Lindemans Kriek | Brouwerij Lindemans

very good
1,268 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a becker glass

A- Poured red with light pink frothy lace that left some chunky splashy lace

S- Big sweet cherry, watermelon, and sugary aroma

T- Big watermelon, some cherry , sugar, overall intensely sour.

M- Very high acidity and carbonation

O- This tastes like a watermelon and cherry sour patch kid. Very sour. Great beer for Valentine's Day.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brown purple with red highlights. A giant pink fluffy head recedes rather quickly and leaves a whole wall of lacing.

Smell is all tart cherries with a lightly funky yeast underneath.

Taste is spot on, sweet cherries in front, and tart in the end. Not much else here.

Feel is smooth and creamy with some pucker. Very light and easy to drink.

Lots of flavor here for such a low abv. This beer is kind of nostalgic for me as it was the first lambic I ever drank. Less tart than it's berry cousins. Quite strange to look at a pink beer though, which makes it very unique.


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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe glass. The beer is a deep yet light ruby red, almost a cream-colored redness about it. The pinkish head settles to a layer of random bubbles and film. The beer smells if sweet cherries with a hint of alcohol. The beer tastes deliciously sweet with a tangy cherry tart. The mouthfeel is relatively lively and light bodied.

Overall, this is simply delicious and easy to drink. Low ABV, excellent taste and smell. A great dessert beer, and one of my favourite Lindemans offerings.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A moderate pour got me a little over half a finger of head that can best be described only as strawberries and cream colored. The body is a deep, rich maroon color. The head dissipated down to a few bubbles up top and a ring around the glass, but a thin sheet of lacing struggles to cling to the sides.

Smells of sweet black cherries and medicine mostly.

The flavor is that of deep rich black cherry, with a hint of medicine, making it like a pleasant cough drop flavor. There is a slightly bitter tang to the end as it warms up. Also appearing as it warms is a slight grain flavor in the middle. Overall, very sweet.

Light bodied and highly carbonated, this beer is most pleasing to the palate, although it isn't something I would drink a lot of, nor often. The carbonation is almost that of pop, but this in no way detracts from the drink.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle shared with my girlfriend and family. Poured into a tulip.

A: Deep red/maroon body with a huge fluffy, creamy soft pink head. The lacing and retention were both stellar, leaving this patches on both the walls and a nice cap on the surface. Sure, it's red and pink but for the style it's great.

S: Sweet and sugary black cherries, strawberries and red grapes. Along with the sweetness is a nice subtle tart nature but you can tell it won't be so puckering. A semi-sweet red wine quality comes through towards the back end, nothing really in the way of an abundance of malt or hops though. The fruit dominates.

T: Very sweet but not sickeningly. Black and red cherries are the center of this flavor profile. There's a bit of a tart edge due to the underlying lambic base of this beer though it's certainly been masked quite a bit with the sweetener. Not that I mind it, but in large quantities this might be too much. The finish is dry and fruity, really just an easy drinking exceptional beer.

M: Light and bubbly, highly carbonated but there's nothing to fault here as this is what the style calls for. Dry and sweet flavors lingering around.

Perhaps this is a guilty pleasure but I enjoy a beer like this from Lindemans from time to time. It's a nice change of pace while still giving you traditional lambic qualities with a sweetened edge to it. Not something I could drink in large amounts but this always seems to go over well with everyone.

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Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,268 ratings.
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