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:
2,130
Reviews:
906
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
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Photo of CloudStrife
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz capped and corked bottled poured into a tulip. Bottled Feb 2012.

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a giant 3 finger puffy white head. A ridiculous amount of visible carbonation in the body. No real lacing.

S: Sour funky farmhouse type yeast. Slight skunkiness to it, not sure if intended.

T: Very tart and sour. Not for the faint of heart. Very good fruitiness to it. Reminiscent of an oud bruin but with more funk and sourness. I really enjoy the qualities in this beer.

M: Loads of carbonation makes this one real light on the tongue. With the sour this has a real crisp finish.

Overall I can't believe it's taken me so long to try this beer. Certainly much different than most of the other beers out there. Worth a try when in the mood for something different or for those who love sours.

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

Champagne bottle poured into a white wine glass.

So, not sure how to really review this, not like anything I have tasted. Pours light copper with white foam. Hazy/cloudy. Sour nose, powerful. Sour cherry taste, very much so. Some apple cider notes. Loads of flavor and taste.

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Photo of JLG193
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of d2daj
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cafe Veloce' in Kirkland, WA
355ml (12oz) bottle
Bottled date: 10/6/2011
Poured into cylinder glass-
Light fine/golden white head- creamy smooth looking
Very fine consistent bubbles
Taste- wow! First impression, this is one SOUR son-a-b! 2nd sip complex lemons, grape sweet entangled in granny smith apple bite. Tongue feels the sour "bang" which then flows smooth and bubbly like champagne.
I wonder if bottled date changes complexity, tart/sour depth as I see many more recent reviews and bottled dates.
Price is $7- reasonable. Very enjoyable and complex beer. Not for the sour faint at heart, but a fun and dramatic beer to try and enjoy the brewer's work.

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Photo of pknyc
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of adamleeeck
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of iKrystin
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of AlexFields
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 bottle with cork and pressure cap; small almost not existant pop as cork is removed.

poured into tulip glass.

bottled 11/23/12.

Appearance: Golden body with 2 fingers of egg white head that fizzes down into a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: moderate tart and funk. Fruity and yeasty. oak, musty, dusty, sweaty, oaky, earthy, hay/straw notes. I could actually smell this when I poured from a little ways away from my glass without even really putting my nose into the beer.

Taste: Tart lemons and white grapes. Vinious like white wine. Green apples and light cherry fruitiness. Its fairly yeasty. And then the oak, earth, dusty sweaty funk shows up about midpalate. Finishes with a touch of tart green apple and fruity sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with high end of low carbonation. The mouthfeel starts off a touch syrupy like wine and then has a ticklish carbonation that comes alive on your tongue. Semi dry finish.

Overall: What a really complex beer style. There is a lot of things to take in. This is not a style of beer that is for someone who is new to craft beer. $5 for a 375ml bottle of beer. Great price to get your feet wet with this style of beer to trial and see if you like the style.

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Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of adam42381
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice. Bottled on 8/18/12. Review from notes on 12/27/12. Drank in the room aboard the Carnival Dream over Christmas break.

Appearance: Pours an opaque orange/gold color with a 2 finger frothy eggshell white head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Tart fruit, Belgian yeast, barnyard funk and a hint of sweetness.

Taste: Very tart fruit and grape hulls up front followed by funky barnyard notes in the middle before ending with a sour, bitter finish. Aftertaste is bitter and funky.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of prickly carbonation. The sourness is puckering and coats the mouth.

Drinkability: Decent drinkability. Not one to try and polish off by yourself in a single sitting. Would be better shared.

Overall: Good beer overall. I think this is my first gueuze. While it's far from my favorite style, I can say I appreciate what Lindemans has done here. I wouldn't mind revisiting this one at some point in the future.

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Photo of Chieftog
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of davelag
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of bbrown12
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Polasiuss
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Unchi
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of justintcoons
3.16/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2011 Vintage.
750ml poured into a wine glass.

Appearance
Slightly cloudy golden-straw with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Moderate-heavy carbonation.

Nose
Lemon juice, Sweet Tarts and vinegar.

Taste
Sour lemon juice, peach and Granny Smith apple skins. White wine vinegar and Sweet Tarts. Finishes with musty basement and hints of oak.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, moderately sour, crisp and clean.

Overall
Primarily loads of lemon juice, apple skin and vinegar. Not necessarily my favorite style of Sour.

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

On to beer #2 this fine New Years' Eve. Thus far I enjoyed a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (If you can say that 6 times without screwing up give you one --- no I won't (more for me)) and finished my 'from scratch' BBQ Pizza. The pizza was rich, so I need a contrasting beer.

Too lazy to get another glass, I wash out the mug and pour a July 2012 vintage. Sacrilege
perhaps, yet not a concern in this review IMHO. The bottlecap got wedged in the bottle opener, an event that has never happened to me in 30 years of inebriation! Were the beer gods trying to communicate? 8:1 foam ratio on pouring, with a milky blonde-red color. I do the Homer Simpson Lip Smack in anticipation.

Smell: Tart! More tart than a Welsh Tart! Lemon and lime sour - reminds me of Rose's lime cordial -- and a yeast funk. A-won't-u-take-me-to-...-...-funky-tart?

Taste: Instant tartness disippates into a fruity character, then a late musty finish. Perhaps a little on the mellow-side, but overall a very nice beer which is far too easy to drink. A beer to cellar, and open under the right circumstances.

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Photo of GRUUMSH
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of avgjoseph
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,130 ratings.
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