Joos Frans Lindemans presents
Oude Kriek Cuvée René
“Traditional kriek in all its splendour! Probably our most complex product.”
This is the masterpiece of which I am most proud, as is one of my sons after whom it is named.
What makes this traditional kriek special is that it is brewed with whole cherries. Since real Schaerbeek cherries are scarce, Lindemans Brewery has found their perfect equivalence elsewhere in Europe.
It is deep red in colour and its foam head is slightly pink. Very refreshing, this beverage is a perfect thirst-quencher which, thanks to its fizzy and tangy flavour, is ideal as an aperitif.
In order to produce Oude Kriek Cuvée René, the cherries ferment in a lambic that is at least six months old in huge 2,640 gallon oak barrels called foudres. After six months, this traditional kriek is bottled in corked 75 cl bottles. The beer will then undergo a spontaneous second fermentation process which, after a few months, will produce the carbon dioxide (CO2) to which this authentic beer owes its carbonation and distinctive foam head.
- Mild blue cheese (eg. Stilton or Bleu des Causses), bread with cottage cheese and herbs
Good to know : The pretty red Cuvée René label with its Art Nouveau style was designed by famous American beer importer Charles Finkel.
“This Kriek Cuvée René is the best of Lindemans Brewery: an old kriek in the great tradition of Belgian krieks. For this grand cru, only the highest quality raw materials were selected to provide the best taste.”
World Beer Awards
World’s Best Sour Beer 2013
World’s Best Kriek 2013
World's Best Kriek 2019
Golden medal / country winner / category Sour & Wild Beer 2019
Golden medal / country award / category Wild & Sour 2020
Golden medal / country award / category Sour & Wild Beer, Kriek 2021
World's Best 2022
Brussels Beer Challenge
Gold medal category Fruit Lambic 2013
Golden medal / winner old style fruit beers 2016
Golden medal / Flavoured beer - Old style Fruit-Lambic 2019
Bronze medal 2022
World Beer Cup
Silver Award category Belgian-style Sour Ale 2018