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:
2,116
Reviews:
902
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
132
Gots:
306
For Trade:
12
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Photo of JustinSparks
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange color with a one finger thick white soapy head. Head dissipates leaving a thin circle of sudsy foam on top of the beer with no lacing.

Smell is a pungent aroma of tartness, lemon, granny smith apple, and some grain notes peaking through. The aroma is so tart it actually triggers a pucker just from the aroma.

Taste follows the nose with notes of tart lemon and apple, some barnyard funk with a touch of minty coolness. Grain comes through on the back end with some of that mint flavor lingering on the palette.

Feel is light to moderate in body. Pretty dry and tart enough to produce a puckering sensation. Very refreshing.

Overall an outstanding gueuze from Lindemans.

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Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottled January 30, 2014. Corked and capped and foiled, the cork wasn't dried out but it still broke while pulling it out, storing it on its side instead of upright would probably help this.

Perfectly clear orange-hued golden liquid topped with a big, spritzy cloud of foam with thin, fine lacing, receding into a thick fine lace cap.
Mellow lemon tartness, hay, grapefruit zest and pith, freshly tilled dirt and roots, distinct barn aromas, and white wine, peach pit, or apple cider in the background.
The taste is very similar to the aroma. Tart, sour, and dry, with a little bit of citrus and tropical fruit and damp, almost moldy barley or stale wheat bread. A little chalkiness and orange peel. Every sip is a little sharp for a second, but otherwise the acidity is fairly mellow until it finishes with a lingering pucker.

Balanced, flavorful, not too assertive, and very refreshing and drinkable. This is an extremely good oude gueuze that showcases everything the style of beer should. And it helps that it's nearly perfect in age for me personally.

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Photo of Quafftastic
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alucard6679
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw-like pale with an amber hue and one finger of head that disipates fairly quickly. Aroma is full of barnyard funk and white wine grape must. Flavor profile follows the nose pretty closely but much better when combined with tart lighter fruit notes (still getting that grape must) and a nice medium body. Great stuff. Is it the best geuze in the world? No, but when you take price and availability into consideration it is fantastic. Even without those factors it's a damn fine beer.

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of handmuffin
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from 750 mL bottle into glass at home. Pours deep gold in color with orange tint, high clarity, with large fluffy white head. Aroma is strong, full of white wine, lemony citrus, barnyard funk and white vinegar. Honestly smells like something that maybe should not be drank. No hop aroma is detectable. Flavor is more sour white grapes, earthy funk and bright acidity. No hop flavor detectable. Medium body with zippy high carbonation. Overall this beer is great; super complex and refreshingly sour while still being enjoyably drinkable. An exciting introduction for me into geuzes.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.39/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nedry
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smells of fruity, citrusy funk. Taste is bubbly and bright this is Brussels champagne at it's finest. A little farmhouse funk mixed with citrus. Very refreshing. Pours light and clear, a little caramel color, unless you stir up the dregs and add it for more flavor like I like to with bottle conditioned beer. Then it's a little hazy. I've had better Gueuzes for sure, but this one is always available and always delicious. There is something to be said about that.

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Photo of DispyDnb
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhamilyJewels
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egoo33
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of caahare
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René, 5.5% ABV, 16 IBU. Pours thin and golden, with a huge foamy white head on a careful pour. Nose is lemon sour, taste follows. Excellent mouthfeel, overall decent. First time with this style, and though it's not a new favorite, it is not vile like some other sour beers I've had. I prefer their Framboise and Kriek. Like their other beers, it is sealed with foil, a cap, and a cork - and is in a very thick and heavy bottle.

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Photo of rypkr
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
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 jcubz
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chefbigjon
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Crystal clear light golden pour with a small white head. Big funky aroma with some hints of fruit. Great tart taste with some hints of brett and lemon. Light bodied and dry.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hip_Hop_Hooray
4.92/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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