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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,543 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,543
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 70
Gots: 133 | 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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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 03:24:14 | More by Lawnboy33
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CanadaBlue

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 23:50:30 | More by CanadaBlue
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marburg

Michigan

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

I've been waiting to drink this beer again so I could review it. I had the 1994 about a year ago, and it immediately became my favorite beer. This time, I'm having the 1998.

Pours the color of honey with a swirl of lively, dancing carbonation floating aimlessly about the beer. Really quite beautiful. If you don't pour this carefully, the head explodes into a dense, rocky, billowing puff yielding a powerful aroma.

Aromas of tart apples and vinegar -- cider gone bad.

It has a bile sort of feel to it, especially in the back of the throat. Very dry on the tongue, however. An acidic, vinegar taste with a mild hint of apple and pure sour candy (conjure up images of those sour gum balls that were all the rage in like 1992).

This is, for a man who loves a good sour ale, one of the elite beers. Simply fabulous. I've had this beer 3 or 4 times now, and this is the first time I haven't consumed the whole 750 mL bottle myself -- and this is only because this is the first time I've lived with another beer snob, my fiancee. Great beer in every respect.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2003 17:59:30 | More by marburg
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JRdaSconnie

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-15-2011 04:49:59 | More by JRdaSconnie
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illini4x4


5/5  rDev +22.5%

08-09-2012 03:18:12 | More by illini4x4
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Hoopman

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-26-2011 14:43:34 | More by Hoopman
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adrian21

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 06:18:22 | More by adrian21
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TicoCali

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-21-2011 05:29:23 | More by TicoCali
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-22-2011 14:00:42 | More by touchmeimsac
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-18-2011 19:16:55 | More by BelgianDip
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-25-2011 23:39:39 | More by Rochefort10nh
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-27-2011 00:24:59 | More by hotsudge
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mugsy62388

Georgia

5/5  rDev +22.5%

02-28-2012 17:01:54 | More by mugsy62388
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nomad

Kansas

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

Brewed in 1992, bottled in 1994, drank in 2003.

This 9-yeard old beauty poured pure gold and transparently so. Had a big filmy and foamy head, nice bits of stain, tons of lace, and champagne amounts of carbonation. It looked like a publicists dream for picture perfect beer.

Nose was sweet, tart, with notes of apple and a vinuous tone to everything. Also had a toasty champagne-like presence. Smelled intriguing and inviting, nothing like what most would consider beer. Sharp yet not biting, the aging rounded things out without diminishing anything's force.

First taste was the head which literally tasted like sugar. Then came the body of the beer which was dry, tangy, and leafy, like a bite of young mint. Yeast gave some bread notes, but it mostly tasted like a wheat beer gone champagne, in both appearance, feel, and taste. How else to describe this?

Had an amazing mouthfeel: it feels like magic as it evaporates on your tongue. Had no aftertaste in the lingering, coating sense; just the sour, sweet, dry, and leafy details wafting up your nasal passages and tingling the back of you mouth and throat.

Almost a decade of waiting calms and blends this beauty down on a variety of levels, rounds the sharp parts together. THE drink with food, especially fuit and vegetables. Its gueuze at its best – what else do you say? Gueuze is an endlessly fascinating style of beer and the product is nothing if not puzzling, tantalizing, refreshing, and edifying, both to the mouth and the brain.

Still haven't found a gueuze as good as this one. (Aging is key, though, younger bottles have been nearly as good the one reviewed above).

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2003 14:58:05 | More by nomad
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Minnesota_beer_guy

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +22.5%

03-22-2014 00:37:41 | More by Minnesota_beer_guy
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-11-2014 02:52:54 | More by Tivlavrie
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-03-2011 13:33:51 | More by SpillyBeers
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SGToliver

Washington

5/5  rDev +22.5%

08-23-2013 06:42:33 | More by SGToliver
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Offa

California

4.95/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Faintly cloudy gold, huge off-white head slowly shrinks to lasting thin foam, tiny bit of lace.

Aroma is very nice paradigmatic Gueuze quality – rustic sour fruits and grain, lots of yeast, wet hay, herbs, lemon.

Taste is drysih but not too dry, with nice Gueuze rutic character overall – lemon and spicy herb, light soured pear, hint of sweetness, yeasty character, wet hay, hint of leafiness, and excellent interplay of the elements. It’s lively and engaging and overall wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 20:56:59 | More by Offa
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claireoakhammer

New York

4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

wow, amazing! the label says it was bottled in 05.

a- light yellow
s- citrus
t- absolutely sour and funky in the craziest way possible. sparkly, light, refreshingly acidic, this is super sour and citrusy. and awesome.
m- sparkly, tingles on the tongue
o- an excellent beer, though I can't see drinking more than a half-beer's worth at a time

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 21:14:09 | More by claireoakhammer
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TheBigLebrewski

Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Boom.

Anyway, the head is large and white-bubbled at first, but gradually fades into a short, but tight and constant layer that maintains throughout the period of blessed enjoyment.

The smell is laid back gueuze. It's gentle, but certainly present, and accurately implies the beer's flavor profile, though understates it. Nothing too sweet, but barely tart.

The flavor is awesome. A wonderful way to introduce a friend to lambic beer in general, and a challenge to match it's cleanliness. Mouthfeel, similarily, with all that oozing gueuzy au-natural micro carbonation, activity, and general excitement.

Not much needs to be said. Sit down with one of these and learn something about beer, and about yourself.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 04:55:51 | More by TheBigLebrewski
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Murph

Arizona

4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First off, this bottle has a date of 1994 on it.
Pours a pale golden color with a nice somewhat rocky/chunky yet fizzy white head that retains nicely. Musty attic and basement with some slightly tart fruitiness as well with a bit of a grassy/hay undertone. Excellently sour and tart with lip puckering goodness that is very intense Plenty of farmish type tastes combine with the great tartness to make this an outstanding brew. Great crisp and dry mouthfeel with a relatively light medium body. I could drink this every day of the week and I probably would if I lived in Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2002 15:48:45 | More by Murph
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sapper1252


4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Near perfect (at least for me), as sour beers go. Definitely not the most sour gueuze I've ever had, but who are we kidding - some of these just get obnoxiously sour.

Very bubbly, lots of great Brett/pedio aromas. Let's not forget the price point in comparison to it's competition. I got some red apple right in the midst of all that sour. Very complex and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 00:43:25 | More by sapper1252
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My 100th review!

Appearance: Pours an invitingly hazy Amber color with about a half-inch of small white bubbles at first pour. There are a lot of bubbles rising to maintain the head. After a couple minutes, the head reduced to a thin layer across the top of the beer. After about twenty minutes in the glass, you notice that the beer has become pretty much clear. Even at this point, there are still a lot of bubbles rising. The beer leaves a thick coat of foam for lace around the glass after drinking.

Aroma: Man, the aroma on this beer is gorgeous! There is lots of citrus among some floral scents. The esters rule, but there is still a bit of sweetness that you can tell is there. There is a soft malty profile that accents the wildness of the aroma beautifully. After the head mostly disappears, you can pick out some of the hay/horsey aromatics residing subtly in the background. As it warms a bit, the blatant citrus starts to mellow out to leave you with a much earthier aroma from which you can start to pick out some of the wheat.

Taste: Gee whiz, how can a beer possibly get better than this???? There is a host of lemons and oranges that lead you into a slightly bitter Lambic “twang” in the middle of the profile. Finally the finish ends feeling like it has a medium body with an assertive carbonation that leaves the throat with enough sweetness to trap some of the citrusy goodness to last well after the sip. After it sits for a half an hour or so (I’m sipping this beer slowly) the flavor gets really soft and refreshing. It almost has a velvety mouthfeel as the carbonation looses assertiveness and leaves the beer to cross your palate in its true form. This beer is awesome!

Opinion: I think that this is about as close to a perfect beer as any. This is really the only beer that I have tried from Lindemans that I would consider saying that about. Sure, their flavored Lambics are good, and world-class in their own right...but they are far too sweet for my palate. This one has some surprising sweetness in it, but it barely even coexists with the wholesome funky goodness of the wild fermentation. It is a bit hard for me to believe that this is what the Lindemans beers taste like before they add all of those syrups in.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2005 02:41:27 | More by SkeeterHawk
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nortmand

Virginia

4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rich golden hued beer with plenty of suspended yeast. An insane frothy head that just won't quit tops the beer.

Complex aromas emanate, including lemon, grapefruit, barn, old hay, and vinegar.

Fantastic sour flavors dominate the palate. Just a touch of sweetness in this exceedingly dry beer. Complex and very nice, leaves a lingering sourness.

Full bodied and extraordinarily refreshing. A fantastic beer for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2006 19:13:49 | More by nortmand
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,543 ratings.