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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,520 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,520
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 67
Gots: 129 | 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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TheEclecticGent

Georgia

2.15/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I poured this 750ml corked and capped bottle into a champagne flute. It formed a 2" white head over the clear, orangey-golden brew. Foamy head lasts well, and lacing is nice. Aroma is a piercing tartness with a woody-soil tinge to it. This one doesn't have the balance of the straight Lindemans Gueuze. Its flavor seems to focus on the tartness which overwhelms any of the more subtle notes. I drank part of it with a lime to cut the overwhelming tartness. I don't have a very sophisticated Lambic / Gueuze pallet and this may be my shortcoming but I did not like this particular Gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2006 17:00:53 | More by TheEclecticGent
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will_eye_e

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-28-2014 13:38:42 | More by will_eye_e
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nguasta2

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

06-17-2014 18:36:28 | More by nguasta2
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kmcnair

California

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pale copper color and makes a huge creamy white head. Smells like a musty old barnyard with some hints of citrus. Flavor is very tart with lemon and grapefruit. Very asstringent and light to medium bodied with a very dry acidic finish. A quite drinkable and tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2005 06:24:00 | More by kmcnair
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Avryle

New York

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

Where's the gueze?

A- Hiazy, rich golden colored. Small off-white ring o' head. Some spotty lacing.

S- Sour lemony-apple tang.

T- Again, very sour apple juice with lemon juice and zest. Appropriate yeast funk without being barnyard-y.

M- Medium bodied. Light carbonation. Very easy to consume.

D- Reminds me of a berlinerweis as far as the tartness and (kinda)low ABV goes. Great summer beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 01:48:48 | More by Avryle
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DiabolikDUB

Oregon

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

Poured from 355ml Bottle (dated Nov. 2007) into Snifter glass.

Pours a crystal clear golden orange with a off white head that quickly disappears and leaves no clues that a head was ever present. Aroma has sour apple, acidity and a bit of yeast. The flavor has similar notes. Sour apple upfront with a nice biting tartness and it lingers with the finish being dry. Its a light bodied beer that is highly carbonated. I really like this beer, I haven't had many sours so I look forward to venturing into this realm much more.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 04:14:12 | More by DiabolikDUB
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MrSeth

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an earthy orange color with a tall white-tan head. Lots of clingy lace on the glass. There is a little nose, some sharp yeasty and citrus aromas. The taste: Wow! Immediately a sharp bitter, unripe citrus fruits, and a crisp strong sour flavor.. when this was described as "sour" I guessed that it would be a sluggish sourness.. this is not the case. The sourness is very neat and clean, an excellent addition to the mouthfeel. This beer would make a great aperitif for a wide range of foods, steak and potatoes or seafood dinner.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2005 02:00:08 | More by MrSeth
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Twig2848

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-14-2012 14:33:51 | More by Twig2848
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Humulus85

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Gueuze. Wasn't expecting popping the cap to find a cork! Bottled on 2/2/12. From 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter

Pours a hazy gold. Crowning, three-finger, white, soapy head dissipates rather quickly, leaveing behind very little lacing.

Zesty, funky, slightly florally. Nice and crisp.

Tons of lemon zest, floral, very tart in the finish.

Highly effervescent, tons of champagne bubbles. Super dry and crisp in the finish.

Overall this was a nice introduction to the style, but I have a feeling they get a lot better than this. I hear this style ages well so I think I'll grab another couple and see how a couple years in the cellar changes things. Recommended to anyone looking to dip their toes in the sourer side of Belgians. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 03:14:39 | More by Humulus85
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

11-18-2013 14:06:47 | More by pourmeadrink
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alexskovan

New York

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

Poured hazy pale orange with a dense lumpy head. Smell was sweet and floral with a hint of sourness and oak. Taste was sour apple cider, dry, none of the sweetness here, astringent and mouth-coating -- in a good way. I wish this beer was thicker, more full-bodied. Finish was dry as a bone and felt like another sip. Very good, but oddly frustrating, because you wish it were just a little bit better.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2007 22:52:38 | More by alexskovan
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-03-2014 10:14:53 | More by Ken_P
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TheWhiskerReview

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden-orange with a fluffy 3-finger white head. Moderate retention with soapy, bigger-bubbled lace.

The nose is a heady, musty mix of barnyard aromas and tart fruit- a grainy malt not unlike animal feed (either that or the barnyard smells are so huge that I'm just associating it as animal feed), an intense yeasty chalkiness and sour aromas of apple, pear, cherry and orange.

The medium-bodied palate kicks off with a big rush of sour green apple, that same animal feed-like grain and a delicate chalky creaminess sitting quietly in the background. Hops are undetectable, while the mouthfeel gains a much-needed robustness as you get more into the yeasty latter-half of the brew. A mild sweetness joins on the finish but the overall presentation remains wholly tart and the flavors are mostly funky.

My first Gueuze, technically, but it definitely mirrors the experiences I've had with a lot of sours- a touch harsh and unharmonized upon first pour but nicely comes together over half an hour. The flavors in this were pretty straightforward, but they were intense and balanced- that is if you prefer your sours to lean more toward the barnyardy side of things- and the brew itself wasn't puckeringly tart either. There was enough of that chalky creaminess and slight sweetness to round out the acidity. I don't think I'd take a Gueuze over an Oud Bruin but this is solid for the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 17:19:02 | More by TheWhiskerReview
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BartMcStout

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

07-17-2013 20:14:10 | More by BartMcStout
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TheTinDoor

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-28-2013 02:09:26 | More by TheTinDoor
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Blumstein

Spain

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

10-13-2013 18:18:23 | More by Blumstein
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wrath98

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

02-08-2012 20:17:58 | More by wrath98
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bret27

California

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

Smell: Tart, brett, estery

Appearance: Deep gold, slight haze, but bottle-conditioned w/yeast at bottom so may be results of raters poor pour or natural look. Good head retention w/good lace at end of glass.

Taste: Sharp on tip of tongue, very complex, old cherry sourness, oak/cork funkiness. Full mouthfeel.

Finish: Dry and tart, pear cider aftertaste.

Overall: Delicious, and for $6 for a good gueze a real bargain.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 02:38:28 | More by bret27
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-30-2014 23:32:41 | More by hoppytobehere
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cmoody91

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

12-13-2012 02:15:41 | More by cmoody91
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quirkzoo

Colorado

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

Pours a light burnt orange color with a decent cap of fizzy white head. It smells like a gueuze (which makes sense I guess). A tart lactic aroma up front with a light brett funk behind it, definitely in the wet hay spectrum of aromas. The taste was good, not terribly complex but interesting enough to keep me coming back for more. The mouthfeel was very nice, a medium high level of carbonation and very dry body make this extremely drinkable. Overall, a very solid everyday gueuze, readily available though not as complex as some of the other offerings out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 05:00:26 | More by quirkzoo
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Estarrio

Massachusetts

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

Clear copper with plenty of carbonation. Head is nice, frothy with big watery lacings.

Classic lambic aroma; musty oak, champagne, floral/herb bouquet.

Bittersweet tartness mixes with musty oak, wet hay and other earthy notes. Some citrus and fruit presence with a very dry aftertaste.

Well carbonated, good moutfeel.

Excellent representation of the style, while I prefer the fruitier lambic.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2006 05:05:01 | More by Estarrio
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joshtrich

New York

3/5  rDev -26.5%

05-20-2012 15:02:08 | More by joshtrich
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blackc5

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - A radiant orange, with a fluffy white head. Decent retention and lacing.

S - Lots of funk - damp basement, yet lemony and yeasty. Odd to my nose, but interesting.

T - Fairly aggressive sour and tartness, but not overly vinegary. Crisp and fruity with a fair amount of the funk from the nose coming through as I sip it. Just a bit of malt.

M - Fairly crisp and light bodied with medium carbonation. Dry finish.

D - One bottle was enough for me in a sitting, and it lacked something for me. Will try others of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 03:40:03 | More by blackc5
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-11-2013 22:25:42 | More by arniepnminne
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,520 ratings.