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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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BEER INFO

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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Ranking:
#2,069
Reviews:
911
Ratings:
2,149
pDev:
10.98%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
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Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375mL (bottled 10/6/2011) into a tulip. Pours a clear coppery golden color w/ a big fluffy white head, vigorous carbonation.

Aroma is funky and vaguely sour, almost saison-like. Earthy, spicy, a little musty.

Taste is sharply acidic up front, lemony with an underlying sweetness, and then more sour on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied w/ a semi-dry finish. A little prickly from the carbonation.

Overall a pretty solid version of the style and certainly a good introduction, but better ones are readily available.

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Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled: 09 NOV 2012

Fairly clear gold with some random flaky bits floating around, topped by a thin, wispy head. Smells a bit grassy and earthy, like wet hay and flower petals, along with barnyard, mustiness, spice, and some dry wood. Tart, earthy flavors - not extremely sour or acidic. Floral, dusty lemons, and mineral notes. Very crisp, dry, light, and fluffy mouthfeel with a refreshing puckering quality. This is good and certainly has all the right elements for a Gueuze, though no standout characteristics. For the price, laying a couple bottles away to have a few years down the road is a no-brainer.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A:
Bright Glowey gold colored with a small white head. Not a lot of retention and once the head fades you never see it again. Very pretty color though.
S:
Fermented tangy juicy fruits-cherries-oranges-apples-lemon-raspberry and light cereal grains. Very fun, sunny, and stinky.
T:
Flavor is tangy and refreshing. Earthy, fruity, funky and appealing. Fermentd black cherry and light tingly even bitterness.
M:
Very swirlable in the mouth. Perfect super fine carbonation bubbles.
O:
Very nice.

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

37,5 cl poured into a lindemans glass

A - a clear bright pale orange with a small white head of foam. Dissipated rather quickly.

S - lots if acidity at first. A bit of barnyardy funk. Slight sweet bready malts. A little bit buttery.

T - very similar to the nose with bright acidity and a very slight malt sweetness. Some green apple character in the middle. Some funkyness toward the end. Dry and tart finish.

M - medium bodied. Very crisp with bright carbonation.

O - I just wasn't crazy about that little funk bit in the end but otherwise a very refreshing beer for a sticky summer eve.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Devinph
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

We have a golden, hazy beer, with a creamy, white neck. The aroma and taste bring oranges and grapefruit, with a touch of pepper, other floral and fruit (pear) esters, and expressive "barnyard" notes caused by wild yeast. The tartness is vibrant, present in the aroma, and dominant in the palate. The body is light, and its acidity balances so well with the fruitness and structure of this beer. The Gueuzes are refreshing and wonderful Belgian beers that amaze me in each experience. The Cuvée Rene is simply fantastic.

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Photo of hopkrid
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Auraan
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured a gorgeous cloudy orange with a half-finger white head. There was no lacing on the glass, but it's quite the good looking beer. Scents of brett/barnyard funk, lemon, sour apple and slight sweet notes. Flavor is incredibly sour, with notes of lemon, sour apple, and slight vinegar. Very dry. Mouthfeel is light bodied, with moderate carbonation. This is a very good beer. It's tart, dry and refreshing. It's also not for everyone. It's incredibly sour natureis fitting only for those of us who like things sour. But with a palette that enjoys those flavors you'll find it excellent.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow topped by a fluffy white head that laces. The nose is mildly sour, slightly skunky/funky, with a sweet citrusy tartness. It drinks noticeably funky with an initial sweetness that quickly washes away and leaves behind a dry, slightly grapefruit rindy bitterness, and a petri dish worth of culture. This is definitely a light bodied, effervescent, straightforward sour that's quite approachable. However, it has a bit too much sweetness and lacks the super dryness I look for in good gueuzes. I think it also lacks some of the complexity I'd expect to find in other gueuzes, but for its price and availability, this is a solid go-to gueuze.

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Photo of shand
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Life for me is just drinkin' gueuze. Cuvee Rene is actually relatively gently carbonated for the style, a fairly hard pour produced just a finger of head over a very pretty radiant orange body. The aroma is nice, it's fruity (think a tart apple), sour, and just a bit funky. Very intense too, I can smell it easily across the table. The taste comes in with the tart apple pretty strong, which remains the beer's backbone as some wild yeasts contribute a sharp funkiness that quickly fades to a pleasant tartness that compliments the apple. There's a bit of lemony note as well. The mouthfeel is light and a little lower on the carbonation than I'd like, and the drinkability is great.

As far as gueuzes go, this one is a pretty damn good standard and a relatively easy introduction into a more difficult style.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,149 ratings
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