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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Reviews: 857
Hads: 1,972
Avg: 4.08
pDev: 17.16%
Wants: 121
Gots: 264 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
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Style | ABV
Gueuze | 5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 09-18-2002

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Photo of pagriley
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours straw with slight haze
Sharp with a touch of funk on the nose
Bright, lemmony with a hint of funk and great acidity
Sparkling carb with refreshing finish

Overall a fantastic example of classic Geuze

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Photo of Eli2814
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful beer. Clear gold, the bubbles move around the glass as if they have a mind of their own. Smell is interesting, light fruity/citrusy notes, various barnyard notes; smells like a good time. Taste follows the nose very well. You taste the barnyard with the fruit, but the tartness comes way out from left field if you're not ready for it (bUT that's certainly not a bad thing). The sourness leaves you salivating as it goes down your throat, your whole tough feels it. Definitely a great beer if you're looking to get into the world of sours and understand what to look for in the style.

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Photo of YeastInception
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear honey color with a huge head to start that eventually dissipates. Smells of sour pear/apple/grape and funk that reminds me of many other belgian lambics. Taste is a nice level of sourness along with the aroma flavors. Very good lambic thats easy to find.

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Photo of Premo88
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic

L: gold ... the definition of "gold" ... there's no amber in it, just intense dark yellow; pushes up a big head, over 1.5 to 2 inches of offwhite/white foam; the clarity is and color are stunning, a little activity showing in the glass, creating a spreading collar of almost beige foam, no sticking or lacing

S: lemons, sour green apples; has a sweetish finish, kind of floral; barn must; boy, that sweetness is something else; a little finger-nail polish, sour grapes, sweet/sour grapes; some skunk to start off with, but I'll be damned if it doesn't fit *perfectly* ... sometimes those green bottles make sense

T: SOUR! It's a full lemon blast with little else at first; as it warms, wow ... some barnyard earthy hay flavor shows up, a little grain on the back end, and maybe (*maybe*) a pinch of sour-apple sweetness

F: so carbonated, so drinkable ... I'm tempted to say perfect ... yep, it's perfect -- the weight is that tick just above watery that makes it so easy to sip and let that little bit of beer really fill your mouth

O: a fantastic beer, very sour but full of bits and pieces of character, aroma notes in the nose and some different flavors as your palate adjusts ... the musty barn flavor is fantastic, really building as the beer warms; I know very, very little about gueuze, but I know enough about the "sour" family now to say confidently that this beer is awesome -- a very clean, crisp delivery of some of my favorite funky sour notes; I will definitely revisit this beer from time to time

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Photo of carlborch
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant golden-amber with a large head that dissipated quickly. Fresh, slightly sour nose with hints of the aromas you get when biting into a Granny Smith apple combined with a funky, hay, and citrus pith nose. The body is medium, with bright effervescence. Just slightly sour with hints of Brettanomyces. Delicious as an aperitif or with foods, such as a vinaigrette based salad, that needs the counter-punch.No lace whatsoever. Very pleasant lingering. Bone-dry! A joyful Gueuze that will be repurchased. This is fun to drink. Not at all "beer like" although it is clearly a beer (ale). I wish they would let some of their fruit Lambics get this dry!

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a hazy orange-honey color with a large structured head. The aroma start with tart green apple, as well as wet hay, and and little under-ripe peach. The flavor starts with a pleasant acid tingle, warming to a caramel apple taste, with plenty of barnyard funk to support this. The mouthfeel is excellently fizzy and full. Overall this is a truly enjoyable beer, simple but utterly delicious.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.42/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into two glasses, glass number 2 had an inordinate amountof floaters.

I was caught off guard with how tart this was, so much so it had me coughing on at least three separate sips.

Slightly spicy, funked up champagne. I had higher hopes for it, but not bad.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Corked and capped - never seen that before. Pops like champagne, pours like a beer. Frothy head that dissipates quickly. Copper hued effervescent body. Aroma of lemon, grape, flowers and light funk. Taste of chardonnay, hay, spice, rustic bread-malt and a fairly restrained tartness. I wouldn't call this sour but I also wouldn't say it's not; doesn't pucker the cheeks with heavy acidity or furrow the brow with that tractor tire-funk. It's a beautiful, accessible beer that should have a place on everyone's drink list.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unsure of bottling date, code is LBB100GC. Huge billowing head, with a super clear pale body. Nose is a mixture of fruit - blackberry, tart cherry, some sweet and sour mixture including a tinge of lemon. Smell includes a fresh rose. Taste consists of light buteric acid/fermented wood, earthy and tartness of berries. High carbonic acid - some green apple as well. Overall extremely enjoyable - one of my favorite Oude Gueuzes.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear golden color with a big head that faded quickly to a quarter inch. Little lacing. The aroma was tart, earthy and funky, with a slightly sour tinge. The taste was tart and funky, with just the right touch of barnyard. The mouthfeel was light, with lots of carbonation and a very dry finish. Overall, the tart funkiness really hits the spot, very nice.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When you wanna talk about the best gueuze value out there, this is the one. I can't remember the last time I didn't buy a 750 of this when its around. $12, such a deal.

Poured light, clear yellow with super frothy white head, extremely tiny bubbles that really leave just a perfect image worth saving. Has a simple tartness to the aroma, green apple, lemon. Taste as expected, slightly sour, not over the top, but a very reasonable amount given the low price point ($6/7) for a 375ml. A little funk to it.

Don't really get a ton of fruit feel from this gueuze, rather dry, again, apple/lemon. Slight white wine and light oak feel along with it. Slightly complex, a good start for style, champagne like at times. Worth getting everytime at $6, not too many examples in this price range that are quality (le terroir when it was mismarked). This really should be a staple in anyone's cellar who likes gueuze.

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Photo of thebeers
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 bottle, largely "store aged." Golden orange color with large, billowy white head. Effervescent. Strong funky sour aroma, with a touch of wood and skunk in the background. Mouth puckering sourness in the taste and extremely dry. The wood notes are present, but the skunkiness is absent. Just a hint of fruity sweetness far, far in back. The dryness and aroma aren't melding perfectly, but it's still very good, especially for the price point.

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Photo of kbwalters
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look = 4.0 Pours a clear golden orange with 3 fingers of loose crisp white head that fades quickly; active carbonation and loose medium lace.
Aroma = 4.0 Musky sweet with a lactic acid vinegar mix; highlighted with citrus fruit notes, mostly lemon, and some grassy notes.
Taste = 4.0 Strong initial sourness gives way for the lemon citrus flavors to shine through, sweet through the middle but a mostly dry finish with a very mild funk character and little bitterness
Feel = 4.25 Low to medium bodied with high carbonation; very fizzy, champagne like.
Drinkability = 4.25 Good sour level, easy drinking.
Overall = 4.0625 A very solid blended lambic, strong in all categories.

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Photo of royalenfield
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A superb gueuze. Poured into a champagne flute. Developed a half-inch head that dissipated almost immediately. The top half of the bottle poured crystal-clear and became progressively cloudier as I made my way down to the dregs. Big, chewy body. Powerfully funky nose with hints of lactic acid, truffle, wet grass, and burnt rubber. The funkiness is more muted on the palate, which is dominated by citrus/green apple tartness that smacks you in the salivary glands. Fruity but bone-dry with no perceptible sweetness - one of the most well-attenuated beers I can remember tasting. Subdued, crisp finish that does not linger. I had this with a dish of seared beef tongue and oven-roasted asparagus. A truly sublime drinking experience!

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Photo of Tucquan
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-10-11 in Columbia, PA from a 12 oz bottle

A - Pretty clear amber-gold with a short white head and mild lace

S - Honey, flowery, earthy spice, wet hay. Smells nice

T - Flavors match the smell with the addition of the moderate sourness. Reminds me somewhat of a golden sour I had at The Rare Barrel (a high compliment).

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Very dry and crisp.

O - What a nice surprise. I've never had their straight Lambic and it is very, very good.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Semi cloudy, amber in the middle and yellow around the edges. Gives suggestions of honey sweetness.

Smell: Big lemon, orange, and grapefruit flavors, but also notes of honey, barnyard funk, and pineapple.

Taste: An assault of citrus flavors such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Notes of barnyard.

Feel: Prickly carbonation, tart and puckering up front with a dry finish. Light body, kind of reminded me of champagne.

Overall: Met my expectations for tartness, and was bursting with citrus flavors. A good summer brew, but more of a sipper.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are mild. Has a nice funky, tart, citrus aroma. Taste is pretty much the same but the tartness is amplified. Very high quality. Very good.

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Photo of lhenschke
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: This beer is moderately hazy with a golden yellow appearance. It has a foamy head, with (what I thought was) a surprising high amount of head retention.

Smell: This beer has a somewhat unpleasant sour, funky smell with some fruitiness. Negligible amounts of hoppiness. However, this is expected for a Gueuze, and it works quite well when combined with tasting.

Taste: The taste is quite incredible. An excellent balance of sour, funk and fruitiness. Not so sour that it's unpleasant, just the right amount to keep things interesting. Certainly unlike any other beer I've had before (having only just begun experiencing lambics).

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a relatively high amount of carbonation. Quite dry, almost wine-like (but with so much more to offer flavour-wise than wine!)

Overall: This beer isn't readily available where I live, and I happened to have it while on vacation a few weeks ago. I'm still thinking about it. The excellent combination of sour and fruitiness in both smell and taste along with the dry, carbonated body makes for a pleasant, flavourful and, overall, unique experience.

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Photo of sierratwohearted
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

slightly hazy, golden yellow in color. smell is tart, vinegary, maybe ciderish. tastes great. just as i would expect of this slightly big gueuze from Lindemans. tartness up front, slightly dry-like a white wine in the finish. fruity, twangy and makes my mouth water with each sip.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a little hazy, yellow/orange with a white, two finger high, fluffy head. It looks beatiful!

Nose: Funk, tart, hay, orange, citrus, yeast, green apple, very fruity, grass, acid notes, barnyard and herbs. I'm in LOVE with that nose!
Taste: Oh! This is beatiful! Lime, funk, tart, citrus, apple, tangerine and some honey.
Body: Medium body. Crisp and refreshing carbonation. Sweet but yet dry aftertaste.

This is a beatiful beer!

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice orange/amber color with a nice white head. good looking beer.

not sure if all lambics/gueuzes smell like this but i think it smells horrible. it's a sweet/funky smelling beer, it honestly reminds me of a skunked coors light, natty light, etc but a little sweeter.

so glad this tastes 10x better than it smells. a nice tart but not overpowering sour taste.

refreshingly light, goes down smooth. a nice smooth sour beer, way different than most beers i drink.

i want to start branching out to styles i seldom, if ever, drink and this is my first gueuze/lambic. refreshingly light and tart, things i like. the smell is offputting but the taste is fantastic.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice, simple, well rounded beer that delivers on everything its name advertizes.

The nose has a classic barnyard funk with slight fruit presence.

The taste is a nicely executed sour funk beer.

Overall, a nice sessionable beer.

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Photo of whatthehull
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a wine glass from a 750ml bottle

A - a very cloudy copper orange with a one finger foamy almost bubbly white head and little to no lacing.

S - musky, funky, sour, nice hop bite at the end and slight hints of unripened fruits

T - funk, sour, bread yeast, slight hop floral, lots of barley, slight wheat/grain note and a hint of fruit flowers

M - medium plus body, medium plus acidity, medium plus carbonation, nice balance, nice complexity and a funk to sour to hop bite finish.

D/O - very drinkable,extremely refreshing and every sip is an experience. Really, really well done Gueuze. One of the best beers/ales I have ever, ever had. Worth the price, worth a go, good anytime of year and great with bbq or grilled anything. Had it with a aged cheddar cheeseburger and North Carolina BBQ sauce and it was brilliant.

Final thoughts - $10-12 a bottle is a bit high, however well worth the price tag. The 5.5% ABV is quite low for me, but does and did nothing to not hasten my decision to pick this guy up.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange, mostly clear. Little fizzy head.

Nose is a bit funky and sour - lemon grass and vinegar probably the most forward.

Flavor is brighter than expected. Nice sour but crisp and refreshing. Very nice Gueze, happy this is relatively easy to find.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden orange, mostly transparent but with a definite cast of haze. Sizable head forms that is slow to fade. Mild lacing.

S - Mostly this is a nose of acid notes, with a hint of barnyard in the background, which promises a true sour experience. Notes of lemon, grass, cut hay, over a vinegar base.

T - It follows the nose, with lemon and herbal notes, and a core of acid elements delivering a driving, but very controlled attack. As sour as it is, there is not a missed step, and everything is dialed in, without any noticeable off flavors.

M - Puckering and punchy, but delivered with enough care to avoid punishing sourness.

O - Lindemans has a place in my heart, because it introduced me to the wonder of Belgian brewing. That said, it has been years since I bought a fruit lambic from them. This goes a long way to clarify that they bring the goods.

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