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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,627 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,627
Reviews: 800
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 74
Gots: 155 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

AlexFields, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375 bottle with cork and pressure cap; small almost not existant pop as cork is removed.

poured into tulip glass.

bottled 11/23/12.

Appearance: Golden body with 2 fingers of egg white head that fizzes down into a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: moderate tart and funk. Fruity and yeasty. oak, musty, dusty, sweaty, oaky, earthy, hay/straw notes. Honestly, I smell something similiar to the smell of concentrated urine. First sniff was almost offensive, but once I got a few whiffs in on the beer, I made the determination that it really has a big nose thats better after you settle in with the beer a little bit. It not a bad a I originally thought it was. I could actually smell this when i poured from a little ways away from my glass without even really putting my nose into the beer.

Taste: Tart lemons and white grapes. Vinious like white wine. Green apples and light cherry fruitiness. Its fairely yeasty. And then the oak, earth, dusty sweaty funk shows up about midpalate. Finishes with a touch of tart green apple and fruity sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with high end of low carbonation. The mouthfeel starts off a touch syrupy like wine and then has a ticklish carbonation that comes alive on your tongue. Semi dry finish.

Overall: What a really complex beer style. There is a lot of things to take in. This is not a style of beer that is for someone who is new to craft beer. $5 for a 375ml bottle of beer. Great price to get your feet wet with this style of beer to trial and see if you like the style.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

strongaf, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Gagnonsux, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of adam42381
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice. Bottled on 8/18/12. Review from notes on 12/27/12. Drank in the room aboard the Carnival Dream over Christmas break.

Appearance: Pours an opaque orange/gold color with a 2 finger frothy eggshell white head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Tart fruit, Belgian yeast, barnyard funk and a hint of sweetness.

Taste: Very tart fruit and grape hulls up front followed by funky barnyard notes in the middle before ending with a sour, bitter finish. Aftertaste is bitter and funky.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of prickly carbonation. The sourness is puckering and coats the mouth.

Drinkability: Decent drinkability. Not one to try and polish off by yourself in a single sitting. Would be better shared.

Overall: Good beer overall. I think this is my first gueuze. While it's far from my favorite style, I can say I appreciate what Lindemans has done here. I wouldn't mind revisiting this one at some point in the future.

adam42381, Jan 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Chieftog, Jan 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

davelag, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

sukwonee, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

bbrown12, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Polasiuss, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

schnarr84, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Unchi, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2011 Vintage.
750ml poured into a wine glass.

Appearance
Slightly cloudy golden-straw with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Moderate-heavy carbonation.

Nose
Lemon juice, Sweet Tarts and vinegar.

Taste
Sour lemon juice, peach and Granny Smith apple skins. White wine vinegar and Sweet Tarts. Finishes with musty basement and hints of oak.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, moderately sour, crisp and clean.

Overall
Primarily loads of lemon juice, apple skin and vinegar. Not necessarily my favorite style of Sour.

justintcoons, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Morpheus
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On to beer #2 this fine New Years' Eve. Thus far I enjoyed a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (If you can say that 6 times without screwing up give you one --- no I won't (more for me)) and finished my 'from scratch' BBQ Pizza. The pizza was rich, so I need a contrasting beer.

Too lazy to get another glass, I wash out the mug and pour a July 2012 vintage. Sacrilege
perhaps, yet not a concern in this review IMHO. The bottlecap got wedged in the bottle opener, an event that has never happened to me in 30 years of inebriation! Were the beer gods trying to communicate? 8:1 foam ratio on pouring, with a milky blonde-red color. I do the Homer Simpson Lip Smack in anticipation.

Smell: Tart! More tart than a Welsh Tart! Lemon and lime sour - reminds me of Rose's lime cordial -- and a yeast funk. A-won't-u-take-me-to-...-...-funky-tart?

Taste: Instant tartness disippates into a fruity character, then a late musty finish. Perhaps a little on the mellow-side, but overall a very nice beer which is far too easy to drink. A beer to cellar, and open under the right circumstances.

Morpheus, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

GRUUMSH, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

avgjoseph, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip. Technically my first gueuze, though certainly not my first sour. Bottled March 21st, 2011.

A - Pours a super hazy golden amber, with a thick foamy head of off-white suds. Solid head retention, with above average lacing of sticky foam.

S - Mild funk and tart. Not much 'barnyard' character in this one. Mild grassy notes, with some sweeter notes pushing through. Slight hay aroma, but not much else.

T - Certainly not big on the sourness, but there's definitely a tartness to it throughout the profile. Mild funk, especially in the finish. Slightly musty, with some hay, grassy sweetness, and even some mild fruity notes. Green apple, white grape, and some lemony notes.

M - Light bodied, slightly tart, with some crisp carbonation that matches well. Very good.

D - An excellent brew, and for the style, based on my limited knowledge, is done very well. Possibly a tad sweet for a traditional gueuze. Super drinkable, with a nicely balanced profile and crisp, refreshing feel.

Converge, Dec 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Melomanemusher, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of TubaManJack
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is also the first formal gueuze.

Appearance- A bit of lacing yielded from a goldenrod yellow cloudy body. There also was a fair bit of carbonation and a light yellow tan head.

Smell- Like the bottom of a cold rock carved cellar or cave. There is a bit of wet rock and funky sourness. This is really different.

Taste- A mix of fruity sweetness and yeasty funk. As expected there isn't any malt or hops just a yeast driven brew. The sweeter portions of the beer are more of the typical characters: cherries, raspberries, sour unripped blackberries. The funk and tartness are next with a measure of musty minerals, like a soil collection of gruss or shale (I guess I really am a geologist). Not quite my thing, but I can still appreciate it.

Mouthfeel- Tart, dry, and funky. Its pretty typical but between the carbonation and its tartness it has a lighter mouthfeel.

This is a experience and something you should seek out.

TubaManJack, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

PretzelsNBeer, Dec 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

dfillius, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Ri0, Dec 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Tinfang, Dec 23, 2012
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.