Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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91
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1,719 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,719
Reviews: 809
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 79
Gots: 173 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2002)
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Photo of hpeli
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of gtermi
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer pours a golden body with a thick white head that quickly fades away. The head is very similar to champagne and there is also tons of bubbles that continue to develope like champagne too.

S: There is a good amount of tartness/ sourness on the nose that hits you right in the face. There is also a good amount of sweet fruit like bananas, peaches and even some green apple.

T: LIke the smell, the tartness/ sourness really are the defining part of the flavor. As the beer fades, the flavors start to become a little sweeter, but also very dry.

M: There is a good amount of carbonation that tingles on the tip of the tongue and the back of the throat as it goes down.

O: This is a pretty damn good Gueuze and I am glad that I can find this around now. I will for sure stock up on this for the cellar.

Photo of MinnTwins
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Actually my first Gueze. Not my first sour.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Kriek Belle-Vue tulip.

Appearance- Beautiful hazy rusty orange with a quick one fingered white head.

Smell- Champagne yeast, vinegar, some musty apple or pear, funky earthy notes. Smells more sour than it tastes.

Taste- Reminds me of champagne in taste. Dry grapefruit pulp and bitter apple. Yeast presence (brett?).

Mouthfeel- Bubbly and refreshing. Not too tart that it makes my mouth water. More bitter than tart. Smooth.

Overall- I liked it. A lot different than other lambics. I'd love to try more Guezes.

Photo of TheBigLebrewski
4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Boom.

Anyway, the head is large and white-bubbled at first, but gradually fades into a short, but tight and constant layer that maintains throughout the period of blessed enjoyment.

The smell is laid back gueuze. It's gentle, but certainly present, and accurately implies the beer's flavor profile, though understates it. Nothing too sweet, but barely tart.

The flavor is awesome. A wonderful way to introduce a friend to lambic beer in general, and a challenge to match it's cleanliness. Mouthfeel, similarily, with all that oozing gueuzy au-natural micro carbonation, activity, and general excitement.

Not much needs to be said. Sit down with one of these and learn something about beer, and about yourself.

Photo of JellyJacket
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of InlandTaipan
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3 Feb, 2012

A: Beer pours a beautiful shimmering gold. Effervescent appearance, Off-white head, looks very appealing. (can't wait to taste).

S: Some Trans-2 Nonenal present. Does not take away greatly from aroma. Smells Tart, with a hint of fresh citrus and apple/pear (Ethyl Hexanoate). Nice aroma overall, however the papery aroma does not seem to belong.

T: Sweet, tart, no presence of trans-2 in the flavor. really a very refreshing beer. I thought it would be more tart, but it is very well balanced

M: Coats the mouth nicely for 5%, and has a wonderful effervescent quality to it. The bubbles really help this style I feel.

O: What a fantastic representation of the Gueuze. I would drink this again and again.

Photo of rolive
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of KalanM
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Sludgeman
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Resuin
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of brikelly
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BedetheVenerable
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz green mini Champagne-style bottle, capped and corked. Bottled on 2-3-2012. Poured into a Chimay glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy goldenrod hue, with a creamy ivory cap which shows nice retention. Peppy carbonation.

Smell: Well, my wife says it smells like skunk farts. While I have to disagree with her, it is DEFINITELY funky and wild. Lots of earthy and tart funk, herbal, grassy notes, and some citrus as well. Bold and bright.

Taste: Lots of citrus, chalky mineral notes, earthy funk, a hint of Sweet Tart candy, and maybe just a ghostly note of sulfur. Lightly sweet one second, and dry, light-to-medium sour, and a touch bitter the next. Reasonably complex, challenging, and intriguing.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, tart, and a little chalky on the finish.

Overall: At $6.99 a 12oz or $11.99 a 750 (esp. the second option) this is a (at least to this Gueuze newbie's palate) a challenging, interesting, and refreshing traditional wild ale.

B 87-88

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3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dense, golden-yellow color with copper tones kind of spread around the edges a bit. It's cloudy and murky, especially throughout the middle, with a huge and fluffy, slightly off-white head. Volatile and quick to expand, yet also pretty quick to settle into a fine skin. Not much lacing left behind.

The aroma is dense, somewhat heavy, and definitely "gueuze-like" - whooda thunk it, right? Chalk, mild sweet malt, barnyard funk, wet wood, tart fruit (apple skins, pear), mild sulfur and slight vegetation. Lots going on here, and you can definitely tell from the aroma that this one will be more funky than tart. As it warms up, the smells develop into deeper and more robust version of their former selves. Lots more funk from the yeast and tartness from the fruit.

First sip begins with an immediate, initial tart spike and an intense fruitiness; apples, pears, light banana, and maybe even some cherries. Not a moment later, the tartness is challenged and eventually replaced by an incoming funk that hits with a sharp bite midway through. Wet wood, damp cellar, lots of cork, funky yeast, musky and faintly sulfuric notes.

Lots of earthy and fruity esters scatter in the background. The finish leaves you with a lingering sweetness, a dying tartness, and a strong funkiness. Dry as can be - this will scrape the enamel off your teeth with it's unabashed dryness. Thin-medium body, carbonated out the wazoo.

Nothing world-class here, but it's tough when your competition includes breweries like Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen. Nevertheless, this is still decent for a "shelf gueuze", especially considering the fact that it can be purchased almost anywhere in the United States. Relatively cheap for the style, too.

Photo of jmkoscie
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of JRBecks
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of sapper1252
4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Near perfect (at least for me), as sour beers go. Definitely not the most sour gueuze I've ever had, but who are we kidding - some of these just get obnoxiously sour.

Very bubbly, lots of great Brett/pedio aromas. Let's not forget the price point in comparison to it's competition. I got some red apple right in the midst of all that sour. Very complex and tasty.

Photo of matttttYCE
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml with a bottle date of 06 Oct 2011

Pours with a nice off white head, about a finger and a half high. Decent lacing. Murky/hazy golden or straw colored beer. Smells of tartness and sour apple, white wine, slightly like a warhead, citric/lemon qualities, light funk and hay, earthiness. Strong aroma and yet it's not overpowering either. Taste follows suit. Apple cider vinegar, sour apple tartness, white wine, warheads, lemon, hay, dry earthiness, and lightly fruity maybe pear and grapefruit. Pleasant taste for sure. Light body, light, bubbly consistency, round carbonation, tamer than champagne, and a finish that is light and leaves some tartness behind.

Overall this certainly a pleasant beer. I haven't had many Gueuzes thus far but this is certainly one that's worth a try and quite easy to find. Comparing this to Drie Fontienen Oude Gueuze, I like Lindemans Gueuze less overall but it has a much better value and is certainly easier to come by than almost any 3F offering.

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tobelerone
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Kmccabe33
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Beautiful hazy golden color, wine-like carbonation and head on pour. Good looking but nothing mind blowing

S- Smell has all the hint s that the taste follows with. Citrusy, sour apple, other tart notes. Very hard to describe

T- Sour apple, champagne grape flavors some, musty, funk. Very good.

M- Very smooth, drying finish, very good.

O- A wonderful example of a Gueze.

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,719 ratings.