Lindemans Kriek | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,260 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:
1,260
Reviews:
531
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.4%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of the first lambics I ever had, and I've had it only a few times. Since then I've had alot of wild ales, oude bruins, flanders reds, all kinds. But this one is readily available usually and, well it holds a special place in my heart. The other flavors of Lindemans dont really appeal to me, just this one.

Pours a bright red, kinda dark red, with plenty of pink foam that holds a thick ring.

Smells like cherries I used to go pick off trees when I was a kid. Tart and juicy, sour, stings the nostrils.

Taste is similar with alot of cherry, tastes like real cherry to me as I assume they use fruit and not syrup to flavor it. Slight sour notes balance out the fruit, just like a lambic should, but this doesnt over power. Its quite tame and keeps a profile alot of people might enjoy. Also in this one, I get raspberry notes as well, with acidity and sour yeast notes.

Mouthfeel is fully carbonated, kind of thin but that's expected at 4%. I'd love to try a beer (kriek) by this company in the realm of 8%.

Very nice offering, and I suspect will entice newcomers to sour ales to try it out.

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Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,260 ratings.
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