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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,520 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,520
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 67
Gots: 129 | 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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Cheesecole

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

05-20-2014 06:14:24 | More by Cheesecole
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-19-2014 18:25:26 | More by ChrisL24481
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TruePerception

California

3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lindemans' Cuvee Rene, Gueuze Lambic.

A: Honeyed-apple cider look to it, with a few tiny little black flecks floating around. Frothy white head. Slight lacing. Sheeting hold quite a while.

S: It's got sort of a dry peach/pear smell, with a mild acidity. Honey. Dry apples. Very slight caramel.

T/MF: Hmm. I was expecting a little sweetness, but this is damn near bone dry. Acidity is much more mellow than the other Lindemans' Lambics, and more front-focused. Pear flavor only apparent as it settles. A very light acidic tingle holds to the tongue; all there is of a finish, pretty much.

I'd take one of the fruited cousins over this any day, but this is not bad.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 07:25:21 | More by TruePerception
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

05-18-2014 14:11:06 | More by csurowiec
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-18-2014 05:03:34 | More by oriolesfan4
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

05-16-2014 03:31:01 | More by Pens1967
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Xandrose

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

05-16-2014 02:44:52 | More by Xandrose
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-12-2014 19:01:11 | More by ackeeper
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clemson14

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-12-2014 13:46:54 | More by clemson14
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

05-11-2014 19:03:11 | More by NumberNone
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cultclassic89

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

05-11-2014 15:52:48 | More by cultclassic89
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-11-2014 06:09:41 | More by DaftPatrick
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-11-2014 02:52:54 | More by Tivlavrie
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-10-2014 12:54:13 | More by jucifer1818
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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2%

05-10-2014 05:07:35 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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TheMagnanimous

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-09-2014 23:08:12 | More by TheMagnanimous
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Nathanbolin

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

05-09-2014 04:47:49 | More by Nathanbolin
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

05-09-2014 02:40:29 | More by BarrytheBear
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

05-06-2014 00:51:20 | More by TheEvilGenius
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

2.85/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Enjoyed out of a 375 mL green bottle with a cork and cap, and marked with the vintage of 2012. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - So far, so good. A careful pour yields a large two-finger head of thick, sudsy, bone white foam. Retention is excellent, and it dissipates slowly, with significant pocking. Beneath the pillowy head lies a brassy golden liquid that is translucent, providing a clear view of the stream of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass to replenish the head.

Smell - The aroma is surprisingly nondescript, with some wet hay and barnyard funk, but very little of the tart and vinegar characteristics that I would expect from the style. There also seems to be a faint sweetness, which is surprising, given that I've read that this is one of the only Lindemans brews that doesn't get artificially sweetened.

Taste - Ugh. While the appearance was quite nice, and the aroma was rather dull, I'm just baffled at the scores on this beer, given the taste. I suppose it's possible that my bottle was not kept well before it got to my hands, but there just isn't much here. Generic funk, an almost mildew-like characteristic and an unshakeable impression of bile are really the only things going on here. There also seems to be just a touch of off-putting sweetness that is quite out-of-balance to my tastebuds. And there is almost zero of that puckering sourness that I love about my favorite takes on this style.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied and moderate-to-high levels of carbonation that provide for a prickly, effervescent mouthfeel. The finish is mostly dry, but again that odd sweetness lingers, providing for a rather unpleasant aftertaste.

Overall, this beer just misses the mark. I'd read from multiple sources that this was Lindemans best offering, and if so, that is entirely disappointing. I had hoped to find a readily available and reasonably priced gueuze, but that is simply not the case. I'll stick to St. Louis Fond Tradition and Tilquin for my accessible gueuze needs.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 06:51:31 | More by LambicPentameter
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-05-2014 04:18:39 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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FinchSCF

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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ApplePi

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2%

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SnifterLifter

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

05-03-2014 13:56:11 | More by SnifterLifter
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2_Beardz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-01-2014 13:22:35 | More by 2_Beardz
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,520 ratings.