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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 09-18-2002

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#2,042
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2,147
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Photo of darklordlager
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before August 11 2010
A: Pours a mostly clear light, bright lemon colour with a 1/4" head that looks like it will dip under within a minute or two.

S: Vinegar, astringency, sour lemon, musty, wet grass, orange zest.

T: Bright sour astringency, going into a pleasant lemon sourness. Sour funky/musty taste near the end that goes well into the finish.

M: The carbonation is hard to tell, due to the sour astringency. The sourness makes it very apparent in your mouth. Sour pucker makes you bring it in for another sip.

D: Very sour, though not to the point of being offputting, even after quite a few oz's. Not as dry/sour as other geuezes I've had.

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Photo of Omniwar
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark straw color that you cant see through. Has an effervescent 2 inch head. Fades into a ring around the glass.

If you didnt know any better just based on the smell, you would think this is an expensive Gueuze. Extremely sour grapes and the signature barnyard funk. Not too much though, just enough to let you know its there.

It feels very bubbly, and not in a good way. The bubbles really kill the flavors and mouthfeel. I taste a bit of sour and funk, but I lost it. The aftertaste is exactly what i want, but the effervescent nature really destroy what could be a solid Gueuze.

A little too balanced for me. I expect sourness upfront from a gueuze, and this did not deliver.

I know this review sounds bad, but all in all, this is a really solid beer. Not world class, but a very good beer.

Small piece of advice, pour this into a thin walled glass and let it sit, it kills the soda pop carbonation and allows the gueuze flavors to shine.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheGent
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gillagorilla
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355mL bottle (bottled on 7/6/12) into a Duvel tulip

A: Quite cloudy with a fair amount of sediment. It had a nice head on it after the initial pour. It looks exactly like apple cider vinegar with the mother.

S: Extremely fruity with a dry, plain kombucha scent throughout. I can't really place the exact fruit notes, but it seems to be like a tart pear or apple.

T: It is quite dry on the finish and the slight sweetness is up front and mellows quickly in the mouth. Tastes like a plain/original kombucha, with more sweetness and less apple cider vinegar tartness. Actually, it is a bit like apple cider vinegar, but much sweeter.

M: Quite smooth with very little carbonation that might just be that it has so many bubbles that it is smooth again, which I think is the case.

O: This is my first geuze and I am surprised that Lindeman's actually releases this, since their other lambics and stuff are all sweetened (to my knowledge). I was thinking it was going to be similar to the Rodenbach Classic, but I realize now that that is a different style. Quite good, but very unlike beer and more like kombucha.

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Photo of jwchestnut
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As my initial gueuze I was really pleased with this one. Lots of head on the pour, lots of little tight little bubbbles, hazy, orange color. The nose is initially a little tangy, a little funk, followed by some green apples or white grapes with sourdough bread - maybe my favorite part. Taste followed the smell for me - strong tart and sour green apples and 'farmy' funk on top of the bready sourdough flavor. Very tight bubbles and finishes extremely dry.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2009, opened in 2012.

Appearance – Pours a cloudy golden orange color, with a big head and light lacing.

Smell – Lemon, white wine, cider, and a hint of honey.

Taste – Taste is sour, but it’s nicer than most sours because the sour doesn’t linger in the aftertaste. Grapes, hay, and a touch of vinegar.

Mouthfeel – Sour, crisp, and finishes very dry. Very little carbonation although there is a sour tingle to it. A pleasing aftertaste for a gueuze.

Drinkability – Not bad, but a little sour for my taste.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange, mostly clear. Little fizzy head.

Nose is a bit funky and sour - lemon grass and vinegar probably the most forward.

Flavor is brighter than expected. Nice sour but crisp and refreshing. Very nice Gueze, happy this is relatively easy to find.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.06/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Mikeypnh
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml dark colored bottle. I'm wanting to say this is an extremely dark green in color but borderline black. Golden orange label done as all Lindemanns bottlings are. This particular time the bottle was wrapped in a gold foil and corked and capped. Poured into a thin Lindemanns glass I got out of a variety pack. Idk the name with the glass. It's stemmed at the bottom, long and thin.

A - golden honey in color with hints of sitting straw yellow. A hint of haze. Fluffy white head poured massive even with a slow pour and eventually settled into a splotchy ring of lace leaving little stick.

S - my initial impression was a soft natural sort of peach, but as I got going the aroma is more lemon, lemon zest, and a green grass aroma. Sour apple, and light citrus flavors creep up as you get into this beer.

T - lemon, ripe peach, sour green apple, and orange peel are the main notes with a nice balance of sours. Not overly tart flavor it can pucker you up.

M - lightest of medium body with the proper texture for this region of beers. Refreshing, and crisp, flavorful and tart. A good warm weather brew.

O - this was my first true Belgian Gueuze and boy is it good. I'm not one to pick up sours on a regular basis, but I do enjoy them throughout the year on certain occasions. This isn't like the great fruit forward lambics everyone has had, this is bringing much more than just one dominant fruit flavor.

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimmygord
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjtiernan
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a flute. Bottled 3 Feb 2012.

A: Generous white head. Crystal clear golden body with fizzy bubbles. Head recedes fairly quickly leaving an attractive cap.

S: Very bright and zesty with a beautiful bretty mustiness. Nice light fruit and citrus.

T: Pucker up. Tons of lactic sourness. Sourness hits heavy at the start, moderately in the finish and the citrus and light fruit flashes mid-palate.

M: Drinkability seems pretty high for the style. It's aggressive, yet delicate like champagne. Body is light-to-medium. Carbonation very high.

O: Wonderful to drink as long as you know what you’re getting. It’s a beginner’s gueuze, but gueuze is not a beginner’s beer...at least not in the U.S. I am having some trouble reviewing this because it’s the only gueuze that I’ve had (I’ve had this three times). The best comparison I can make is between this and Beatification which was far more intense.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright shiny copper color penny colored with a touch of haziness. There's a fingernail of off white around part of the rim. I smell hints of pear and faint green apple. I taste pear, faint peach, and a touch of green apple. The mouth is very dry, a touch acidic, crisp, and quite refreshing.

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Photo of prdstmnky
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a flute, this Gueuze has a cloudy golden yellow body with a good 3 fingers of fluffy head on top. The head has lots of retention, and creates some nice lacing on my glass. Initial aroma is a lemony, sour / funk that is typical with the style. Very tasty, a nice tartness upfront, the lemon / floral hints start to come through as the sour fades on the tongue, also an earthy funk kinda finish that I like. Medium bodied, lots of carbonation - great mouthfeel.

Ive had a few of these in the past, and will continue to grab a couple bottles when available. A very affordable example of the style.

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Photo of CanuckRover
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like sparkling cider in the glass. Thin white head fades away pretty quickly, and not much in the way of lacings either.

Tart fruit on the nose. Green apple and white wine, bit dusty.

Cider up front. Tart apples, nice mix of grainy malt and rustic wheat. Lambic characteristics develop slowly, starting with a respectable sourness. Barnyard funk is pretty subtle in this one, an essence midway through, quickly fades. Nice clean finish.

Nicely carbonated, stops short of fizzy, enough to really bring the flavours out.

This is a very approachable gueuze, and not in the sugary mainstream sense. It's a well-crafted, well-balanced example of the style.

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Photo of KDawg
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 into a tulip. Pours a solid orange color with a good foamy head

Very funky aromas strike right off the bat with sour apples, a bit of sherry vinegar, funk, and a good amount of blood oranges

Great medium/full feel. Very smooth with a slight bit of bite that you want from a gueuze. Backed up with excellent flavors of sour apples, sour citrus flavors, blood oranges and funky flavors

a good and complex gueuze. Really well balanced and is about everything you want from a gueuze.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty yellowish color beer with a huge foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of funky barnyard, wild sourness and Belgian yeast. Taste is sour (as expected) with some faint sweetness and some funky yeast. Acidity is well balance, which I appreciate and body is quite full. Overall this is a nice Gueuze remove from the sweet fruit lambic that they also produce.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle (355 ml) with coded bottled on date LI27MGC printed on the label. My second encounter with a geuze lambic, but my first from Belgium. I haven't had much from Lindemans in the past, but I'm excited to try it.

Poured into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.

A - It pours a bright golden orange body with a slight chill haze, and some yeast chunks at the bottom of the glass. Three big fluffy fingers of fizzy white head. Looks delicious.

S - A mouthwatering aroma full of yeast funk, grass, mustiness, and fermented sour apples / cider. Smells sour, fruity, and champagne like.

T - Sour and tart. Fermented apples / cider, earthy / bacterial yeast funk, some malty wheat / grass / grain presence, and a fruity grapey lightly vinous champagne-esque finish. Very delicious.

M - The feel is crisp, fruity, yeasty, earthy, and clean. Light-bodied, easy drinking, and delicious.

Overall, a nice introduction to the style for me. I am a big fan of lambics and this definitely has me interested to seek out more blends. Very recommended.

Lindemans Oude Geuze Cuvée René -----4/5.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy Golden amber colour with a decent size head that retains well.

S - Aromas od grass and lemon citrus are dominant
with a nice backup of sourness.

T - Well balanced between funk, sourness and grassy earthness with the classic green apple and lemon.

M - Light to medium body and carbonation is medium.

O - A very solid Geuze

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Photo of Axic10
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a Leffe glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice slightly hazy golden color with no head. Almost looks like apple juice.

Smell: Funky, musty smells with hints of sour apple.

Taste: Tart, sour apple, slight funky taste with small traces of chardonnay.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and dry.

Drinkability: My favorite of all of the Lindemans that I've had. Very taste gueuze that doesn't have the artificial syrupy taste of the others. Overall a decent sour beer for about $6 that I will definitely have again.

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,147 ratings
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