Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée RenéLindemans Gueuze Cuvée René
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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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2,118
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902
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimmygord
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjtiernan
4.05/5  rDev -1%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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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Photo of goatherder
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a pale golden colour with a tall course bubbled white head which retreated to a patchy but persistent covering over the beer. There is a slight haze and an enthusiastic carbonation working the glass to maintain the head. The aroma is funky and complex. Once you get past the punch in the face of sweaty horse there is subtle sweet fruitiness and a hint of sour. The sour comes with a vengeance once you sip this one. Bone dry, intensely sour, fruity in a grapey, dry white wine kind of a way. So hard to describe, each mouthfull you find something different. Wow.

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Photo of TenHornsProud
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a fine white head and fades quickly and laces.

Smells a bit of brett with some apple and pear notes coming through along with some slightly sweet and honey like notes.

Taste is up front tartness that fades into a sweet, green apple flavor, and ends on a more carbonated pear note with some brett funk in the middle. The funk is pretty mild and well balanced. Quite nice, tough, I would prefer a bit more sour.

High carbonation and lighter body work perfectly for the style.

Tart, apple, pear, highly carbonated, slightly funky....a nice gueuze overall.

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Photo of zeff80
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, very bubbly, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lace on the fluted glass.

S - It smelled funky with a farmhouse-like, horse blanket aroma. There was also a phenolic/band aid smell, too.

T - It tasted fruity with notes of apple and pear. It had a good deal of funkiness and sourness, too.

M - This is one of the driest beers that I've ever had. It was light and very crisp. However, the sourness made it a slow sipper.

D - This is a very good beer. It was my first gueuze and I really liked it.

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Photo of stakem
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white cap of foam across the top that receeds to a faint white film quickly. Spotty lacing about the glass. Nose is a blend of scents that I can best relate to as being musty but also includes funk and citrus. Taste is a blend of all the aroma indicators (funk, must, citrus) but also is sour and tart with a somewhat dry finish. Has some taste characteristics that are similar to a lemonlike bite. Light bodied with a medium amount of carb.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

#205 Beers of Fame
#15 Gueuze

12 oz bottle dated 8/8/2014. Nice "pop" sound as the cork was removed.

Deep gold / light amber in color and clear with a slight haze. You can tell it's been a while since I have had a gueuze as I rushed the pour, causing a massive amount of foam with very little actual beer in the glass. After about 5 more mins, we finally have a good looking glass of gueuze. Patches of lace on the glass as it goes down.

Complex aroma of lemon, grapefruit, and apples mixed with a funky, earthy, barnyard smell. Very tart flavor and sour. Great balance though, and the sourness never overpowers the malt or other components of the beer. Light to medium bodied. Lively carbonation and effervescent. Very refreshing.

Would serve well as an introduction for someone looking to try lambics or sour beers. Very tart and acidic but well balanced enough to keep it from becoming astringent.

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Photo of BretSikkink
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, orange over golden yellow color. White head is about half the Cantillon gueuze-ware. Served chilled but it warmed all the way to room temperature before most of the sipping. Almost no lacing remains, but the head itself takes a long time to reduce, while bubbles continue to move skyward.

Fruity, tart, and balanced aroma. Slightly funky, but more musty than truly pungent. A little bit of chalkiness.

Body is moderate for style, definitely not too thin. Tart upfront as expected; very crisp mouthfeel. After the initial bang, there's some fruity flavor, yeasty and chalky again, and just a hint of Brett in the bone dry finish.

Balanced and subtle, full of great flavors that make the mouth water. This should turn a rookie's head and give a seasoned vet something to mull over. Solid offering and reasonably widely available.

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Photo of callmemickey
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Light golden-orange body. Fizzy, one finger head quickly settled to a thin skim with a ring. Just the faintest hints of lacing.

S: Lemon, funk, wheat, green apple. Hints of the tartness to come.

T: Acidic lemon, green apple, pear and funk dominate the flavor profile. Nice and tart. Slightly sour. Good presence of barnyard funk and earthy tones.

M: Medium to light carbonation. Smooth bodied with gentle, even carbonation throughout. Moderate tartness, acidity and sourness in the finish. Lingers for a second or so.

D: A really well balanced effort. Easy drinking and quite accessible. Nice when looking for a less intense gueuze.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage Bottled 2002, Sampled February 2004
This was served in an antique Lindeman's, hourglass shaped tumbler glass. Pours a beautiful, very clear, orange-gold color that is topped by a pale off-white head. There is a light dancing carbonation that releases bubbles in wavy streams from the bottom of my glass. The aroma wafting from my glass is made up of grass, lemons, musty notes, dry, and a hint of cat pee. The taste is nice and tart with a certain soft creaminess to it. Fairly soft for a traditional Lambic, but it does have a lot of lemony sourness. As the beer warms up a soft vanilla note develops in the finish. Any musty Brett character is hard to detect in the in the taste. Light and refreshing though, and quite clean tasting for a Lambic. In the end this beer is lacking the complexity and character that would make it so much better.

Vintage bottle date 1994, Sampled November 9, 2003
As I pop the cork, an immediate enticing sour aroma springs forth from the bottle. It pours a cloudy orangish red color and has an off white head. It is definitely carbonated but not superly so. The aroma is sour with citrus notes, a bit of musty character as well. This beer is very dry and sour throughout. There is a definite Brett character as well, reminds me of a musty-leathery something or other, though the Brett character is somewhat subdued compared to other I have sampled. This beer is not as complex as some of the other traditional Gueuzes, but it is proof that Lindemans can make something other than alco-pop if they wanted to.

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Photo of mtwentz
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 355ml into a pike tulip.
the head quickly dissipates to a thin crescent of straight white around the edge of the glass. The color is an opaque golden honey.
I can smell the tartness: apple, faint pear and citrus zest, and a thin wet mustiness.
the taste is light- to medium-bodied with lightened characteristics of the smells present. like the streams of tiny bubbles running up the side of the glass, so too does the flavor reveal its dry tartness.
I may have overdone this ale in the near past, but its a flavor and aroma I can picture and crave.

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Photo of Holland
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pale yellow color with a hefty head that stays as a small layer covering the entire top of the beer. Looks thin, but there's a lot of carbonation. Fairly clear.

S: tart smell, kind of white wine-like, and not overwhelming at all

T: first it's sweet and a bit bready, then it's sour but not obnoxious. The white grape flavor is there a bit, too.

M: lots of carbonation, light body

O: good beer, but not great. It lacks the complexity of some of the other belgian lambics, but at $7 for a 375 ml bottle it's worthy to be purchased again.

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Photo of DoctorDog
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 ml bottle into a flute.

A- Hazy orange/golden. Pours with minimal large, effervescing white head, that fades slowly to a thin cap.

S- Funky farmhouse & horse-blanket...sweet and sour fruits....interesting.

T- Sweet and sour orange/citrus notes...with the edge going to the sweet. Apples and grapes. Incredibly, my craft-beer hating wife sampled, and did not find the taste to be objectionable...and even came perilously close to admitting to like it...

M- Crisp, dry, and effervescent, with slightly biting carbonation. Almost like a dry, sparkling wine/ champagne.

O- Good. Easy drinking, enjoyable change of pace beer...

Future outlook: A beer that delivers what I'd expect and hope for it to deliver. Not something that I'll drink frequently, but definitely something I'll consider picking up just to have around.

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Photo of thetomG
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice murky deep yelow. Aroma is citrusy and flavor is similar but with distinct lemon tartness. Very well carbonated and lively as you sip this is a very nice sour and a good representative of the style. I'm not a huge sour fan. But this is one I would drink again.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.
Reviewed also in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.

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