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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,608 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,608
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 72
Gots: 149 | 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 mick303
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured a quick immediately dissipating head with an active carbonation, leaves some wisps of film and decent lacing. Colour is an orangey brown gold, a sort of burnt tawny.

Aroma is very defined, very boozy plums, red wine vinegar, fermented berries with a lot of fruitiness. Some dryness and the underlying sourness.

Taste is quite sour, with a raspberry/cherry note. The sourness is really strong on the palate. Quite fruity as it warms, shows some berries and plum character with a lot of tartness. Good depth and complexity, finish is tart and dry.

Mouthfeel is quite full, dominated by the bitter sourness. Quite a full body, nice mouthtingle/sting, notice the carbonation slightly.

I don't know if I will even be a huge fan of this style, sourness and sting is pretty overwhelming. However, this one has a lot of complex fruit flavour to it. Great depth, this beer is an experience for sure. Fans of Lambics should give it a try, but not sure I'll be stocking up.

mick303, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of CommonRider
4/5  rDev -2%

CommonRider, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of illini4x4
5/5  rDev +22.5%

illini4x4, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of HopBrain
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

HopBrain, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

12oz capped and corked
Bottled: LA12JGCR
Lost Abbey tulip

A: Pours a typical Gueuze look: hazy, light orange color. Lots of carbonation. Three fingers of bright white head. Tiny bubbles up the bottom of glass.

S: Smelled it as soon as I popped it. Funky. Digging in there I do get a touch of sweetness, as I have heard. Green apple. White grape the normal stuff.

T: I was expecting more tartness on the tip of the tongue. It's there, just not that much. You do get that prickly carbonation. Definitely some fake green apple character. Sweetener added? It is dry, but not bone dry as you see with others.

M: Light bodied with big carbonation.

O: It's good, maybe B+ to A-. I just think that in this category there are much better options out there.

inlimbo77, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

szmnnl99, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Giantspace
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Giantspace, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of captainwerd
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

captainwerd, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev -2%

Hanzo, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev -2%

rolltide8425, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Reed
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Reed, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GennyCreamAle, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of scottfrie
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%

375ml bottle into Cantillon gueuze glass. It’s hard to read but I think this was bottled in 2008.

A: Pours a fizzy burnt golden with a thin white head that quickly faded into a nearly invisible film.
S: Light notes of dry funk, a twinge of citrus, and good dose of gueuzey earth and straw. I get light notes of golden fruits, peppery spices, and Belgian sugar as well.
T: Hints of peach come through alongside notes of dry funk, citrus, earthy must and straw. Peppery yeast and spices bring up the finish, and the aftertaste is sweet with hints of lemon zest.
M: Medium body, drying mouthfeel, light sweetness, with very fizzy and bubbly carbonation. Bubbles feel big and prickly on my palate.
O: A bit plain in flavor and too spritzy for my liking, but this was an easy drinking gueuze with a moderate acidic bite. Worth checking out if you are getting into the style, but it doesn’t compare to the other great gueuzeries of Belgium.

scottfrie, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of KimenTshom
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

KimenTshom, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

hiphopj5, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of TheBronze
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

TheBronze, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of kjyost
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.

kjyost, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of scninmer08
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

scninmer08, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

boogercrack, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of ejw127
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

ejw127, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of ssjkyle
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of rarbring
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!

rarbring, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of ChadQuest
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.

ChadQuest, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of Horbar
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Horbar, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
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.

snaotheus, Jul 08, 2012
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,608 ratings.