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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Reviews: 841
Hads: 1,903
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 114
Gots: 240 | FT: 7
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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 jngrizzaffi
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are mild. Has a nice funky, tart, citrus aroma. Taste is pretty much the same but the tartness is amplified. Very high quality. Very good.

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Photo of lhenschke
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: This beer is moderately hazy with a golden yellow appearance. It has a foamy head, with (what I thought was) a surprising high amount of head retention.

Smell: This beer has a somewhat unpleasant sour, funky smell with some fruitiness. Negligible amounts of hoppiness. However, this is expected for a Gueuze, and it works quite well when combined with tasting.

Taste: The taste is quite incredible. An excellent balance of sour, funk and fruitiness. Not so sour that it's unpleasant, just the right amount to keep things interesting. Certainly unlike any other beer I've had before (having only just begun experiencing lambics).

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a relatively high amount of carbonation. Quite dry, almost wine-like (but with so much more to offer flavour-wise than wine!)

Overall: This beer isn't readily available where I live, and I happened to have it while on vacation a few weeks ago. I'm still thinking about it. The excellent combination of sour and fruitiness in both smell and taste along with the dry, carbonated body makes for a pleasant, flavourful and, overall, unique experience.

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

slightly hazy, golden yellow in color. smell is tart, vinegary, maybe ciderish. tastes great. just as i would expect of this slightly big gueuze from Lindemans. tartness up front, slightly dry-like a white wine in the finish. fruity, twangy and makes my mouth water with each sip.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a little hazy, yellow/orange with a white, two finger high, fluffy head. It looks beatiful!

Nose: Funk, tart, hay, orange, citrus, yeast, green apple, very fruity, grass, acid notes, barnyard and herbs. I'm in LOVE with that nose!
Taste: Oh! This is beatiful! Lime, funk, tart, citrus, apple, tangerine and some honey.
Body: Medium body. Crisp and refreshing carbonation. Sweet but yet dry aftertaste.

This is a beatiful beer!

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice orange/amber color with a nice white head. good looking beer.

not sure if all lambics/gueuzes smell like this but i think it smells horrible. it's a sweet/funky smelling beer, it honestly reminds me of a skunked coors light, natty light, etc but a little sweeter.

so glad this tastes 10x better than it smells. a nice tart but not overpowering sour taste.

refreshingly light, goes down smooth. a nice smooth sour beer, way different than most beers i drink.

i want to start branching out to styles i seldom, if ever, drink and this is my first gueuze/lambic. refreshingly light and tart, things i like. the smell is offputting but the taste is fantastic.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice, simple, well rounded beer that delivers on everything its name advertizes.

The nose has a classic barnyard funk with slight fruit presence.

The taste is a nicely executed sour funk beer.

Overall, a nice sessionable beer.

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Photo of whatthehull
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a wine glass from a 750ml bottle

A - a very cloudy copper orange with a one finger foamy almost bubbly white head and little to no lacing.

S - musky, funky, sour, nice hop bite at the end and slight hints of unripened fruits

T - funk, sour, bread yeast, slight hop floral, lots of barley, slight wheat/grain note and a hint of fruit flowers

M - medium plus body, medium plus acidity, medium plus carbonation, nice balance, nice complexity and a funk to sour to hop bite finish.

D/O - very drinkable,extremely refreshing and every sip is an experience. Really, really well done Gueuze. One of the best beers/ales I have ever, ever had. Worth the price, worth a go, good anytime of year and great with bbq or grilled anything. Had it with a aged cheddar cheeseburger and North Carolina BBQ sauce and it was brilliant.

Final thoughts - $10-12 a bottle is a bit high, however well worth the price tag. The 5.5% ABV is quite low for me, but does and did nothing to not hasten my decision to pick this guy up.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange, mostly clear. Little fizzy head.

Nose is a bit funky and sour - lemon grass and vinegar probably the most forward.

Flavor is brighter than expected. Nice sour but crisp and refreshing. Very nice Gueze, happy this is relatively easy to find.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden orange, mostly transparent but with a definite cast of haze. Sizable head forms that is slow to fade. Mild lacing.

S - Mostly this is a nose of acid notes, with a hint of barnyard in the background, which promises a true sour experience. Notes of lemon, grass, cut hay, over a vinegar base.

T - It follows the nose, with lemon and herbal notes, and a core of acid elements delivering a driving, but very controlled attack. As sour as it is, there is not a missed step, and everything is dialed in, without any noticeable off flavors.

M - Puckering and punchy, but delivered with enough care to avoid punishing sourness.

O - Lindemans has a place in my heart, because it introduced me to the wonder of Belgian brewing. That said, it has been years since I bought a fruit lambic from them. This goes a long way to clarify that they bring the goods.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle in a tumbler (don't judge it was away from home you make due with what you have)
A:very effervescent, pours a lovely pale orange, head quickly dissipates
S:funky and fruity, also a hint of peppercorn, a subtle floral note comes out in the nose too, there's a lot going on here
T:lemon, orange and a touch of pineapple are all immediately apparent, obviously tart (but not overwhelmingly so) and funky as is common for the style, very dry, but also crisp and refreshing, very subtle hints of alcohol but they are barely apparent and actually pleasant in the degree that they are present. Black peppercorn is also present, that seems like it would be offputting by it is refreshing and complementary.
M:dry and lingering, tartness stays in the mouth
O: an exceptional beer. If you have never had a gueuze, you should start with this one, it is easy to drink without pandering, it is a good representation of the style and it is easy to find not to mention also being quite affordable (way cheaper than gueuze tilquin) if you like lambics, there's really no reason not to try this one and constantly have a bottle in reserve, a great beer all the way.

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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.

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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

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

Pours a golden body with slight white head that soon clears
Kind of a sweet pineapple start that goes vinegary sour then dries out
really, really complex

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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.

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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’.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

-green apples,white grapes,wheat,hay,musty
-medium sour note
-Follows the nose
-light to medium body
-high carbonation
One ofLindeman's last unsweetened and unsoured Lambics

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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