Lindemans Kriek | Brouwerij Lindemans

very good
1,265 Ratings
Lindemans KriekLindemans Kriek

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

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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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of SStein
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 37.5cl bottle into a Lindeman's flute.
It pours a deep cherry red, with a pale pink head. The head quickly turns to lace.
As soon as you pull the cork, you get the overwhelming cherry smell. The smell is so overwhelming it seems it might overpower the beer.
The taste has minimal cherry. It tastes of a light cherry Italian soda. Extremely sweet. It has very little of the traditional Lambic "barnyard" funk.
There is a moderate amount of carbonation, which adds to the Italian soda feel. It is very dry, and goes down quite easy.
A good starting point for someone interested into Lambics, especially for someone who is unsure how they might feel about the funk typically associated with it. My wife enjoys this beer and it is a good one for an after dinner or dessert beer. Would go great with chocolate cake especially a German chocolate cake.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of harrymel
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottle date:

Pours dark red with rosy pink satin surface sheets. SMells like cherries, darker ones with a bit of wood and sugar. Taste is deeply cherry with plenty of sweetness and a hearty tone at the base - just simply carbonated, concentrated cherry juice here in my face. Light syrup with low to moderate carb and a wet finish. Very standard and tasty for the lineup. Lindeman's seems to me to be great beer, so long as you know what you're getting yourself into.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was good as a treat. Would pair well with strong cheese plate to balance the sweetness, but we tried it with dessert - sweetness overload! Great cherry aroma and flavor, nice sour hit on the back end. Cold is a must...not very pleasant as it warmed up. Very champagne-like, light mouthfeel, minimal aftertaste, maybe a tad bit sweet for my tastes. Wasn't what I expected - different and interesting style for sure. Liked, would drink again, but would not use with dessert.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is exactly what a kriek should be, this is the definition of the style really. pours cloudy and pink, champaigne looking carbonation, and a fizzing white head about half an inch tall. the nose is tart from the yeast and from the cherries, a little sweet but not at all overdone. flavor is really true to black cherry, fresh not dried. sweet, but made tart and puckery by the yeast. its still a little sugary in terms of feel, but in a dessert setting i think it is a positive attribute. the fruit juice and the yeast work together better in this beer than in almost any other out there in my experience. super intense carbonation and an alredy light body make this really exciting in the mouth. a great bottle to share after a thanksgiving feast or similar celebration, not something you would drink every day.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,265 ratings.
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