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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,711 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,711
Reviews: 805
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 79
Gots: 170 | 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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Photo of jbdpsu82
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of hyuga
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2001 bottling. Presented in a gueuze tumbler, this really is a beautiful beer! Light golden with a very slight haze and a big foamy white head that settles quickly to a good level for drinking. Leaves a nice lace. The aroma is very mellow and complex. Barnyard and medicinal aromas mixed with a very tart and like a nondescript fruit with no sweetness whatsoever. Very interesting and nice. On the palate, it's massive acidic sourness packed into a light body. That feeling that your teeth are being eaten away, like when you bite into a lemon. Vinous in the front. Increasingly tart as it moves to the back. More of that nondescript fruitiness is abound. Even vegetable-like character is showing up. A little old, damp, and decaying wood character here and there with cork character showing up and adding some great complexity near the end. Finish is as dry as an Arizona riverbed. This is a great gueuze, and I can't wait for more! However, as complex as it is already, it really would benefit with more aging to bring out more. I'm going to try to get some 1994 bottles soon, then perhaps my ratings will be even higher. This is an amazing beer and an amazing style. Definitely best served at cellar temp. to bring out all of its subtleties.

Photo of JLeet
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Converge
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip. Technically my first gueuze, though certainly not my first sour. Bottled March 21st, 2011.

A - Pours a super hazy golden amber, with a thick foamy head of off-white suds. Solid head retention, with above average lacing of sticky foam.

S - Mild funk and tart. Not much 'barnyard' character in this one. Mild grassy notes, with some sweeter notes pushing through. Slight hay aroma, but not much else.

T - Certainly not big on the sourness, but there's definitely a tartness to it throughout the profile. Mild funk, especially in the finish. Slightly musty, with some hay, grassy sweetness, and even some mild fruity notes. Green apple, white grape, and some lemony notes.

M - Light bodied, slightly tart, with some crisp carbonation that matches well. Very good.

D - An excellent brew, and for the style, based on my limited knowledge, is done very well. Possibly a tad sweet for a traditional gueuze. Super drinkable, with a nicely balanced profile and crisp, refreshing feel.

Photo of ironchefkook
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of markaberrant
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - light orange, clear, low, but persistent white head, some lace clings to the glass.

S - clean lactic tartness, fruity, light wood,

T - smooth sourness, well rounded funk, tangy fruitiness, earthy/woody

M - drying/puckering finish, light body, med high carbonation, really dances in the mouth

D - lots of sourness and dryness, yet surprisingly smooth

Pretty nice stuff, no screwing around here. It wouldn't call it bone dry like a Cantillon, but it certainly aint sweet. Definitely one of the smoother "real" lambics I have come across.

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

Pours a dark orange with a fizzy white heat. Aroma of grapes, apple, pears and yeast. Flavor begins with some sweet apple cider notes and pears. Sweetness gives way to tart white grape notes. Good counter to the sweetness. A bit of yeast and more sweetness kick back in on the very dry and light finish. Very fizzy, crisp and light.

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

750ml capped and corked bottle picked up at Hop City in Atlanta.

A- Pours a crystal clear light orange/copper. White fizzy head dies down to a nice ring and stays as I drink.
S- A little bit of hay, general barnyard funk. Nice grassy earth like tones. Subtle.
T- Light lactic acid type sourness, not overpowering. Only complaint is that it lacks a realy complexity that would throw it over the top.
M- Light, crips, refreshing. Spritzy and highly carbonated. Dry. Very nice.
D- Despite the lack of complexity I have no issues putting down a 750ml bottle myself. The light body and not over-the-top sourness makes it easy to drink.

Overall - I've had this beer quite a few times but haven't gotten around to reviewing it. A great gueuze, and a STEAL at $10/bottle. Highly recommended.

Photo of Durb777
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Rob315
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of GuitarIPA
4/5  rDev -2%

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

750mL. Champagne bottle
This is a near perfect beer, but not for every beer drinker I am sure. Lambics are something of an esoteric mystery to me, but regardless I find them a style of infinite discovery. Lindemans poured a opaque golden color with a fairly descent sized head and plenty of small lace up and down. Smell was full of cranberry, grassy aroma, and a fair bit of CO2 escaping into my nose. The taste was crisp to the point of mouth puckering. There was tons of tart lemon bitterness, seltzer like carbonation, dusty as an attic and a dry assertive finish. Went perfectly with chicken and shallots cooked in a white wine cream sauce.

Photo of Parrotbeak
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange-straw color with a thin white head. Decent lacing.
Smell is tart and sour, with some heavy yeast notes. White grapes, grapefruit, as well as some acidic, woody notes.
Taste is quite tart and sour, with some more white grapes, grapefruit, and oak notes. Slightly acidic towards the finish.
Mouthfeel is crisp and very dry to the finish. Light body.
Drinkability is very good.

Photo of jakewatt135
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jar2574
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great big white bubbly head, good head retention. Nice carbonation.

Sour apple smell, with sweet yeast and malts as well. Intriguing.

Sour apple taste as well. Grainy mouthfeel. Yeast, malts. Cool. Different.

My first beer in this style. A winner.

Photo of auroracrisis
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml into a tumbler, no decipherable date or vintage marking on the bottle.

Upon pouring, the liquid appears a some what hazy straw golden yellow with a one finger head. Effervescent bubbles dance to the top in rapid fashion and rest under the head.

The smell is forward with hay and lemon rind, with musty notes throughout. Kind of subtle for a gueuze, really. Less aromatic than most other gueuzes I'm used to drinking.

Big citric notes on the tongue at first, like biting into a lemon. Followed by sweet, airy wheat flavors and some funk similar to hay and a damp cellar. Not exactly cheesey but not a clean citric acidic flavor to this either, it seems like there is some lactic in there as well. Finishes with more of that tart lemon flavor.

Mouthfeel is thin-medium and spritzy. A little sticky as well. Drying on the palate upon swallowing.

Overall, an okay gueuze. Lacking in aroma but the lemon and earthy hay flavors are nice. A more approachable take on the style, and something I try to suggest to people when wanting to try a gueuze for the first time. Also, it's availability and price is nice which helps my overall opinion of the beer.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of SWMeyer4141
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After taking off a few days from beer after a great tasting in Houston I decided to have one tonight. I've only had Gueze Lambics at tastings and never had a full bottle, so I'm excited, and am a rookie to this.

Poured into a Tulip

Appearance-A Golden honey color with nice carbonation streaming to the top. Head is a 3 finger white bubbly head that dissipates fairly quick, leaving very little lacing.

Smell-First thing I pick up is saison(ish) farmhouse funk. A few swirls in the glass and I get some apple and pear, slightly sour.

Taste-So I've been getting into sours, and I'm definitely about 50/50 with them right now, and thoguht i'd get more out of this buts rather easy to drink. The front of the lips i get some tart green apple then I get some pretty subtle belgian yeasts with a finish thats a little peppery and sour and pretty dry.

Mouthfeel-More on the light bodied side with moderate to high carbonation. Very easy to drink.

Overall-I can see why this beer is considered an entry level queze. It's very easy to drink, the tartness comes through. A beer I would definitely drink alot more often.

Photo of wvbrewcrew
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of ajdemma
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of ejw127
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Guden
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy copper with some carbonation bubbles and a lot of haze. A nice one finger head that's larger and has better retention than is common in sours.

S- Yogurt, seawater, lemon pie, old wood, a touch of vinegar and vanilla. A nice blend, really inviting and complex, the oak really blends well here.

T- Medium tartness, lemon, wheat, apple and an oak and funk character that seems woody, dank and mysteriously dessert like. Not as complex as the smell with a higher cider character. The sourness becomes a bit stronger as it warms, letting the oak and grain shine less.

M- A bit thin and dry, as expected for the style but a bit lower carbonation would have allowed the flavors to come through better.

D- Not the most complex geuze that I have had but it is nuanced and blends well. Not so sour that I would mind drinking a few in a sitting, unlike some of this style (Oud Beersel for example).

Photo of kp29
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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