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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,693 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,693
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 75
Gots: 161 | FT: 6
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

HookemHops13, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

resistdefy, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of ajcormier
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ajcormier, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of shapudding
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No dating seen on the bottle- maybe there was something on the cork when the bartender had it? I was watching the guitarist and vaguely remember this being corked and capped...
Poured out from the bottle to a Chimay glass a clear and golden with just a bit of a thick and cloudy head that swirled across beautifully. Wonderfully dark wine cellary scents, very vineous with tons of fresh pipe tobacco scents. Difficult for me to describe the body on this one... maybe medium... Give it a swirl and you can get some carb, but not too much, not obnoxious amounts, there is good feel to it, it has a good fit. Wow, this is good stuff! This is what I want when I order a gueuze!! You feel the tartness coming at you before it hits your tongue! Yum! Lemon juice and tart granny smith apples, deeply wonderfully vineous and semi-sour. This is just amazingly good and goes down so easily. I was so happy to see this one in the Dawson's fridge! Happiness!

shapudding, Jan 09, 2005
Photo of ryanonline
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bright and hazy yellowish orange, with some pretty enormous white foamy head. not much lacing.

funky, sweet and grassy, with some definite lemon characteristics. lots of farmhouse scents too.

oh sweet jesus is that tart! extremely dry too. lots of that old farmhouse funk too, just buried deeep underneath the tart and sour notes. has some serious fruitiness going on, lots of grape and apple. it is almost like a wine. its just soooo dry, but its really, really complex and actually quite good. but be warned, this is quite a shock if you aren't quite sure what to expect.

the mouthfeel, is very thin but bubbly and having a dry, dry finish leaves quite an impression.

drinkability is quite nice. it is light bodied and quite tasty.

overall, this is one hell of a change of pace, it retains a very refreshing quality while having an extreme amount of flavor. also it is quite drinkable, as it is fairly low gravity and has some really neat carbonation.

ryanonline, Jun 13, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

RoyFokker, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of hawks10
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Dogfish Head snifter...

Pours a somewhat clear, golden, sparkling apple cider color with a bit of a pink hue. A two finger very delicate soft white head that leaves a white haze on top of the drink and a bit of lacing...

A very tart citrus aroma hits the nose, lemony and acidic with a bit of funk...

Not as tart or puckering as the nose led me to believe it would be...some earthy funk taste, not too much, with a drying finish...

Prickly and slightly puckering, highly carbonated and light bodied...

Nice offering here from Lindemans, would think this would be a great entry level Gueuze for some...

hawks10, Mar 26, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

jlordi12, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of jethrodium
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light amber with a two finger white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is some light funk, some cheese, lemon, and a bit of lactic presence, The initial taste is a bit of tart lemon. Then comes some funky cheese and some earthy notes. The finish a has a light tartness and a bit of funk. Light bodied. Low carbonation. This is certainly the best Lindemans beer I have had, but it is certainly a significant step down from other gueuzes. It was enjoyable, but the flavors are pretty bland compared to a world class gueuze.

jethrodium, Nov 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

davelag, Jan 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Hopinista, May 30, 2013
Photo of ernie
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very interesting Geuze (should I say a Premium Geuze?) from a well-established brewery. Much more sour and tart than Lindemann's regular products but closer to original artisan Geuze and that makes it worth a try. Very dry aromatic brew with majestic crown and straight-between-the-eye taste. Pleasant - but I doubt it will become your everyday beer.

ernie, Jun 08, 2006
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4/5  rDev -2%

Moheban, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

will_eye_e, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

TheEvilGenius, May 06, 2014
Photo of MarcatGSB
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into Lost Abbey Teku. 12 oz. bottle.

A: Pours a orangish/burnt color with a soft/prickly white head. The head leaves a white ring around the perimeter, and sticks around for the entire life.

N: Bright sour fruit notes like pear and apple along with some slight tangy vinegar. There's some malty bread like character deep in there as well.

T: Alot of that tart fruit forward with some funky yeast present. Bit of a spice hidden in there, with some vanilla/oaky flavor.

M: On the lighter side, with a prickly sensation and lively mouthfeel. Bit of dryness, and leaves you satisfied.

D and O: Really enjoyed this beer. Bout time I got to giving it a formal review.

MarcatGSB, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Rmatuszak2, Sep 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

crosenkrantz, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

TheCuriograph, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of bluegrassbrew
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 750ml bottle this beer pours a deep tangerine color with a bit of foamy head. Leaves lovely lacing in the glass.

First thing that gets your attention is the smell. Holy Moses! Sour, fruity, metallic and raw. Smells of sour grapes that have been sitting a tin fruit bowl.

Taste is like the most mouth puckering lemon has been drained of all its moisture and shoved into your mouth. Quite tasty and unusual. This is my first gueuze as you can probably tell. Very dry in the finish with a long linguering lemony/grapey aftertaste. Suprising and good.

bluegrassbrew, Mar 21, 2007
Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly murky light amber red color.
S: fruity, apple smell. hints of cranberries. subtle oak
T: Much like the smell. Apple, cranberrie, oak. Lots of subtleties that play out here.
M: Light and perfect amount of bubbles. Sour finished becomes a little much after a few sips.

Overall a great beer. So many subtle flavors I could talk about it for a good while. Goes down smooth. Very unique and impressive.

Jamesthebrit, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of OddNotion
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.
Poured into my DFH Signature Glass.

Appearance: Beautiful transparent golden color. One and a half finger white head that sticks around but does not over stay its welcome.

Smell: Light funkiness. Not too much sourness detected in the nose. I wish I would catch a little more sour. Behind the funk I detect some candy type scent.

Taste: Surprisingly sour/tart in comparison to the nose. Slight metallic taste while cold, lets hope this goes away with a little warmth. Some slight funk that follows the nose. Metallic taste does disappear after a little time in the glass. Sourness/tartness/fruitiness stays on the tongue for a while after the sip, very pleasing.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, medium bodied, not too thin at all which is very welcome after my previous geuze experience.

Overall: I hate the 750ml format for sours because a lot of the time I drink them by myself. 750ml is a bit much but that is due to the style, not the taste. Very affordable at about $8. Would revisit and certainly introduce someone to sours with it.

OddNotion, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

xShoWTeKx, Nov 12, 2014
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
92 out of 100 based on 1,693 ratings.