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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 09-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,042
Reviews:
910
Ratings:
2,147
pDev:
10.98%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
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Photo of kingcrowing
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml gold foil topped bottle, April 2010 vintage poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

Pours a hazy orange color with a small off white head, no lacing. Nose is very funky and sour. Barnyard and a light frutiness. It's really nice.

For being so easy to find and cheap to buy its very good. However, it isn't quite as sour as I'd like, Cantillon and 3F have a much more sour funk and this is just lacking that. The Mouthfeel is very nice and full though, creamy and rich. The finish is dry and barnyardy. Quite approachable for a new sour drinker.

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Photo of chrispoint
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of rypkr
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

809th beer and this is my first gueze? I have no idea how to rate the flavor, all I know is I don't love it off the bat.

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Photo of drmeto
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

S:
-green apples,white grapes,wheat,hay,musty
T:
-medium sour note
-Follows the nose
F:
-light to medium body
-high carbonation
O:
One ofLindeman's last unsweetened and unsoured Lambics

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Photo of mythaeus
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355mL bottle (bottled on 7/6/12) into a Duvel tulip

A: Quite cloudy with a fair amount of sediment. It had a nice head on it after the initial pour. It looks exactly like apple cider vinegar with the mother.

S: Extremely fruity with a dry, plain kombucha scent throughout. I can't really place the exact fruit notes, but it seems to be like a tart pear or apple.

T: It is quite dry on the finish and the slight sweetness is up front and mellows quickly in the mouth. Tastes like a plain/original kombucha, with more sweetness and less apple cider vinegar tartness. Actually, it is a bit like apple cider vinegar, but much sweeter.

M: Quite smooth with very little carbonation that might just be that it has so many bubbles that it is smooth again, which I think is the case.

O: This is my first geuze and I am surprised that Lindeman's actually releases this, since their other lambics and stuff are all sweetened (to my knowledge). I was thinking it was going to be similar to the Rodenbach Classic, but I realize now that that is a different style. Quite good, but very unlike beer and more like kombucha.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy golden colour with a two fingers head that doesn't last

S - Funky barnyard, herbal, grain

T - Follow the smell but less complex as the smell could let you hope. A bit of brett

F - A bit overly carbonated

O - A good gueuze, less complex than some but not as sour than some and it might be a good crossover gueuze. Some aging might do the trick

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Photo of Eman17
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've always passed this one up, and have always regretted it. I've been meaning to try harder to access more gueuze and this one is the one that should have came first. I found a 375ml bottle, I've never seen this in the half bottle size before.

Poured into a Mikkeller wine-style glass.

Appearance
I got a little bit of anti-gueuze in my glass so there is a very light haze with some small specks of sediment at the bottom. Its a honey orange color crowned with a lively, pure white head. Some lacing is left, retention is excellent.

Aroma
There is an unavoidable goat cheese aroma hidden amongst lots of other nuances. Funk is strong and takes on a very goat musky aroma. Rotting wood extends the funkiness. There is a bright fruitiness here as well. Lots of crab-apple drizzled with raw honey. Every other whiff brings out a strong and pleasant aroma of fresh cut flowers and pollen.

Taste
Sourness is actually fairly modest, but acidity remains high. The main flavor of the sourness is crab-apple with a pulpy lemon juice addition. The sourness starts at the front but dies way down by the swallow. The finish is cheesey and very goaty. It tastes almost like licking a billy goat.

Mouthfeel
Very light in body with a high level of effervescence. It dances across the palate and strips it dry.

Overall
This is a decent gueuze, but I'm not expert. Its easy to acquire and affordable. However, I'm certain there are better examples out there, in fact, I believe I've had better.

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Photo of Aisha
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zac16125
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a tulip
Bottled on: 02 MAA 2012

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a huge 4 plus fingers width of slightly off white head. Leaves a few faint patches of lacing.

S: Tart fruits and sweet fruits. White grape and apple. A little bit of funk and some spice. Banana. Faint vinegar. Very nice.

T: Lots of tart sourness, along with apple cider vinegar. Lingering belgian yeast banana on the finish. Lots of lactic acidity. Some peppery spice. Some musty funk. Again, very nice.

M/D: Crisp mouthfeel, lots of carbonation, fuller side of medium bodied. Drinkability is good. Nice mouthfeel here.

O: Overall, a very nice beer. And an affordable gueuze gets bonus points in my book. Id definitely buy this one again. Recommend.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of BDTyre
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange with a very thick head. Musty, barnyard and citrus and sugar in the nose. Strong front hints.

Bitter, dry-champagne and cidery profile. Apples, lemons and yeast. Definite barnyard-y character; very earthy.

A great geuze, pairs nicely with a good farmhouse cheese.

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Photo of brbrocc
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Oxymoron
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of yesyouam
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René is a highly sparkling golden beer with a thick, fluffy, slightly yellowed white head that has outstanding retention and leaves excellent lacing on the glass. The aroma is quite powerful and carries notes of funk, cheese, horse blanket, cave and mud. It is light bodied, fluffy and bubbly on the tongue. The finish is crisp and dry. It is very sour, musty and funky, with no noticeable sweetness. There are notes of champagne, bleu cheese and hay. It's a very bretty affair. The finish is full of green apples. It is tart through and through. What a unique beer!

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

Photo of Ultimate
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deadliest
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jwinship83
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ML corked bottle with a best by date of october 2011 drank from my duvel tulip glass.

A- this one pours golden colored body with a large white head. the head falls quickly and it leaves spots of lacing on the sides of my glass.

S- vinegar and wild yeast. probably more of this than i have smelled in any other beer. lemony hops.

T- the taste was way less acidic and sour than the nose would have indicated. still very wild tasting. lots of citrus, lemon and orange. slight vinegar.

M- light to medium bodied with a low level of carbonation.

D- one bottle was enough. my stomach felt torn up after this one. a little too acidic to tackle this one on my own. next time ill have a friend help.

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,147 ratings
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