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%
 
 
Wants:
132
Gots:
311
For Trade:
12
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Photo of frank4sail
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2002

Sweet sour touch of horse blanket and berries in the nose. Large fluffy very carbonated white head on the pour. Sparkeling light gold color and look in the glass. Wonderful lace on the glass as well. Wow taste is sweet and coating upfront with a tangy puckering touch of berry (raspberry?). Nice balence in the sweet and sour notes. Unreal smooth silk mouth. The brew just slides down effortlessly. A nice treat. Worth seeking out... opens up as it warms. I need to cellar a few of these...

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Photo of Sturmthis
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of mzwolinski
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2002 bottling, sampled in Jan of 2006

Clear copper in color, with a thin, spotty off-white head that soon dissipates to reveal a streaked glassy surface. The aroma is strong, sour, and enticing. Grapey and tart. One sniff and I'm back in Brussels, spending late nights in the Mort Subite...

Not quite as much bite in the flavor as the aroma would have led me to expect. It's still quite tart at the start, mind you, but the flavor has a nice fruity apricot roundness to it in the center, with hints of overripe apple and a bit of funk in the finish. Acidic and dry as Tucson in June, but amazingly smooth and drinkable.

This is miles away from the fruity crap this company puts out. Definitely worth sampling, and worth sitting on for a good long while if you can restrain yourself. Amazing.

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Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Less sour and more fruity than traditional gueuzes. Strong oak aroma and hint of lemon. Short final of wet bread.

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Photo of kniles38
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: pours a bright golden orange color that is quite hazy and has a nice amount of viable sediment floating around, pours with three fingers of pure white fluffy head that appears very light and airy and lingers for a nice amount of time, leaves spotty lacing around the glass
S: pears, apples, overall sweet and tart fruits
T: such an interesting taste, reall diverse, hits with the sweetness initially like apple juice then hits in the middle with a bit of funky wheat like flavors then slowly falls off the back of the palate with a ton of tartness, leaves a tart taste in the mouth
M: medium carbonation beginning to end, then leaves an interesting feeling on the palate kind of like after sucking on a slice of lemon, overall pleasant
O: a really great brew, so interesting and complex, really nice, glad to have this as my first gueuze

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Photo of EdwardK77
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of patrick802
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Jmamay22
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foiled, capped and corked this gueze pours a rust tinted orange with a slightly hazy complexion and an ecru colored head. The fizzy head falls to a whisper of a cap, but manages to leave some limited lacing.

The scent is very complex. There's tart apple that dominates and a wonderful underlying current of wood. These lively scents are mellowed by a slight mustiness. A little like a damp old horse blanket. It truly transofrmative.

The first few sips shock my palette with its initial overwhelming tartness. Very fruity and emphasizes the sour apple of the nose. Some lemon tartness on the end. Not quite everything that was evident in the nose.

This gueze is well carbonated and its fizziness percolates the palette. Very light and effervescent. Despite the high impact of the sour and tart flavors it is easy to enjoy the full glass and look for more.. Works well with many different foods, especially many seafood dishes.

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Photo of MeisterBurger
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey gold topped by a thick, frothy bone-white head.

The aroma is all apple cider vinegar, barnyard, granny smith apples, grass and white wine. Funky.

Sour and funky. Sour and tart green apple. Like hay straight from the barn. Finish is dry and acidic with a light dusting of white pepper.

Mouthfeel is a light and vinegary.

Easy drinking for a style that's hard to take, but I can't help feeling it's a little green right now.

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Photo of frlrv1020
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bobbydigi
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of C2H5
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Dirty25
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of weaselchew
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of jucifer1818
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Carl_R
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ledouge
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ludachris
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its body is a slightly hazed rich golden straw hue, chalk full of aggressive bubbly streams. About two fingers of crackling foamy white head is yeilded after a generous pour. There's not much retention to speak of, which I find surprising considering the heavy carbonation that's visible.

Piles of sour green grape skins tickle the nose with hay and funkiness surrounding them and being nearly as prominent. Chalky and dusty come to mind. Underneath the outdoor and wild characters, I pull out a very soft sweetness; a bit fruity and estery but more on the fresh bready side. The nose is complex and a pleasure to decipher.

A bold sourness with a light acidic quality to it envelopes the palate before it shoots along its back. The sour aspect most resembles sour green grape skins and lemon pith with the latter making its home on the middle of the tongue. Bready malts are a mere outline in the overall scheme of things. As the beer settles and nears its end, this becomes more readily detectable.

The feel is sharp, light, and snappy thanks to the high levels of carbonation and pronounced sourness. Dry in the finish and very refreshing.

I'm slowly making my way into the world of sours/geuezes and I found this to be very enjoyable. The sourness is there from beginning to end but it was never overwhelming or made me think twice about taking the next drink.

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Photo of berley31
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jcubz
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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