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: 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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#2,280
Reviews:
919
Ratings:
2,176
pDev:
10.98%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
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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
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is the first Geuze sour ale that I have sampled. Soury and 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 a bottle. A- (90-94) score range

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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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Photo of avalon07
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a bright copper color and a hazy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A very fruity, sour aroma of apples, yeast, and a funky quality.

T: Tasted of a hint of Belgian yeast, a whole lot of the funky / musty quality, a good shot of apples, a hint of pears, an earthy quality, and a citrus element (lemon, in particular). A big tart / sourness here, one that's balanced by the musty / earthiness. Vibrant, sweet, and fruity.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a lively finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: An incredibly solid and likable gueuze. Very easy to drink and well made.

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Photo of MacStinson
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GarrettB
3.13/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

March 15th, 2015 - The regular fruity Lindeman's are unbridled, undisciplined and shamefully sweet. But the family name shouldn't spoil the personality, so I wanted to give the Lindeman's Cuvee Rene a chance to be something better than the fizzy fruity fracases one normally finds on liquor store shelves. Hazy but almost a foxy brown, the head barely supports itself before toppling into the glass of sweet and sour smelling brew. With a slight vinegar twang and a sharp acidity, it has a high note like apple cider vinegar. The floaty, fluffy carbonation is around for when I take my sip, softening the sourness. Notably, the sweetness has been checked, apparently restraining Lindeman's bad habits from other beers and letting a more traditional lambic geuze note come through.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.17/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PorterPro125
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 750 mL Capped Cork Bottle

L- Pours a beautiful deep gold/amber hue with a foamy 1/2 finger head that dissipates quickly. A thin ring of fizz around the edge of the glass and constant streams of fine bubbles, very reminiscent of Champagne.

S- Tart Lemons with a clear and defined must.

T- Stonefruit followed by an Alsace Riesling-like minerality and a lemon tartness. Very pleasant on the palate with low IBU's.

F- Medium-Light body and steady moderate, champagne-like carbonation.

O- This being my first Lambic, I don't think I could've had a better experience. The taste was very pleasant and fruity with the perfect amount of tartness and funk. Excellent stuff that I plan to get more of very shortly.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flyingpig
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle from Brewdog Doghouse, Glasgow:
Quite a fresh & crisp beer from the start, it was lively with some nice tart & funky flavours kicking things off alongside plenty of citrus & a few subtle spices. Further on there was some lighter fruits with apples, grapes & pears all featuring at points before some acidity seen things out. It was a balanced & easy-going offering that I enjoyed & would definitely have again.

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

Photo of TheDoctor
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
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A:
Pours a crystal clear blond copper with a couple fingers of beige head that rapidly settles to a film. (3.75)

S:
Musty funky tartness in the nose, underripe pears, old barnwood, acetic tartness, sage. (4.25)

T:
Tart and bright with an earthy backbone, green apple, crackers and musty funk. (4)

M:
It is tart, refreshing and light with medium carbonation and a lingering twang. (4)

O:
This is a very nice sour.
There is a nice balance of bright fruity tartness and musky stank. It is drinkable and funky without being overblown.
I am no expert, but this is a good one. (4.25)

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Grand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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