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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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1,607 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,607
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 72
Gots: 149 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev -2%

Fletchorama, Oct 15, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled 8/12/2011. Pours fairly cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge sour apple, pear, lemon, grass, wet hay, leather, vinegar, earth, pepper, funk, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with nice balance and complexity. Taste of tart lemon, pear, apple, grass, earth, wet hay, pepper, herbal, light funk, and yeast spices. Fair amount of earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, pepper, herbal, grass, hay, and earth on the finish for a bit. Moderately dry on the finish. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; no cloying tartness or acidity at all. Very moderate and refreshing amount of tartness. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very crisp and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent Gueuze! Very well balanced with good complexity; very smooth and crisp to drink. Though this is not as complex as some of the other higher regarded offerings; this is a beer than any true gueuze fan would definitely enjoy. Great value for the price as well.

superspak, Oct 15, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

A- Hazy copper with some carbonation bubbles and a lot of haze. A nice one finger head that's larger and has better retention than is common in sours.

S- Yogurt, seawater, lemon pie, old wood, a touch of vinegar and vanilla. A nice blend, really inviting and complex, the oak really blends well here.

T- Medium tartness, lemon, wheat, apple and an oak and funk character that seems woody, dank and mysteriously dessert like. Not as complex as the smell with a higher cider character. The sourness becomes a bit stronger as it warms, letting the oak and grain shine less.

M- A bit thin and dry, as expected for the style but a bit lower carbonation would have allowed the flavors to come through better.

D- Not the most complex geuze that I have had but it is nuanced and blends well. Not so sour that I would mind drinking a few in a sitting, unlike some of this style (Oud Beersel for example).

Guden, Oct 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

JSchock7, Oct 12, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

Beautiful hazy honey gold body topped with a full finger of noisy white carbonation that laces incredibly well... thick streaks of head all across the glass until it's gone.

Tart green apple, phenols, fresh fruit, warheads, wet hay, grass clippings, crisp and tart. No bullshit.

More of the same... sour apple, faint spicy yeast, phenolic qualities, barnyard deliciousness, approachable in its sour character but complex enough to satisfy. The finish isn't quite as dry as some others of the style but it actually works well here. The tart bite fades fast in the wet finish which would make for a great introduction to the style I think.

This has become one of my go-to beers. Delicious stuff.

yamar68, Oct 10, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

10/9/12 Have had in cellar 6 months -- It's time.

Removed the cork which gave a fantastic pop. Moderate pour which produced a soapy, carbonated head the likes of which I haven't seen. The bright white, wet, champagne head settled to a light finger of snow with minimal spotty lace around glass. Color is slightly cloudy / light orange. A shade lighter may be nice?

Nose is sour punch with touch of citrus, and some serious must & earth.

The first thing that hits me is the bright mouthfeel with some light sour funk and pleasant citrus. Some tart apple in there as well. The follow-through in taste is a bit lacking, but it's not bad. A nice dry, fruity, champagne like after-taste that doesn't linger. The lingering is often what I like about this style, and I don't get it here. I'm not sure if it's sugar or yeast, but I feel like my teeth are coated.

If there are "big" beers and "small" beers...then this is a "small" gueuze. But that isn't a bad thing per se. It was amazing with a fresh brie. It's a fantastic entry into the style and is a great drinker, but it's just not as complex as others.

DRBiser, Oct 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

videofrog, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

jhhollier, Oct 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

A: pours a light orange with a large white head with decent retention into a duvel tulip
S: smells of sourness with some funk and other paint thinner like aromas
T: vinegar sourness up front with a little fruitiness, slight sweetness, a but of wood and some funk. aftertaste is more funk with some residual sourness and a bit of wood
M: light body with soft carbonation with a dry finish
O: very impressive with a strong sourness and some great flavors. easy to find and well priced

SHODriver, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Rmatuszak2, Sep 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Stevie_Janowski, Sep 28, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

A: pale yellow color with a hefty head that stays as a small layer covering the entire top of the beer. Looks thin, but there's a lot of carbonation. Fairly clear.

S: tart smell, kind of white wine-like, and not overwhelming at all

T: first it's sweet and a bit bready, then it's sour but not obnoxious. The white grape flavor is there a bit, too.

M: lots of carbonation, light body

O: good beer, but not great. It lacks the complexity of some of the other belgian lambics, but at $7 for a 375 ml bottle it's worthy to be purchased again.

Holland, Sep 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jlove5, Sep 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

muskiesman, Sep 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jsnoek, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Liquoric3, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

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.

Danny1217, Sep 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Twig2848, Sep 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

nas4atu, Sep 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

3leggeddub, Sep 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

bluerabbit, Sep 10, 2012
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,607 ratings.