Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvée René Special Blend 2010 | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvée René Special Blend 2010Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvée René Special Blend 2010
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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).

Added by TurdFurgison on 05-06-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
13
Ratings:
55
pDev:
4.82%
 
 
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21
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Trade:
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of SoPeL
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopBelT
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kitch
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.87/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anteater
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jwale73
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of blisscent
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of enelson
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Smakawhat
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Eziel
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtaylord
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 55 ratings