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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,694 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,694
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 75
Gots: 161 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2002)
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Piotrek, Nov 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

alexk307, Apr 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

nickdank, Feb 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

bthomas, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

emergency_beef, Dec 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

nguasta2, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This gueuze pours a hazy golden color with little bits of sediment and a huge white head. Smells of barnyard funk, a bit of vinegar and maybe a touch of lemon. Tastes of sour apples, lemon, a touch of vinegar, some yeast funk and spice are the most evident. Very tart and puckering.. Leaves the mouth watering from sip to sip as any sour tends to do. This is a Great belgian sour beer. 

JustinMatthew, Nov 10, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

msimone372, Feb 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

andrewfjohnson, May 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

joegard, Jul 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

eball33, Aug 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

craigdb, Jan 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Stevie_Janowski, Sep 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

scottwurst, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Blurose1111, Dec 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Chieftog, Jan 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

pearljam118, May 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

ThaJokerWild, Oct 31, 2014
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KimenTshom, Jul 22, 2012
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KristofH, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of benmiliron
4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this at Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati. Beautiful bottle.

Faint musky smell when first opened. Pour reveals a dusty straw color. Smell is immediate sweat and funky, but not overpowering. Taste is mindblowing. The funk is up front, but there's malt in there too. This, unlike Cantillon IMHO, is what a funked beer should be. Very elegant flavors. Mouthfeel is great as the bubble is not too shocking. Easily the best bacteria-fied beer I've had.

benmiliron, May 30, 2008
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4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is amazing, a really really amazing beer, probably one of the best beer I've had in a really long time. Smell is some what sour, taste is little citrusy but also a bitter in the finish. It is incredibly crisp, having several characteristics similar with champagne and the finishes with flavor of a tea. Has a crisp mouthfeel this is truly the champagne of beer.

hdofu, Mar 18, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Since 1880, Lambic was bottled to simplify transport but also for conservation properties. This method was the birth of Gueuze: Before the bottling of the Gueuze, a blend is made of 2/3 young Lambic and 1/3 old Lambic. The right ratio young/old is depending on the maturation degree (end attenuation) of each of them. The bottles, with the wild-spontaneous yeast flora, are refermented in the cellar (Method Champenoise).

After 6 months the Gueuze obtains a golden color and a cidery, winey palate; reminiscent, perhaps, of dry vermouth with a more complex and natural flavour.Popped cork and poured a yellow splashed golden sheened. Thick and quickly rising big bubbled carbonation into wine sniffer from 750 ml Champagne bottle filled in Belgium (and named for owner Rene' Lindemans). Hugely foamy and lively as champagine with nuttiness of a Palo Cortdo sherry, a soft rounded sweetness then a long, drying finish that puckers the puss in all possible places.

I found aromas unique to lambic - sour apple acetic acid and horse blanket over the flank and stifle (urea) but not the lactic acid I expected. This was a nice experience and I am glad I had this classic now rather than earlier when I might not have appreciated it as much.


The traditional Gueuze (the Gueuze Grand Cru "Cuvée René") would pair well with a warm slice of apple pie. It is often served as an happy hour drink in Brussels. It is the traditional beer for carbonade, as well as a beautifully based beverage with seafood or other salty meals. It's also delicious with cream sauces.

Thanks to Derek for sharing a glass of this world class "Gooze".

karst, May 28, 2005
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4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I saved this till last tonight, glad I did. This is drier than the Sahara, sharper than a Razor Blade, as bitter as my ex-girlfriend, has more acid than a lemon orchard, as sour as 4 month old Carton of opened Milk, is as pungent as my overflowing laundry basket after 3 weeks, and has a "cheek-suck" stronger than a hoo..... well I will leave that to your imagination, I don't want to get ejected from the Site!.
Man, this is Bloody Good. I never understand how Lindemans can churn out their normal filtered product at the detriment to this traditional Gueuze. An expensive purchase, a treat really for me - but well worth it. More culture than a Petri Dish, a truly Artisanal Beer, and up with the best of the Gueuze.

TheLongBeachBum, Sep 20, 2002
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4.72/5  rDev +15.7%

Bradley_BizKutZ, Aug 15, 2014
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
92 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.