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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,587 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,587
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 73
Gots: 142 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%

Champagne. Not boozy at all. Musty aroma, even barnyard. Light golden color. A moderate geuze sour-wise, not too aggressive on palate. 2003 edition, ageable for 3 more years. Pepper, fruit as in apples and other. Sweet and tart aftertaste. I had to even consider drinking this with mates, and so I did.

09-06-2004 22:03:18 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-08-2012 01:17:26 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

The cork came out of the bottle with no pop or anything so I hope there isn't something wrong with this one. Pours a murky honey orange with no head and no lace. The lack of head and lace combined with the absence of cork sounds make me think there is a carbonation issue at hand. Smell is of cork, damp wood, and some funky/sour aromas. Taste is mainly of funk and sour flavors but pretty tame overall. A bit acidic in the throat. This beer has almost no carbonation with a pretty flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good gueuze as is but I have had other bottles of this that were much better (and more carbonated). I am sure there is some sort of issue with this particular bottle. I will have to revisit this one in the future.

12-27-2011 06:22:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

04-23-2012 20:49:23 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%

Picked this bottle up at the Whole Foods in Alexandria. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a clear golden color with a two-finger white head and some spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose carries a mild amount of funk and some lemon. Nothing too complex, but fairly nice. The flavor doesn't take it to the level that I expect from a really nice gueuze, but it does go down easily. Nice funk, but it needs to be a bit strong with greater complexity. Light body and good carbonation. Dry finish. Funk throughout, though it's mild. Pretty good and easy-drinking.

08-12-2011 03:09:34 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

A: Pours cloudy yellow with a big, white frothy head that dies down quickly. There's a moderate level of carbonation and a layer of bubbles consistently covered the surface.
S: There's a pleasant earthy aroma of wild yeasts with some notes of sourness. The smell is intriguing and invites you to take a sip.
T: The taste is sour, but the tart and acidic flavors are not in any way overpowering. The taste becomes more balanced as the beer begins to warm up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and the level of carbonation lends smoothness.
D: It's strikingly drinkable for a gueuze and isn't overly sour, however this is probably a beer you want to sip.

04-11-2010 19:15:25 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a frothy white head that leaves abstract patterns of lace all over the chalice

Smell: Belgian funk, tart green apples, lemons, apricots and a floral perfume underneath; woody tones as well

Taste: Starts with a combination of tart lemon and green apple flavor combined with floral sweetness; the sourness builds mid-palate; after the swallow, the tartness continues to expand and joins the other flavors along with a bit of cork in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with fizzy carbonation; puckering mouthfeel from the tart flavors, too

Drinkability: The underlying floral tones make this an intriguing taste treat even for someone, like me, who would rarely reach for a sour beer

12-20-2006 03:24:49 | More by brentk56
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2%

08-22-2014 07:40:19 | More by zestar
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

07-06-2012 12:19:41 | More by acurtis
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Bottle: Poured a dirty yellowish color beer with a huge foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of funky barnyard, wild sourness and Belgian yeast. Taste is sour (as expected) with some faint sweetness and some funky yeast. Acidity is well balance, which I appreciate and body is quite full. Overall this is a nice Gueuze remove from the sweet fruit lambic that they also produce.

07-04-2005 19:48:56 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%

A nice Belgian Sour beer. Smells tart and moderately sour. Slight fruity aromas behind, and a little yeasty. Looks mostly clear yellow with a slight wheat haze to it. Tastes have a good blend of barley and wheat malt flavors and textures with a complex citrus sourness and acidity. Very efforvescent to the toung. Pleasantly creamy and tart. Not astringent, just nicely tart. Finish is dry and champaign like. Aftertaste is moderately sweet and tart. Lingers for quite a while.

09-23-2005 18:56:21 | More by BEERchitect
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +9.1%

The pour was wonderful. A large, perhaps three inch high head of white foam then came up over the top and settled down wonderfully into a one inch layer of foam that came up across the entire top of the glass.

Rich nose of tart apple vinegar, sour grapes and a touch of wet hay. . The flavor was more of the same. Rich notes of sour and biting vinegar flavor coming across on it right away. Light grapes and even a touch of wheat coming through mid palate, especially as it starts to warm. Smooth, easy transgression with the carbonation being nearly perfect here, and a light feel that was just spot on. As for drinkability, this one is top notch; I could not have found an easier beer in the style to put down.

overall much better then i was expecting

05-25-2011 03:17:34 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%

A: Light gold in color with a bit of cloudiness/haze and lots of carbonation.

S: Great combination of funk and tartness on the nose. Green apples and lemon are the dominant fruits. A bit of a champagne smell to it.

T: A nice tart bite, with the lemons and apples quite present. There's a great funkiness to this beer as well, definitely "wild."

M: Not too much carbonation, crisp and a bit dry.

D: I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from this one and I was very pleasantly surprised. A great mix of sour, funk, and fruit.

08-25-2009 07:05:46 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

04-07-2012 22:25:15 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-20-2012 02:16:25 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-15-2011 03:07:11 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2014 14:37:50 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a nice yellow with a nice white head.

Nose is assertive grapefruit, ripe pineapple and fresh green apple with that "sour" character.

Mouthfeel is thin but full of character, citrus and flavors.

Wonderful lemon, grapefruit flavors with undertones and layers of green apple flavors. Fresh, pleasant and bright with medium sour character.

Finish is all green apple and grapefruit juice tones. This one is very pleasant; very consumer friendly and very drinkable.

11-13-2009 04:22:36 | More by GRG1313
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow, highly effervescent body with a tall, foamy, white head.

Smell: Funky, lactic, and altogether sour scent of zombified lemons, stale flowers, a musty cellar, and soiled rags used to cover up a horrific crime.

Taste: Sour lemons, barnyard hay, a slice of week-old bread, and a pinch of sodium-free salt. Whew! All that lactic bacteric is a bit grimace-inducing at times, but the longer you drink it, the quick that phenomenon passes. Finish dry and very acidic.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Good for those times when you're just feeling mighty damn sour.

02-12-2008 23:49:38 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-14-2013 04:34:19 | More by jaydoc
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%

This Gueuze pours out as a really nice bright golden yellow with a pretty nice looking head to which was interesting. The smell was not as acidic as most beer of this style out there but it gave me some reassurance that this brew would be drinkable. The acidic smell was balanced with a sweetness on the nose. The taste was also balanced in the same manner. I really was surprised on how drinkable this was for me. Most of the time a Gueuze is just too much for me.

05-19-2011 03:27:59 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a medium orange with a light golded tint with a grear fluffy head that just leaves incredable lacing,aroma is ctrius and some soapy aromas in there as well.Taste a little subdued for the flavor (wich is fine with me)still rather sour and dry some real ripe green apple flavors in there,did I pick up some nutiness in there ass well?Although not a huge fan of the style this beer deserves good marks well made and not overpowering.

12-16-2003 18:32:03 | More by oberon
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-14-2011 18:26:35 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

B+ / 3.975
Overall score is an average of two reviews, 1994 & 2005 vintages.

Red "1994" print on lower front label.

B+ / 3.8
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | drink: 4.5

Dirty, moldy cork under the cap. Straw colored orange color, creamy head with a ring of intricate lacing. Aroma of wet stone, cork, showing it's age a little with defined mustiness.

Easy tart feel, it's one you can put down if you were so inclined. Not a sharp sourness that is common in traditional Lambic. Light tartness, a little fruit cocktail mixed with wood. Green apple and juicebox notes. Musty cellar with a light & wimpy pseudo Lambic impression. Almost too clean and seltzer-y. I was stoked to find this old bottle, but it still doesn't hold a candle to most other traditional Lambics.

Original review:

Label notched "05" on the side.

A- / 4.15
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5

Pours a bright jewel-tone orange, plenty of racing carbonation, generating a good head of foam. Lacing is present, and streams of tiny champagne bubbles are rapid and constant. It certainly doesn't look dull...

Citric lemon, sourdough, hay, mid level sharpness, not all that intimidating. Low level of wild yeast funk, fairly clean smelling actually. Personal preference is for the bizarro funk though.

Taste is pleasant, sour lemon pith with a green apple tartness. Like tiny, underripe green grapes. Light fading wheat, hinting at clover honey in the aftertaste. Clean and spritzy mouthfeel, it will definitely get the salivary glands working. Sourness and acidity are at a medium level, and fairly approachable for non-diehard Gueuze fans. The bottle disappeared with dinner very quickly, probably in less than an hour. Great with seafood or aromatic cheese.

08-16-2008 04:20:42 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

A - Poured out a clear, very bubbly, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lace on the fluted glass.

S - It smelled funky with a farmhouse-like, horse blanket aroma. There was also a phenolic/band aid smell, too.

T - It tasted fruity with notes of apple and pear. It had a good deal of funkiness and sourness, too.

M - This is one of the driest beers that I've ever had. It was light and very crisp. However, the sourness made it a slow sipper.

D - This is a very good beer. It was my first gueuze and I really liked it.

02-06-2010 02:23:56 | More by zeff80
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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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