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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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1,776 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,776
Reviews: 822
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 92
Gots: 182 | FT: 6
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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 willseph
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml into a snifter, part of a mini-tasting with Spdkilz (thanks for bringing this over!!!).

This poured a cloudy, light orange with a half-finger of head to start which was gone after the first few sips. The nose on this gem was a mixture of wet wood, funk, and sour apples. Not a particularly pungent sour, but just enough to let you know what's there.

Initially, it's very tart and the fruit characteristics are very prevalent. Lots of sour apples, grapes, and a touch of orange rinds. The funk taste comes through a little on the back end as well. It's medium bodied and a bit fizzy, but finished quite clean. Overall, this is definitely one of the better sours I've had right off the shelf and certainly would only get better with some age.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Rutager
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a clear, amber-gold with a big 3 fingers of white head.

Smell. Sour apples and white wine, some nice funk, all light and inviting.

Taste. Sour with some nice dry citrus flavours. Some earthy, woody funk. Some bitterness left in the mouth. Pretty nice.

Mouthfeel. Light body with above medium, lively carbonation.

Overall. Nice sour beer. Wish I had tried this sooner. Will buy again.

Photo of Joshgonzales79
5/5  rDev +22.5%

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

Pours a clear orange with a fine white head and fades quickly and laces.

Smells a bit of brett with some apple and pear notes coming through along with some slightly sweet and honey like notes.

Taste is up front tartness that fades into a sweet, green apple flavor, and ends on a more carbonated pear note with some brett funk in the middle. The funk is pretty mild and well balanced. Quite nice, tough, I would prefer a bit more sour.

High carbonation and lighter body work perfectly for the style.

Tart, apple, pear, highly carbonated, slightly funky....a nice gueuze overall.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of JustinQ
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of JRdaSconnie
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Lillie1128
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
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

Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of chorkpop
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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.

Photo of Satchboogie
4/5  rDev -2%

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!

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jsprain1
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.

Photo of harrymel
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.

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,776 ratings.