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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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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 08/02/12 notes. A 375ml bottle picked up earlier that day into a tulip.

a - Pours a deep ruby red-purple color with one finger of fluffy light pink head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks great.

s - Smells of black cherries, sweet dark fruits, spice, Belgian yeast, and a small twinge of sourness. Sweeter than sour, reminds me a lot of black cherry soda.

t - Tastes of sweet black cherries, sour cherries and dark fruits, spice, Belgian yeast, fruity malts, and black cherry soda. Dead ringer for the soda.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot, more so than the Framboise I had last week from them. Neither are sour, but both are great sweet fruit beers, with a little bit of a Belgian kick to them. I like cherry a little better and this reminded me of black cherry soda, so I'd choose this over the other, but both are great and worth trying.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a small bottle into a proper Lindemans glass. It pours out clear and red with a frothy pink foam. Nose is sweet and strong. Lots and lots of cherries along with some wood and a hint of tobacco.

Nice effervescence opens the palate and wakes up the taste buds. Strong cherry flavor on the front of the palate is balanced between sweet and sour and meshes well with the wheaty backbone. Sweetness takes over at mid-palate and stays through the finish. Finish has some tannins and is lemony, slightly dry, and mildly acidic, but not as much as one would expect from a lambic. The acidity is not exactly wine-like, more like ginger ale.

I have had this beer many times and finally decided to review it. It has the typical Lindemans sweetness and strong fruit flavors that I'm sure discourage hardcore fans of sour beers. Nevertheless, the beer is refreshing, pleasant to drink, and easy to find.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of heatherishoppin
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very sweet smell and taste with a mild sourness. Kind of tastes a bit like fruit juice. Not something I am always searching for in a beer but I am also not a beer snob who thinks fruit has absolutely no place in beer. I love hopped to hell beers but the occasional fruit beer is nice and I love the idea of the fermentation process with wild yeast in lambics.

Merci d'avoir faire cette bière, Lindemans! C'est une bonne bière. Vive la bière belgique!

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Side of the bottle says brewed with fresh black cherrys. Nice to see it isn't extract. And when it pours it is the most elegant red I've ever seen. Nice bold red with a pink bubbly head. Very nice.

S: Tart cherry really comes through. Some sweetness. Certainly something different.

T: sweet and sour. The cherry doesn't come through as much as in the smell. It's like liquid candy... so be ready.

M: A little light and a little overly bubbly but

Overall a very nice beer. Certainly something different. Check it out if you get a chance.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ZorPrime
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought back one bottle from Brussels in my last trip to Rotterdam.

The beer is red in color, can't see through it. The head is pink and dense. The beer looks like strawberry juice. The aroma is sour, like vinegar but I get some cherry that complement the sourness. Regarding the taste, it is quite similar to the aroma however there is a presence of sugar in there too. The finish is very sour like sour candies. Cold it is good, as it warms up, it doesn't get better and the beer lose some punch. Maybe too sugary for me, but not bad. Overall I nice beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BostonHops
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked/capped bottle served in a snifter.

pours a deep, dark rasberry/violet tone with a inch and a half foamy pink head. decent retention; nice lacing.

aromatic nose is replete with cherry... big tart presence... yeast. flavor follows the aroma with the bold cherry notes obviously taking center stage. both sweet and tart characteristics; very sweet out front and mid-palate, with the tartness opening up more toward the finish. the sweetness could be toned down a bit.

decent, medium-light bodied with lively carbonation. very drinkable at first, but the sweetness wears you down after a while. i guess a decent and very approachable lambic - good stepping stone for those getting into the style.

originally reviewed: 02-23-2011

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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