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:
2,117
Reviews:
902
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DCon
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 750ML bottle of this from 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar in Lafayette Square (St. Louis), MO for $16.99. Poured from the gold foiled bottle around the cap and top into a Budweiser Holiday Tulip Glass. Has no sign of freshness date but has destroyed series of letters & numbers on the back of bottle in white.

Aroma- Starts with a nice sour aroma with a huge goaty background. Has a light oak aroma here also and this compliments the style COMPLETELY! Very good attributes.

Appearance- Pours a 5 finger, thick head that seems to last forever! A bit hazy but might have been from throwing the bottle around from the Wine Bar to the flat... Has a pale orange color body and has a ton of lace left behind. Can't get any better!

Flavor- Huge sour, upfront taste and then has nice malt sweetness next. Honey-like and gouty once again and doesn't seem to draw any negatives. No hop bitterness or even any taste for that matter. PERFECT Gueuze!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, VERY highly carbonated., Thirst Quenching but then a huge Puckering flavor at the end.

Overall Impression- This is now tied with one of my favorite Gueuze beers! Great qualities, sour, mouth puckering, and the goaty and malty characteristics are well blended. The only complaint with this one was the price... Will be looking to see if I can get a reduced price @ the Liquor store!

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml cap n cork bottle into a teku.

Pours a cloudy light orange with a big 2" white head. Clumpy head sits atop beer.

Lemon and rind aromas, earthiness, Brett, funk, barnyard.

Tart lemons, light pale malts, earthy light bitterness, more tart citrus.

7/10 sourness. Not a bad geuze especially at $12 a 750ml.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle purchased from Discount Liquor for $7.50 quite some time ago (at least 18 months) and cellared although the bottle itself looks much older than that. I’ll have to search it for a date later. Served in a large snifter.

Appearance: pale peach skin body with aggressive white head that quickly dissipates to an attractive, sticky lace.

Aroma: Potent and complex. Loads of apple and strawberry. Sweet lambic notes similar to the Lindemans fruit beers but tons of funk as well. Sour with lots of acidic lemon.

Taste: Fantastic. As foreshadowed by the aroma, this beer has a tremendous amount of sweet/tart fruit flavor, especially apple, and plenty of barnyard funky/citric/rotten hay and lemons. Some pale malt is found too.

Mouthfeel: The funk is much more controlled and purposeful in this gueuze as compared to others I’ve tried. It’s less sour than many but not less interesting. The combination of the tartness from the fruity yeast and the funk from the bacteria is great. The body remains crisp, fairly clean, and very drinkable too.

An A+ beer and much more than I was expecting from Lindemans.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure how old this is. Label says 2017 and I guess that is a "best by" date. Only other number I can find is on the glass "26".

A- Speedy streams of micro-carbonation in a hazy body with a few specks of yeast sediment floating around after pouring out the bottom. Peach-like, saison-like color of orange/gold. Nice active head with a few specks of lacing.

S- Reminds me of the Lindemans Lambic family with that farm blanket funky yeast aroma but that character is more present in this beer. Also smells fruity and dusty/musty.

T- Tart, sour, and lightly sweet in a Fruity Pebbles sort of way(imagine steeped in Fruity Pebbles... or not...). Peach comes to mind but that may just be the color of the beer influencing my taste. More fruity as it warms.

M- Leaves the mouth very dry. Foamy carbonation makes the beer feel effervescent.

D- Pairs well with Romano cheese. Very drinkable if you're into funky flavors

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Notes from 2008. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A foamy creamy solid two finger head that is white. The color of the beer is light yellow with light amber highlights. There is a lot of carbonation in the beer. The clarity is clear with some haziness. There is some yeast particles in the glass. The head is leaving some lacing on the glass.

Nose: A rich honey, citrus, hay, barnyard like aroma. There is a sour lemon aroma also.

Taste: Very lemony, straw, hay, a subtle hint of flowers, and honey.

The mouth feel is very sour, bitter, and very dry.

Overall: The body of the beer is light with a full blown sour finish. This is one of the most memorable time drinking a beer. I was totally taken off guard by the way this beer presented itself on my palate. I will seek this beer out again and age it for several years and see how it plays out in the future.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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

Pours a straw color with a nice white head. Scent is ver funky with a bit of leather. I love this scent...Great taste...Funkiness with some cheese flavors and more leather. Lots of lemon with more funky cheese and grassy flavors. Mouthfeel is very puckering and crisp. Drinkability is high. My favorite from Lindemans BY FAR!

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

some murky... quite a bit actually... pour is apple juice with a nice sized head. sort of a surprise. smell is like a lambic. musty sour apple. mellow gueze. quite grassy actually. no metallic in the aluminum sense but its there with a straw finish in the malt. apple is there. mildly in comparison to most. i'm surprised. the murkier side of the bottle is better but linderman's i thought i hated you. this is nice. and for the price fantastic. quite lemony. no as astringent as expected. will have again. a basic, but between this and oud beersel a good introduction to gueze. i personal think linderman's best.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.87/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My 100th review!

Appearance: Pours an invitingly hazy Amber color with about a half-inch of small white bubbles at first pour. There are a lot of bubbles rising to maintain the head. After a couple minutes, the head reduced to a thin layer across the top of the beer. After about twenty minutes in the glass, you notice that the beer has become pretty much clear. Even at this point, there are still a lot of bubbles rising. The beer leaves a thick coat of foam for lace around the glass after drinking.

Aroma: Man, the aroma on this beer is gorgeous! There is lots of citrus among some floral scents. The esters rule, but there is still a bit of sweetness that you can tell is there. There is a soft malty profile that accents the wildness of the aroma beautifully. After the head mostly disappears, you can pick out some of the hay/horsey aromatics residing subtly in the background. As it warms a bit, the blatant citrus starts to mellow out to leave you with a much earthier aroma from which you can start to pick out some of the wheat.

Taste: Gee whiz, how can a beer possibly get better than this???? There is a host of lemons and oranges that lead you into a slightly bitter Lambic “twang” in the middle of the profile. Finally the finish ends feeling like it has a medium body with an assertive carbonation that leaves the throat with enough sweetness to trap some of the citrusy goodness to last well after the sip. After it sits for a half an hour or so (I’m sipping this beer slowly) the flavor gets really soft and refreshing. It almost has a velvety mouthfeel as the carbonation looses assertiveness and leaves the beer to cross your palate in its true form. This beer is awesome!

Opinion: I think that this is about as close to a perfect beer as any. This is really the only beer that I have tried from Lindemans that I would consider saying that about. Sure, their flavored Lambics are good, and world-class in their own right...but they are far too sweet for my palate. This one has some surprising sweetness in it, but it barely even coexists with the wholesome funky goodness of the wild fermentation. It is a bit hard for me to believe that this is what the Lindemans beers taste like before they add all of those syrups in.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A= pours a light orange color with a nice two finger head that disapaits quickly for the small bubbles with a nice crackling sound leaving a little lacing.
S= lemony and acidic. Lots of great sour notes of vinegar and such. There's also a little bit of a pale lager sort of smell.
T= awesomely refreshing sour. Really blew me away as being from this brewery. Not a lot of sweetness just vinegar sour and lemons. Great taste.
M= very refreshing and smooth. Really tasty. Loved the mouthfeel on this one.
D= great. Quite the treat of a beer. Smooth and refreshing reccomended.

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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,117 ratings.
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