Brouwerij Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René (2016) – Kriek at 7% ABV

Brouwerij Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René (2016) Kriek at 7% ABV (C$6.79 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 375 ml, packaged on 23-Mar-2017, best before 23-Mar-2023, acquired 18-Nov-2017, reviewed 26-Jan-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy ruby red with one fat finger of fizzy pink head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: cherries, oak, leather, light funk. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, mild bitter. (9/10) Palate: medium-light body, lively carbonation, dry tart finish. (4/5)

It’s awfully hard to beat a true Belgian Kriek, but to do so at this price point is pretty much impossible. It’s tart without being sour, fruity without being sweet, drinks easily and finishes dry, inviting the next sip. It’s also easily better than everything else I’ve had by this brewery. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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