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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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1,616 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,616
Reviews: 799
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 73
Gots: 151 | 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 StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

i really liked this one from lindemans, much better than some of their fruited stuff, and a much lighter take on they style than is available from others. its crystal clear after i pour from the capped and corked green glass bottle. radiantly clear really, yeast cake remains on the bottom of the bottle. head is fizzy and white but settles quickly, and there is a real champagne sort of look to it. the nose is only a bit sour, its still definitely blended lambic, no mistake about that, but it hass less of the lactic hotness of others, instead having a light wheat malt flavor and some yeast character other than sourness. its meadowy, springy, floral and very delicate. not a lugging weighty gueuze, but one to really drink up, like a glass of spring white wine, it seems to be the perfect compliment to a chickpea curry, but i can see it working in about a million food contexts. this is a good beer to introduce folks to the style with too, its less caustically acidic but equally refined as the others. i like it quite a bit, and am more excited to crack the bottle of faro lambic in the fridge now too!

StonedTrippin, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of kniles38
4/5  rDev -2%

kniles38, Today at 03:06 AM
Photo of mikem0487
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355mL bottle, produced on LA22NGC(have to look up how to decode this).

A-Burnt orange body, minimal white head produced during the pour. No lacing or head retention. Clarity is hazy.

S-Herbal, medicinal, grassy with a fruity bouquet. Sharp pineapple and lemon/lime round up the citrus/fruit components I am picking up. The sour/tartness of this gueuze is easily found in the aroma.

T-Sourness is all over the palate. Not overwhelming and remains very drinkable. Bretty barnyard with lactic acid souring. The malt bill keeps the yeast/bacteria flora in check.

M-Thin bodied, effervescent, dry finish.

O-A good gueuze thats drinkable and not expensive. Will definitely be picking up a couple other bottles to age and see how this blended lambic progresses as it matures.

mikem0487, Sunday at 10:15 PM
Photo of ScubaSteve00
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ScubaSteve00, Saturday at 10:52 PM
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A -Pours a clear deep gold with a huge fizzy white head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of green apple, lemon, oak, and some nice barnyard funk.

T - Flavor starts off with light pale malts and flavors of green apple and lemon. There is a nice tartness throughout balance with a yeasty mustiness.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Nice dry mouthfeel.

O - This is a damn solid Gueze. Very refreshing and crisp.

TreyIsWilson, Saturday at 05:39 AM
Photo of dgeebs07
5/5  rDev +22.5%

dgeebs07, Friday at 04:57 PM
Photo of Cramerican
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Cramerican, Thursday at 03:59 AM
Photo of Andrew041180
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Andrew041180, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of jdhowe
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

clear golden color, light white head, clean light citrus with a moderate tart/funk character. Slight pepper, moderate to high carbonation, dry finish. Great for its price.

jdhowe, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of tranquilocigars
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tranquilocigars, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of papajohn56
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

papajohn56, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of tviz33
4/5  rDev -2%

tviz33, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

theschmooz, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

BobbyDigitali, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of eskilgh
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Tasted this alongside the ordinary gueuze from the same brewery.

A - pale golden, crystal clear, head dies down fast.

S - funkiness, leather, green apples, lime,

T - Opens very soft with some veeery faint pale malt profile. As it comes a long it reveals the same complexity of flavors as in the aroma. A apple cidery flavor starts to kick in, and I get a bit worried that it's gonna take over (like in the ordinary guezue from the same brewery), but it stops just short of being too offensive. Dry and tart on the finish,

M - Puckering mouthfeel, body is lighter then the ordinary guezue - I think this one works better. High carbonation.

O - A real treat, tons of exciting flavors, really refreshing. The Cuvée is waaay better than the ordinary gueuze!

eskilgh, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a dark gold. Head is bubbly, slightly dense, and loose. Lively carbonation throughout. Head retention is decent leaving a small cap and collar. Minimal to no lacing.

Smell: Deep hits of old wet oak. Layers of tart and funk. Deeply earthy with some strong lemon peel and bright citric acid. Solid lactic push as well. Hay and straw with some deeper horse aromas. Woody. Some pear and mealy fruit. A touch of sweetness as well under the woody tart nature. Some pale malts add a bready element with a solid wheat presence thrown in. A touch of cereal grain maybe.

Taste: Lactic wood. Deeply oaked. Solidly earthy with an initial gripping citric bite. Tart edges drop off a bit as it warms and with successive sips. Lemon peel and a touch of oily rind. Malts are slightly bready with some minor sweetness. Wheat adds another layer of malt to the whole thing. Citric tart edge lingers on the edge of every sip. Some farm and the associated grass, hay, straw, and musty funk. Barnyard - horse. Mildly floral on the back. Apricot and pear as well. Funky dirty and mildly tart with a huge oak presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to almost high carbonation. A bit astringent. Smooth initial sip.

Overall: Blend it up baby.

A solid gueuze. Not the most complex, but it's got a great flavor and fits the style. Definitely can't go wrong with it and with a "low" bottle price, it's worth keeping around all the time.

Goblinmunkey7, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

ElviraS, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jeffaroo95, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of AyeMito
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%

I heard that this beer is a good starter to introduce yourself to this particular style so looked around and found one that was brewed on 2011. Uncorking it I was hit with a loud pop from all of the carbonation and bright notes of apple and pear on the nose. After pouring it I was able to appreciate its flavor much more. It has bright notes of crisp apple and a slight undertone of bread with a funky kick to it as well. On the palate it has wonderful rich fruit flavor of apple, pear and peach with a sour tone to give it a tangy flavor. Also, there are wonderful undertones of oak and bread all tied together with a funky tang to give it weight. hopefully after I sample other beers in this category, I will be able to broaden my palate and appreciate them more. However, for now I really love it!

AyeMito, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of microbrewlover
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

This brew pours a golden/yellow color with a huge head that takes a while to disperse. It is mostly clear with heavy carbonation. Lots of yeast floating in the glass when you get down to pouring from the bottom of the bottle.

The smell is slightly fruity and musty. The sour comes through even in the smell.

The taste is sour, wow, is it sour, very plain with a heavy yeast component and sour fruit. Very dry, like a dry champagne.

Overall this is a good Lambic. It is not very complex and it lacks the fruit component, at least it lacks one specific fruit component, that I am used to from Lindemans but overall it is a solid offering. Personally, I would prefer the Lambics from Lindemans that are flavored with apple, pear, peach etc.

microbrewlover, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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