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:
2,124
Reviews:
905
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
307
For Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

375 ml poured into Tulip glass

A- Light yellow to orange, slightly hazy, 3 finger white head.

S-Tart, light funky, lemon, hay, orange zest.

T-Lemon, citrus, tart unripe fruit on the front. Lots of hay, a little barnyard earthy-ness on the finish. Not puckering sourness. I detect a little protein, iron flavor on the finish. Almost like blood. Weird, I know. Had to check my tongue to make sure I didn't bite it or something.

M- Nice crisp tartness, very effervescent which helps to develop all the flavors of the beer. Doesn't feel thin or lacking. Solid.

O- I am thrown off by a little off-flavor at the finish. I am not counting this beer out because it has some really amazing tart and fruit qualities. The funk seems just a little bit off. It's good, but would like to get rid of that iron/protein/blood flavor and have more wet hay and horse-blanket. I would recommend this beer to people first trying gueuze.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Appearance: Amber with low perceived effervescence, little lacing, some floaters and a white head that quickly fizzles out leaving a thin crown.

Aroma: Medium to medium high in intensity. Funky barnyard town right here. A lot of cheese, horse blanket, socks and some powerful cat urine. Some fruit does come through, mainly orange.

Taste: Medium high to high intensity. Citrusy (Lemon and Lemon Balm) and Funky. The funk overwhelms everything though.

Palate: Light bodied, medium low carbonation, medium high acidity, medium high sourness.

Overall: Could use more balance and complexity. It's good but Lindemans has better offerings.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MarcatGSB
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into Lost Abbey Teku. 12 oz. bottle.

A: Pours a orangish/burnt color with a soft/prickly white head. The head leaves a white ring around the perimeter, and sticks around for the entire life.

N: Bright sour fruit notes like pear and apple along with some slight tangy vinegar. There's some malty bread like character deep in there as well.

T: Alot of that tart fruit forward with some funky yeast present. Bit of a spice hidden in there, with some vanilla/oaky flavor.

M: On the lighter side, with a prickly sensation and lively mouthfeel. Bit of dryness, and leaves you satisfied.

D and O: Really enjoyed this beer. Bout time I got to giving it a formal review.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep gold color with an enormous 6-finger rocky, billowing, white head. Awesome retention but only a bit of patchy lacing. Hazy with tons of bubbles.

S – Musty, barnyard Brett is definitely there along with vinegar acidity with sour apple and maybe pear notes. Some woody oak may be here, too, but that may be the Brett playing tricks on my nose.

T – The taste is split nearly down the middle between tart green apple and musty, barnyard Brett flavors. Sure, it’s not as mouth-puckeringly sour as some gueuzes but it is extraordinarily well-balanced.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a tart and crisp mouthfeel, and a sour and dry finish. Vinegar acidity lingers for a bit.

O – This is a really nice gueuze. Again, it’s not as blisteringly sour as some, but that’s not a bad thing. The balance between the products of Brettanomyces and Acetobacter/Lactobacillus is superb and really helps the drinkability of the beer. Would I like it to be a bit sourer? Sure. But I really don’t have anything to complain about with this tasty beer.

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,124 ratings.
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