Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans
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4.3/5 rDev +5.4%
Pours cloudy gold, with a big fluffy white head. A good looking beer.
Smells funky. Not what I expected at all. Lemon zest, white wine, funk (almost like a skunked beer, but somehow not bad.)
First thing I notice is that this is a pretty sour beer. Some lemon, and other sour fruits. Some champagne characteristics. Some nice funk. Taste lingers on the mouth for a while. Medium body and heavy carbonation.
My second sour beer, however, this makes the first one not seem very sour in comparison. Good stuff though. Very good stuff. I will have to try more geuzes. This bottle was very fresh too, so I would like to see what some age does to it.
09-15-2012 16:07:32 | More by Danny1217
3.45/5 rDev -15.4%
750mL bottle in a tulip glass.
The first of the style.
A - Cloudy gold color with a large white head. Medium retention. 4/5
S - Tart, lemony, crispy, some earthy character. Nice and fresh! 4/5
T - Acidic, I pick out notes of wood. 3/5
M - Medium tartness, the medium carbonation is spot on. Body is on the middle side. Relatively dry finish with a medium bitterness. 4/5
O - A good beer to get used to the style. Very refreshind and easy to drink! I was expecting some more complexity though... 3.5/5
09-09-2012 18:43:31 | More by duracell
3.58/5 rDev -12.3%
From Platinum. BB 2017
First of style.
Pours a hazy gold. Two finger fluffy white head.
Aromas of lemon zest, a little yeast, funk, barnyard.
Intensely sour puckering flavours of lemons, vinigrette / vinegar. Astringent tart aftertaste. Sour candy. Very complex.
Mouthfeel lively and well carbonated.
All in all a well made beer, and glad to be on the sour journey...
09-09-2012 08:04:21 | More by heygeebee
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
Bottled in 2009, opened in 2012.
Appearance – Pours a cloudy golden orange color, with a big head and light lacing.
Smell – Lemon, pine, white wine, and a hint of honey.
Taste – Taste is sour, but it’s nicer than most sours because the sour doesn’t linger in the aftertaste. Grapes, hay, and a touch of vinegar.
Mouthfeel – Sour, crisp, and finishes very dry. Very little carbonation although there is a sour tingle to it. A pleasing aftertaste for a gueuze.
Drinkability – One of the better gueuzes I’ve had.
09-09-2012 04:25:54 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
4/5 rDev -2%
(4.0) A: Clear and pleasing golden colour with a tall head that quickly (very) vanishes to a smattering of bubbles. Streaking lacing is evident.
(4.0) S: Fresh lemon zest, slightly vinaigrette, tart grapefruit, freshly cut and damp grasses, and lots of clove. Incredibly aromatic with an acidic quality that highlights the lemon zest well.
(4.0) T: Rather smooth lemony pulp taste, white grape, tart grapefruit, slightly vinegar-like bite, fresh grains/grasses, and oak. Hints of apple poke through towards the end as the initial lemon wave subsides. Spices are evident near the backend as well. Very nice complexity and a wonderful overall fresh-like quality to the taste profile.
(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation (fizzy). Mellow sourness with a chalky and near pulp-like texture. Finishes with bitter and dry qualities.
(4.0) D: Being new to this style I might have to revisit this one again in the future, but my first impression was a very good one. Surprised at how complex the flavour was despite the initial dominant sour aroma. Impressed.
09-05-2012 01:37:16 | More by Digimaika2
3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
750ml bottle into a tulip
A: Pours a hazy golden color with three fingers of very active white head. Carbonation throughout the beer appears very active.
S: Clean, lemon sourness upfront with a bit of barnyard funk, but the funk is well restrained. The lemon sour aroma is of moderate strength. Straightforward, but pleasant.
T: Similar to aroma, a lemon acidity is very apparent, yet not overpowering. Very mild musty funk. The taste is pretty balanced between a juicy sourness and a dry tartness. Good, but not terribly complex for the style.
M: Medium mouthfeel with strong carbonation.
O: A good, but not very complex Gueuze. Not as good as 3F or Girardin, but a good choice for the availability and price.
09-01-2012 23:16:22 | More by coreyfmcdonald
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
09-01-2012 00:46:03 | More by thehyperduck
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.
08-26-2012 22:53:04 | More by match1112
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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