Lindemans Kriek | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,269 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:
1,269
Reviews:
533
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.4%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
179
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.

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Photo of 54V4G3
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 355ml bottle into a Lindemans Fluted glass.

Looks really nice, reddish coloring with a strong head which eventually dissipated to a solid ring. Further pours reactivated the carbonation.

Sweet & Tart on the nose. Cherries coming through.

Flavor is a s promised by the nose. Maybe a little sweeter than I would prefer, but enjoyable all the same.

Mouth is between thin and medium. Tart and slightly dry on the finish.

I get this beer a lot, because it's the wife's favorite. Overall, I enjoy the occasional glass as well.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby red color with tart cherry on the nose. Delicious sweet delicate cherry flavors!

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Photo of LiliGrigorova
4.88/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of akolb
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sweet maraschino cherry aroma with hints of tartness. A ruby-red color with a pink head. Tartness hits first. Nice a picketing in a way that stays until the aftertaste. Sweet Italian soda in here to. Nothing subtle about this beer.

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Photo of LJTate
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patrickt22
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd43
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It sure is a sweet lambic, that's absolutely the first impression anyone who drinks this for the first time is going to be left with. Has the cherry imparted pucker that you would expect to find, for sure. The aroma is straight up cherry fruit roll up, the mix of a jelly like sugary sweetness and the big cherry fruit note. Mouthfeel wise this beer does cling to the lips, not overwhelmingly so but it's noticeable.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of windowside
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
2.49/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours a cloudy red color with no lacing and no head. Has a strong cherry aroma with a little sourness but more like old sweat socks. Not appeasing to me. A very sweet cherry taste. Too much. Sourness more akin to the old sweat socks. It is medium bodied with no carbonation. Not really a beer I enjoy. Not a lambic fan overall. Couldn't finish the little bit I poured.

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Photo of cashcaliman
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jonj
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLinde
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dougbreathe
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bigchiquilin
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyecko
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours ruby colored with a pink head. The pink head reduces to a pink ring. Definitely cherry in the nose. Sour cherry in the mouth. Yum!

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Photo of doktorhops
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lambics are great, and Kriek (or “cherry” in my mother tongue, that saucy wench English) is my favourite flavour of Lambic. Fermented spontaneously by cheeky airborne yeasts Lambic beers are quite a unique statement of Belgium in a glass - and if there is any greater brewing nation on this planet I’ve yet to encounter their beers. I <3 Belgium. Lindemans is the yardstick brewer of Lambics and to my surprise I’ve yet to have reviewed this fine Kriek, time to put an end to this injustice!

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Presents a cloudy deep ruby body with a 1 centimetre classic Kriek pink head. Nothing sexier than a tasty young Kriek hey? That pink head soon reduced down to a lace ring, still yummy. 8/10.

S: Bright and tart sour cherry notes upfront, a rose petal character comes through as well, it’s hard to whether this will be a sweet or sour Kriek, judging by the addition of sugar I would imagine sweet but Lindemans got a real sour beer pedigree (try their Kriek Cuvée René - sourest beer I’ve encountered yet!). The main point with a good Kriek is getting the cherry aroma right (as in fresh and not artificial) and I think Lindemans have delivered here. 9/10.

T: Sweet and sour! This is a classic Kriek that finds the balance betwixt the two senses. It begins with a sweet almost cordial cherry character, tartness comes in hard but soon dissipates, then a cherry candy note in the finish. Aftertaste is a tad bit of cloying sweetness, but it does help to balance out that sharp mid-palate astringency. As a note: Surprisingly flavourful for 3.5% ABV. 8/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with some prickly but well-balanced carbonation backing it up, noice! 9/10.

D: Wow, was quite surprised by the flavoursome taste of this mid-strength Kriek - overall, apart from it being a little cloying, this is the best Kriek I’ve reviewed (granted I’ve only reviewed 2 others - I need to get my hands on more Krieks :/ ). Not much else to say other than - I will definitely get this again... and I just said that... Santé! 8/10.

Food match: Carbonade flamande is a Belgian sweet/sour steak and Oud Bruin/Flanders Red Ale stew - this will do. Served with pommes frites of course.

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Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,269 ratings.
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