Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans
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3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was my second smell-driven beer I tasted this week (the first being Westvleteren Blonde).
Smell: sulphur, minerals and hot springs. A little bit of apple in the smell, but also an acrid smell. I didn't pick up on the manure smell that some posters said they smell (that was more of the Westy Blonde). The smell is somewhere between unique, comforting and off-putting, if possible. Its like that SNL skit about smelling sour milk and how you have to go back for a second whiff.
Taste: less complex than the odour. It has a good gueuze taste without any of the sweetness I was afraid of finding (and that tends to be in inferior gueuzes). It was more of an apple taste than a sour lemony taste. Decent carbonation. Wish it had a fuller mouth feel to it. Wasn't as refreshing as I'd expect and palate-wise, was on the emptier/lighter side. Not a bad beer, but slightly disappointing.
Appearance: like a nice cider.
Overall, its a decent beer but slightly disappointing. Definitely a good entrance beer for those interested in lambics or gueuze, but not worth the $6/bottle that it costs in Ontario. I had 2 bottles and am not running out to buy more. Will age the 2nd bottle to see if any of the funky smell dissipates.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2011 03:45:54 | More by atomeyes
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