Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée RenéLindemans 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 09-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,130
Reviews:
906
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Corked and capped - never seen that before. Pops like champagne, pours like a beer. Frothy head that dissipates quickly. Copper hued effervescent body. Aroma of lemon, grape, flowers and light funk. Taste of chardonnay, hay, spice, rustic bread-malt and a fairly restrained tartness. I wouldn't call this sour but I also wouldn't say it's not; doesn't pucker the cheeks with heavy acidity or furrow the brow with that tractor tire-funk. It's a beautiful, accessible beer that should have a place on everyone's drink list.

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Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NumberNone
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of alelover
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ssgunbond
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of vancurly
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 07/08, BB 12/14.
Poured contents into Leffe chalice.

a) Inch thick white head, bubbles and crackles, and slowly sinks. Hazy pale orange.

s) Lemon sorbet from a foot away, other spicy tropical fruit, some funky moldy basement, damp hessian sack, cheese rind, nutmeg. Some hop leaf in there too. This is what it's all about. Top class, fascinating..

f) Big sour lemon hit up front, blue cheese on a lavoche cracker, some hung-beef gameyness, or venison even. Remarkable.... charcuterie & fromagerie in a bottle...

m) Very light, spritzig, but teeth-grittingly tart.

d) If I compare this with Timmermans Tradition Gueuze, I get two completely different ales. The former is fruity, cidery, simple and refereshing. This is challenging, sophisticated, and infinitely more interesting.

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Photo of JGlitz87
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBuilder
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with just hints of red throughout. Has a foamy white head that diminishes to a ring. The aroma is vinous and of grape skins. A bit of sweet and tartiness too.

The flavor is fruity and tart, again with the grape skins and a bit of sour apple. It is light-medium in body and a bit acidic. Nice brew.

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Photo of KevinL
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of killcore
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nomad
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brewed in 1992, bottled in 1994, drank in 2003.

This 9-yeard old beauty poured pure gold and transparently so. Had a big filmy and foamy head, nice bits of stain, tons of lace, and champagne amounts of carbonation. It looked like a publicists dream for picture perfect beer.

Nose was sweet, tart, with notes of apple and a vinuous tone to everything. Also had a toasty champagne-like presence. Smelled intriguing and inviting, nothing like what most would consider beer. Sharp yet not biting, the aging rounded things out without diminishing anything's force.

First taste was the head which literally tasted like sugar. Then came the body of the beer which was dry, tangy, and leafy, like a bite of young mint. Yeast gave some bread notes, but it mostly tasted like a wheat beer gone champagne, in both appearance, feel, and taste. How else to describe this?

Had an amazing mouthfeel: it feels like magic as it evaporates on your tongue. Had no aftertaste in the lingering, coating sense; just the sour, sweet, dry, and leafy details wafting up your nasal passages and tingling the back of you mouth and throat.

Almost a decade of waiting calms and blends this beauty down on a variety of levels, rounds the sharp parts together. THE drink with food, especially fuit and vegetables. Its gueuze at its best – what else do you say? Gueuze is an endlessly fascinating style of beer and the product is nothing if not puzzling, tantalizing, refreshing, and edifying, both to the mouth and the brain.

Still haven't found a gueuze as good as this one. (Aging is key, though, younger bottles have been nearly as good the one reviewed above).

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Photo of rapidsequence
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. $6.99 from Beer Run. Can't find a date on the bottle.

Appearance: Pours orange with a slight haze that mostly clears as it warms. Bone white head fades down but never completely goes away.

Smell: Sour lemon juice. A little apple cider. Some mustiness. Good, but not the most complex.

Taste: Sour lemon and bitter lemon peel/pith. Really as much bitter as sour, and slightly astringent. Hint of acetic. Much more sour/bitter than funk in this one.

Mouthfeel: Nothing really wrong here. Appropriately high carbonation-- lively but not harsh. Dry.

Overall: Too much sour and bitter lemon flavor and not enough else going on. (Relatively) cheap and accessible if you're in a pinch, but there are better ones out there. Maybe some age would help. Damn good compared to other Lindemans.

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Photo of grimey68
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of illini4x4
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JSchock7
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bigox420
2/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of JustinMatthew
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This gueuze pours a hazy golden color with little bits of sediment and a huge white head. Smells of barnyard funk, a bit of vinegar and maybe a touch of lemon. Tastes of sour apples, lemon, a touch of vinegar, some yeast funk and spice are the most evident. Very tart and puckering.. Leaves the mouth watering from sip to sip as any sour tends to do. This is a Great belgian sour beer. 

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Photo of parintele
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cletusdog
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,130 ratings.
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