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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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1,649 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,649
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 75
Gots: 159 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website

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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Photo of SHODriver
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

SHODriver, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Rmatuszak2
4/5  rDev -2%

Rmatuszak2, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Stevie_Janowski, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Holland
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pale yellow color with a hefty head that stays as a small layer covering the entire top of the beer. Looks thin, but there's a lot of carbonation. Fairly clear.

S: tart smell, kind of white wine-like, and not overwhelming at all

T: first it's sweet and a bit bready, then it's sour but not obnoxious. The white grape flavor is there a bit, too.

M: lots of carbonation, light body

O: good beer, but not great. It lacks the complexity of some of the other belgian lambics, but at $7 for a 375 ml bottle it's worthy to be purchased again.

Holland, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of jlove5
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jlove5, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

muskiesman, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of jsnoek
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jsnoek, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Liquoric3
4/5  rDev -2%

Liquoric3, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy gold, with a big fluffy white head. A good looking beer.
Smells funky. Not what I expected at all. Lemon zest, white wine, funk (almost like a skunked beer, but somehow not bad.)
First thing I notice is that this is a pretty sour beer. Some lemon, and other sour fruits. Some champagne characteristics. Some nice funk. Taste lingers on the mouth for a while. Medium body and heavy carbonation.

My second sour beer, however, this makes the first one not seem very sour in comparison. Good stuff though. Very good stuff. I will have to try more geuzes. This bottle was very fresh too, so I would like to see what some age does to it.

Danny1217, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Twig2848
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Twig2848, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of wattoclone
3/5  rDev -26.5%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of nas4atu
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

nas4atu, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of jivex5k
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of 3leggeddub
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

3leggeddub, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of bluerabbit
4/5  rDev -2%

bluerabbit, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of duracell
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle in a tulip glass.
The first of the style.

A - Cloudy gold color with a large white head. Medium retention. 4/5

S - Tart, lemony, crispy, some earthy character. Nice and fresh! 4/5

T - Acidic, I pick out notes of wood. 3/5

M - Medium tartness, the medium carbonation is spot on. Body is on the middle side. Relatively dry finish with a medium bitterness. 4/5

O - A good beer to get used to the style. Very refreshind and easy to drink! I was expecting some more complexity though... 3.5/5

duracell, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of heygeebee
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Platinum. BB 2017

First of style.

Pours a hazy gold. Two finger fluffy white head.

Aromas of lemon zest, a little yeast, funk, barnyard.

Intensely sour puckering flavours of lemons, vinigrette / vinegar. Astringent tart aftertaste. Sour candy. Very complex.

Mouthfeel lively and well carbonated.

All in all a well made beer, and glad to be on the sour journey...

heygeebee, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2009, opened in 2012.

Appearance – Pours a cloudy golden orange color, with a big head and light lacing.

Smell – Lemon, pine, white wine, and a hint of honey.

Taste – Taste is sour, but it’s nicer than most sours because the sour doesn’t linger in the aftertaste. Grapes, hay, and a touch of vinegar.

Mouthfeel – Sour, crisp, and finishes very dry. Very little carbonation although there is a sour tingle to it. A pleasing aftertaste for a gueuze.

Drinkability – One of the better gueuzes I’ve had.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

t0rin0, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Digimaika2
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(4.0) A: Clear and pleasing golden colour with a tall head that quickly (very) vanishes to a smattering of bubbles. Streaking lacing is evident.

(4.0) S: Fresh lemon zest, slightly vinaigrette, tart grapefruit, freshly cut and damp grasses, and lots of clove. Incredibly aromatic with an acidic quality that highlights the lemon zest well.

(4.0) T: Rather smooth lemony pulp taste, white grape, tart grapefruit, slightly vinegar-like bite, fresh grains/grasses, and oak. Hints of apple poke through towards the end as the initial lemon wave subsides. Spices are evident near the backend as well. Very nice complexity and a wonderful overall fresh-like quality to the taste profile.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation (fizzy). Mellow sourness with a chalky and near pulp-like texture. Finishes with bitter and dry qualities.

(4.0) D: Being new to this style I might have to revisit this one again in the future, but my first impression was a very good one. Surprised at how complex the flavour was despite the initial dominant sour aroma. Impressed.

Digimaika2, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Caterwaul
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Caterwaul, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of generallee
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

generallee, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy golden color with three fingers of very active white head. Carbonation throughout the beer appears very active.

S: Clean, lemon sourness upfront with a bit of barnyard funk, but the funk is well restrained. The lemon sour aroma is of moderate strength. Straightforward, but pleasant.

T: Similar to aroma, a lemon acidity is very apparent, yet not overpowering. Very mild musty funk. The taste is pretty balanced between a juicy sourness and a dry tartness. Good, but not terribly complex for the style.

M: Medium mouthfeel with strong carbonation.

O: A good, but not very complex Gueuze. Not as good as 3F or Girardin, but a good choice for the availability and price.

coreyfmcdonald, Sep 02, 2012
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,649 ratings.