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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,648 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,648
Reviews: 802
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 74
Gots: 159 | 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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Photo of greenmonstah
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle shared with two others. Poured into Portsmouth tulip glass.

A - Amber apple juice like color with a finger of white head and a whole bunch of carbonation.

S - Muted funkiness with lemony back end.Surprisingly muted. Little bit of granny smith apple.

T - Sour apple and wild yeast funkiness. Tasty and quite acidic. A bit less sour than expected.

M - Medium body with a dryly acidic finish. Slightly cloying sweetness.

O - A great intro to the style, this is a good beer to use to introduce folks to the world of sour beer. It's not on the level of the RR sours I have had, but it is delicious and refreshing. Notably less complex than those RR beers.

greenmonstah, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev -2%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

mythaeus, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

alex_hart, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

TheCuriograph, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

kaips1, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

derkfromwi, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

rchristensen, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

eulerthegrape, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Daniellobo, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Dark33, May 02, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice, creamy, white head floats above a hazy, light-amber beer in this chalice glass. Some rings of lace are deposited above legs as yeast sediment is suspended below.

Opens with fruity apples, followed by sulfur, cough syrup, and fresh, raw corn. A light perfume is cut by distant skunkiness.

Enters with very tart apple, followed by grapes and a long tart finish accompanied by spruce, vinegar and saltiness.

The thin body is very dry, with lively carbonation and some astringency.

Probably a digestive. Ranks high as a conversation starter. I knew my father would cringe, but I will have another someday.

date consumed: 29 Sep 2008

SLeffler27, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of Cheesecole
4/5  rDev -2%

Cheesecole, May 20, 2014
Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev -2%

PatGreer, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a dark gold. Head is bubbly, slightly dense, and loose. Lively carbonation throughout. Head retention is decent leaving a small cap and collar. Minimal to no lacing.

Smell: Deep hits of old wet oak. Layers of tart and funk. Deeply earthy with some strong lemon peel and bright citric acid. Solid lactic push as well. Hay and straw with some deeper horse aromas. Woody. Some pear and mealy fruit. A touch of sweetness as well under the woody tart nature. Some pale malts add a bready element with a solid wheat presence thrown in. A touch of cereal grain maybe.

Taste: Lactic wood. Deeply oaked. Solidly earthy with an initial gripping citric bite. Tart edges drop off a bit as it warms and with successive sips. Lemon peel and a touch of oily rind. Malts are slightly bready with some minor sweetness. Wheat adds another layer of malt to the whole thing. Citric tart edge lingers on the edge of every sip. Some farm and the associated grass, hay, straw, and musty funk. Barnyard - horse. Mildly floral on the back. Apricot and pear as well. Funky dirty and mildly tart with a huge oak presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to almost high carbonation. A bit astringent. Smooth initial sip.

Overall: Blend it up baby.

A solid gueuze. Not the most complex, but it's got a great flavor and fits the style. Definitely can't go wrong with it and with a "low" bottle price, it's worth keeping around all the time.

Goblinmunkey7, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of IKR
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light shade of amber with a fairly generous head that fades fairly quickly.

Smell: Predominately barnyard funk.

Taste: Grapefruit and citrus notes pair up with some mild barnyard funk notes. The beer finishes on a fairly dry note.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a fair level of carbonation (the cork popped fairly loud).

Overall: Not the most complex tasting gueuze, but a good tasting example that's a bargain to boot. This beer is readily available and priced very well for a gueuze. This is definitely one of my go to beers.

IKR, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of goldbot
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, pale orange color; active carbonation but thin, white, fizzy head that dissipates to a thin haze. The aroma is malty with sourish fruit notes: citrus and lemon peel along with spicy peppercorn and coriander. Ample Brett aroma. Flavor is rather sour and tart; definitely funky but the Brett does not overpower the taste, as the fruit and spice notes come through also. It becomes sweeter as the palate adjusts. The mouthfeel is thin but crisp from the carbonation.

goldbot, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of Gusler
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite lambics, and one I drink on a regular basis, as with most of Lindemans brews a top notch sample of the art of Lambic's.

The beer as it separates from the 750ml green bottle set in the glass a beclouded golden amber color with a magisterial bright white head that is creamy in texture and as it erodes, the lace forms a solid and somewhat thick sheet to meld with the glass. Nose has a sweet and sour front, with a citrus crispness, fresh and clean to the senses, start is also somewhat sweet with the top light to moderate in its feel. Finish is stinging in its acidity, the hops pleasantly mild and the aftertaste tart and very dry, a great beer to have here in the desert especially now as its in the 110's and the humidity quite high.

Gusler, Jul 15, 2004
Photo of papat444
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first taste was a few years ago thanks to a big bottle from masterski. I wasn't familiar enough with the style to feel comfortable in reviewing but i thank slovaksniper (ratebeer) for this one.

Poured from a 375ml. bottle, bottled Jan. 2010 & expiry date Jan. 2016.

Appearance: Pours a honey colored body, hazy with barely 2 fingers worth of head that fizzle away.

Smell: Sweet, not too much tart with some fresh apples, peaches and yeasty bananas?

Taste: Mouth puckering right off the bat. Some fruit, barnyard, musty, green apples and a dose of salt in the finish. Intriguing and nice.

Mouthfeel: Zesty and fresh. Sucks the palate clean with a bone dryness. Tartness is in all the way.

Overall: I found it to be challenging but good. Strong from start to finish. Not a style for everyone maybe but worth giving it a try.

papat444, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a DFH snifter. Bottled on 4/2/10.

A- pours a clear shade of light orange with a one finger white head. The head actually sticks around for awhile, which is a little stunning. Looks gorgeous

S- getting a decent bit of apple and pear out of this one...its OK

T- good tart flavor without being very overwhelming at all. Lots of pears in the flavor...the tartness really isn't puckering, but it lets you know its there

M- body is fine, maybe a little thin. I'd expect nothing less

O- very solid beer. Great beginner sour

bigfnjoe, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with a fair amount of sediment/yeast that is visible in the pour (and remains in suspension after the pour). The beer has a medium thick head (less than a quarter of a thing) that reduces to an extremely thin film covering about 80% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to light aromas of barnyard funk and light amounts of sourness. There are additionally some very light vinous notes as well.

T: Starts out with some barnyard funk and sourness but eventually some vinegar like vinous notes come out as well. There is almost a bit of a bite to the taste of this beer but it is slightly sweeter than others in the style.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very prickly on the tongue.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink for the style with the extra sweetness and not as intense sour/funk. Definitely a sipping beer though.

dbrauneis, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of jar2574
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great big white bubbly head, good head retention. Nice carbonation.

Sour apple smell, with sweet yeast and malts as well. Intriguing.

Sour apple taste as well. Grainy mouthfeel. Yeast, malts. Cool. Different.

My first beer in this style. A winner.

jar2574, Mar 09, 2008
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

G – Snifter, flute, tulip. In a bitter contest, flute wins over snifter.

A – Hazy orange-yellow, brassy, with a quickly receding head and no lace. Ehhh.

S – Sour and tart apple, pear and peach, some sweet chardonnay oak; at very moderate levels for a Gueuze.

T – Wood, cork, lightly tart and sour. The woody notes are somewhat pronounced, but are generally mild, like oaked California chardonnay. Though it tastes good, it has too little carbonation, too little punch. I am underwhelmed.

M – This beer has the body and aroma of Champagne, but not the proper pleasantly prickly carbonation.

D – Very likable beer, in general. It is not exceptional within its stylistic realm, but it is very solid and certainly quite exotic to the uninitiated. But for me, I would always take Oude Gueuze, Girardin, or Boon over this.

ktrillionaire, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of DavidST
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured froma 33cl bottle into a Lindeman's Fluted Glass. I bought this pre aged and it has a bottled on date of 15 Nov 2007. Sadly I have no idea about the aging conditions so I'm hoping for the best, especially with the green bottle.

The appearance is good, a slightly hazy very pale yellow color with a slight golden hue, the head was very large and in off white, but its quickly dissipating. The smell I get some cider vinegar, a little musty, a little funk and some sweetness. The feel is mostly light and quite a bit of tartness. The taste is pretty good, I get mostly the tartness at first, but its more mellow than I expected (I've never had this fresh so I figure its mellowed out because of the age), after the initial tartness, I get a little fruity sweetness. This is way better than the overly sweet fruit lambics they also produce, too bad its so far to find around where I live (Framboise is everywhere though). Overall a pretty good beer, one I'd love to try fresh when its full force, but still good stuff.

DavidST, Aug 13, 2011
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,648 ratings.