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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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1,617 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,617
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 73
Gots: 152 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

BoRaeCho, May 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

adrian21, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Telestic, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Liquoric3, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Sephiroth
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2004: Pours with a good head. Body is a light straw color. Some sourness in the nose, as well as some malt notes.

The taste is well balanced between the malt, the citric sourness, and slight funk. Not as shocking to the palate as Cantillon. Lively mouthfeel from the carbonation, and insanely drinkable. Maybe a good introduction to the style for the uninitiated.

Sephiroth, Jan 15, 2006
Photo of boatshoes
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprised to finally find this at a local store where I wasn't expecting to see it. I had heard that this is the best offering from Lindemans and after not being able to finish the last Lindemans from the sweetness of the brew, I thought they deserved another chance.

Appearance- Pours a light bodied golden color with just a touch of haziness as I empty out the bottom of the bottle into my tumbler. A great deal of lively carbonation and a small bright white cap of a head that dies fairly quickly, though the carbonation does not. Very much what I am looking for in a gueuze.

Smell- Mmm, lots of tart green apple and lemony citrus with just a touch of funk and maybe a hint of grassiness. Quite a sharp bite to the nostrils in a good way, and I don't pick up on any of the usual suspect sweetness that I've come to associate with Lindemans. I like what I'm smelling.

Taste- More of the same in a good way yet again. A huge bite of tartness that is comprised of green apple, lemon zest, citrus fruits, and just a bit of barnyard. Mouthpuckering, but not overly so and the tastebuds adjust accordingly as the drink goes down. Quite tasty and certainly is the best Lindemans I've ever had, though to be honest I might be marking it up in taste just a bit because it is so damn good when compared to some of the other offerings by the brewery.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- High marks again for both of these categories. The tartness and lively carbonation is on par and keeps this guy going down the hatch. I could easily have a few of these, especially given that I found it for the same price as the other Lindemans 375ml bottles. I guess I was expecting it to be more on the sticker and was pleasantly surprised.

Overall, hands down the best Lindemans I've had and a surprisingly good representation of the style. Would recommend this and certainly seek it out again.

boatshoes, Aug 21, 2009
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4/5  rDev -2%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

berlinabb, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

DonDonLongJohn, May 10, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours into an apple-cidery golden color with a nice crown of white head that leaves lace as it disappears. Very nice.

Smells fruity but not sweet. Apples and grapes lead the pack here.

Taste is very nice. This is a sour brew, don't get me wrong, and it is a departure from typical lindeman's fare, but it is not overwhelmingly so. Hints of the fruits, mostly apple.

This is a very thin and heavily carbonated drink, but without the carbonation, this wouldn't be as good. Very well done on this front as no other combination would seemingly work. This would be a great beer to introduce to those unfamiliar with the style or beer at all.

Drinkability is good. I think I will be able to finish the bottle and although it is pricey, I would love to always have some of these sitting around for special occasions and would like to get one to age. Very great drink overall.

sonicdescent, Jan 01, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

JustinQ, Dec 16, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before August 11 2010
A: Pours a mostly clear light, bright lemon colour with a 1/4" head that looks like it will dip under within a minute or two.

S: Vinegar, astringency, sour lemon, musty, wet grass, orange zest.

T: Bright sour astringency, going into a pleasant lemon sourness. Sour funky/musty taste near the end that goes well into the finish.

M: The carbonation is hard to tell, due to the sour astringency. The sourness makes it very apparent in your mouth. Sour pucker makes you bring it in for another sip.

D: Very sour, though not to the point of being offputting, even after quite a few oz's. Not as dry/sour as other geuezes I've had.

darklordlager, Dec 22, 2009
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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks a lot to BEERchitect for this one!

A: Cloudy yellow color with off white head. Good amount of head, it's creamy, retention is ok and lacing is ok.

S: Well it's a Gueuze and it smells like one. There is a definitive tartness and pucker. Some lemon juice, green apples as well as a light graininess. Some light coriander, fresh mint, pepperand cardamom. Light peach. Light funk that you expect from a gueuze with the horse blanket and hay. Light smell overall.

T: Well it's all about the lemon juice. There are definitive green apples too. The spices and herb are still there but lower. Very dry, no residual sugars at all. The funkiness is there for sure with good amount of horse blanket and hay.

M: Very dry light body with high carbonation, what you'd expect.

O: very sweet beer considering the price. A must buy for any gueuze noobs.

flipper2gv, Apr 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

GuitarIPA, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

jag21, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

beerFool28607, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of thepeter
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden with slight haze, lot's of carbonation. Smells of grass, hay lemons, funk and a bit of metal.
Tastes of barnyard hay, lemons, funk and very lactic on the way down the esophagus.
Effervescent, light and crisp. Overall a very good beer but lacking the depth and the delicate nature of some other in the style.

thepeter, Sep 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

FEUO, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

phishfoolme, Jul 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

SpillyBeers, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of JLeege
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle ~ poured into a flute
I beleive this is a 2007 bottle.

Appearance- Pours a slightely hazy straw color, with a nice two finger bubbly white head, with good retention. A little lace.

Smell- Tart, earthy with some funk, grassy, lemon.

Taste- Tart, but not to sour. Lots of lemon and citrus fruits, some mild funk. Wheat and a bit of grass.

Mouthfeel- Fairly sticky, lighter body, lower carbonation.

Overall- Does not have quite the depth, complexity, and funk as some of the top notch guezes, but this a solid offering. It is a very refreshing drink. The lower price point keeps it more in the rotation, with cantillon/3F being more of the limited treats.

JLeege, Feb 17, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled January 2010. Poured into my brooklyn tulip, pours a murky gorgeous orange yellow color. Awesome foamy head that stays around forever. Big bubbles, and the funky smell permeates from the bottle. Smell- funky cherries, tart barnyard funk, white wine grapes, peppery lemon scent? Taste- puckering sour, cherries, maybe a hint of pepper and lemon sourness. Wow. I'm in love.

lnashsig, Jul 22, 2011
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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