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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,694 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,694
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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5/5  rDev +22.5%

allouez86, Dec 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

JustinQ, Dec 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

bacher468, Dec 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

bmoney, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

JRdaSconnie, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Lillie1128
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a very nice rich amber color with a fluffy white head

S - Nice and yeasty, like a wild ale

T - Smooth and sour and just a little bit salty. This was my first gueuze, so I wasn't sure what to expect.

M - Nice mouthfeel, a little light with a bit of carbonation

D - Very high

Lillie1128, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

chorkpop, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Rempo, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of sk8man121
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle ($6.79 @ Downeast Beverage in Portland, ME) poured into Allagash Coolship tumbler.

A: Pours a rusty amber with marmalade highlights. 2-finger head with excellent retention sits atop a towering cascade of bubbles and doesn't seem to want to go anywhere. Attractive gueuze.

S: Lemon, vinegar, faint spice. Sweet caramel undertones. Not particularly sour in the nose.

T: A blast of green apple up front. Tart, lemongrass-heavy center transitions nicely into a malty, yet acetic finish of caramel and lactic acid. Dry.

M: Like any good gueuze, highly effervescent while somehow coating the tongue. A pleasure to drink.

O: All in all, I was very surprised by this beer, as I've enjoyed exactly none of the Lindemans beers I've tried in the past. This is an exceptional geuze, leaning heavily upon notes of green apple and lemongrass. While perhaps a step down from 3F and Cantillon, it's a very, very acceptable substitution; especially at this price point.

A great gueuze and a pleasant surprise.

sk8man121, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Satchboogie, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of sommersb
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 12-09-2011
Freshness: Bottled on 03-21-2011
Packaging: 12 oz. green bottle, corked and capped
Glassware: Lindemans flute
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

Appearance is a clear, brilliant gold color with tons of bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass. The white head is frothy and stands 4 fingers high. Both lacing and retention are good.

Aromas are fruity, with a lemon character, with other smells I'd describe as musty, earthy, hay-like and funky.

The taste carries over from the aroma, with a very tart and sour, lemony citrus flavor. Crisp and highly carbonated, the body is medium and finish is very dry and sour.

This is my first gueuze, so I can only compare it to descriptions of the style, which it seems to match well. To me this tastes more like a wine or champagne than what I'm used to calling a beer. May take some time to get used to sour beers!

sommersb, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

starrdogg, Dec 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

anwo56, Dec 08, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden, with a thick long lasting, but fizzy head. No real lacing.
S- Aroma is a musty grainyness, with lemon, a bit of acidic white wine, and some green apple.
T- At first it's tart and sour with a lemon and wine flavor. in the middle it's musty. Tart apple in the finish.
M- Very carbonated. fairly light. Just a bit of puckering to it.
O- It hits all the right notes for a gueuze. When it comes to beers of this style, this is a worthy try.

jsprain1, Dec 08, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2007

A: golden raisin with three fingers of whipped foam. This falls to a quilt of the same. There are dregs in the bottle, and a little got into the beer, tainting it's normally brilliant clarity. No lace.
S: Spicy lemon zest, hints of hay and horse hair. Slight sweetness and wheat tones. Some raw wood.
T: Tart, lemons, some dust, Nicely sharpened zestiness. Hollow tasting. Some nice wood notes.
M: Thin as water with moderate carb and a wet finish. Seriously thin, unsually thin for the style.
O: This is a great intro Gueuze for folks. Mostly tart, one dimensional, none of the funkiness some of the more renowned gueuzes are known for.

harrymel, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

jlordi12, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Lane1, Dec 06, 2011
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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

BigPlay1824, Dec 06, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours slightly hazy golden color with a foamy white head on top. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Head lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a very thin ring around the top. Thin and sporadic lacing forms on the sides.

S: A little musty, nice tartness, has a little bit of lemon and light peach and apricot. It has a nice barnyard funk.

T: Dry and tart, retains that barnyard/musty funk. Nice flavor of apples, white grape, and a little bit of lemon.

M: Light to medium bodied, very crisp, with light tartness. Slightly dry finish.

O: Really nice beer, nice and approachable gueuze at a great price. Certainly going to be picking up some more of this.

mdaschaf, Dec 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

PhatAtUT, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

SpillyBeers, Dec 03, 2011
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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