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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
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1,553 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,553
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 73
Gots: 134 | 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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KajII

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Flute glass]

The pour was a clear golden orange with a huge (3-4 finger) white pillowy head that reduced to a thin cap which lasted throughout and had fair light spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a funky barnyard Belgian yeast and some light grain malts with notes of citrus (lemon), green apple, pears and a mild white grape winey odor.

The taste was sour yet still slightly sweet with hints of apple and pear early on, but quickly became very sour with a slight acetic taste taking over. It also possessed notes of yeast and citrus with a mild white wine presence at the end. The flavor lasted a nice long while, with a fruity tart taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a very strong champagne like carbonation.

Overall a good tart fruity brew with a nice sweet sour ending...

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 22:32:24 | More by KajII
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kaips1

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2%

06-25-2012 18:48:18 | More by kaips1
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gpawned

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2012 10:10:34 | More by gpawned
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rumorsofsurf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-21-2012 13:59:54 | More by rumorsofsurf
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Flowyn82

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-21-2012 00:59:43 | More by Flowyn82
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-19-2012 21:21:52 | More by carteravebrew
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-17-2012 06:04:28 | More by MarkyMOD
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mtlasley

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

06-17-2012 03:31:22 | More by mtlasley
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mschind

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ML Bottle dated 8-12-11. First time for a Geuze. I see a lot of reviews for bottles that are quite a bit older than this one but this is what is before me so here goes;

A- The cork released easily with a nice pop. Some have described the head as Champaigne like but this has an off white, fluffy texture that stays higher on the edges. Color is a hazy medium gold. The carbonation is giving it a persistent foamy cap.

S- Yeasty and peppery. I'm picking up a hint of sulphur and salt from time to time and then as it warmed up there was some of that earthy barn yard funk.

T- Starts out citrus sour without the puckering astringency which surpirsed me. This is not acidic to my palate. The finish is clean and neutral, how do they do that? I'm not getting a lot of nuance here, might be too young. I can taste some musty notes on top of the sour but each sip finishes clean.

M- Light bodied but gives the illusion of being more full due to the smooth carbonation that inflates each sip a bit.

O- For my first foray, I am very impressed. I would love to try an older version. It went well with strawberries and I'll bet some soft cheese would be good too. I can't say how this stacks up yet so I'll probably revisit this after trying some other examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 21:56:28 | More by mschind
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-12-2012 21:00:31 | More by nathanjohnson
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SaneMan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-10-2012 06:16:57 | More by SaneMan
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Jfriz25

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle pours a hazey orange. Couple cm of head which fades but leaves tiny bubbles floating on the surface. Musty faintly sour smell. Tastes exactly how it smells which is a good thing. I would prefer a little more but it has a nice sour flavor. Good enough to get my fix without spending a fortune. Overall a very refreshing brew for a 90 degree day laying in a hammock!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 21:42:08 | More by Jfriz25
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-09-2012 00:50:42 | More by beerFool28607
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

06-08-2012 21:27:47 | More by BeerHunter76
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Corkscrew in Urbana, IL
Bottled on Jun 25, 2010
Poured into a New Belgium globe glass

Lindemans Cuvee Rene is probably the gateway gueuze for most North American aficionados of the style. Well-balanced between malt sweetness and tartness, the beer offers much to consider for the style. As one is exposed to more lambic-based offerings and extends his/her palate, I feel that this may be found a bit lacking in sour complexity, but will always still be a solid version of the style.

Pours a 2cm head, slightly off-white, small in size, forming a smooth, shiny, nearly cheese-like frothy head. Retention is fairly good, several minutes elapsing between the head's rise and fall to a thin cap atop the body. Moderate lacing is left in its wake, some significant stretches and splotches. Body is an orange-gold color, highlights are yellow-orange, and when the beer is held up to a light, I observe a lighter, paler orange-gold.

Aroma of malt sweetness with tart apple and some lemon rind/zest. A bit of general, light acidity appears as the beer warms. Good aroma, but would appreciate a bit more complexity as from oak, yeast byproducts, even some acetone-like qualities.

Flavors are of malt sweetness at the forefront of the palate, followed closely by lemon rind tartness; tart, unripe peaches and old, somewhat moldy apricots. Closes out with a flash of good sourness, with the slightest hint of damp basement mustiness. Lingering aftertaste of mild bitterness and wheat malt sweetness.

Beer is medium bodied, with a slight bit of wateriness around the edges. Carbonation is medium to medium-high, suited well for the beer's body, making this fairly crisp on the palate at first, then becoming smooth as the carbonation extinguishes itself. Closes out dry.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 23:51:22 | More by falloutsnow
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2012 05:48:10 | More by twelveinches
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2012 03:27:43 | More by imperialking
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WynnO

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-30-2012 04:24:50 | More by WynnO
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danieelol

Australia

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mixed mango colour. Good head/lacing.

Smell is light mango, hydroponics, funk, lemon. Nice malt and funk.

Taste is subdued. Bit of lemon and some crispness and funk.

Mouthfeel is fine, somewhat sour and somewhat minerally.

Overall a good beer at an obviously young age.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 09:35:15 | More by danieelol
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this once before, but I didn't realize I hadn't rated it... A random that's been hanging around since last fall in my cellar.

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden colour, thumb of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Musty caramel malts, grape skins, wet cardboard,

T - A sour grapefruit flavour dominates alongside some biscuit notes, bitter, yet fruity hop flavours. Bubble gum lingers on the finish with a hint of orange and lemon citrus.

M - Lighter bodied ale that fills the mouth, goes down a tad prickly and finishes quite dry, fitting for the style... Or at least given the few of the style that I've tried to date.

O - Loaded with flavours, many of which creep up on the finish, making for a complex gueze. Definitely worth seeking out, and I wish I had grabbed a few extra bottles when they were available. I'm glad I was able to hang on to this one for as long as I did.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 05:44:08 | More by andrenaline
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

05-27-2012 00:27:13 | More by Archemedies
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datphoo

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

05-25-2012 01:54:42 | More by datphoo
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Humulus85

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Gueuze. Wasn't expecting popping the cap to find a cork! Bottled on 2/2/12. From 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter

Pours a hazy gold. Crowning, three-finger, white, soapy head dissipates rather quickly, leaveing behind very little lacing.

Zesty, funky, slightly florally. Nice and crisp.

Tons of lemon zest, floral, very tart in the finish.

Highly effervescent, tons of champagne bubbles. Super dry and crisp in the finish.

Overall this was a nice introduction to the style, but I have a feeling they get a lot better than this. I hear this style ages well so I think I'll grab another couple and see how a couple years in the cellar changes things. Recommended to anyone looking to dip their toes in the sourer side of Belgians. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 03:14:39 | More by Humulus85
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carlitosbronson1

California

4/5  rDev -2%

05-21-2012 01:51:31 | More by carlitosbronson1
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robcalex

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-20-2012 20:25:43 | More by robcalex
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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