Grand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Grand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée RenéGrand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée René
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 09-18-2002

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pDev:
10.98%
 
 
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Photo of johnlatona
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epiktetos
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ivan-Beertacora
1.52/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured hazy golden honey with a small head that never fully dissapated and left little lacing.

Aroma is that of funky apples, pears, and grapes. Full and tart, anticipating some slightly sour funk.

Taste is exactly what the aroma suggested - tart, funky, and delicious.

Feel is terrific medium-light with great carbonation.

Overall, this is a lovely geuze. Great example of the style without the normal steep price tag. Recommended for sure.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pouring from a 12.7 oz. bottle into a wine glass. 2014 bottle. Pours out an amazing clear golden color. Look somewhat like apple juice with a off white thick and well retained crown. The smell is funky and tart. Has notes of apple, pear, peaches and even some pineapple. The taste is a mirror image of the nose and the mouthfeel is very tart and acidic leaving you pucker up. Overall, this is very refreshing and I love the amount of sour it brings.

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Photo of DBosco
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good all around. Tart but not overly sour. Crisp flavors. Excellent look and smell. Based on bottle code (google will lead you to how to decode it) it was bottled Feb 19, 2016, so had a good amount of age on it. Definitely worth trying and revisiting occasionally.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.96/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Chris5554
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBjurman
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic example of the style. Sour, dry, yet fantastically drinkable. A perfect blend of flavors on the palate. Definitely suggest trying a bottle.

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Photo of ShawnL
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tux_alin
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrainBamage
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a semi cloudy golden color with a nice quarter inch head. Smell is fruity and and slightly more sour. Sourness is is strong on the tongue and in the way groats going down. Fruitiness is hard to detect because of the sourness. I like sour beers, so this is my favorite style of lambic.

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Photo of Nass
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is the first Geuze sour ale that I have sampled. It's sour & dry just as I expected based on previous reviews that I have read. When your in the mood for a different type of beer this is the beer for you. It's also quite pungent in both the aroma and taste. A little spearmint in there as well. This is very impressive as well as a real palate stretcher. I highly recommend trying this out if you can get a hold of a bottle. A-

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dipso123
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidR_9
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: BB19PGC bottling code

Poured into a smal snifter. First couple pours were crystal clear, yellow gold body and nice fizzy thin layer of white head. Smell is green appley, green grapes, lemon. Taste is lots of zesty lemon funk, earthiness, green grapes, green apple. Last few pours with more spent yeast got more opaque and deeper in flavor. More funk, lots of acidity but still extremely balanced. Nice fizzy and medium thin mouthfeel with just a slight dry finish. So glad to have finally tasted this brew.

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Photo of Themorg826
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look- a little hazy- champagne like bubbles that quickly subsided. Could be mistaken for a cider.

Smell- Fruity and earthy tones, very sharp. No malt or hop smells- slight tinge of wood, and faint waft of possibly leather

Taste- Very unique flavor, unlike anything I have ever had. First notes is a champagne like sweetness, with a tart, lemony bite. Quite bubbly; no malt or hop flavor. After taste has a slight warmth. Taste of green apple prevalent.

Feel- Very bubbly and tart. Warmth on the end of the sip.

Overall- My first gueuze, great experience. Very funky and acidic beer that stimulates and heightens the senses.

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Grand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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