seconds the head went down to a single layer. Rather typical I think. Bottom of the bottle was much darker with sediment disturbed floating about. That helps the look in my book. 3.5

S Pleasant black cherry, wheat and minimal alcohol smell. No hops detected. Not acidic like some others that I have smelled. 4.0

T Taste carries right from the smell. Black Cherry tartness, nice unfiltered wheat and very little alcohol and no perceived hops. A lot of sweetness and while that is welcome it is also part of the style. Good tasting beer. 4.0

M Kind of "flat" which is typical of the style. The sugary black cherry sweetness thickens up the feel. I think that the feel is really typical of the style. 3.0

D/O Drinkability is very high due in part to the relatively low ABV and the black cherry goodness that keeps you coming back for more. Overall this is a fine Kriek Lambic. 3.5

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Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,278 ratings
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