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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,650 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,650
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 75
Gots: 159 | 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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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.

matttttYCE, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of kelvarnsen
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

kelvarnsen, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

seeswo, Nov 12, 2012
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.

tobelerone, Nov 12, 2012
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.

Kmccabe33, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of badandy
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Oragne/copper. Non impressive head. Appears to be heavily carbonated.

S: Oak and wine tannins. Fruity aromas mixed with a dank cellar. Very interesting and complex aroma. Smells almost of champagne yeast.

T: First taste is very sour, almost of vinegar. I find it a little overwhelming, but then this is my first lambic. I find it hard to detect any malt and hops. Not particularly pleasant, but not unpleasant either.

M: Light bodied. Leaves a sour film behind.

badandy, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Zach136, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of spoony
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml (bottled 02 MAA 2012) into a tulip.

A-The beer poured an amber color with orange overtones. It was mostly clear, with a few floaties in the bottom of the bottle that I let escape. A gentle pour produced a solid 3-plus finger head of dense, off-white foam. The head stuck around for quite a while.

S-I picked up a funky, earthy smell punctuated by tart apples, lemon, and orange. Pleasing, but not all that powerful or inspiring.

T-The beer was quite sour with tart, lactic notes dominating. There was an earthy, funky, wet undercarriage to go along with the tart citrus fruits. While the taste was complex, it was not quite as concentrated or interesting as some of the better gueuze varieties out there.

M-Drinkable for the amount of sour-power this beer has. The carbonation is noticeable, but really well suited to the flavor and weight of the beer. The finish is subtly puckering.

O-I suppose this beer lived up to its billing as a drinkable, if not unique brew. I was not bowled over by it, but it paired pretty well with the smoked salmon burgers I had for dinner. An easy drinking gueuze, if there is (or should be) such a thing.

spoony, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of mjtiernan
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a flute. Bottled 3 Feb 2012.

A: Generous white head. Crystal clear golden body with fizzy bubbles. Head recedes fairly quickly leaving an attractive cap.

S: Very bright and zesty with a beautiful bretty mustiness. Nice light fruit and citrus.

T: Pucker up. Tons of lactic sourness. Sourness hits heavy at the start, moderately in the finish and the citrus and light fruit flashes mid-palate.

M: Drinkability seems pretty high for the style. It's aggressive, yet delicate like champagne. Body is light-to-medium. Carbonation very high.

O: Wonderful to drink as long as you know what you’re getting. It’s a beginner’s gueuze, but gueuze is not a beginner’s beer...at least not in the U.S. I am having some trouble reviewing this because it’s the only gueuze that I’ve had (I’ve had this three times). The best comparison I can make is between this and Beatification which was far more intense.

mjtiernan, Nov 05, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow what a surprise! This beer is awesome!
Somewhat hazy pour. Aroma had a hint of plastic in the smell which is the only reason I marked it down. This beer has a dry finish that makes it easy to just keep drinking. This is in part due to the really vigorous carbonation which makes the drink light and airy. Such a nice example of the style and I'm so happy that it's locally available.

wd40, Nov 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

anteater, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

WoodburyMN, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Dyce930
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Dyce930, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of FEUO
4/5  rDev -2%

FEUO, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of SupremePie
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

SupremePie, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

KrisDLSmith, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Envelopes, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Fletchorama, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled 8/12/2011. Pours fairly cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge sour apple, pear, lemon, grass, wet hay, leather, vinegar, earth, pepper, funk, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with nice balance and complexity. Taste of tart lemon, pear, apple, grass, earth, wet hay, pepper, herbal, light funk, and yeast spices. Fair amount of earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, pepper, herbal, grass, hay, and earth on the finish for a bit. Moderately dry on the finish. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; no cloying tartness or acidity at all. Very moderate and refreshing amount of tartness. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very crisp and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent Gueuze! Very well balanced with good complexity; very smooth and crisp to drink. Though this is not as complex as some of the other higher regarded offerings; this is a beer than any true gueuze fan would definitely enjoy. Great value for the price as well.

superspak, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Guden
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy copper with some carbonation bubbles and a lot of haze. A nice one finger head that's larger and has better retention than is common in sours.

S- Yogurt, seawater, lemon pie, old wood, a touch of vinegar and vanilla. A nice blend, really inviting and complex, the oak really blends well here.

T- Medium tartness, lemon, wheat, apple and an oak and funk character that seems woody, dank and mysteriously dessert like. Not as complex as the smell with a higher cider character. The sourness becomes a bit stronger as it warms, letting the oak and grain shine less.

M- A bit thin and dry, as expected for the style but a bit lower carbonation would have allowed the flavors to come through better.

D- Not the most complex geuze that I have had but it is nuanced and blends well. Not so sour that I would mind drinking a few in a sitting, unlike some of this style (Oud Beersel for example).

Guden, Oct 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

JSchock7, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of yamar68
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful hazy honey gold body topped with a full finger of noisy white carbonation that laces incredibly well... thick streaks of head all across the glass until it's gone.

Tart green apple, phenols, fresh fruit, warheads, wet hay, grass clippings, crisp and tart. No bullshit.

More of the same... sour apple, faint spicy yeast, phenolic qualities, barnyard deliciousness, approachable in its sour character but complex enough to satisfy. The finish isn't quite as dry as some others of the style but it actually works well here. The tart bite fades fast in the wet finish which would make for a great introduction to the style I think.

This has become one of my go-to beers. Delicious stuff.

yamar68, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of DRBiser
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10/9/12 Have had in cellar 6 months -- It's time.

Removed the cork which gave a fantastic pop. Moderate pour which produced a soapy, carbonated head the likes of which I haven't seen. The bright white, wet, champagne head settled to a light finger of snow with minimal spotty lace around glass. Color is slightly cloudy / light orange. A shade lighter may be nice?

Nose is sour punch with touch of citrus, and some serious must & earth.

The first thing that hits me is the bright mouthfeel with some light sour funk and pleasant citrus. Some tart apple in there as well. The follow-through in taste is a bit lacking, but it's not bad. A nice dry, fruity, champagne like after-taste that doesn't linger. The lingering is often what I like about this style, and I don't get it here. I'm not sure if it's sugar or yeast, but I feel like my teeth are coated.

If there are "big" beers and "small" beers...then this is a "small" gueuze. But that isn't a bad thing per se. It was amazing with a fresh brie. It's a fantastic entry into the style and is a great drinker, but it's just not as complex as others.

DRBiser, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

videofrog, Oct 10, 2012
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,650 ratings.