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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,524 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,524
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 67
Gots: 130 | 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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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
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-03-2012 16:56:23 | More by Kopfschuss
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Sharkophile

New York

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

A: Poured into a pint glass. Appears a hazy golden color with a bit of an orange-ish tinge. Hard pour yields a big fluffy long lasting white head.

S: Awesomely tart fruity aromas. Like smelling a freshly cut lemon. With some grape or apple skin as well.

T: Intense citric (not vinegarry like some sours) tartness with some funk from the yeast followed by an even more intense bitter, tannic tartness which reminds me of grape skin. Finishes super dry.

M: Pretty light mouthfeel with spritzy, lively carbonation.

O: An intense, in your face sour. I'd love to try more like this. I haven't had many sours, but this is insanely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 04:35:09 | More by Sharkophile
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beerhorn12

Oregon

5/5  rDev +22.5%

04-01-2012 18:33:46 | More by beerhorn12
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

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

Poured gently from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is clear gold with a nice thin frothy head. The nose when undisturbed has a nice stony champagne-like aroma of sour apples. When swirled and aerated, the beer takes on its characteristic funky odor.

The beer has a soft, brief, wheaty note in the front of the mouth, then quickly becomes an intense sour apple. There is not hop profile to speak of, just a mouth-drying, puckery tartness. The taste is slightly grainy and has faint notes of sour apple, pear, and grapes. The dryness gives the beer a wine-like acidic character. The carbonation is moderately high and the mouthfeel is thin-to-firm (ideal for the flavor).

I don't have a lot of experience with this style (this was my first one), and since I want to store some gueuze in my basement I figured I had better try one first to see how I like it. It is tart and refreshing and quite enjoyable, though something I would want to drink only occasionally.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 23:57:16 | More by deadonhisfeet
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HardyGeneraL

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-31-2012 22:40:38 | More by HardyGeneraL
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle (packaged 3/11) into a (512) chalice.

A yellowish-golden apple juice color sparkles in the sunlight, with an endless supply of carbonation streaming upward through the clear body. Head is well retained and pearly white. The aroma is an intoxicating blend of funk: wet paper, leather, earth, white grape rinds, and a hint of lemony tartness in the background.

The flavor left me longing for more sour (especially after a year in the bottle), but the tartness is there along with fresh-cut wood and melon rind. The body is juicy, yet equally dry on the finish with no room for lingering flavors. Carbonation is spot-on, making the mouthfeel light and crisp. Overall, a tasty Gueuze that really caught me by surprise. I bought this on a whim, and was glad to see it outshine Lindemans' sugary-sweet counterparts (framboise, kriek, etc.).

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 03:52:30 | More by wagenvolks
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KevdoggNasty


4/5  rDev -2%

03-28-2012 04:08:03 | More by KevdoggNasty
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-27-2012 15:46:45 | More by Zaphog
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev -2%

03-24-2012 19:45:42 | More by samEBC
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volta

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-24-2012 01:23:22 | More by volta
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-22-2012 23:52:33 | More by PEIhop
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SageO

California

4/5  rDev -2%

03-21-2012 04:40:58 | More by SageO
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bastu

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2%

03-20-2012 03:39:03 | More by bastu
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-18-2012 18:57:59 | More by fostachild
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev -2%

03-16-2012 17:45:46 | More by Diomede
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

vintage 2010 (july)

pours a hazy golden orange. massive head just eats up the space in this tulip. slowly dissipates. lots of foam.

very vibrant. heavy on the lemon and oak, mainly oak though. slight funky backbone.

mild flavor, light flavors of lemon and apple. oak is very dominant. nothing besides the oak really stands out. would like to see more depth to the flavor.

lots of tingle from a very lively carbonation. light and easy.

decent gueuze, but in this price range i would pass for a few others.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 23:39:44 | More by hooliganlife
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-12-2012 19:43:37 | More by ShemRahBoo
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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