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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,522 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,522
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 67
Gots: 129 | FT: 7
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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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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

having had this more often now i really have to bump up the scores. better lacing recently too. i must have been biased against lindemans in my old review. for the price, this is the best value oz-per-oz for a traditional gueuze.

bump up half points each for appearance and drinkability.

>>>>>>>>>>>
OLD REVIEW 7-12-08

750ml green bottle. dated oct 2007, w "best by" of dec 31, 2013

poured into tulip

golden honey with orange tint, slight haze. decent head soon fades to wisps and then just thin ring. lacing doesn't stick.

champagne notes and hay-like aromas. some pear juice and faint must with whiff of vinegar.

mild cider vinegar flavor and acidity. some bready yeastiness and... wet crackers? herbal notes come with hint of hops and bitterness. dry finish with very slight sour pucker.

almost watery, but smooth. moderate carbonation is lively and prickly.

pretty decent and refreshing, but probably not a gueuze i'm seeking out again.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2009 13:02:18 | More by tai4ji2x
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SFLpunk

Vermont

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz green glass bottle with cork and crown cap. No date.

Appearance: Poured into Duvel chalice. Light white head that recedes quickly leaving a little lacing. Cloudy orange-tan, like iced tea with lemonade. Some sediment, but not a lot.

Nose: Sour fruit esters. Sour pear, wild lilies, wheat, hot river rocks, minerals, and a little doghair or horsehair smell.

Palate: Intensely sour! Wow! I'll continue my earlier analogy about iced tea with lemonade...except it's more like lemonade discolored by iced tea. Light bodied with a little, quick, carbonation. Flavors of lemon juice, pear, granny smith apple, pine (cut wood), lemon zest, lime zest.

Notes: Really sour! Did not expect that from the same company that provides us with sticky-sweet candy beers. The body is a little lacking in texture, but still, this is probably the best beer they make (that we get here).

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 21:07:06 | More by SFLpunk
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Badger6

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle into a Petrus goblet. Brewed in Apr 2013.

A: Golden color. Very bubbly, some head, that quickly recedes.

S: Orange rind, grapes, a little spice, some earthiness.

T: Green grapes, citrus up front. A sour flavor comes through quickly and follows to the end. Some malts are apparent as it finishes. There is an earthiness to the flavor as well.

M: One word, light. A little sharp on the carbonation, but nothing harsh.

O: Tasty and interesting, but not overly complex. Flavors are not particularly bold or clear, but the lightness to the brew makes it enjoyable. Some to the character of this brew is a direct result of its age, 10 months. Older might be much better on this style.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 22:15:33 | More by Badger6
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle (bottled on July 6 2012) poured into a tulip

A- Turbid gold with pale yellow highlights. Lots of sediment. Fizzy off white head retains well, slight lacing.

S- Tart, fruity and musty aroma. Pretty funky overall, but very interesting. I'm intrigued.

T- Sour, lemon without a looming tang finish, and then a bit of an apple crispness.

M- Fairly light, nice tingly fizziness, and loads of pucker. Lip smacking.

O- My first gueuze. And it was a very pleasant experience. Drinking this has opened a world of beer attributes to me. I think that's why this style is so interesting. The blend of flavors and aromas are exclusive to the gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 12:29:43 | More by BWED
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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 04/05/96...

A deepish shade of ginger brown, hazy in appearance. Good pop to the cork but the head settles quickly to a skim in an open chalice. Minimal lace in the first glass, better in the second. Aroma with a bit of yeastiness, slightly tart but with lots of pie apples in it. Body of this one is decent, carbonation lighter than some, but its there. Lightly challenging flavors, tart with unripe fruit, a sense of woodiness and rose petals. Not overpowering to start, actually pretty drinkable for style. Just at the end, the mouthfeel flattens and that kick in the butt more-sour-than-grapefruit seeds character makes itself known. Not a showdown Gueuze, but good in its pleasantly aged way.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2005 15:10:04 | More by ADR
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 bottle purchased at the Brick Store.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of light malts, wheat, and moderate funk.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Light malt flavors with a wheat twang up front with wet hay and herbal hops coming in near the back end. The ending is crisp with a light hint of tartness. Mouthfeel is good, with active carbonation.

Overall I was a fan of this beer, and not surprised despite the name as I’ve heard many good things. A nice and readily available beer for the style, worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 17:34:12 | More by glid02
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pwoods

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml corked and capped green bottle, purchased from Party Town, poured into a Tulip.

A: Pours a deep peachish color that's nearly opaque. Large white head forms a bit loose but holds for a bit before falling and leaving tons of lacing.

S: Clean fruity tartness. Plenty of green apples and green grapes. Yeasty, nearly champagne. Light wheat and biscuity malts.

T/M: I would have to imagine that this bottle has a bit of age on it... Pretty damn sour and tart, all the way to puckering. The green apples and grapes actually taste much closer to the peel/skin with some dry, powdery taste and feel. Overall the drink is very dry. A bit of apricot comes out once you get a bit acclimated to the pucker. Loads of yeast flavor. The wheat and biscuity malts definitely take a back ground but still hold things together. Body is medium light to light with strong carbonation. Very dry with plenty of linger.

D: Dry and refreshing and certainly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 01:12:08 | More by pwoods
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

About time i reviewed one of these bad boys.

Pours a clear yellow with slight orange tint and a fizzy white head that does not stick around for very long.

Nose is good horseblanket farm funk wild yeast. Some tartness is apparent in the nose for sure. a bit of fresh white fruit too, crisp apple.

Taste is a mirror image. Crisp green apple and good stanky funky horseblanket flavors right off the bat. Incredibly dry on the finish, with great tartness throughout. Aftertaste is farm funkage and dry apple. Some slight pepper in here as well, very slight.

Mouthfeel is pretty much right where it should be. Carbonation is a touch high, but this is expected in gueuze from time to time. Viscosity is just right. Great dryness on the finish and aftertaste.

Drinkability is where this one shines. A perfect medium between tart and sour makes this one a very drinkable gueuze. A tiny bit high carbonation makes it that much more slammable as well.

Overall, this is certainly the best beer in Lindeman's regular lineup. A solid gueuze that I'm sure gets less attention than it deserves because it is from the notorious sweet panty peeler lambic producer that we all know and give to girls. This however, is a solid representation of the style, and is not one to be neglected, a good gueuze for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 03:29:31 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like sparkling cider in the glass. Thin white head fades away pretty quickly, and not much in the way of lacings either.

Tart fruit on the nose. Green apple and white wine, bit dusty.

Cider up front. Tart apples, nice mix of grainy malt and rustic wheat. Lambic characteristics develop slowly, starting with a respectable sourness. Barnyard funk is pretty subtle in this one, an essence midway through, quickly fades. Nice clean finish.

Nicely carbonated, stops short of fizzy, enough to really bring the flavours out.

This is a very approachable gueuze, and not in the sugary mainstream sense. It's a well-crafted, well-balanced example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 19:02:30 | More by CanuckRover
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy yellow hue; very bubbly and foamy head that disipates quickly, but that is typical for the style

S: Sour and citrusy smelling; there is a subtle yeastiness too; apple cider aroma is strong and there is a subtle vomit smell-it isn't off puting and actually works but it's there

T: Apples and a puckery sourness are evident up front; quite sour but drinkable

F: Bubbly with an even mouth feel

D: For a sour beer, this is quite drinkable and quite delicious

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 02:36:27 | More by dbossman
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bditty187

Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, brassy-gold in hue, the color is truly lovely! White head, at the apex the foam was two fingers tall. I am impressed at how fluffy the foam is plus it has damn good staying power too. In other words, head retention was good; it took many minutes before the head faded noticeably. A soapy cap lasted the entire consumption. The subsequent lacing was unorganized and not very widespread. From top to bottom this is an attractive beer!

The nose doesn’t jump out of the glass but the potency is still loud enough. I really like what it is saying. Bright tartness but retrained at the end, woody notes, apples, lemon, musty barnyard like the morning after a heavy dew. The bouquet is earthy but not in a “dark” way. I am impressed that the rustic vibe harbors warmth, I can’t think of two many Guezues that accomplish it. Granted, other Guezues are much more complex. No complaints with this one though, it says everything I want it to. Lovely. Inviting!

Holy hell! I’ve had enough Guezues to know what is coming on the palate but the nose lolled me to sleep. BAM! I was sucker-punched with a big, beefy blast of tartness! I love it! What I am a rookie? This beast is making me pucker! I love it! Jaded no longer? Tart apples and pears upfront, followed by lemon rinds, grass too, and some cork. The finish is acidic and briefly fruity sweet with hints of rhubarb. Very dry aftertaste, clean too… sharp but kind of empty for my tastes. I really like the palate but, IMO, it lacks a bit of complexity but the tartness and dry finish is no joke. Sadly, by my second glass I was use to the tartness and the lack of depth was more noticeable. I was ready to score this beer high but I can’t any long. At best, this is a very good Gueuze… not outstanding, just really good. There is nothing wrong with that. While Lindemans might brew some overly sweet beers this one is more traditional. I like it.

The mouthfeel is very ordinary but fitting for the style; medium/medium-light in body, lively, zippy carbonation… very refreshing.

I’ve had this 2002 edition since 2004 when I purchased it in Minneapolis, MN. Why did I wait to drink it? I wasn’t cellaring it. I just didn’t drink it. I guess I figured it wouldn’t be this good. Now I am happy I can buy more in Kansas City. I’d be happy to drink this again on a hot summer’s day or with a salad or with bleu cheese… or all by itself. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2006 14:43:44 | More by bditty187
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Sharkophile

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass. Appears a hazy golden color with a bit of an orange-ish tinge. Hard pour yields a big fluffy long lasting white head.

S: Awesomely tart fruity aromas. Like smelling a freshly cut lemon. With some grape or apple skin as well.

T: Intense citric (not vinegarry like some sours) tartness with some funk from the yeast followed by an even more intense bitter, tannic tartness which reminds me of grape skin. Finishes super dry.

M: Pretty light mouthfeel with spritzy, lively carbonation.

O: An intense, in your face sour. I'd love to try more like this. I haven't had many sours, but this is insanely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 04:35:09 | More by Sharkophile
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A foil-wrapped 750 mL bottle that is corked and capped.

A: The gueuze is a light apple juice color that combines orange and iced tea together. Not much head-wise, either on pour or as lace.

S: The nose is pleasantly tart, combining horseblanket funky with an acidic tang. Green apple and caramel malts mix with and accentuate the tartness.

T: This one really grabs you. The tartness is far more intense than the nose lets on, coating the palate with wild fauna. The bite is far more acidic than bretty (and luckily the acetic vinegar is nowhere to be found). A medicinal flavor follows the tartness, an unusual transition that leads back to tartness after a few seconds. The tart apple flavors are slow to fade from the palate.

M: This is a sock-knocker, flooring the tastebuds with sheer tartness. The carbonation does a bit but can't withstand the funk.

D: Only 5%, this ale is a testimony to ingenuity by Belgian brewers. So much flavor in such a small package is a great Christmas eve treat.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2008 01:05:44 | More by akorsak
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BeanBone

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A nicely hazy golden-orange body capped by a finger or so of whitish head that burns off rather quickly and leaves little lacing.

Aroma: A bold mix of musty, herbal, and spicy tones with an almost medicinal quality at times.

Taste: Dominated by a puckering and acidic sourness; think a mix of lemon juice and dissolved SweeTarts. Once you get past the tartness, peppery, golden-fruity, and funky barnyard notes abound. The aftertaste is herbal with plenty of residual sourness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with sharpish carbonation. This is a beer that really puckers your mouth and narrows your eyes.

Drinkability: With the overriding tartness, this is quite the sipper; a brilliant choice for an aperitif.

Verdict: If you're looking for an introduction to sours, you won't go wrong with a bottle of this. Quite the tart beast when fresh, I'd love to see how this beer mellows after a decade or so.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 23:56:58 | More by BeanBone
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful hazy honey gold body topped with a full finger of noisy white carbonation that laces incredibly well... thick streaks of head all across the glass until it's gone.

Tart green apple, phenols, fresh fruit, warheads, wet hay, grass clippings, crisp and tart. No bullshit.

More of the same... sour apple, faint spicy yeast, phenolic qualities, barnyard deliciousness, approachable in its sour character but complex enough to satisfy. The finish isn't quite as dry as some others of the style but it actually works well here. The tart bite fades fast in the wet finish which would make for a great introduction to the style I think.

This has become one of my go-to beers. Delicious stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 23:44:48 | More by yamar68
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden straw color. White head disappears quickly. A few nice spots of lace. Very fine bubbles streaming from the bottom.

Tart, sharp lactic aroma. Funky, with a slight leathery aroma. Fruity notes.

Tart, slightly puckering. A sour note lingers for a while. A bit of a ripe fruit feel. Earthy and dry finish.

Lighter body, with a good carbonation feel. Tartness is refreshing. Alcohol is a non-factor here. Very refreshing, a great change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 19:58:24 | More by Bierguy5
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review adapted from notes taken 8/6/11

Note: Bottled 23 Nov 2012 (Lindemans has time machines)

Appearance: An interesting copper orange - nice head, nice lacing - not a ton of carbonation, but that works for me

Smell: Sour and tart - some sour funk, some Belgian yeast funk - some wood, some lemon and light citrus - pale malts - as expected, it gets more complex as it warms

Taste: Sour, with a lot of lemon - wonderfully tart - as it warms, tartness increases, kind of tastes like a sour, tart lemon rind (in a good way) - hay, wood, earth, and a lingering acidity - malts are very pale, delicate, slightly sweet - some general funkiness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium, adequate carbonation, slightly puckering

Overall: Noteworthy for a few reasons

While this does not reach the complexity of some other sour beers (i.e., it's not a Cantillon), it is a very good gueuze. It gets bonus points for the fact that it is relatively easy to find and about as cheap as a sour gets. For this reason, it is greater than the sum of its parts.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 18:25:57 | More by angrybabboon
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vacax

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cuvée René is a typical albeit attractive gueuze in terms of appearance, with its cloudy gold core shrouded with a tower of white foam on top. Retention is fine, with some sporadic lacing leaving the imprint of large bubbles.

The aroma is dry, lemony, tart, and a relatively light level of Belgian funk. As far as gueuze goes, this has a lot of the attractive features and avoids the more complex, perhaps more esoteric and "acquired taste" type of barnyard funk. Tastes lemony with a tart yeasty character with a touch of grass. Nicely moderate-high sourness with a clean finish for the style. A really good tasting beer, though it lacks some of the complexity seen in other gueuzes--little funk of any kind, seems to be mostly lactic sourness. Almost like an imperial Berliner Weisse. It is tasty though, and for the price point, half to a third the price of other respectable gueuzes. Light bodied with tight, high carbonation. What it lacks in complexity, it definitely makes up for in terms of drinkability, one could probably kill a 750 alone, though it is always better to share with a friend.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 03:51:52 | More by vacax
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ThaCreep

Belgium

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A sour odor and tart, like a cellar that will make you think up the sheet of glass above and a mouth tart winey acid on the tongue and in enduring aftertaste. The taste of pure lambic explodes in the mouth of a powerful acid. One senses, slightly behind, touches of white pepper and a final rhubarb still green. A lambic couples perfectly mastered that combines tradition and taste.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

04-17-2010 17:36:15 | More by ThaCreep
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knucks999

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Such a great beer for the price. With the right pouring technique, this pours almost bright into my Duvel glass. Notes of bretty barnyard and lactic sourness fill the headspace in the glass. The taste is similar, incredibly drinkable. Not much foam of lacing. High carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 23:18:45 | More by knucks999
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its body is a slightly hazed rich golden straw hue, chalk full of aggressive bubbly streams. About two fingers of crackling foamy white head is yeilded after a generous pour. There's not much retention to speak of, which I find surprising considering the heavy carbonation that's visible.

Piles of sour green grape skins tickle the nose with hay and funkiness surrounding them and being nearly as prominent. Chalky and dusty come to mind. Underneath the outdoor and wild characters, I pull out a very soft sweetness; a bit fruity and estery but more on the fresh bready side. The nose is complex and a pleasure to decipher.

A bold sourness with a light acidic quality to it envelopes the palate before it shoots along its back. The sour aspect most resembles sour green grape skins and lemon pith with the latter making its home on the middle of the tongue. Bready malts are a mere outline in the overall scheme of things. As the beer settles and nears its end, this becomes more readily detectable.

The feel is sharp, light, and snappy thanks to the high levels of carbonation and pronounced sourness. Dry in the finish and very refreshing.

I'm slowly making my way into the world of sours/geuezes and I found this to be very enjoyable. The sourness is there from beginning to end but it was never overwhelming or made me think twice about taking the next drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 20:33:06 | More by ludachris
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355 mL capped-and-corked bottle from the LCBO; packaging code L D27LGC. The label says 5.5%, but a sticker slapped over top says 6.7% (probably determined during the LCBO's lab testing). Lambics of any stripe are pretty rare around here, so I have been pretty eager to try this one (my first gueuze) since I picked it up a few weeks ago.

Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow colour, topped with about one finger's worth of fizzy, sparkling-white head. It manages to stick around for a few minutes before thinning out, leaving behind a smooth cap and collar on the surface. Minimal lacing. The aroma is acidic and slightly vinegary, with some funky barnyard/wet hay notes. A little vinous, with hints of lemon and orchard fruit. Fairly pleasant.

Tasty stuff, with just the right amount of acidity - not face-puckering by any means, but still a prominent feature of the profile. Lemon rind, sour plums, white wine and green apple flavours are detectable, alongside some faint wheat malt sweetness, with a musty, funky barnyard flavour coming through toward the finish. Fairly dry aftertaste with some lingering tartness. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation for a relatively fizzy mouthfeel (but not on the level of champagne or macro lagers). Drinkability is ok, but not something I'd be interested in drinking all night - the serving size is about right for me.

Having had almost no previous experience with these sorts of styles (only one framboise and one Flanders red), I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from a beer style that is usually described as tasting 'funky'. It's definitely a novel brew for me, but not something that is likely to jive well with the palates of anyone not already accustomed to lambics, sours, champagne or white wine. An acquired taste, for sure.

Final Grade: 4.1, an A minus. Lindeman's Gueuze Cuvée René is an interesting, refreshing changeup from the IPAs, hefes and ambers that have made up the majority of my beer intake this summer. This is good stuff, perfect for introducing a newbie to the world of gueuzedom, but not something I plan to seek out or hoard in the future. Decent value for the price, and worth a try for anyone curious about the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 00:46:03 | More by thehyperduck
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and capped bottle bought from belgianshop.com... bottled date 2004

Poured a dark hazy coppery orange colour... Head started foaming out of the top of the bottle and poured pretty big and foamy but disappeared very quickly... some light lacing...

Aroma - Very strong lambic brett yeastiness, sharp spicy fruits (light grapefruits, lemons, sour apples), musty barnyard / wet hay aromas, light vinegary notes, freshly cut wood, very light pale malts, some basil notes... outstanding...

Taste - Sharp sour lemons and strong sour grapefruits, salty, light vinegar hints, very yeasty, faint sweet after notes, grapes, light vanilla, floral, grassy, some woody notes, champagne like hints... again outstanding...

Feel - Very dry... light body... pretty drinkable considering the tartness... thirst quenchingly good...

Overall - An outstanding gueuze - one of the best i've tried...

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 14:47:14 | More by mdagnew
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geryeb624

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My first review; poured from a 750 mL champagne style bottle.

A- Dark gold to orange in color, with very tall, foamy head. Head is retained fairly well, and considerable lacing.

S- Lots of funk, some sour apple and lemon notes. Sourness and lactic characteristics are up front.

T- Wow, that is a sour beer. Same lemon and apple-like notes. Fruity and sour, which I am a big fan of. Tastes reminiscent of their Kriek with the tartness turned way up. Quite delicious.

M- Fairly light mouthfeel, but substantial enough for the style.

D- Very drinkable despite the sourness, I could go through a 750 mL bottle no problem, though I could see the sourness turning people off after a glass or two.

Overall, an excellent brew. My second foray into lambics, the Lindeman's Kriek being my first. I like this style a lot, and could definitely drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 00:06:26 | More by geryeb624
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy dull golden color with thin white, bubbly head.

S- Lots of big yeasty musty barnyard smells with a pronounced tartness.

T- Yeasty, very crisp and tart, some pear-like fruitiness, finishes with funky barnyard flavors.

M- Great, medium to light body, very crisp and semi-dry, loads and loads of carbonation.

O- A really nice gueuze, a good intro to gueuze or lambics in general before trying out some of the fruited or pricier ones, for just ~$11 it's a good value as well.

Serving type: bottle

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