Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Reviews: 829
Hads: 1,873
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 6.39%
Wants: 108
Gots: 227 | FT: 8
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2002

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Photo of RMelyon
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I don't know, dude. This was overly sour and was the funkiest beer I've ever smelled. I appreciated its complexity and it tasted better than I thought it would, but I'm not sure gueuze is my thing. (197 characters)

Photo of lucat
2.72/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Totally flat, without any complexity. Sour and bitter, but that's all you can say of this gueuze. Anyway I will give it a second try, because I hope that maybe it was spoiled by bad storing. Bottled in 9/2013. Opened in 7/2015 (226 characters)

Photo of hoptualBrew
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful light gold in color, semi-translucent with decent clarity. Pours a large, yet thin in density, fluffy white head. Carbonation streams and maintains foam well into drinking.

Bouquet of white grape must, lemon, earthy, damp basement, cloaked in a sweet honey peach aroma.

Flavors are bright up front with citrus, apple, pear and honey. Mild bread malt character and finishes with a building lemon citrus acidity. Throughout is a vinous quality that accentuates the wild funk and oak, mild vanilla closes the finish.

Carbonation is high, which compliments the thin-medium body. The bright acidity, wild yeast, and palate drying carbonation make this a very easy drinking, yet sophisticated and complex beer. This is an easy to find, yet stellar drinking spontaneous beer, a go-to for the gueuze style. (813 characters)

Photo of mikesnotesonbeer
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Smells like funky sour apples, and I mean that in the best possible way.
Taste: There’s a lot going on here. This beer is sour and complex. As it approaches room temperate different sour notes comes to the fore – develops a biting apple punch with a shot of orange and lemon to boot. There’s more than one fruit flavor going on here.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, carbonated. This one has ‘bite’.
Overall: This one is a classic. If you haven’t tried it yet you need to. Take your time with this one – the flavor is intense and demands a ‘slow draw’. (562 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

- looks very carbonated and bubbly like champagne
- smell very tart and tangy scents a bitterness and sourness as well
-very sour and dry but it has a taste that i imagine cider is supposed to have
- a little carbonated but it doesn't take away from the beer, wine like
-overall a great beer one that is complex but with a simple taste (336 characters)

Photo of Myotus
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 355ML bottle (bottled on 22Jan14) into a stange glass. Pours with 4 fingers worth (RIDICULOUS) of white foam. Golden in color with a plethora of bubbles and slight murkiness. Has strong sour green Apple aromas and hints of wheat malts and yeast (not a particularly great combination of aromas). Initial taste is mildy sour with green apple flavors. Yeast flavors enter shortly after as sournesss persists. Any malt flavors are overpowered by the sourness. Medium-bodied, somewhat smooth with a crisp finish. (521 characters)

Photo of aleigator
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden, amber color, with a huge, froth head.

Very tart nose, lots of acidity with green apple peel and musty, leathery yeast. Somehow fruity with a complex tartness, very rich in aromas.

Lighter in body than expected, with a decent tart complexity and very high, refreshing carbonation. Carbonation somehow overlocks the acidic sourness, finishing with a dry, slick aftertaste. Lime and apple sourness hit the palate in a dry but pleasant, uncomprimising way. Requires alomst room-temperature to reveal its sour, fruity layer, but starts to get really convincing then. Still, finish is defined by metallic hints and sour brett flavors, a bit watery, then ending quite tart. (678 characters)

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml dark colored bottle. I'm wanting to say this is an extremely dark green in color but borderline black. Golden orange label done as all Lindemanns bottlings are. This particular time the bottle was wrapped in a gold foil and corked and capped. Poured into a thin Lindemanns glass I got out of a variety pack. Idk the name with the glass. It's stemmed at the bottom, long and thin.

A - golden honey in color with hints of sitting straw yellow. A hint of haze. Fluffy white head poured massive even with a slow pour and eventually settled into a splotchy ring of lace leaving little stick.

S - my initial impression was a soft natural sort of peach, but as I got going the aroma is more lemon, lemon zest, and a green grass aroma. Sour apple, and light citrus flavors creep up as you get into this beer.

T - lemon, ripe peach, sour green apple, and orange peel are the main notes with a nice balance of sours. Not overly tart flavor it can pucker you up.

M - lightest of medium body with the proper texture for this region of beers. Refreshing, and crisp, flavorful and tart. A good warm weather brew.

O - this was my first true Belgian Gueuze and boy is it good. I'm not one to pick up sours on a regular basis, but I do enjoy them throughout the year on certain occasions. This isn't like the great fruit forward lambics everyone has had, this is bringing much more than just one dominant fruit flavor. (1,413 characters)

Photo of drmeto
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

S:
-green apples,white grapes,wheat,hay,musty
T:
-medium sour note
-Follows the nose
F:
-light to medium body
-high carbonation
O:
One ofLindeman's last unsweetened and unsoured Lambics (185 characters)

Photo of Jacobob10
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

#205 Beers of Fame
#15 Gueuze

12 oz bottle dated 8/8/2014. Nice "pop" sound as the cork was removed.

Deep gold / light amber in color and clear with a slight haze. You can tell it's been a while since I have had a gueuze as I rushed the pour, causing a massive amount of foam with very little actual beer in the glass. After about 5 more mins, we finally have a good looking glass of gueuze. Patches of lace on the glass as it goes down.

Complex aroma of lemon, grapefruit, and apples mixed with a funky, earthy, barnyard smell. Very tart flavor and sour. Great balance though, and the sourness never overpowers the malt or other components of the beer. Light to medium bodied. Lively carbonation and effervescent. Very refreshing.

Would serve well as an introduction for someone looking to try lambics or sour beers. Very tart and acidic but well balanced enough to keep it from becoming astringent. (904 characters)

Photo of Punisher
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Taste was very metallic and skunky, and did not have a tart/ sour taste like style should have. I was very disappointed but hoping to try this again sometime but will buy from a different liquor store. (201 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Lemony tart nose with hints of wet horse blanket. The barnyard nose is more restrained in this than some other gueuzes. It pours hazy light golden straw with a persistent, very stiff, rocky, finely bubbled pure white 3” foam cap. The beer has a big citrus character with lemon standing out with just enough sweetness to prevent your mouth from puckering. Overall it is very dry and refreshing. The body is incredible – very creamy, smooth and effervescent with a very fine bead. It improves nicely with age. (511 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle. Served in a geueze tumbler 3/6/2015.

A- Light golden-orange body, pours clear initially, very effervescent three finger white head that settles down fairly quickly. Nice retention, lots of rings of lacing.

S- Peppery, funk, a bit cheesy, wheat, a small bit of lactate, floral aromas. Has all the aromas that a good geueze ought to have.

F- Solid sourness with some lactate and mild vinegar, moderate funk bringing cheese and musty oak, a bit of bretty citrus zest, solid wheat base. I taste less of the floral aspects than I smell it, presumably this is coming from the aged dry hops. Good complexity, lacks nothing that I've come to expect from a good geueze. This is excellent.

M- Medium bodied, pricky carbonation that softens up as it settles down. Very drinkable, not too sour or funky.

O- This is a classic that I'm surprised to have not reviewed yet. It's a solid geueze that brings all the components and would be a nice introduction for someone who is looking to expand his/her palate in Belgian lambics. It has plenty of the hallmark aromas and flavours that geuezes tend to have, but with a general softness behind these that won't immediately push you away from the glass. (1,205 characters)

Photo of cujocon
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5.5% ABV
12 oz mini-wine bottle with cork and crown $6 Ryan and Casey Greenfield MA
Appearance: medium head, cloudy tan color, light brown

smell: Orange peel, dried fruit - a little like Prunes

Flavor: very tart, very dry. Fresh grapefruit but not bitter

Overall: 4/5 a great example of a traditional geuze (309 characters)

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 40 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy burnished gold with a tint of orange, and forms a thick, fluffy white head with good retention. Lacing is crazy good. Carbonation runs rampant through the body of this beer, far moreso than any other I've seen.

Smell: Mustiness, funk, and bread grains with fuzzy stuff growing on them form the bulk of the aroma, along with some delicate citrus notes that seem like a sour tangerine. There's also something that reminds me of mown grass, lurking faint and far off in the distance of the aroma.

Taste: This strikes right up front with the sort of sour tang that feels like it is pulling something out of the glands under the corners of the lower jaw. Flavors shift continually as the liquid moves along the tongue, with notes of sour orange and tangerine, ancient library mildew, tall dry grass, and light bread, all tied together in a miasma of sharp, pungent funk. The finish leaves a lingering taste of tart, underripe tangerine and green apple.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, creamy and quite lively with carbonation.

Overall: This is my first foray into gueuze territory, and it may be safe to say I'm hooked. So much yeast character, so little hop influence, such intensity of flavor without sacrificing complexity. This does seem to peg the style guidelines well. (1,374 characters)

Photo of Trombone69
2.93/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I'm trying to get into these Gueuze type beers lately, as I enjoy sour food items, like grapefruit, and sweet-tarts. This one just didn't really fly for me. I may need to give it a second chance. (197 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Body is a perfect peach pulp in tone. Head is an easy two inches of crackling foamy light beige. Nose is super funky and full of interesting smells. Horse blanket, lime stone, and lemon zest all play very evidently. There is even a bit of soap playing here. With first sip you are almost shocked by how much is going on here. Initial mouth filling funk is spawned by citrus zest and stone sour dryness. As you drink the sourness rounds out a bit and becomes wonderfully dry and drinkable. Enjoyable and quite session-able. (530 characters)

Photo of bnes09
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright orange color with a hazy look. White head with moderate retention and some lacing present.

Aroma of funky grains, fresh cut flowers and spices.

Flavor is dominated mostly by funky yeast. Slightly acidic with a lemon-like quality. Citrus flavors mixed in. Heavy on the spicy notes. White pepper comes to mind.

Medium bodied, highly carbonated. Coarse texture with a slightly dry finish.

Nice complexity but slightly off-balanced. I would like to see more focus on the sour notes as opposed to the funk and spices. Still worth a try. (550 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a pale ale, ultra carbonated with a huge head that does not like to subside. Smells like funky sour cider. Very tart and effervescent but no easily descriptive flavor. Very interesting (195 characters)

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy gold (leaving sediment in bottle) not much head
Smell is funky
taste is layer upon layer of pure bliss, especially the lactic sour, then the funk, then some grapefruit, then back to the funk and it just keeps going, decently long finish.
light creamy body with plenty of carbonation creating a dry finish
really wasn't expecting a gueuze this good at the price I will be getting more soon! (400 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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. (642 characters)

Photo of mothmanscott
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
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. (949 characters)

Photo of MisterGone
4.6/5  rDev +13%
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. (1,115 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
2.55/5  rDev -37.3%
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. (1,044 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Guessed

A- pours a cloudy pale golden color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a film on top that retains nicely

S- barnyard funk, dried hay, sugar coated lemon peel, funky yeast,

T- barnyard with notes of wet hay up front, the big sour notes kick in mid-palate with lemon peel and Belgian sugar, bone dry wheat finish with a linger of lemon

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slight foamy mouthfeel and a tart, bone dry finish

O- easy drinking with just enough puckering sourness (512 characters)

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