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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,653 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,653
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 76
Gots: 160 | 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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3/5  rDev -26.5%

ScaryEd, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

fehrminator, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

psoriasaurus, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

huntermop, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of vancurly
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 07/08, BB 12/14.
Poured contents into Leffe chalice.

a) Inch thick white head, bubbles and crackles, and slowly sinks. Hazy pale orange.

s) Lemon sorbet from a foot away, other spicy tropical fruit, some funky moldy basement, damp hessian sack, cheese rind, nutmeg. Some hop leaf in there too. This is what it's all about. Top class, fascinating..

f) Big sour lemon hit up front, blue cheese on a lavoche cracker, some hung-beef gameyness, or venison even. Remarkable.... charcuterie & fromagerie in a bottle...

m) Very light, spritzig, but teeth-grittingly tart.

d) If I compare this with Timmermans Tradition Gueuze, I get two completely different ales. The former is fruity, cidery, simple and refereshing. This is challenging, sophisticated, and infinitely more interesting.

vancurly, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of BeerBuilder
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with just hints of red throughout. Has a foamy white head that diminishes to a ring. The aroma is vinous and of grape skins. A bit of sweet and tartiness too.

The flavor is fruity and tart, again with the grape skins and a bit of sour apple. It is light-medium in body and a bit acidic. Nice brew.

BeerBuilder, Mar 05, 2006
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Jeffrey2310, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Amp, Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Ri0, Dec 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

LightnerLiquorKS, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jrfehon33, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of nomad
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brewed in 1992, bottled in 1994, drank in 2003.

This 9-yeard old beauty poured pure gold and transparently so. Had a big filmy and foamy head, nice bits of stain, tons of lace, and champagne amounts of carbonation. It looked like a publicists dream for picture perfect beer.

Nose was sweet, tart, with notes of apple and a vinuous tone to everything. Also had a toasty champagne-like presence. Smelled intriguing and inviting, nothing like what most would consider beer. Sharp yet not biting, the aging rounded things out without diminishing anything's force.

First taste was the head which literally tasted like sugar. Then came the body of the beer which was dry, tangy, and leafy, like a bite of young mint. Yeast gave some bread notes, but it mostly tasted like a wheat beer gone champagne, in both appearance, feel, and taste. How else to describe this?

Had an amazing mouthfeel: it feels like magic as it evaporates on your tongue. Had no aftertaste in the lingering, coating sense; just the sour, sweet, dry, and leafy details wafting up your nasal passages and tingling the back of you mouth and throat.

Almost a decade of waiting calms and blends this beauty down on a variety of levels, rounds the sharp parts together. THE drink with food, especially fuit and vegetables. Its gueuze at its best – what else do you say? Gueuze is an endlessly fascinating style of beer and the product is nothing if not puzzling, tantalizing, refreshing, and edifying, both to the mouth and the brain.

Still haven't found a gueuze as good as this one. (Aging is key, though, younger bottles have been nearly as good the one reviewed above).

nomad, May 27, 2003
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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. $6.99 from Beer Run. Can't find a date on the bottle.

Appearance: Pours orange with a slight haze that mostly clears as it warms. Bone white head fades down but never completely goes away.

Smell: Sour lemon juice. A little apple cider. Some mustiness. Good, but not the most complex.

Taste: Sour lemon and bitter lemon peel/pith. Really as much bitter as sour, and slightly astringent. Hint of acetic. Much more sour/bitter than funk in this one.

Mouthfeel: Nothing really wrong here. Appropriately high carbonation-- lively but not harsh. Dry.

Overall: Too much sour and bitter lemon flavor and not enough else going on. (Relatively) cheap and accessible if you're in a pinch, but there are better ones out there. Maybe some age would help. Damn good compared to other Lindemans.

rapidsequence, Apr 02, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper in color with some fine lace and bubbles.

Plenty of of tartness in the nose.

Taste is even more tart. Very crisp and plenty of carbonation. Some lemon and orange fruity bits present. Malty characters and no hop presence.

This is supposed to be a starter gueeze or lambic. It's really a nice beer and something I could easily have again and again. This hits the spot on a hot day.

stewart124, Jul 30, 2011
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4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Medium bodied, hazy light orange color, sizeable off-white head that sticks around and leaves loads of nice lace. There are lot's of tiny bubbles like champagne.

The aroma is acidic, like apple cider vinegar, sour milk, musty, earthy, traces of lemon, hay, bread, apricot and other things I can't even name.

Taste is along the same lines - mouth puckeringly sour green apples, lime, wood, yeast, wheat, sour cherries. Intensely dry finish that demands another taste. This is a very quirkily unique style of beer.

If you like really dry wine, sour green apples, iced tea with no sugar and extra lemon, or ever thought of stuffing a whole lime in your corona, you might want to give this a try. Not an everyday beer!

whynot44, Oct 10, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

JSchock7, Oct 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

illini4x4, Aug 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -44.9%

ajs4bd, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Prospero, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange

A: Cloudy bright pumpkin orange, foamy fluffy head, retention is pretty decent

S: Apple vinegar, wet wood, orchard fruit, sourness and other fruit that I cannot pick out.

T: Tart but not quite sour...thin and delicate flavor profile. Wet wood, light funk, unripe raspberries

MF/O: Delicate body, spritzy carbonation. Puckering finish but not really sour, I found it to be a little one dimensional

scottyshades, Mar 24, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This gueuze pours a hazy golden color with little bits of sediment and a huge white head. Smells of barnyard funk, a bit of vinegar and maybe a touch of lemon. Tastes of sour apples, lemon, a touch of vinegar, some yeast funk and spice are the most evident. Very tart and puckering.. Leaves the mouth watering from sip to sip as any sour tends to do. This is a Great belgian sour beer. 

JustinMatthew, Nov 10, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a good inch of foam, pretty good retention too.

Aroma was a pleasantly funky at first but as it warmed up it got sweeter, maltier. There's some faint lemon peel, crackers, cheese, mineral water, and some tropical fruits. Not too impressed.

Lemon upfront with some dry salty crackers in the second half. Not overly complex but actually good for the price. Wish the aftertaste was a little longer, it just seems to fall flat rather quickly. A little alka-seltzer too.

Good carbonation.

Decent for the price.

seaoflament, Sep 06, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

aorloski, Jul 07, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep gold color with an enormous 6-finger rocky, billowing, white head. Awesome retention but only a bit of patchy lacing. Hazy with tons of bubbles.

S – Musty, barnyard Brett is definitely there along with vinegar acidity with sour apple and maybe pear notes. Some woody oak may be here, too, but that may be the Brett playing tricks on my nose.

T – The taste is split nearly down the middle between tart green apple and musty, barnyard Brett flavors. Sure, it’s not as mouth-puckeringly sour as some gueuzes but it is extraordinarily well-balanced.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a tart and crisp mouthfeel, and a sour and dry finish. Vinegar acidity lingers for a bit.

O – This is a really nice gueuze. Again, it’s not as blisteringly sour as some, but that’s not a bad thing. The balance between the products of Brettanomyces and Acetobacter/Lactobacillus is superb and really helps the drinkability of the beer. Would I like it to be a bit sourer? Sure. But I really don’t have anything to complain about with this tasty beer.

BlackBelt5112203, Feb 11, 2013
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,653 ratings.