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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Reviews: 842
Hads: 1,905
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 114
Gots: 240 | FT: 9
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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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottles served in a small wine glass. Fresh served slightly above cellar temps.

Appearance: really cloudy pale yellow, nice Belgian lace

Nose: apricots, sour funk, wet blanket, dank, lightly skunky (in a good way)

Taste: creamy, apricots, sour and funky, tart cherries

Sour #3 of the day and probably the best of all. I'm really liking the funky stuff lately.

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Photo of WiscoTerr
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose on this beet is insane. I wish my wife would wear this as a perfume. I don't the she wants a slight scent of horse blanket, but it would do it for me.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle (355 ml) with coded bottled on date LI27MGC printed on the label. My second encounter with a geuze lambic, but my first from Belgium. I haven't had much from Lindemans in the past, but I'm excited to try it.

Poured into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.

A - It pours a bright golden orange body with a slight chill haze, and some yeast chunks at the bottom of the glass. Three big fluffy fingers of fizzy white head. Looks delicious.

S - A mouthwatering aroma full of yeast funk, grass, mustiness, and fermented sour apples / cider. Smells sour, fruity, and champagne like.

T - Sour and tart. Fermented apples / cider, earthy / bacterial yeast funk, some malty wheat / grass / grain presence, and a fruity grapey lightly vinous champagne-esque finish. Very delicious.

M - The feel is crisp, fruity, yeasty, earthy, and clean. Light-bodied, easy drinking, and delicious.

Overall, a nice introduction to the style for me. I am a big fan of lambics and this definitely has me interested to seek out more blends. Very recommended.

Lindemans Oude Geuze Cuvée René -----4/5.

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Photo of majorbase2
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This'll be my first Geuze. Picked this one up at The Four Firkins. Pours a clear, pale golden color, with a big white foam head with good retention. A good amount of lacing. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is lemon rind, with a hint of grassiness. Reminiscent of sparkling pear juice, with more subtle pear notes. A ton of tartness. Very heavy on the green apple. A little bit of metallic funkiness. An interesting blend. Taste features a good deal of sourness up front. Sour green apple. A bit of yeast. Very crisp and highly refreshing . The sourness is not overpowering, and actually leaves a pleasant tangy resin on the tongue. Light-medium body. Lots of carbonation, but man does this one go down easy. Very crisp and refreshing. Although the sourness makes it difficult to chug, it is very easy to rapidly sip on this one. Very much enjoyed this one as my first geuze, and will definitely be seeking out more.

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Photo of brewmastercat
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

I slept on this one for too long.
Last bottle in my store, many customers recommended it.
Such a good lambic, defintely not funky or out there.
Nice and smooth, a bit of sour and a bit of barrel character.
Dry & sweet.
I could see this lambic turning white wine drinkers to beer.
World-Class for sure.
I've heard this is Lindemans best offering, and it does not disappoint.
There's no artificial sweeteners! Hence the oude! :)

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Photo of mactrail
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A handsome pour with a blanket of foam that Great yeasty aroma. Tastes of bark and dry fruit. The Belgian dry yeasty flavor is distinctive but not overly strong. Hints of apricot and biscuits.

A little acidic but I wouldn't call it sour. I think it's what the wild yeast/bacteria style of beer is supposed to taste like, not the vinegar bombs so touted in the American Wild category.

A very drinkable, lighter brew with the classic Belgian yeasty taste and bitterish finish. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego.

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Photo of mikem0487
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355mL bottle, produced on LA22NGC(have to look up how to decode this).

A-Burnt orange body, minimal white head produced during the pour. No lacing or head retention. Clarity is hazy.

S-Herbal, medicinal, grassy with a fruity bouquet. Sharp pineapple and lemon/lime round up the citrus/fruit components I am picking up. The sour/tartness of this gueuze is easily found in the aroma.

T-Sourness is all over the palate. Not overwhelming and remains very drinkable. Bretty barnyard with lactic acid souring. The malt bill keeps the yeast/bacteria flora in check.

M-Thin bodied, effervescent, dry finish.

O-A good gueuze thats drinkable and not expensive. Will definitely be picking up a couple other bottles to age and see how this blended lambic progresses as it matures.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A -Pours a clear deep gold with a huge fizzy white head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of green apple, lemon, oak, and some nice barnyard funk.

T - Flavor starts off with light pale malts and flavors of green apple and lemon. There is a nice tartness throughout balance with a yeasty mustiness.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Nice dry mouthfeel.

O - This is a damn solid Gueze. Very refreshing and crisp.

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Photo of jdhowe
3.5/5  rDev -14%

clear golden color, light white head, clean light citrus with a moderate tart/funk character. Slight pepper, moderate to high carbonation, dry finish. Great for its price.

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Photo of eskilgh
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Tasted this alongside the ordinary gueuze from the same brewery.

A - pale golden, crystal clear, head dies down fast.

S - funkiness, leather, green apples, lime,

T - Opens very soft with some veeery faint pale malt profile. As it comes a long it reveals the same complexity of flavors as in the aroma. A apple cidery flavor starts to kick in, and I get a bit worried that it's gonna take over (like in the ordinary guezue from the same brewery), but it stops just short of being too offensive. Dry and tart on the finish,

M - Puckering mouthfeel, body is lighter then the ordinary guezue - I think this one works better. High carbonation.

O - A real treat, tons of exciting flavors, really refreshing. The Cuvée is waaay better than the ordinary gueuze!

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a dark gold. Head is bubbly, slightly dense, and loose. Lively carbonation throughout. Head retention is decent leaving a small cap and collar. Minimal to no lacing.

Smell: Deep hits of old wet oak. Layers of tart and funk. Deeply earthy with some strong lemon peel and bright citric acid. Solid lactic push as well. Hay and straw with some deeper horse aromas. Woody. Some pear and mealy fruit. A touch of sweetness as well under the woody tart nature. Some pale malts add a bready element with a solid wheat presence thrown in. A touch of cereal grain maybe.

Taste: Lactic wood. Deeply oaked. Solidly earthy with an initial gripping citric bite. Tart edges drop off a bit as it warms and with successive sips. Lemon peel and a touch of oily rind. Malts are slightly bready with some minor sweetness. Wheat adds another layer of malt to the whole thing. Citric tart edge lingers on the edge of every sip. Some farm and the associated grass, hay, straw, and musty funk. Barnyard - horse. Mildly floral on the back. Apricot and pear as well. Funky dirty and mildly tart with a huge oak presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to almost high carbonation. A bit astringent. Smooth initial sip.

Overall: Blend it up baby.

A solid gueuze. Not the most complex, but it's got a great flavor and fits the style. Definitely can't go wrong with it and with a "low" bottle price, it's worth keeping around all the time.

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Photo of AyeMito
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%

I heard that this beer is a good starter to introduce yourself to this particular style so looked around and found one that was brewed on 2011. Uncorking it I was hit with a loud pop from all of the carbonation and bright notes of apple and pear on the nose. After pouring it I was able to appreciate its flavor much more. It has bright notes of crisp apple and a slight undertone of bread with a funky kick to it as well. On the palate it has wonderful rich fruit flavor of apple, pear and peach with a sour tone to give it a tangy flavor. Also, there are wonderful undertones of oak and bread all tied together with a funky tang to give it weight. hopefully after I sample other beers in this category, I will be able to broaden my palate and appreciate them more. However, for now I really love it!

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

This brew pours a golden/yellow color with a huge head that takes a while to disperse. It is mostly clear with heavy carbonation. Lots of yeast floating in the glass when you get down to pouring from the bottom of the bottle.

The smell is slightly fruity and musty. The sour comes through even in the smell.

The taste is sour, wow, is it sour, very plain with a heavy yeast component and sour fruit. Very dry, like a dry champagne.

Overall this is a good Lambic. It is not very complex and it lacks the fruit component, at least it lacks one specific fruit component, that I am used to from Lindemans but overall it is a solid offering. Personally, I would prefer the Lambics from Lindemans that are flavored with apple, pear, peach etc.

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.