Made with black cherry juice, this fruit lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans in Vlezenbeek, Belgium pours a deep, slightly hazy ruby-magenta colour with a small, but frothy light pink head that gets retained as a collar and leaves moderate lacing. Lindemans Kriek smells strongly like fresh black cherries and ripe wheat. There is also a syrupy sweet oat tone that reminds me of a muffin being baked.
Lindemans Kriek tastes mostly like cherry juice. A deep tartness is accompanied by a malty sweetness and a slight chocolate flavour comes through in the finish, particularly after warming. The beer has a light-medium body with a prickly, soda-like feeling on the tongue. It goes bitter and tart, but also leaves an appetizing syrupy sweetness in the aftertaste. It’s well-balanced, quite tasty and because of its low ABV it’s extraordinarily easy to drink.