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Brouwerij Lindemans

Brouwerij Lindemans
Cuvée René Oude Kriek

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 7%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Brouwerij Lindemans
Cuvée René Oude Kriek

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 7%
Dark red oak color. Bright, earthy aromas of barnyard, sour cherry vinaigrette, barnyard, and chicken fat with a supple, sharp, effervescent, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, intricate, long pomegranate, reduced lemon, spicy marinated beets, and nutshell finish. A bold, super savory and refreshing lambic that will be amazing at the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sour & tart
Aroma Aroma: barnyard, sour cherry vinaigrette, barnyard, and chicken fat
Taste Flavor: pomegranate, reduced lemon, spicy marinated beets, and nutshell
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Paté, Souvlaki, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, super savory and refreshing lambic that will be amazing at the table.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
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Lambic Fruit

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Fruit lambic may vary greatly in color from pale golden to deep ruby red and range from 4-7% in alcohol. Commonly brewed from unmalted wheat, pilsner malt and aged hops, the unique flavor profile of these beers is a result of wild, open-air fermentation in conjunction with extended aging in oak barrels. In addition, the overall flavor profile of these beers is heavily influenced by a wide variety of whole fruit added during fermentation. These fruits are consumed in their entirety during the fermentation process and lend both supplemental flavor and color to the final beer. Similar to gueuze, fruit lambic is a blend of young and old beers typically ranging from 1-3 years. Blending results in a sharp champagne-like effervescence and tart, toasty flavors. Kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry) are the more popular and traditional fruits employed. Other exotic fruits are widely used in juice form in more commercial examples of this style. Originating centuries ago in and around Brussels as farmhouse specialties, these beers are still brewed today in the same manner with many of the best examples still Belgian in origin. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lindemans Kriek, Boon Framboise Marriage Parfait, Hanssens Oude Kriek and Upland Raspberry Lambic.