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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,596 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,596
Reviews: 793
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 72
Gots: 143 | FT: 7
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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Dark33

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2%

05-02-2012 00:28:07 | More by Dark33
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SLeffler27

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

A nice, creamy, white head floats above a hazy, light-amber beer in this chalice glass. Some rings of lace are deposited above legs as yeast sediment is suspended below.

Opens with fruity apples, followed by sulfur, cough syrup, and fresh, raw corn. A light perfume is cut by distant skunkiness.

Enters with very tart apple, followed by grapes and a long tart finish accompanied by spruce, vinegar and saltiness.

The thin body is very dry, with lively carbonation and some astringency.

Probably a digestive. Ranks high as a conversation starter. I knew my father would cringe, but I will have another someday.

date consumed: 29 Sep 2008

01-04-2009 21:50:09 | More by SLeffler27
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Cheesecole

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

05-20-2014 06:14:24 | More by Cheesecole
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

07-20-2013 00:20:38 | More by PatGreer
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

A - The head is a mammoth, airy, fluffy, slightly rocky off-white head... Gobs of lacing clings to the glass... Loads of swirling moderated paced small bubbled carbonation... A murky hazy medium golden mustard color with a faint orange hue...

S - Musky... Some barnyard funkiness... Tart peach... Lemon zest... Grassy notes...

T - Notes of tart peach and lemon zest... A little bit of vinegar... Slightly acidic... A touch of saltiness of the finish... An exceedingly tart finish and follow through...

M - Medium bodied... Starts lush and creamy... Quickly turns tart and exceedingly dry... Just a touch of carbonation... Stimulates the saliva glands on the back of the tongue... Just short of intense... Puckering...

D - An excellent Gueuze offering... Nothing spectacular, but nothing detracting either... Just a smooth easy drinker with an excellent appearance and mouthfeel...

07-14-2010 01:43:35 | More by philbe311
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Tone

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours a slightly hazy, golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of earthy resin, tart malt, yeast, dry hops, and slight grape. Fits the style of a Gueuze. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with a high carbonation level. There is also a tartness and dryness present. Tastes of yeast, tart malt, dry hop, slight grape, and slight sweet malt. Overall, a tart and dry beer that fits the style quite nicely.

03-22-2010 23:17:23 | More by Tone
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

This is a solid, readily available gueuze that doesn't break the bank, drinks easy, and isn't too sour for the less hardcore drinkers amongst us. Pours hazy gold with a small head that dissipates rapidly. Somewhat tart, lemony green apple aroma with a pleasant, mild funky barn note and hints of hay.

Flavor follows the nose; not the most complex example of the style, nor the most extreme (by a long shot), just tart and lemony with some musty, barnyard hay funkiness lurking underneath. Hints of black pepper and mild vinegar notes. Sweetness is pretty restrained, something that's rarely true with a Lindemans beer.

Medium to slightly light body, solid carbonation, has a fairly crisp and refreshing feel. One of the best products from this brewer, I'd say. Under 10 bucks for a 750ml bottle makes this a excellent bang-for-your-buck purchase as well.

11-12-2012 13:10:39 | More by tobelerone
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

Looks like it was bottled May 10, 2011.

Beer is a slightly cloudy golden colour. A moderate and very fizzy white head dissipates very quickly, leaves just a film. Mild lacing.

Smell is pretty funky. Sour grape and apple and other fruits (a vaguely berry-like scent), vinegar, hay. A bit of a barnyard scent. A bit of sweetness but easily overpowered by the sour.

Taste has a lot going on. Sour. Apple, vinegar, chalk, lemon. A funky flavour that is clearly what people refer to as "barnyard". This is especially prominent in the aftertaste.

Pretty light-bodied, moderate carbonation, sourness puckers the mouth a bit. Carbonation is nice- small bubbles.

Overall, good stuff. Very complex. Quite enjoyable.

10-11-2011 01:50:02 | More by jrenihan
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Sam21

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

Note: This is my first gueze and therefore don't know what to expect.

12oz bottle poured into a flute.

Appearance - Pours a vibrant amber with a large white head. Lots of carbonation both in the body and the head. Nice lace in spots.

Smell - Citrus fruit (as if someone just squeezed a lemon), floral notes, funk, and some Belgian spice. Easy to pick apart what you are smelling.

Taste - Starts off with a mouthful of tart fruit, like biting into a slice of lemon. Puckering at times, but not overly sour. The heavy musty funk enters next as the sourness mellows. Finish pulls all the complexity into a dry and acidic finish. Really intriguing stuff. The citric acidity stricks to the teeth and leaves pockets of sourness around the mouth. Each sip pulls me in a little bit more.

Mouthfeel - Very effervescent. Light and fluffy. Champagne-like in many ways.

Drinkability - This beer has a lot going on so I am drinking it nice and slow and enjoying each sip. The sourness really adds a great character to the wild nature of the beer. Definitely something everyone should try at some point, although it's not for everyone. I would definitely be interested in having another bottle after this one, although I think I would rather only have one at a time in order to full appreciate it. One wild beer!

08-04-2010 01:12:43 | More by Sam21
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joshstevens87

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

A-pours a golden yellow white a generous white head and explosive looking carbonation
S-a nice tartness fruitness (apple and pear notes) with a musty edge and a yeasty character
T-the tartness is immediate which is complimented by a slew of flavors; apple, pear with a pronounced mustyness which yeast prevalent in the background a bit of an acquired taste though
M-medium body with a lively almost champagne level of carbonation makes it very crisp and refreshing
D-this beer very drinkable and very refreshing but being that its a gueze its has a rather acquired taste

01-31-2010 21:26:53 | More by joshstevens87
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Phelps

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

Bottled July 2010. Into a tulip.

Fulvous yellow, peppered with some specks and hazy enough to obscure my fingers to shadows. An expansive, fizzy white crown two inches tall pops away quickly, leaving a silky top layer and great arcs of lace.

Moderate tartness in the nose is met with lemon peel, green apple, and perhaps some sour cherry. Smooth oak and some peppery spice is also in there.

Mildly acetic, the tartness here is pretty much perfect. Not abrasive, yet snappy enough to be refreshing. Tart apple vinegar, white grapes, fresh oak, a hint of funky hay. Fairly drying finish.

Effervescent. The beer explodes into fizz as it moves, the medium-light body just falling apart. Acerbic finish.

Smooth, tasty stuff, and better than I expected from Lindeman’s.

08-06-2011 05:48:08 | More by Phelps
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

A big thanks to tnip23 for sharing this bottle.

A - A yellow body with some cloudiness to it...carbonation is visible...two finger, bubbly, white head that recedes into a thin cap quickly...shows some good retention along with nice lacing

S - This one is all about the funk and sourness...I'm picking up the funk along with some yeast and spice...sour and tart lemon juice

T - The flavors are all similar to what was found in the aroma...it starts off with all that funk...the middle brings out some of the yeast and is mixed with subtle spices...that quickly fades into big time tartness with flavors of lemon...it makes you pucker up

M - Medium bodied...the feel was nice and complex...starts off like the flavors...funky, prickly carbonation, big time tartness, sour, then drying

O - Here's where I a bit of a problem...although the beer looked good and left my mouth puckering and dry...I don't think I could drink more than one of these...actually half of this was pretty good...we figured it would be a lot better to drink this with food instead of by itself...but please, don't get me wrong...this is an excellent beer and this was my first experience with the style

04-11-2011 16:37:02 | More by thain709
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slaintemhor

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

I can hardly believe I had never tried this until last summer. Shame on me! The colour was golden with a thin head. The aroma was yeasty, spicy, doughy and biscuit-like. On the palate, there was loads of yeast as well as citrus and clove with a bitterness around the edges that had an essence of mustiness to it. I like it!

11-19-2009 03:36:11 | More by slaintemhor
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tony223366

California

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

From my beer journal. Reviewed on October 11, 2011.

A: Nice amberish hue. Cloudy. Beautiful white head of 2 fingers. Ends with nice lacing.

S: Definitely musty in beginning and end. Tartness in the middle.

T: Tarty flavor, fruity. I get some mustiness. It's very dry with some chalky yeast. As it's warming I'm getting more and more of a vinegar vibe. Also the mustiness increases.

M: Light body, I was hoping for more carbonation though.

O: Really cool beer, not my favorite of the style but up there.

10-20-2011 05:36:05 | More by tony223366
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

750 ml bottle, corked and capped. Bottled in 2004. Poured into my Russian River stem.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with an off-white head that slowly settles. Lacing is very good, and sticks to the side of the glass.

S: The nose is faint, but still present. Lemon, green apple, and barnyardy funk are prominent, with just a hint of oak lingering in the backround.

T: Though this beer has some age, it's incredibly youthful still. Quite tart, with flavors of lemon and sour apple. The wild yeasts and bacteria lend a good dose of barnyard and earthiness. Finish is dry and very refreshing.

Notes: Perhaps this is the best beer I have had from Lindemans. Light bodied, crisp and dry, this is a great sipper. I'm glad I snapped up the last bottle in the store.

11-28-2010 06:24:39 | More by WYVYRN527
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

Had this one night before my wedding and it was the perfect early evening beer to have with appys. Pours slightly flat with a slightly murky gold colour with a great sour yeasty nose. Just the right funky notes mixed with a tiny bit of sweetness on the finish. A very drinkable gueuze that still brings the quirks that make the style so special.

08-31-2009 22:56:45 | More by canucklehead
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nppeders

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

says it's bottled August 13th 2012. Not really sure what this could mean. I guess it's best by that date?

appearance - orange with a little haze. White frothy head.

smell - earthy, funky, tart, bretty. Citrus

taste - green apple and citrus like lemon rinds dominate the flavor. A bit sweet malt in the middle balanced with some oak, not as acidic as expected and actually finishes mouth watering.

mouthfeel - thin mouthfeel with low carbonation. Could use a few extra months in the bottle as is suggested by the bottle itself.

overall - I love the apple and citrus notes. I bought this at my local liquor store and it was only $7.99. I think that this is an amazing value for this beer. It's balanced, and tart, and mouthwateringly delicious. I'm probably going to pick up a bunch more of this. Great entry level sour.

03-04-2012 02:21:14 | More by nppeders
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botham

New York

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. pours a rich amber color with two fingers od white head that remains for a minute or two. light lacings.

aroma is sour, with a sweet quality and a light fruit character. mild pale malts are enveloped by the fruit, while a wheat-like malt aroma forms a base. unique, with a pleasant profile.

taste is tart, with a sour character and a lack of the sweetness that makes some lambics unbearable. there is a lack of any distinct taste here, with only a sourness that finishes into a lightly fruity aftertaste.

mouthfeel is medium bodied and tart, with a semi-dry finish of residual sourness.

drinkability is decent. this is an acidic brew without much complexity, but the simplicity works well with the tart and sour profile. this is basically a lambic without the sweetness and the fruit. cheers!

05-19-2008 21:53:50 | More by botham
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daledeee

Iowa

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

Belgian beer on sale. I can't pass it up.

I am not too familiar with Lambics. This one pours a orangy brown with a selter like head.

Lots of bite and tingle to drink this. Fruity and sour. Reminds me a little bit of some of the candy made now. The nose was fruity but other "odors" I don't like come through.

I am not that big of a fan of these kinds of beer. This one is a good representative though.

04-18-2004 00:06:04 | More by daledeee
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brianmandell

New York

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

Bottle dated 5/20/13

Slightly hazy golden pour with white head reducing to ring of lacing.

Pleasant nose with fresh lemon peel, light white grape and acidity.

Taste is crisp with a moderately fruity undertone - primarily grape, green apple and lemon zest. There is an earthiness on the palate and some oak. The finish is a bit bitter, tannic and very dry. The light, bready malts make an appearance but mostly don't get in the way. This beer is fairly sour with both lactic and acetic acid. Low on the funk factor.

Light, creamy carbonation makes for an easy drinking affair.

Overall, this is a great choice for a regularly available shelf gueuze. Its not a complex or entirely memorable experience, but it is a clean, enjoyable and refreshing sour beer.

04-30-2014 23:20:58 | More by brianmandell
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

A: clear golden with significant carbonation, sustaining, but with minor lacing
S: nice sour lemon and what I think is a Brett-influenced funkiness

T: muted version of the smell. Sour lemon hits first, but doesn't last or grow as I would hope. I can't quite place the "farmhouse" taste that comes in, hay/meadow/wood. There's a wine feel to it as well, late.
M: carbonation and a refreshing taste that has an earthy taste but isn't too dry

O: I was hoping for more tart bite throughout, but this beer did grow on me. The transition from sour to "regular beer" did take some getting used to, however.

07-04-2014 16:11:37 | More by cjgiant
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

375ml bottle, at Beer Bistro in DT Toronto - weirdly unavailable back home in Alberta - I'm sure that will change.

This beer pours a hazy pale golden amber colour - very reminiscent of fresh-squeezed apple juice - with two fingers of loosely foamy, generally soapy off-white head, which leaves some spotty, cloud-like lace in its fairly slow and meandering wake.

It smells of sour earthy yeast, tart fresh lemon juice, and only a hint of pale grainy malt, with an echo of the hops that were. The taste is quite tart, due to a mostly indistinct citrus (lemon, mostly, I guess) extract, some sour, mildly skunky yeast, and an underlying pale, grainy white malt.

The carbonation is mild, and rather frothy, the body a certain light weight, with a fairly dry and peckish smoothness. It finishes dry as a bleeding desert, the yeast and sour, acidic fruitiness lingering in kind.

For its particular frontal assault on the tongue, this is a decently sippable (somewhat), sour lambic, just a tad less egregious than the Cantillons of the world. I am slowly coming to discover that I actually kind like this sort of thing, in measured doses.

02-11-2010 23:49:33 | More by biboergosum
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solarpanelasses

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

Pours a murky yellow/orange, minimal white head.

Smells of lemon zest and apple juice with just a very small hint of apple cider vinegar. Along with a earthy fresh farm air smell.

Mildly tart with a pleasantly funky after taste. Granny smith apple flavor up front.

All around a great beer, i personally prefer the more tart gueze's but am definitely gonna keep buying this one.

04-08-2009 00:59:23 | More by solarpanelasses
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

Poured from bottle. Had this during the mini-tasting.

A- Pours a light slight hazed pale yellow...turning into a golden straw closer to the bottle of the glass. One and a half finger white head that dies down leaving nice lacing all over the glass.

S- This is very sugary sweet smelling. Almost like they used rock candy to brew this. Some nice light bready yeasty notes along with a strong green apple funky smell. Light barnyard smell in there as well. The funky sour is in there but lightly muted.

T- Nice funk on the front end of this. Nothing too puckering but a nice easy going way to it. Light bready taste as well that falls into a sour green apple taste. This even dies into a sweetness as it hits the tail end of the beer.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. There is a certain dryness to this beer. Light funk and apple tastes left on the palate and into the aftertaste. Light acidic fizz to this as well.

D- Very nice drinker. Good for a intro into this whole realm of beers. I will be buying this again for when I need my sour fix and am on a budget!

01-05-2010 22:59:38 | More by alleykatking
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

Bottled April of 2013 so it's quite new for a Gueuze

A - Pours a dirty brown color with just a 1/4 inch of head that quickly faded to nothing but a ring.
S - White wine vinegar, Tart/sour apple, some grains and fruity yeasts. Even has a bit of muskiness,
T - Intense sour lemon and vinegar. at first then quickly to mild sweetness from the grains, some mild oak and grass. Taste like granny smith apple cider in a while. Not real hops but man is this beer sour!
M - Light to medium in body, intense sour with mild apple and oak finish.

Overall this is my first Gueuze and I don't think I will be "addicted" to sours considering the hefty 8 dollar admission. But it was overall a great experience.

09-24-2013 04:15:55 | More by DrDemento456
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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