Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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4.1/5
2,142 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 09-18-2002

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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Brouwerij Lindemans "Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René"
750 ml green glass bottle, corked and capped; without freshness dating but labeled "Bottled: L BA21PGC"
$9.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Hazy deep gold, almost amber colored body beneath a finger thick head of bright white that holds surprisingly well but leaves little in the way of lacing.

Smell: Mustiness, wet straw, leather, wet wood/oak, dried apricot, and grainy malt.

Taste: Tart but not puckeringly sour as some Gueuze can be. It's fruity (apple, apricot, lemon), mineralish, earthy, and musty/funky/moldy - reminiscent in some ways to the blue veins of mold within a wheel of English Stilton - and lightly leafy. It's only mildly bitter, less than 20 IBUs, but dry in the finish with a mild, short lingering acidity and earthiness/mustiness/woodiness.

Feel: Light-medium in body and gently effervescent and delicately crisp, influenced as much by its acidity as its carbonation.

Overall: If it can be said that an ale brewed from wild yeast is highly refined, then this is one of the finest example to be had. It offers a great deal of character while remaining perfectly balanced in flavors, bitterness, acidity, and mouthfeel. Compellingly drinkable. A classic.

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

Sour, check. Pours clear and taste makes you squint. No head to speak of. After taste reminds me of green olives. Good for a sour or lambic beer. I'm good with it.

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

Photo of khmel
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Look: One finger white head, hazy orange body.

Smell: Barnyard funk, green apple, lemon, some white grape, maybe a hint of graininess.

Taste: Same as above.

Feel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Mild-medium sourness and acidity, a bit dry.

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Photo of RobDB
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SGR1220
3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Frudel
3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle. Dark hazy orange, white head diminishing letting only a ring around the glass. Nose is a lot of herbal, basilic? Lambic, not wow, funky, spontaneous fermentation, tartness. Taste is light acidity, dry, aftertaste that doesn't last very long. Winy texture, fizzy on tongue. I wasn't impress, but one of the best quality for cash gueuze out there!

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4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as good as Hanssen Gueuze, as there was some off flavors, but it was still a great introduction to gueuze!

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

Thick fomy head dissipated quickly. Aroma of dried fruit some funk. Flavour sour, fruity esthers with a surprising burst of cassis in the middle and citrus at the back. Surprisingly drinkable with a medium bidy and good carbonation.

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Photo of dar482
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a capped and corked 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains tart fruit, Belgian yeast, esters and light malts.

T: The taste starts out very tart with flavors of citrus, esters and Belgian yeast funk. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty but not too heavy malt character. There is very little hops presence as you would expect from a beer in this style. There is a good balance and a bit of Gose-like saltiness in the background. The after-taste is tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid sour beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of kdivers
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a stange and tulip. In the stange, the body seems a bit lighter in color closer to a lighter side of orange tinted yellow. The tulip produces a darker hazier orange colored body (weird, ok, I wonder if this is normal) anyways, both have the same sized head - about a finger’s worth of white foaminess leaving some thick foamy lacing clinging to the sides of both glasses. The smell is extremely tart and sour, but I guess this is how its supposed to be. Well, I do get some lemon/cherries/raspberry/orange trying to come through in an extremely sour way. The taste is tart and sour once again through the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, its a light to medium, tries to display some sort of sessionability, but still there’s an element of a fuller quality. Carbonation hits me a bit harder than some other lambics but from what I’ve read and my lack of knowledge in this style - I guess that’s ok. Overall, honestly, I think I’m only doing this so I can say I’ve tried a gueuze.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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