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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%

thesarahfuller, Dec 29, 2011
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Dyce930, Oct 28, 2012
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andilane, Jun 01, 2014
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Lawnboy33, Nov 15, 2011
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CanadaBlue, Nov 15, 2011
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birdsellam, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of marburg
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.

marburg, Mar 22, 2003
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

JRdaSconnie, Dec 15, 2011
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browniewithnuts, Aug 22, 2014
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illini4x4, Aug 09, 2012
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Hoopman, Nov 26, 2011
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adrian21, Nov 15, 2011
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TicoCali, Nov 21, 2011
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touchmeimsac, Nov 22, 2011
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veblen, Aug 24, 2014
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BelgianDip, Nov 18, 2011
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Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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hotsudge, Nov 27, 2011
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mugsy62388, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of nomad
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).

nomad, May 27, 2003
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Minnesota_beer_guy, Mar 22, 2014
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Tivlavrie, May 11, 2014
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SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
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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.

Offa, Apr 29, 2011
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
92 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.