Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
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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#1,987
Reviews:
909
Ratings:
2,142
pDev:
10.98%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
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 largadeer
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/5/06.

Appearance - Straw-colored, hazy and opaque. An inch of head appears upon the first pour, which settles into a ring rather quickly.

Smell - Mild funk mixed with sour, unripened fruit. Apple cider, vinegar and lemons, hay. Pretty approachable for a gueuze as the funk is fairly reigned-in and mild.

Taste/mouthfeel - Very sour, both lactic and acetic. I'm generally used to Lindemans beers being too sweet and syrupy, so this is a nice surprise. Strong notes of sourdough bread, lemon juice, green apples and vinegar. Tart, fruity notes linger on the palate in the finish. Pretty light-bodied stuff, and very refreshing. Not a top notch gueuze, but a solid one.

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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled 8/12/2011. Pours fairly cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge sour apple, pear, lemon, grass, wet hay, leather, vinegar, earth, pepper, funk, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with nice balance and complexity. Taste of tart lemon, pear, apple, grass, earth, wet hay, pepper, herbal, light funk, and yeast spices. Fair amount of earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, pepper, herbal, grass, hay, and earth on the finish for a bit. Moderately dry on the finish. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; no cloying tartness or acidity at all. Very moderate and refreshing amount of tartness. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very crisp and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent Gueuze! Very well balanced with good complexity; very smooth and crisp to drink. Though this is not as complex as some of the other higher regarded offerings; this is a beer than any true gueuze fan would definitely enjoy. Great value for the price as well.

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

Consumed 10/2010. Bottle date unknown.

Pours 1/2 finger of white head. Color is a hazy yellow orange.

Aroma: Very funk. Horse blanket, acidic, lemon zest, and oak. This one has some tartness to it.

Taste: Sour, tart, and funky. It is musky and dust flavors show with cobweb. Horse blanket funk and sour acidic lemons.

Mouthfeel: Lighter bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Funky, tart, mouth puckering. Ends a bit tart, but clean.

Overall, a decent gueuze, especially at the price. It is pretty funky, however. I dig it. Above average. 3.74
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08 May 2014 bottle consumed 7/2017 at kulminator. Ordered a 2009 and got this.

Nice white head. Golden sunset color.

Lemon citrus and wet oak. Nice funk. Green apple skins. A bit of malt shows. Sour with light acidic notes. Not over the top at all. Really solid, but finishes a bit light.

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Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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 olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with a fair amount of sediment/yeast that is visible in the pour (and remains in suspension after the pour). The beer has a medium thick head (less than a quarter of a thing) that reduces to an extremely thin film covering about 80% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to light aromas of barnyard funk and light amounts of sourness. There are additionally some very light vinous notes as well.

T: Starts out with some barnyard funk and sourness but eventually some vinegar like vinous notes come out as well. There is almost a bit of a bite to the taste of this beer but it is slightly sweeter than others in the style.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very prickly on the tongue.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink for the style with the extra sweetness and not as intense sour/funk. Definitely a sipping beer though.

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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 oberon
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium orange with a light golded tint with a grear fluffy head that just leaves incredable lacing,aroma is ctrius and some soapy aromas in there as well.Taste a little subdued for the flavor (wich is fine with me)still rather sour and dry some real ripe green apple flavors in there,did I pick up some nutiness in there ass well?Although not a huge fan of the style this beer deserves good marks well made and not overpowering.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this bottle up at the Whole Foods in Alexandria. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a clear golden color with a two-finger white head and some spotty lacing as it goes down. The nose carries a mild amount of funk and some lemon. Nothing too complex, but fairly nice. The flavor doesn't take it to the level that I expect from a really nice gueuze, but it does go down easily. Nice funk, but it needs to be a bit strong with greater complexity. Light body and good carbonation. Dry finish. Funk throughout, though it's mild. Pretty good and easy-drinking.

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Photo of nickfl
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of bone white foam on top of a hazy, yellow-orange body. The head settles quickly and leaves no lace.

S - Soft, lactic sourness with some mild funk. Bready malt backs up the wild yeast character along with fruity notes of green apple and mild, sour cherry.

T - Sour, with a bit of lemony sweetness and a surprising note of lime. Bready malt appears in the middle to contrast the tartness an wheat that dominates early. The acidity fades a bit in the finish, though the musty notes remain and combine with a bit of peppery spice.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Nice and sour, though not as intense or funky as some brands such as Cantillon. There is a good balance of malt and acidity that helps the drinkability and lends some contrast to the funk. An enjoyable and authentic lambic that is a good bit cheaper and slightly easier to come by than most other examples of the style.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A handsome pour with a blanket of foam that Great yeasty aroma. Tastes of bark and dry fruit. The Belgian dry yeasty flavor is distinctive but not overly strong. Hints of apricot and biscuits.

A little acidic but I wouldn't call it sour. I think it's what the wild yeast/bacteria style of beer is supposed to taste like, not the vinegar bombs so touted in the American Wild category.

A very drinkable, lighter brew with the classic Belgian yeasty taste and bitterish finish. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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

Hazy yellow color with a bit of white head. Funky, lemony, tart aroma. Taste starts tart and fruity with pleasant farmhouse notes. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Really classic, rustic lambic, not overly funky or sour, really easy to drink.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Photo of nathanmiller
3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,142 ratings
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