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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,627 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,627
Reviews: 800
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 74
Gots: 155 | 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 yamar68
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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 11, 2012
Photo of DRBiser
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

videofrog, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of jhhollier
4/5  rDev -2%

jhhollier, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of Rmatuszak2
4/5  rDev -2%

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

Stevie_Janowski, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Holland
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of jlove5
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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

jsnoek, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Liquoric3
4/5  rDev -2%

Liquoric3, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of Twig2848
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of nas4atu
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

nas4atu, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of jivex5k
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of 3leggeddub
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

3leggeddub, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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

bluerabbit, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of duracell
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

duracell, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of heygeebee
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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...

heygeebee, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

t0rin0, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Digimaika2
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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.

Digimaika2, Sep 05, 2012
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.