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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,545 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,545
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 70
Gots: 134 | 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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mzwolinski

California

4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2002 bottling, sampled in Jan of 2006

Clear copper in color, with a thin, spotty off-white head that soon dissipates to reveal a streaked glassy surface. The aroma is strong, sour, and enticing. Grapey and tart. One sniff and I'm back in Brussels, spending late nights in the Mort Subite...

Not quite as much bite in the flavor as the aroma would have led me to expect. It's still quite tart at the start, mind you, but the flavor has a nice fruity apricot roundness to it in the center, with hints of overripe apple and a bit of funk in the finish. Acidic and dry as Tucson in June, but amazingly smooth and drinkable.

This is miles away from the fruity crap this company puts out. Definitely worth sampling, and worth sitting on for a good long while if you can restrain yourself. Amazing.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 23:07:45 | More by mzwolinski
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: pours a bright golden orange color that is quite hazy and has a nice amount of viable sediment floating around, pours with three fingers of pure white fluffy head that appears very light and airy and lingers for a nice amount of time, leaves spotty lacing around the glass
S: pears, apples, overall sweet and tart fruits
T: such an interesting taste, reall diverse, hits with the sweetness initially like apple juice then hits in the middle with a bit of funky wheat like flavors then slowly falls off the back of the palate with a ton of tartness, leaves a tart taste in the mouth
M: medium carbonation beginning to end, then leaves an interesting feeling on the palate kind of like after sucking on a slice of lemon, overall pleasant
O: a really great brew, so interesting and complex, really nice, glad to have this as my first gueuze

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 00:50:55 | More by BigPlay1824
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patrick802

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-07-2013 23:31:09 | More by patrick802
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey gold topped by a thick, frothy bone-white head.

The aroma is all apple cider vinegar, barnyard, granny smith apples, grass and white wine. Funky.

Sour and funky. Sour and tart green apple. Like hay straight from the barn. Finish is dry and acidic with a light dusting of white pepper.

Mouthfeel is a light and vinegary.

Easy drinking for a style that's hard to take, but I can't help feeling it's a little green right now.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 01:16:02 | More by MeisterBurger
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brbrocc

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

03-03-2013 19:13:55 | More by brbrocc
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jmich24

Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Duvel Tulip

A: Golden honey with orange hues. Huge 4 finger fluffy off white head. Tons of carbonation from etched glass. Quite a bit of sticky lacing.

S: Instantly reminds me of Duvel, then come the Sour green apples, pear, lactic acid lemons, bread like yeast qualities. Also some funkiness.

T: Starts mildly sour, huge tart granny smith apple lactic acid lemons again some pear. Funkiness is perfect for me, its there but not crazy overpowering.

M: Super carbonated, starts wet, finishes fairly dry. Very refreshing.

O: This was my first gueuze and I am upset I haven't tried the style sooner. Super refreshing, tart and the perfect amount of funkiness for me. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 02:19:56 | More by jmich24
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-26-2014 01:02:07 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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Bfarr

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottled date of 21/12/08

The color of this pours a hazy orange apple cider color. High carbonation is immediately apparent with a big white foam that dissipates quickly. I would like to note that salivation occured just at the sight of this beer.

Aromas on this beer are quite complex. If dry is an aroma than this beer has it. It seems to suck the humidity out of the air around it. Ironically, the actual aromas I could pick out were of wet clothes or autumn and an apple orchard at the end of the season when the apples on the ground are just beginning to decay. Doesn't sound very appetizing but it's just so interesting.

The taste and mouthfeel work hand in hand. The brut champagne feel draws all the moisture out. It starts with a sweet apple taste but just for a split second and then the dryness hits in unison with a sour apple and lemon flavor. This is backed up by a deep earthy flavor that reflects all the aromas with a slight oak finish.

My initial impressions of this beer were actually not very good. It was so strange and mildly unpleasant at first. However, when I finished the first glass, my mouth watered for a second and since it was out of a lambic glass, a third and fourth. Definitely a beer to be experienced though you may not like it!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 19:57:11 | More by Bfarr
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-20-2011 17:59:03 | More by weaselchew
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%

11-16-2011 05:20:02 | More by jeffthepony
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

05-07-2013 22:29:55 | More by blknikon
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ChadQuest

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled exactly 11 months ago to the day, if only i knew what hour...

hazy straw yellow body with a few fingers of loose bone white head on top.
The aroma is a clean light musty lemony thing that is nice.
The flavors are a sour and tart, there is a citric tasting acidity is just enough to make a crisp clean feel but leans more funky overall. Lemon and pear are refreshing, green apple skins.
mouthfeel is dry and clean.

I enjoyed this, got even better as the bottle went on, i should age a few and see how acidic i can get them, i like acidity. A great beer that is always on the shelf, which is great.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 03:49:55 | More by ChadQuest
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

03-05-2013 21:13:24 | More by alelover
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claaark13

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

08-18-2012 23:28:46 | More by claaark13
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

04-14-2014 17:20:15 | More by berley31
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SHODriver

Louisiana

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

A: pours a light orange with a large white head with decent retention into a duvel tulip
S: smells of sourness with some funk and other paint thinner like aromas
T: vinegar sourness up front with a little fruitiness, slight sweetness, a but of wood and some funk. aftertaste is more funk with some residual sourness and a bit of wood
M: light body with soft carbonation with a dry finish
O: very impressive with a strong sourness and some great flavors. easy to find and well priced

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 22:23:22 | More by SHODriver
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DoctorDog

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 ml bottle into a flute.

A- Hazy orange/golden. Pours with minimal large, effervescing white head, that fades slowly to a thin cap.

S- Funky farmhouse & horse-blanket...sweet and sour fruits....interesting.

T- Sweet and sour orange/citrus notes...with the edge going to the sweet. Apples and grapes. Incredibly, my craft-beer hating wife sampled, and did not find the taste to be objectionable...and even came perilously close to admitting to like it...

M- Crisp, dry, and effervescent, with slightly biting carbonation. Almost like a dry, sparkling wine/ champagne.

O- Good. Easy drinking, enjoyable change of pace beer...

Future outlook: A beer that delivers what I'd expect and hope for it to deliver. Not something that I'll drink frequently, but definitely something I'll consider picking up just to have around.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 03:20:25 | More by DoctorDog
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Piraat tulip. Split with the wife.

A single finger of snowy white foam formed on top of the golden honey body. The head quickly dissipated, leaving zero lace behind.

Brett funk, lemon zest and grass make up the nose. Something else in the background has me puzzled...almost a plastic odor...

The sourness crawls under your tongue right at the beginning of the taste and linger there throughout. The initial tartness fades to a mellow center where the citrus lemon comes out for a brief instance. The finish is almost sweet in comparison to the start.

Medium bodied, well carbonated with a dry finish.

This is pretty much the standard I judge all others in this style by. Acidic and tart...puckering...tasty!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 03:45:04 | More by mgbickel
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

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

Poured from a corked and capped 375ml bottle into a Porterhouse flute.

A: Pours a light orange with a quickly fading white head and spritzy, soda-like bubbles.

S: Fresh lemon-lime sourness and mild acid mixed with citrus and honey.

T: Sourness is present, but restrained. Some of the sweeter vanilla and oak notes are apparent and citrus and white pepper come up in the finish.

D: Nicely balanced and drinkable. Dry and crisp with a smooth start and sharp finish.

Overall: A nice balanced geuze. Not too sour or abrasive, but it delivers the goods and the price is right. Tasty little beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 15:20:43 | More by JohnnyChicago
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured this Gueuze from a 750 ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color, produced a thin head, decent retention and left a small amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of light malted grain and tart fruit. Light in body, the tartness of this brew comes through first, very smooth mouthfeel, malted grain, earthy undertones and finishes dry. For me this is a great beginner lambic brew- Ive had some outstanding lambics, this done is simple, does the trick.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 23:29:51 | More by GossageBrewery
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

09-10-2012 02:39:21 | More by bluerabbit
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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light hazy yellow with small white head that fades rather quickly. Looks bubbly and well-carbonated. Smell isn't exactly my style, maybe because I'm not too educated in gueuzes, but I'm not a huge fan. Some good lemon notes and grassy notes are there, but (is there brett in here?) there are also other notes that don't appeal to me much--armpit and must. I tend to prefer the funky flavor/aroma to the sweaty one. Taste however is pretty good. This one is puckeringly tart with some crisp lemon zest flavor. It really slaps you in the face. There's a bit of pale malt behind it too. I feel like I'm more of a fan of the sour/vinegar side of the spectrum rather than the tart side of the spectrum. Not bad at all, though. Light body, big carbonation, like champagne, kind of. Good drinkability, though I can't see me having more than one. Good intro to gueuzes for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 22:23:37 | More by LordAdmNelson
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gshak

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

03-24-2013 01:01:35 | More by gshak
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damienblack

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours the color of apple juice. Only a bit of a head, even with an aggressive pour. Quickly settles to a tranquil surface. Strong mustily sour smell, not in a fruity way, almost more in a bacterial way (though obviously not really offensive). Taste isn't really sour apple, but more acidic, more vinegaric. More of a barnyard feel. Very try, like a very tangy saison. At first, overwhelmingly sour, but a bit overly ascetic. Sticky coating despite thin feel, once the sour subsides there's not much in the way of substance. Taste after is kind of cheesy, almost cottony. Drinkability isn't that great compared to the other gueze I had (Girardin 1882). I was a bit let down by this one. Not bad for a starter, but there is at least one gueze better.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 05:46:03 | More by damienblack
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unclekeith

Alaska

4/5  rDev -2%

01-02-2014 16:22:11 | More by unclekeith
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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