1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René - Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée RenéLindemans Gueuze Cuvée René

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,411 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1411
Reviews: 775
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%


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)
View: Beers (15) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,411 | Reviews: 775 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of FosterJM
FosterJM

California

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

288nd review on on BA
bottle to tulip
Gold foil with (LG02JGC & 15079 stamped), capped & corked
Bottle date: July 2010 xxx

App- A bursting orange with a slight shimmery yellow tinge on the outside. A nice 2 finger head. Didn't last very long.

Smell- As expected: Funk, yeast, earthy and kinda dank.

Taste- Gueze's are so different to me. Just a weird flavor you cant really describe but dank, earthy, musky but it works and tastes good. The shouldn't work but they do. The flavors are bold and a slight bit tart to me.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a high carb level. Nice aftertaste of some earthiness.

Drink- Funky, tangy, tasty and very crisp. A very good drinkable beer. If this is in the top 15, I want/need to taste top 5.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 17:38:57 | More by FosterJM
Photo of spinrsx
spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml Bottle

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with a large size fizzy/rocky white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, citric/lemons

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. Most of the taste is made up of tart citrus and some vinegar. There is also some wheat/barnyard flavour and a bit of a rustiness. It finishes with a tart aftertaste.

Overall – While the taste is definitely interesting, I didn't find it all that complex. Perhaps with a little age the taste will develop a little bit more. I couldn't taste a whole lot besides the tart citrus and the vinegar.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 18:37:56 | More by spinrsx
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 3/4/08. 750 mL bottle. Poured a light orange with a small white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, tart fruits. Taste was of tart raspberries and apple. I liked this one because it wasn't TOO sour and was easy to drink. An excellent gueuze. 8/4/7/4/15 (3.8/5)

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 01:49:26 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of Jwale73
Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml corked and capped bottle served in my DT tulip. Poured a hazy golden orange with a tight, frothy, bright white head that receded into a half inch cap. Thick bands of lacing were formed as the head dissipated. Nose is predominantly tart, light fruit (apple and lemon) with a hint of must in the back. Taste consistent with nose - exactly as anticipated; quite a bit of citric acid on this one. Mouthfeel is fairly light in character with a mild background effervescence that culminates in a slight pucker and a fairly dry finish. Still exploring this style, but a pretty enjoyable sipper with a low abv. Looking forward to trying some more of these.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 01:26:21 | More by Jwale73
Photo of GClarkage
GClarkage

California

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

01/03/06- Purchased at Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle, capped and corked. 2003 vintage. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Orange-yellow colored pour. At first a large bubbled spritzy head which turns thick and pock marked and lasting. Chunks of fat lace all over the insides of my glass.

Smell- Slightly barnyard, mainly that musty scent. A combination of tart smelling fruits as well.

Taste- Lemon rind, orange and many other fruits form together to meld into a tart, but not overpowering sour taste explosion. Starts out fairly tart, but mellows out. Not necessarily to the point of sweetness, but on the lower end of the sour spectrum towards a saison like taste.

Mouthfeel- Super carbonated and super dry. Bone dry. Quenching and a somewhat light mouthfeel.

Drinkability- Of the few Gueuze's I have had, this one ranks right up there with the best of them. Tasty and hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2006 22:46:50 | More by GClarkage
Photo of Brenden
Brenden

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Cuvee Rene is about a hazed medium gold in color and pretty bright despite the haze. A creamy off-white head grows on top and situates itself at just over one finger tall. Lacing is deposited in some fairly clumpy patches almost to the very bottom of the glass.
The gentle funk of wet hay, lemon zest, earth, and the raw tartness of green apple skins greet the nostrils. Basically it's every bit as tart and funky as a Gueze should be with plenty of depth.
The flavor displays the same depth. The something like vinegar that makes the strong base for a good gueze lays it down here. Tartness never fades or falls off, and balances excellenty with a subtle chalky dryness that leads particularly from middle to finish. Other than that I expect to find pieces of lemon pulp while I sip this at some point, at least when it's fresh. The nice thing, though, and what's special, is that the overly hard sourness or tangy bite that would come from biting into a fresh lemon is taken completely off by the earth and dryness.
Aged, the carbonation is mellow. Fresh, it's beastly. I like that it's exceptionally creamy, but it's so much so that it just expands in the mouth. It eases off with time, but when you're drinking it fresh there's such a thing as too much. It doesn't take much off, though, and it still starts and finishes crisp.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 22:06:42 | More by Brenden
Photo of ArrogantB
ArrogantB

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle $9.49 bottled in 2005. Appearance is a really nice orange with a lasting white head. The smell from the bottle is really nice and funky. The smell from the glass is pungent, earthy funk. Musty, dank basement funk. The taste is quite sour and has a nice pucker. There is also a cheesy, lactic funk and earthy mushrooms. Sour fruitiness that is pretty much what I was hoping this beer would deliver. I've had sour beers before but this is my first gueuze, seems like a perfect beer to pair with cheese. The intensity of the beer reduces it to a sipper for me despite the low ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2008 04:46:56 | More by ArrogantB
Photo of rudzud
rudzud

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Austin Liquors roughly 2 years

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear golden light amber hue atop which was a nice two finger off white head that faded to leave a big, fat almost one finger blanket!

S - Very nice citrus (lemon), apples, and some light oak.

T - Lots of green apple and bright lemon sour/tartness. A nice funky barnyard with a rather sharp funky almost metallic finish.

M - Mouthfeel is very light and bubbly. Perfect amount of carbonation. Nice sour finish.

O - Overall this is a very enjoyable and easily accessabe gueuze. Lots of really solid aspects too his gueuze. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 00:25:48 | More by rudzud
Photo of CrazyDavros
CrazyDavros

Australia

3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours godlen amber with a large, quickly fading head.
Nose shows a mix of sour and sweet light malt, musty stables, faint lemon and kumquat oils. Pretty damn nice.
Flavours are dominated by the acidity initially but soon reveal sweet light malt, and large amount of that musty stable character and some definate cheesy notes. Too much barnyard/stable, otherwise it'd be pleasant and refreshing.
Carbonation seems low, especially given the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 05:33:27 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of Suds
Suds

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on the patio on a warm afternoon in May. Seemed about right for the setting. The beer is a cloudy gold color with a firm and very stable head. The aroma is somewhat sour with a fresh and sweaty funk that could have been a little more pronounced (for my tastes). It's got a subtle graininess and a an airy, yeasty freshness as well. The taste is very approachable. It's somewhat tart and has a solidly bitter background. It's say that the sourness is pallet-cleansing rather than mouth-puckering. It's like a gateway gueuze. However, the beer is quite well balanced, which makes it extremely drinkable. Not quite as wild and flashy as other lambics, but this one is very refreshing and quite good.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 18:59:13 | More by Suds
Photo of canucklehead
canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one night before my wedding and it was the perfect early evening beer to have with appys. Pours slightly flat with a slightly murky gold colour with a great sour yeasty nose. Just the right funky notes mixed with a tiny bit of sweetness on the finish. A very drinkable gueuze that still brings the quirks that make the style so special.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 22:56:45 | More by canucklehead
Photo of cpetrone84
cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a completely transparent golden yellow with a tight fluffy head, good retention and a thin lace left behind.

S-the nose has funk and mushroom up front, notes of citric acidity and just a touch of lemon.

T-the funk and mushroom is right up front, citric acidity, hint of sourness in the back. notes of sour grapes and a lingering bite in the finish.

M-smooth and creamy, good carbonation holding throuhgout, medium body and crisp and dry finish.

D-this is well balanced and easy to drink, it has a good balance between funk, sweet, and sourness. very solid beer and great on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 17:34:03 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of ADZA
ADZA

Australia

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The brew pours a cloudy golden hue with beautiful carbonation that leaves a very frothy three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is aromas of mould,dust,wet socks,fresh green apples and freshly cut green grass,it has a pretty light mouthfeel that is made for more than one of and has tastes of green apples,green grapes,kiwi fruit and finishes very sour and tart,overall this would be a great brew to drink on a hot summers day and even though on first taste its quite sour and mouthpuckering it does get better and easier to drink just couldnt drink it all the time,very intesting and different though.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 12:47:02 | More by ADZA
Photo of ehammond1
ehammond1


3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle

Port Bottle Shop
Carlsbad, CA

Golden and amber with a moderately sized off-white head. Spots of lacing down the glass.

The initial aroma is full of sulfur and brick, though that subsides as the beer sits. Aromas of grass, hay, lemon flesh, and lemon zest push through along with a wonderful funk and a bit of stinging sourness.

The flavors include a mild funk, a stinging sourness, sulfur and brick, grass and earth, and a bit of lemon and apple. Complete, though not particularly stunning.

Light to medium mouthfeel, though not quite as light and bubbly as I prefer.

An accessible, relatively simple, and inexpensive gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 16:32:35 | More by ehammond1
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 8/4/11. Poured in to Duvel tulip glass.

A - Poured a bright medium orange colour with two or three fingers of thick bubbly head that quickly disappeared.

S - Sour, funky yeast notes and some apple in the background.

T - A dry tartness is evident up front giving way to some green apple and slightly sweet malt flavours. The finish is dry and tart.

M - Light body; moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 23:15:18 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of BARFLYB
BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle drank in the morning with some eggs benedict at the compound.

Squeezed tangerine orange with golden yellow tucked in between. A stealth pour yielded a finga of semi fluffy off white head that died off quick. No lacing from this which is typical for the style.

The best part of waking up is some funky gueuze in your cup. An eye opener with hay, horseblanket, a citrus blast of lemon squirts. Great smelling beer, although not my favorite.

The acidity brings forth the pucker, with lemons galore. A nice barnyard thing going on here.it's really hard to explain what a gueuze tastes like this early in the morning, but I know I like it.

Mouthfeel is puckery and light in nature. Carbonation is high and felt and just right. Spritzy with a dry finish. This is a tasty treat and one I really should go for more often. With the availability and price point, you can't go wrong if your into sour beer. My favorite out of the liefman's products without all the extra sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 16:47:34 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of GCBrewingCo
GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the chalice crystal clear golden with an amber hue. The head was just off-white and frothy, growing tall and falling slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was nicely fruity with cherries and strawberries and grapeskins to even out the aromatics. The aroma led to an acidic yet sweet impression and as it warmed a the tannic grapeskin aroma increased.

The flavor was sour, but not over the top. The sweetness the aroma promised was nicely absent and made the beer infinitely more interesting as a result. The flavor contained an acidic sourness that was light and refreshing with a fruity flavor of light cherries and strawberries, but not that of a flavored beverage, more a byproduct of the fermentation. The grapeskin carried over into the flavor and let to a tannin impression.

The finish was dry with a slight fruitiness and a slight lasting corn flavor. Sourness barely carried through to the finish. The body was medium light and well done. A nice drinking beer with some interesting complexities.

750 ml bottle, corked and capped and foil sealed. Some dating on cap, but in code.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2005 22:00:56 | More by GCBrewingCo
Photo of morimech
morimech

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear, dark golden color with one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin skim. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left on the glass.

Somewhat funky barnyard aroma with hints of hay and lemon-lime. Not as big as I would of thought.

The flavor really picks up. Tart fruitiness that is complimented by the funk. Not as pungent as Cantillon beers but pleasantly tart. Dry and acidic is just what this beer should be. Finishes with some grassiness.

Light body with lively carbonation.

A truely enjoyable Gueuze that is widely available.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 17:18:03 | More by morimech
Photo of tbeckett
tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from ABS Drinks outside Brussels. Shared with a friend. From notes.

A - Poured gold with no visible carbonation. Bright. No lacing left and just a ring of retention.

S - Nice. Full of grape, sour notes, and lemon.

T - Much nicer than the aroma which seemed a little muted. Lot's of grapes, dust, and lemon. A stingy sour note up front turns to a little sweetness then back to sour.

M - Strong carbonation with a medium body.

O/D - Not a bad Gueuze but not a great one. Seems run of the mill. Worth a try though. Nothing really jumps out about it.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 11:50:54 | More by tbeckett
Photo of Pencible
Pencible

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle states: "Bottled 23 Nov 2012" ??

A: This poured a clear gold with a bit of white head.
S: It smelled like lots of funk and musk and horse blanket, with vinegar and very wild yeast, and a bit of apricot.
T: It tasted like sour apple and tart under-ripe apricot, with some puckering persimmon and vinegar and funk. It had a very clean and crisp tart aftertaste.
M: It was thin and very bubbly, much like champagne.
D: This was a nice gueuze! Surprisingly clean and crisp with more funk than other sours I've tried recently. The tartness was bold but not over powering. The body was fitting and helped drinkability, although it would still be tough to finish more than 6 or 8 ounces of this in a sitting. Age as long as you want, I'm sure it'll be fine for many years. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 14:32:07 | More by Pencible
Photo of bobsy
bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Peach juice pour with a bone white head that left some nice lacing on the glass as it dropped to a film. Musty nose with the slightest hint of horseblanket, which is then cut through by zippy lemon and dry white wine aromas. This gueuze has a nice sourness with a dry funk in the finish, and it exhibits a great balance which ups its drinkability considerably. Each sip calls to mind under-ripe fruit, grape skin and lemon with a little bit of hay and oak in the tail. Pleasant and remarkably easy to consume for a sour. Medium-light body with a creamy carbonation works well.

A classic gueuze, which can act as a model for the style but doesn't go so far as to completely wow you in any respect.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 13:24:54 | More by bobsy
Photo of kmpitz2
kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 1994. This is my New Years beer. This one pours a slightly oranged yellow color with a 3 finger head that falls to a quarter inch over top of the beer. The nose is really sour, lots of tart and bits of lemony acid, but just sour is all about what it is. The flavor on this beer is just awesome. A huge tart and sour, wtih some lemon and acidy that almost puckers your mouth. Wow. I think this beer is awesome. Full of funk and all that goodness. The feel is nice light moderate, but right where it should be for the tart and sour. Very much an aquired taste, but I love it. For a hugely sour beer, this is really drinkable. I am going out to buy another bottle of this vintage tomorrow. Hot Damn.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2005 05:07:28 | More by kmpitz2
Photo of cjgator3
cjgator3

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle
Bottled in 2008

A- Capped and caged 750ml poured into a snifter. The cork makes a very loud pop when removed from the bottle. Pours a golden orange color with an off-white colored head that leaves some sporadic lace around the glass.

S- The aroma is sour with a lot of Belgian funk along with green apples and citrus, must and yeast.

T- The taste like the aroma is very tart and acidic with a lot of citrus flavors (lemon) and a little spicy. I love beers like this that make you think after every sip as you discover new flavors as the beer warms up.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied, very dry and acidic with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a very solid Gueze. The drinkability suffers a bit from the acidity, but this is something that I would love to age a little more. Definitely worth a shot! Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 04:12:01 | More by cjgator3
Photo of flexabull
flexabull

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright and clear gold color with a nice big fluffy white head.

Aromas are vinegar like, with some lemon zest, and general mustiness.

Super dry tasting, sour, and tart with a lemon flavor. Finish is crisp, with a creamy slight sweet candy like note. Definitely a beer that will make you pucker, but it's not overly sour.

Nice mouthfeel. Very full and nicely carbonated.

Very nice easy drinking sour. And my first gueuze. I dig it, and will enjoy sipping the rest of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 03:57:04 | More by flexabull
Photo of illidurit
illidurit

California

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sandstone for this one. Cloudy goldenrod color with a large white head. Aroma is pleasantly tart with lemon and orange notes. Flavor is medium acidic with unripe citrus and apple and a touch of lactic funkiness. Semidry finish with a very smooth mouthfeel. More of an intro gueuze than a tooth-enamel-destroyer with massive complexity, but still very solid.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 18:36:43 | More by illidurit
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
91 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.