Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans
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4.48/5 rDev +9.8%
Bottle acquired via trade last year via Ontario. Poured at ~7C into wine glasses. Paired with cherry pie. Bottle stamped L E10KGC
Pours a yellowish hue with a fizzy head that isn't lasting, though remains as a ring for longer than expected. Aroma is delicious with cherries, tartness and citrus on the nose. Body has many of the same flavours in it, and matches to perfection with the chosen food. Acidity is light, which keeps this as a solid sour that is "entry-level" perhaps, but it has won a friend of mine as a convert.
07-18-2012 18:29:01 | More by kjyost
4.4/5 rDev +7.8%
A clear sparkling deep brass brew, a small white head with little lacing and small curtains.
Funky stable notes, earth, horse and vinegar.
Starting with a perky dextrose sweetness, then lemon, yeast, stable, very balanced.
High carbonation, small foamy bubbles, a refreshing texture, medium small body, a sour dry finish.
A very well balanced and smooth gueuze. School!
07-14-2012 00:23:04 | More by rarbring
3.73/5 rDev -8.6%
Bottled exactly 11 months ago to the day, if only i knew what hour...
hazy straw yellow body with a few fingers of loose bone white head on top.
The aroma is a clean light musty lemony thing that is nice.
The flavors are a sour and tart, there is a citric tasting acidity is just enough to make a crisp clean feel but leans more funky overall. Lemon and pear are refreshing, green apple skins.
mouthfeel is dry and clean.
I enjoyed this, got even better as the bottle went on, i should age a few and see how acidic i can get them, i like acidity. A great beer that is always on the shelf, which is great.
07-13-2012 03:49:55 | More by ChadQuest
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
Poured into sample glasses
Pours pale whitish-yellow, cloudy, carbonated, medium-small head. Smell is sour, fruity, citric maybe. Smells good...but I'm not a big gueuze guy so I'm not sure what to gauge it against.
Taste is a nice expansion of the smell. Jaw-clench sour, sour dry plum flavor, just a hint of bitterness, some fruity sweetness.
Mouthfeel is dry and light. Overall, I like it. I hope this is what gueuzes are supposed to be like.
07-08-2012 18:56:54 | More by snaotheus
4/5 rDev -2%
Cloudy gold with a greater than two finger foamy white head which fades quickly, and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma has barnyard funk and lemons. Very musty and tart.
The taste has green apples, lemon, funky yeast, and is very tart. Finishes dry. There is a very light amount of sweetness, which is not easy to detect, but it is overpowered by the tartness, as it should be when you are drinking a well made Gueuze.
Light bodied, low carbonation, dry, and mouth puckering. Very nicely made, and refreshing.
07-07-2012 03:44:12 | More by hardy008
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
07-01-2012 11:54:08 | More by dbrauneis
3.65/5 rDev -10.5%
[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...
06-27-2012 22:32:24 | More by KajII
3.75/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
06-16-2012 21:56:28 | More by mschind
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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