1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

Not Rated.
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée RenéLindemans Gueuze Cuvée René

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,608 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,608
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 72
Gots: 149 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,608 | Reviews: 796 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of LMH88
3/5  rDev -26.5%

LMH88, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Talbott92
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Talbott92, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of samie85
3.08/5  rDev -24.5%

A-Pours a hazy, honey colored orange/yellow with a one finger, white head.

S-Whew! This one is musty and funky as all hell at first. The must and funk fade into a predominantly lemon and a bit of funk scent.

T-Tart lemon and a bit of sour, funky notes to it with some earthiness on the finish.

M-A little thin feeling and watery in the mouth with heavy carbonation.

D-The musty character is hard to get by at first. The thin watery mouthfeel is also something I'm not really a fan of, but I would be willing to give Gueze another shot.

samie85, May 09, 2010
Photo of Stocean1
3.13/5  rDev -23.3%

Poured into a large wine glass two two fingers, decent head and some lacing - an orange amber color - Smell is yeasty, some fruit and banana - Taste - is sour and earthy, funk, really unpleasantly balanced - like a funky dry sweet wine - not so much yeast/banana - Mouthfeel is dry, medium body and carbonation - Overall I was very disappointed in parting with $6.45 for this brew - could be it is not my style but I will not be grabbing this again.

Stocean1, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of justintcoons
3.15/5  rDev -22.8%

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 MrHungryMonkey
3.15/5  rDev -22.8%

Medium straw hue with good clarity and a little head.

Lightly sweet with a strange spicy peppery weed/grass-like aroma and a touch of cinnamon. Smells like an old church.

Not what I expected at all. The word barnyard comes to mind. Little sweetness and fruit flavors give way to barnyard tainted tartness. It kind of tastes like and old church too, or some herbal/thistle tea except it’s really tart. The tartness is more dull than strong and punchy. Finishes with dry and metallic hints. My tongue hurts.

Good carbonation and medium body.

Interesting and weird. This isn’t as tasty as I’d hoped, but it is cool. I look forward to trying more Gueuzes, only they’re so expensive ‘round here.

MrHungryMonkey, Jan 13, 2008
Photo of SheepNutz
3.15/5  rDev -22.8%

2001 Vintage. 750mL bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a deep orange/brown color with two fingers of head. There is minimal lacing on this one. The smell is a little musty with some white grapes and lots of acidity. The taste starts very sour, very very sour, with a bit of a dry sherry finish. There is a slight metallic aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and strong. Due to the high acid content, I was not able to stomach too much of this one. Maybe I'll like Lindeman's sweeter gueuze better.

SheepNutz, Oct 07, 2003
Photo of corby112
3.2/5  rDev -21.6%

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with a thick foamy head. Funky tart aroma that is sweet, sour and vinuous at the same time with yeast and light crisp frruit notes. Sour and puckering with a nice amount of carbonation. Champagne-like with sweet crisp light fruits (apple, pear and grape) and a very dry sour finish. Acidic.

corby112, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of Spider889
3.23/5  rDev -20.8%

Review from the bottle at Winking Lizard.

Every year their bottle list gets a little more advanced. And while Lindemans has never really shown itself to make "true" lambics, I was excited to try this beer, which suggests the possibility of being the truest lambic they have yet made.

Poured into a signature Lindemans flute.

The beer has an unpolished brass color, cloudy, with visible carbonation. There was a tight small white head, made up of vigorous carbonation. Typical of many gueuzes, there was nearly no retention or lace.

Smelled of tart apple skins and strong basement funk. Aromas of mildew, damp cardboard, old wood and metal. It was very potent from the moment I poured the beer. The aroma finishes with dank notes of white wine and vinegar. Not bad for a Lindemans, indeed.

The taste was very dry. Tartness leading into full-blown sour twinges in the glands after half a glass. There's more apple - granny smith - that shows. Overall a fairly plain tasting gueuze.

The mouthfeel is extremely dry. The tartness combined with the dryness really turn this into a sipper.

This was a nice change of pace for Lindemans, but I think I'll leave my gueuze money in the hands of the time-worn experts.

Spider889, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of blknikon
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

blknikon, May 07, 2013
Photo of Bjlps
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Bjlps, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

TrojanRB, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of ThatsThatDude
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of DogFood11
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Poured into a snifter it forms a decent Ivory white head that falls to a thin coating. Light copper to golden in color.

whoa baby, this one is quite tart to say the least. Has some funk to it that most of us have come to love. Musky at times but the sweet tart presence washes away anything that comes in its path. Very crisp and finishes clean and a little on the dry side.

Notes: I liked it but it was just OK.

DogFood11, May 29, 2006
Photo of badandy
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

A: Oragne/copper. Non impressive head. Appears to be heavily carbonated.

S: Oak and wine tannins. Fruity aromas mixed with a dank cellar. Very interesting and complex aroma. Smells almost of champagne yeast.

T: First taste is very sour, almost of vinegar. I find it a little overwhelming, but then this is my first lambic. I find it hard to detect any malt and hops. Not particularly pleasant, but not unpleasant either.

M: Light bodied. Leaves a sour film behind.

badandy, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

anteater, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of match1112
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

355ml bottled on 3 FEB 2012 into a flute glass.

a: clear golden amber body. off white head quickl towers up then fizzes out. no lacing left behind but plenty of champaign like bubbles rise up.

s: apple cider vinegar. maybe a little pear and some grass. a whole lot of funk going on in there, mellows as it breathes.

t: more acidic than anything. there is some apples and pears amongst a field of fresh cut grass.

m: very champaign like, thin body with alot of carbonation.

o: not a fan and probably wont buy again. does not compare to the few others i've had for the style. way too much acid without having a nice sour blend to it. aftertaste reminds me of acid reflux.

match1112, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Nathanbolin
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Nathanbolin, May 09, 2014
Photo of kelvarnsen
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

kelvarnsen, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of BartMcStout
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

BartMcStout, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Izzybone
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Izzybone, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of texashammer
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%

orange and foamy out of the bottle, not untypical for the style. tart and dry nose, some vinegar. slightly complex gueze but not terribly so -- only average. tastes of lambic funk, tart and dry with some acetic qualities. scrubbing bubbles in the mouth, fairly light body.

texashammer, Feb 09, 2006
Photo of scottfrie
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%

375ml bottle into Cantillon gueuze glass. It’s hard to read but I think this was bottled in 2008.

A: Pours a fizzy burnt golden with a thin white head that quickly faded into a nearly invisible film.
S: Light notes of dry funk, a twinge of citrus, and good dose of gueuzey earth and straw. I get light notes of golden fruits, peppery spices, and Belgian sugar as well.
T: Hints of peach come through alongside notes of dry funk, citrus, earthy must and straw. Peppery yeast and spices bring up the finish, and the aftertaste is sweet with hints of lemon zest.
M: Medium body, drying mouthfeel, light sweetness, with very fizzy and bubbly carbonation. Bubbles feel big and prickly on my palate.
O: A bit plain in flavor and too spritzy for my liking, but this was an easy drinking gueuze with a moderate acidic bite. Worth checking out if you are getting into the style, but it doesn’t compare to the other great gueuzeries of Belgium.

scottfrie, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of corporatejim
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%

By far not my style of beer so my review may bang it a bit more than it deserves. Pours an orangeish amber into the glass. Minimal head and minimal lacing. Sweet fruity aroma. Astringent melony taste. Probably the best gueuze I have had to date, but still far from what I would buy. Perhaps my tastes are changing, yet again. I guess we shall see.

corporatejim, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of mmmbeer
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%

750 mL corked-n-capped, green champagne bottle with '05 notched on the label. It pours a mildly-hazy bright orange with medium carbonation and a 1" off-white head that reduces to almost nothing by the end. The aroma is acidic and lightly sweet with lemon, a mild earthy/musty character, and some phenols that are a tad fruity. It is light to medium on the palate with an equal finish, and it is lightly drying with a taste that is tart, bitter, sour, and acidic, with lemon juice and phenols. It almost has more mouth-puckering sensation than flavor. It's a bit difficult to drink if you're not in the mood as it is quite sour and bitter, but as far as gueuze goes, it's not too bad.

mmmbeer, Aug 25, 2006
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,608 ratings.