Oude Gueuze Cuvée René Special Blend 2010
Brouwerij Lindemans

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From:
Brouwerij Lindemans
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
ABV:
6%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 5.03%
Ratings:
60
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 20, 2021
Added:
May 06, 2015
Wants:
  20
Gots:
  20
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: A brewery would be no brewery if they in honor of this festive time introduce appropriate millésime. The Cuvée René Special Blend 2010 is an exclusive Assembly where 10,000 litres, 5 years old Lambic aged in oak wooden barrels is blended with a small amount of young lambic. This unique beer for several months then undergoes a natural refermentation in the bottle. This Limited Edition is limited (worldwide only 15,000 bottles).
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4.24 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2021
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4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sigmund from Norway

750 ml capped and corked green bottle with yellow foil, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.0%. Golden colour, pours very effervescent with a large white head that soon dies out. Lovely and intense aroma of cowshed, horse stable, farmhouse kitchen, oak and old gooseberry jam, hints of white wine vinegar and over-ripe peaches. Sour, tart and moderately astringent dry flavour, notes of brettanomyces and oak, hints of over-ripe lemons and white wine vinegar. Impressive stuff.

Mar 21, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ArrogantB from Colorado

Missed this when it came out and then chased it for awhile over the last couple years. Distinct Lindeman's house character in the aroma and the flavor, you could pick this out blindfolded. Funky, slightly sour, good minerality. Tastes like an amped up Cuvee Rene.

Mar 06, 2021
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5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a golden color lambic with a large foamy head with excellent retention and some great lacing. Aroma of funk, oak, green apple with light tart notes is quite sublime. Taste is also a great mix of oak, green apple notes with some balanced funk level and a dry finish. Body is average for style with some good level of carbonation. Well balanced overall with great level of complexity and some great drinkability. Ages very well and I believe will continue to age well.

May 29, 2020
 
4.25 by acurtis from New Jersey on Feb 04, 2019
 
3.94 by SoPeL from Poland on Apr 04, 2018
 
4.41 by HopBelT from Belgium on Nov 09, 2017
 
4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey on Oct 12, 2017
 
4.45 by Leftofthedial from California on Sep 30, 2017
 
4.63 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts on Aug 22, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 750ml bottle, bottled in June 2014 and a best before date of 2024. Poured into a Lindemans flute glass.

Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a just over one finger white head that had pretty good retention and nice lacing.

Aroma: Citrusy lemon, lime, hints of orange, oak, pepper, damp hay, wet leather and a good amount of barnyard funk.

Taste: Lemon-lime, pear, apple peel, oak, lots of funk, barnyard, hay, lemon rind, vinegar bite and mustiness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium to light bodied with high carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This surprised me in a good way. Very enjoyable with lots of funk, barnyard, wet hay and leather.

Jul 07, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle. Clear orange. Big white head that settles out quickly. Smells really nice. Oaky, peppery, a little citrus, hay. Tastes of orange citrus, a little lemon tartness, substantial sweet maltiness. Oaky throughout. Pretty funky throughout, too. High carbonation. Better as it settles out. Smells much better than it tastes, but it’s a very nice lambic.

Jun 15, 2017
 
4.49 by BelgianBeerChef from Romania on Jun 14, 2017
 
4.23 by pagriley from Illinois on Mar 04, 2017
 
4.25 by IrishColonial from Texas on Feb 16, 2017
 
4.49 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Jan 08, 2017
 
4.52 by anteater from Oregon on Sep 26, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

Pours an orange hue with a slightly hazy clarity. Head is half an inch, loose and settles into a consistent slick. Nose expresses must, cork and a hint of pepper. Taste is fairly mellow - citrus, must and yeast. Mouthfeel is light in body with a mild, even carbonation and dull acidity. Overall, solid and easy drinking;however, not awe-inspiring.

Sep 20, 2016
 
4.5 by blisscent from Rhode Island on Sep 10, 2016
 
4.75 by suckaj from Florida on Aug 29, 2016
 
4.49 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire on Jul 03, 2016
 
4.49 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Jun 25, 2016
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4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Slightly hazy dark golden color with fluffy off-white head. Aroma has lots of farmhouse funk with barnyard and hay notes. Taste is really balanced with all the good farmhouse funk you love in a lambic. Light body with a nice, smooth mouthfeel and good carbonation. Excellent gueuze, one of the best I ever had. Really smooth and easy drinking with low acidity but dry and just the right amount of sourness.

May 28, 2016
 
4.75 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on May 21, 2016
 
4.44 by enelson from Illinois on Apr 30, 2016
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4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Capped bottle with cork. Simple wine waiters opener and off we go with a solid pop.

Pale orange body, to almost rusted yellow color with an opaque appearance, with a nice small stream of middle carbonation rising through the glass. Nice rising bits of streamed pinhead carbonation along the sides, rising to a small formed head, barely half a finger. Simple white puck in color, but nice and bowled and always being repopulated. Nice looking brew, the body color is a little bit dull though.

Aroma hits real nicely. Soft tartness at first, kind of like a classic lemon quality, but then some sweetness comes in afterwards. Good big earth bent as well mixing with a soft sweetness, almost hinting towards a caramel to crystal sweetness strangely it seems to me. Really nicely balanced and unique.

What an excellent but simple and refined palate. First sip gives excellent bubbly tartness, and a flavor that hits of peach fruit right off the bat. Sharp earth and great controlled stinging tongue feel, with lively carbonation and rocky mineral flavors. An almost hot Perrier like quality but more controlled depth of sweet malts and quenching fruity wild ester flavors. A sharp almost stuck meaty quality as well, where does that come from? Fruit flavors and hot but not peppery funk mixing in with each sip.

This is a real sleeper right here. If you are a gueze fan you will want to get this down your gullet as soon as possible.

Mar 25, 2016
 
4.06 by Eziel from Ohio on Mar 14, 2016
 
4.28 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Mar 13, 2016
 
4.02 by jtaylord from Texas on Mar 04, 2016
 
4.57 by dcmchew from Romania on Mar 01, 2016
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4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Stevedore from Oregon

750ml bottle, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a light straw yellow-orange body, two finger effervescent white head, good retention, and actually a fair bit of lacing. Smells of dry oak, mild cheesy funk, moderate acetic acidity, a fair bit of lemon, graininess. For the most part, it smells like Cuvee Rene on steroids as far as intensity and even complexity goes. Flavour is similarly robust, with lemons aplenty, crumbled cheese, oak, moderate acetic acidity, minimal grainy sweetness. Again, it's a more intense Cuvee Rene, with plenty of the profile but racheted up quite a bit. Very tasty, nice complexity with a fair bit of acidity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft and delicate at the same time that it is intense, good carbonation, dry oak on the finish. Wonderful oude geuze with a lot of flavour to it without losing complexity. If you enjoyed the regular Cuvee Rene, you'll enjoy this one quite a bit.

Feb 22, 2016
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4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Jow from Belgium

I can only repeat what has been said in the posts beneath. Very very nice blend and in this one you can really taste the "funk". I was not sure what it meant until I tried this blend!

It's a delicate explosion of flavors. You can taste all aspects of the sum of the flavor and the sum is magnificent. I will buy some more:).

Feb 11, 2016
 
4.29 by DeutschesBier from Maryland on Feb 08, 2016
 
4.15 by MathiasO from Sweden on Feb 05, 2016
 
4.48 by BT_Bobandy from Ohio on Jan 18, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by kevanb from Illinois

750ml bottle, poured into a Drie Fontenein '3' wine glass. Enjoyed on 11.8.2015, reviewed from Tasting Journal.


The beer pours a nice copper color, orange hues, hazy and cloudy with a big foamy white head, two or three fingers high that has decent retention but yields little lace. The aroma is really nice, funky, a bit sweet, oaky, dirty with dead leaves, hay, spice, citrus rind, a touch of wheat lingers well. The flavors are nice, very citrusy, hop spice, funk, wildflower, delicate and bright with chewy oak sweetness, a touch of earthy dirtiness and light bready wheat. The flavors are so much brighter and engaging than the nose led on. The mouthfeel is crisp, assertively carbonated, lively, coating but finished softly and gently.

Verdict: An exceptional gueuze from Lindemans, bright, clean, complex and very well balanced. Definitely a gem in their lineup, and a really top notch product. While the nose suggested something a bit more blunt and earthy, this gueuze is definitely anything but, up there with any of the best.

Dec 21, 2015
 
4.49 by Deltoro from Florida on Dec 15, 2015
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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by stakem from Pennsylvania

750ml bottle poured into a tulip. The brew appears a clear golden color with firm white cap.

It smells like classic lindemans cuvee rene with oak and funky brett/wet leather leading the way. It has a very familiar smell about it with slightly more oak and a fruity pear and apple character than typical cuvee rene.

It tastes tart with an oakiness being pretty aparent before bretty earth dryness than fruited quality like pear and apple. The taste is pretty much a reiteration of the aroma. Its not excessively sour just well rounded and very, very drinkable.

This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. Honestly, the 5 year old component of this blend was evident but I didnt feel like it was so noticeable as to justify the limited availability and cost on this one. Truely a good brew but save yourself the effort and stockpile several normal cuvee rene bottlings instead of just this one.

Dec 14, 2015
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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a golden, vibrant color, with a fizzy, soon disappating head.

Smells of a musty, yogurty funkiness among crisp lemon peel and fermented apple. Tomato straw gets wrapped up by moldy earth, with a fungus note and old leather, defining the rich tartness, coming along with a present fruitiness to it. Its cheese funkiness blends beautifully into the sappy lime qualities of the beer, creating an overall very crisp nose.

Has a vivid carbonation, while the mouthfeel remains pleasantly soft, with a stony minerality during the finish.

Tastes of crisp lime peel, almost juicy if it wasn't for a prominent, dusty earth funkiness, revealing notes of leather and rustic cheese. Its bubbly carbonation brings a lemony dryness to the palate, also revealing a stony quality among old leather and wet hay. Finishes with apple stone pits, even more cheese, a touch of vinegar among the profound milk acidity, tied together by fermented, sweeter apple peel.

A truly refreshing Gueuze, heavy on the fruits, showcasing a distinct, unripe fruit sourness among soothing earth. Drinks fairly easy, focussed, while featuring a multi layered, rock infused minerality, keeping the beer utmost invigorating.

Dec 05, 2015
 
4.25 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Nov 30, 2015
Oude Gueuze Cuvée René Special Blend 2010 from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 60 ratings