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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Ratings: 1,776
Reviews: 822
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 92
Gots: 182 | FT: 6
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Belgium

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 pweis909
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2007 date on bottle.

A-Orangey, just to the yellow side of weak tang, with a finely bubbled fizz that persists only at the edges of the glass.

S-Faint pilsner malt aroma, with some medicinal overtones.

T-sharply tart, but some malt and mineral apparent if one swishes, near the finish.

M-Winey, champanois sort of mouth feel.

D- I am of two minds. Light body and tartness are at odds. The tartness is almost too much for me, obscuring the malt and the bretty characters.

Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of GodOfBeer
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep gold with lots of carbonation and a wonderfully thick head.

Lots of hay, grass and interesting aromas you would normally find in a barn. Definitely alot of Brett yeast and loads of sourness.

Lemon sourness upfront with a grassy, winey undertone. No hops to speak of, as is to be expected. Very sour, nice and sweet. Wonderfully simple and complex at the same time.

Gueuze is the shit, I don't know what else to say!

Photo of djmichaelk
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

375ml bottle from 41st Ave Liquors in Santa Cruz, CA. Paired with some 5 year old gouda. My first gueuze -- taking advice from the forums to start with this one.

A - Huge 3-4 finger head on the initial pour. Recedes to a thin cap with plenty of patchy lacing around the glass.

S - Lots of citrus, a bit of mustiness and funk. The stinky cheese REALLY sets this off.

T - Orange zest, lemon, and funk in the front. Tastes like the barnyard a bit, some dust in the middle, and then a hint of some berries in the back with more citrus. Very yummy. And the gouda is only helping to bring out some of the background flavors in this one.

M - Medium body with a light and dry finish. Not heavy in any way, doesn't really coat the mouth, and just glides down the throat easily.

D - Off the charts for me. It's just dry enough, and the citrus really makes this feel refreshing. I immediately wished I had bought another one. Like others have said, it would be a great daytime beer. I'd love to try this with some seafood in the backyard this summer. A little pricey for sessioning but I could still drink a ton of this.

Overall, my first gueuze has me wanting to try lots more of them. I can tell where a lot of my time (and money) will be going in the near future.

Photo of aepb1
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Honey yellow with a frothy white head

S- Vinegar and what my girlfriend describes as "feet." Definite funk

T- Very citrus lemony sour and some funk in there too. As this warms, green (sour) apple definitely comes through

M- Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation

D- The sour's not overwhelming, love it!

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

12oz capped and corked bottle (first beer to use a corkscrew on!) poured into my Duvel tulip. Label says bottled July 2010.

Appearance: Hazy golden color, pours with a huge white head that dissipates at a moderate pace and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Very tart, some lemon in there as well as sour apple

Taste: A tart as the smell would suggest, kinda fruity, lemon, sour apple, a little chalky, most of these flavors are strange to me and hard to describe. Some of it resembles the Ommegang beers I've had that were brewed with brett, but not on this level.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body, high carbonation, encourages you to drink small amounts slowly.

Overall: Pretty good, but incredibly strange and foreign to me. I will try more sours, as they are interesting, but I will take my time with them. I will probably eventually revisit this when I get more experience with sours.

Photo of LMH88
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of TheGordianKnot
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 vintage. Poured into wide flute glass...

A- Reddish orange with a film of head and a decent lacing on the glass.

S- Sour BBQ sauce. Really, its very sour but has that smokey sweet woody aroma to remind me of good ol southern BBQ. This beer now makes me hungry!

T/M- One of the best values for an off the shelf sour. Very sour and pungent- vinegar. Woody, earthy, and tart citrus all the way. Light body with low carbonation but a nice crisp sour stinging the tongue.

O- Great value. I we could get this in TN because it really is a decent, mouth puckering beer.

Photo of RichardMNixon
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Beerzebub
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden color, slightly hazy, a bit of off-white head, delicate lace.

Smells mainly of tart raspberry, passion fruit, cooked sour cherry, strawberry rhubarb pie, and mildly of bacterial damp earth, musty leaves, vanilla, vinegar. Relatively mild, fruity, clean. Nice.

Tastes mainly of lactic acid, sour fruit - cranberry, raspberry, passion fruit - with old leaves, wood, minerals, biscuit. Not quite totally dry, but becomes so. Enjoyably tart and refreshing. Fairly long, dry, tart finish.

Mouthfeel is defined by puckering acidity, with some nice chalky minerality, a bit of astringency, and fine spritzy carbonation.

Not very funky or vinegary, but plenty sour, a gueuze on the simple and approachable side.

Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into a chalice

fluffy white head reduces to a collar on top of a hazy gold body of liquid. Smell is acidic, green apples, pear, pretty clean smell. Not really funky. Taste is moderately sour up front then changes to sweet apples. Sweaty, fatty and lactic. Finishes dry and a little tasteless. Refreshing for the style and easy to drink.

Not infinitely complex nor is it one dimensional. Very good value and a good place to start when you want to ease your way into the style.

Photo of greenmonstah
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle shared with two others. Poured into Portsmouth tulip glass.

A - Amber apple juice like color with a finger of white head and a whole bunch of carbonation.

S - Muted funkiness with lemony back end.Surprisingly muted. Little bit of granny smith apple.

T - Sour apple and wild yeast funkiness. Tasty and quite acidic. A bit less sour than expected.

M - Medium body with a dryly acidic finish. Slightly cloying sweetness.

O - A great intro to the style, this is a good beer to use to introduce folks to the world of sour beer. It's not on the level of the RR sours I have had, but it is delicious and refreshing. Notably less complex than those RR beers.

Photo of JWalterWeatherman
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Onslow
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours with quite a big head, lacing is also very good... Lots of different aroma's, citrus, funk, fruit... Taste is refreshing and twangy, lots of flavours lie in the depths of this brew... A Great Gueuze for sure.. but split the 750ml bottle with another person!

Photo of GRUUMSH
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of IceAce
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle with a bottling date of '05

Had to go two out of three falls in order to remove a very stubborn cork...but it was definitely worth the effort.

Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a quickly collapsing stark white collar of foam. Aroma is as musty as Grandma's cat-filled basement on a humid Michigan summer day. Some may say horse blanket, but in the words of Col. Sherman Potter, that's just "Horse Hockey". This is cat pee all the way...but in a good way.

Prepared for anything, I take my first sip. Entry shows perfect mouth caressing carbonation, quickly followed by funky wee beasties and soured crabapples.

The finish?

Dry

Funky

Dry

Yeastie

Dry

Sour

...and did I mention how dry it is?


I'm not sure what I expected, but this was a rare treat. Not as over the top as I imagined...but 750 ml goes pretty quickly even when savoring evey sip.

Photo of roodie
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Bubbalito
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Michigan
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cfadams17
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Jon
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2002 Vintage.

Rich amber color with a well-retaining white head. Trails of lace reside on the side of the glass.

Smell is a bit more subdued than is typical of most oude gueuzes, but barnyard aspects from the wild yeast linger in addition to some sugar, apricot and green apple.

Taste is well-integrated with sweet-and-sour notes -- tart apple, semisweet sugar, apricot. Quite acidic and bone dry. Incredibly complex, yet makes one thirst for more.

Mouthfeel is fantastic with a subtle, but omnipresent effervescence that makes its mark.

Quite drinkable for a gueuze and very refreshing. One of Belgium's better gueuze lambics. Seek it out, especially older vintages if they can be found. If you thought Lindemans lambics were all sweet fruit bombs, think again. This is the real deal.

Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours light gold to orange in color, with about a finger of head that sticks around for a bit due to the carbonation and leaves little lace.

S - Tart apple, orange and lemon citrus, sweet caramel malt, and plenty of funk.

T - Sour and tart, really makes the mouth pucker up and water, apples and pears, lemon and orange, mild malt presence, yeasty earthiness/funk are present.

M - Rather dry and highly carbonated.

D - Really tasty, readily available sour, good to know and great to drink.

Photo of jbdpsu82
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of brewtus
4/5  rDev -2%

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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