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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
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1,516 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,516
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 65
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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BoRaeCho

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-03-2012 09:14:28 | More by BoRaeCho
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PuFtonLyfe

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-02-2012 07:21:21 | More by PuFtonLyfe
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Dark33

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2%

05-02-2012 00:28:07 | More by Dark33
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-02-2012 00:15:12 | More by Bobbydigi
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

05-01-2012 23:51:10 | More by jaidenjb
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thagr81us

South Carolina

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

Served from bottle into a Drie Fonteinen ‘3 Fountains’ Gueuze glass. Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, fruit, funk, and lemon rine. The flavor was of sweet malt, lemon rine, lemon zest, citrus, sour, tart, earth, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The flavor and aroma on this one were really well balanced and intense. This made the brew really easy to drink and rather enjoyable for myself. Crushed the 750 mL without any problem. Could probably have drank a bit more, but I’m not a TOTAL lush. Get your palate on this Gueuze lovers… You won’t regret it.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 20:49:30 | More by thagr81us
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-30-2012 17:39:29 | More by TheRuss9585
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 355ml bottle into a ommegang glass

A- Pours a rich golden yellow. Upon uncorking the bottle foam immediately juddet out so this is a clearly well carbonated beer. Has a very fat 2 finger foamy fizzy white head. Reasonably clear yet still murky with a good amount of carbonation bubbles.

S- Very sour smelling. Strong hints of green apple and pear. Some overly sour citrusy lemon notes as well. Some yeasty eastheryness is also present. Slightly sweet smelling with some hints of raspberry. Smells very much like a good white wine. Notes of sour grapes are definitely present.

T- Very powerful tasting. Very sour with notes of grapes and sour fruit such as lemon and apples. Slight maltiness is barely detectable tasting slightly of grains. Ends on a nice sour almost puckering finish. End's with a sour taste very similar to grapefruit juice.

M- medium feeling with very strong carbonation. very crisp.

O- Very interesting. It is good. Very nice and sour, the style just isn't quite my thing. Has a very classy feel to it. I would definitely like to have this with a nice hearty meal. Probably wouldn't buy again otherwise though.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 03:13:05 | More by Zachtheporter
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od_sf

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-27-2012 03:30:13 | More by od_sf
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Warm weather - I feel like a sour. Bottled 3 Feb 2012. 355 ml bottle, corked and capped.

Pours pale golden straw yellow, hazy, but clear enough to see the tower of bubbles rushing up through the center. One and a half finger head, white and fizzy, dropped off fast and left little lacing.

Smells clean, crisp, fruity, and lightly sour, all underlain by earthy funk. Has a nice blend of sweet fruity flavors, like light cherries, and soft lemony sour. Almost like those sour lemon candies.

Pretty tasty. Pleasantly, rather than blisteringly, sour. Much less of the fruity sweetness that I detected in the smell, and much more of the acidic citrus sour. Fades to bitter in the end, and I wish it didn't. Pretty good, but lacking depth. Just when I start to really like it, the flavor falls off, where on a top-level gueuze it would power through with more deliciousness.

Mouthfeel is where this beer excels. Light and highly carbonated, but perfectly in line with the rest of the beer. Finishes quite dry.

This beer is up and down, but boy am I happy I poured it. Incredibly refreshing, and just what I was looking for this evening. Thank you Lindeman's for making a good, inexpensive gueuze! I will be drinking it again - there isn't another widely available value like this in the world of lambics.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 02:36:11 | More by zeledonia
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

04-23-2012 20:49:23 | More by djrn2
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-19-2012 12:46:13 | More by dsuedbeck
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bottle into some sort of glass (didn't write it down apparently).

A: Pours clear & golden with much active carbonation visible. Medium white head.

S: Wonderfully sweet/sour aroma with an overtone of funk.

T: Fruity, funky, sour goodness. Dry finish but not overdone.

M: Pleasantly mouth-puckering all the way through - you know you're drinking a gueuze.

O: I miss the more fruity finish of a kriek (personal preference) but this is very good.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 21:20:27 | More by macrosmatic
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bthomas

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

04-16-2012 19:23:26 | More by bthomas
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-16-2012 16:53:47 | More by SalMineo
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phishsihq

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pronounced either as GOO-zah, sometimes as gur-ze. Anyway you say it, Gueuze is a blend fo two or more lambics of different ages, usually a blend of one, two, and three year old varieties.

Lindeman's Cuveee Rene (Grand Cru), pours a cloudy, hazy gold with a pillowy, white one-inch head that provides plenty of lace. Sweet and funky aromas burst from the glass, with suggestions of green apples, lactic acid, wood, and horse-blanket (Brettanomyces). The brew begins mellow and sweet, slowly building to the funk and mouth puckering tartness only found in a Gueuze. Flavors included green apple, pear, grapefruit, earthiness, mustiness, barnyard funk, and some lactic-sourness. Amazingly subtle and complex, this highly carbonated brew also had a medium-light body. We are going to cellar a few to see how well it ages. A GREAT beer, and a good entry level sour beer as well!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 19:18:02 | More by phishsihq
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quirkzoo

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light burnt orange color with a decent cap of fizzy white head. It smells like a gueuze (which makes sense I guess). A tart lactic aroma up front with a light brett funk behind it, definitely in the wet hay spectrum of aromas. The taste was good, not terribly complex but interesting enough to keep me coming back for more. The mouthfeel was very nice, a medium high level of carbonation and very dry body make this extremely drinkable. Overall, a very solid everyday gueuze, readily available though not as complex as some of the other offerings out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 05:00:26 | More by quirkzoo
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zacheney

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

04-12-2012 22:33:19 | More by zacheney
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ejl4

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-12-2012 02:40:46 | More by ejl4
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dcbike

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-11-2012 05:00:15 | More by dcbike
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Amp

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-10-2012 17:01:26 | More by Amp
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pperez38

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-10-2012 08:42:25 | More by pperez38
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

04-07-2012 22:25:15 | More by kjkinsey
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up this bottle about nine months ago, and I aged it in my cellar (basement). I opened this bottle to pair with crab cakes.

This beer reminds me of a thicker version of biere de brut. You get a lot of foam coming up from the bottom of the glass, and the bubbles are very tiny.

The flavor is very dry with a bunch of sour presence. There is a lot of venous quality in each sip.

This fits the flavor bill for the geuze style. If you haven't tried one, then this is very easy to pick up at most stores with a decent beer selection.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 23:03:47 | More by ummswimmin
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.85/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got a nice introduction to sours from Ron and Jeroen a few weeks back. This was the vertical theme, and it was really cool to see what time can to do a beer. Good choice gents!

From a 75cl bottle into a mini-flute
Note: Drank a 2010 before a 1994 vintage bottle. Review is for the 2010. Comparisons drawn.

APPEARANCE: Pours a tiny white head that disappears almost immediately. A slight wisp and ring form. Golden orange in color, hazy, with medium levels of carbonation evident. A slight wisp remains but leaves no lacing down the glass. The 1994 poured much the same, even though the group expected it to be flat. Impressive after almost 20 years.

SMELL: Very mild nose. Almost nothing here. Some hay and musty notes with a touch of light floral aromas, but in general, it’s mild and mute. The 1994, on the other hand, was much bolder with way more hay and musty aromas. Much more interesting.

TASTE: Acidic up front for sure. Hay and musty flavors start out with some sour apples and lemon coming in there as well. A mild and lingering sourness remains on the palate well after the swallow. Relatively few layers in this one and quite mild. The 1994, however, was much bolder and more impressive, just like the nose. Much more impressive and flavorful for sure.

PALATE: Medium-light body and medium levels of carbonation. Goes down fine and finishes slightly dry on the palate. This one is more beer like and less champagne like, which I appreciated.

OVERALL: Perhaps this one was destined to come up short being put after the Drie Fonteinen. Unfortunately we found this relatively one dimensional and boring all around. Less flavor and less character made this one quite uneventful. However, the comparison to the 1994 bottle was extremely impressive indeed. It looks like 20 years has done this beer good, or perhaps the 1994 bottling was far superior. Either way, this was a lot of fun and I appreciated the chance to try a comparison like this. Thanks again for the opportunity guys!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 20:40:10 | More by Jeffo
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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