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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,795 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,795
Reviews: 828
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 92
Gots: 192 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2002

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Ratings: 1,795 | Reviews: 828
Photo of ms333
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very interesting taste. didnt like it at first but then.....

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Victoire in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear orange-ish yellow, with a half inch head, and a smaller level of lacing.

Smells pretty potently sour, some vinegar, barnyard, and citrus.

This is pretty good, but tough to drink a large amount of. There's musty mood, lactic acid, vinegar, barnyard, orange, grapefruit, and a sort of "damp flavor." The sourness is fairly puckering, but far from the most sour beer I've ever had.

This beer is a slow sipper, due to the intense flavors. It's got a tart and creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate level of carbonation.

This is a pretty good entry level gueuze with some solid flavors.

Photo of Joe_
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drwatson32
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of poskok
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OntheLambic
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobsledTM
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frlrv1020
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buzz3d
4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mothmanscott
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque deep gold with a swiftly rising column of effervescent bubbles geysering from the bottom of the goblet where the stem is attached. The pour produces 1.5 fingers of champagne like, rapidly declining, effervescent, white head that recedes to a solid 1/8th inch cap of dense foam leaving wisps of lacing. Aroma is dominated by sour apples, oranges & tart lemons backed by barnyard wet hay, Brett yeast mustiness & phenolic hints with something like lime sherbet mixed with blue cheese & a little skunk hint buried underneath. Taste is very sour & dry. Phenolic with Brett like barnyard funk, orange, lime & very tart green apples mix with sherbet cream. Finishes smooth, mellow, fruity & bitter but the flavours are short lived producing an aftertaste that is a rapidly fading wet hay bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dry, slightly chalky, bracingly tart & very crisp with a faint prickle & astringency.

Photo of MisterGone
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 into tulip. Pours a slightly hazy orange-apricot with a white head that has a yellow cast to it, really bright champagne fizz sound. Dissipates quickly, again not unlike champagne. I mean, even the bottle looks somewhat like a champagne bottle.

The aroma is faint, the tiny, aggressive bubbles not giving off much of a hint of what is to come. The expected sour is there, some green orchard fruit, some citrus zest, a hint of yeast, and really no malt.

The flavor is of course why we came to this bottle. Bright granny smith apple and unripe pear immediately that enhances the lactic pucker we love in our guezes. I am reminded a bit of Petrus Aged Pale, but the orchard fruit notes really shine through in this beer. Citrus zest complements thoroughly in the taste, pretty much in all three phases. A touch of yeast in the finish with the green, unripe orchard tartness lingering.

Mouthfeel is, right, champagne like. This is a top notch brew. I read Garret Oliver's selection on Gueze's after this and wish it were the other way around. I definitely plan on a food paring with this beer in the near future.

Photo of BJasny
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morebeergood
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 vintage, still tart and bubbly.

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gajo74
2.55/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this on the advice of some members of the BA community. The scenario was that I was going to eat oysters and started a thread on what people thought a good pairing was. Gueuze was a popular response . Not knowing the style, I was excited to try. I have mixed feelings.
It poured a nice golden color that was pleasing to the eye, no problem there. However, the aroma was quite a turn off! I don't know how else to put it, but it smelled like urine. The taste started out salty and sour. It reminded me of the one Gose I have tried, which I didn't like. However, as I began eating the oysters, the taste settled somewhat and became more fruity. I had this throughout the rest of the meal and felt the feel is drinkable enough when accompanied with food. I would not drink this alone anytime soon.
What else can I say about this? I wanted to like it and was disappointed. Perhaps it is too radical a departure from the type of beer I'm used to and I just need to develop a taste for it over time. Perhaps it is just not my style. W'ell see.

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,795 ratings.