Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée RenéLindemans Gueuze Cuvée René
BA SCORE
87.6%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 2,138 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,980
Reviews:
908
Ratings:
2,138
Liked:
1,873
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
10.98%
Alströms:
4.57
 
 
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133
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315
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Photo of Danny1217
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy gold, with a big fluffy white head. A good looking beer.
Smells funky. Not what I expected at all. Lemon zest, white wine, funk (almost like a skunked beer, but somehow not bad.)
First thing I notice is that this is a pretty sour beer. Some lemon, and other sour fruits. Some champagne characteristics. Some nice funk. Taste lingers on the mouth for a while. Medium body and heavy carbonation.

My second sour beer, however, this makes the first one not seem very sour in comparison. Good stuff though. Very good stuff. I will have to try more geuzes. This bottle was very fresh too, so I would like to see what some age does to it.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of duracell
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle in a tulip glass.
The first of the style.

A - Cloudy gold color with a large white head. Medium retention. 4/5

S - Tart, lemony, crispy, some earthy character. Nice and fresh! 4/5

T - Acidic, I pick out notes of wood. 3/5

M - Medium tartness, the medium carbonation is spot on. Body is on the middle side. Relatively dry finish with a medium bitterness. 4/5

O - A good beer to get used to the style. Very refreshind and easy to drink! I was expecting some more complexity though... 3.5/5

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Photo of heygeebee
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Platinum. BB 2017

First of style.

Pours a hazy gold. Two finger fluffy white head.

Aromas of lemon zest, a little yeast, funk, barnyard.

Intensely sour puckering flavours of lemons, vinigrette / vinegar. Astringent tart aftertaste. Sour candy. Very complex.

Mouthfeel lively and well carbonated.

All in all a well made beer, and glad to be on the sour journey...

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled in 2009, opened in 2012.

Appearance – Pours a cloudy golden orange color, with a big head and light lacing.

Smell – Lemon, white wine, cider, and a hint of honey.

Taste – Taste is sour, but it’s nicer than most sours because the sour doesn’t linger in the aftertaste. Grapes, hay, and a touch of vinegar.

Mouthfeel – Sour, crisp, and finishes very dry. Very little carbonation although there is a sour tingle to it. A pleasing aftertaste for a gueuze.

Drinkability – Not bad, but a little sour for my taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Digimaika2
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(4.0) A: Clear and pleasing golden colour with a tall head that quickly (very) vanishes to a smattering of bubbles. Streaking lacing is evident.

(4.0) S: Fresh lemon zest, slightly vinaigrette, tart grapefruit, freshly cut and damp grasses, and lots of clove. Incredibly aromatic with an acidic quality that highlights the lemon zest well.

(4.0) T: Rather smooth lemony pulp taste, white grape, tart grapefruit, slightly vinegar-like bite, fresh grains/grasses, and oak. Hints of apple poke through towards the end as the initial lemon wave subsides. Spices are evident near the backend as well. Very nice complexity and a wonderful overall fresh-like quality to the taste profile.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation (fizzy). Mellow sourness with a chalky and near pulp-like texture. Finishes with bitter and dry qualities.

(4.0) D: Being new to this style I might have to revisit this one again in the future, but my first impression was a very good one. Surprised at how complex the flavour was despite the initial dominant sour aroma. Impressed.

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2/5  rDev -51.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy golden color with three fingers of very active white head. Carbonation throughout the beer appears very active.

S: Clean, lemon sourness upfront with a bit of barnyard funk, but the funk is well restrained. The lemon sour aroma is of moderate strength. Straightforward, but pleasant.

T: Similar to aroma, a lemon acidity is very apparent, yet not overpowering. Very mild musty funk. The taste is pretty balanced between a juicy sourness and a dry tartness. Good, but not terribly complex for the style.

M: Medium mouthfeel with strong carbonation.

O: A good, but not very complex Gueuze. Not as good as 3F or Girardin, but a good choice for the availability and price.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355 mL capped-and-corked bottle from the LCBO; packaging code L D27LGC. The label says 5.5%, but a sticker slapped over top says 6.7% (probably determined during the LCBO's lab testing). Lambics of any stripe are pretty rare around here, so I have been pretty eager to try this one (my first gueuze) since I picked it up a few weeks ago.

Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow colour, topped with about one finger's worth of fizzy, sparkling-white head. It manages to stick around for a few minutes before thinning out, leaving behind a smooth cap and collar on the surface. Minimal lacing. The aroma is acidic and slightly vinegary, with some funky barnyard/wet hay notes. A little vinous, with hints of lemon and orchard fruit. Fairly pleasant.

Tasty stuff, with just the right amount of acidity - not face-puckering by any means, but still a prominent feature of the profile. Lemon rind, sour plums, white wine and green apple flavours are detectable, alongside some faint wheat malt sweetness, with a musty, funky barnyard flavour coming through toward the finish. Fairly dry aftertaste with some lingering tartness. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation for a relatively fizzy mouthfeel (but not on the level of champagne or macro lagers). Drinkability is ok, but not something I'd be interested in drinking all night - the serving size is about right for me.

Having had almost no previous experience with these sorts of styles (only one framboise and one Flanders red), I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from a beer style that is usually described as tasting 'funky'. It's definitely a novel brew for me, but not something that is likely to jive well with the palates of anyone not already accustomed to lambics, sours, champagne or white wine. An acquired taste, for sure.

Final Grade: 4.07, an A minus. Lindeman's Gueuze Cuvée René is an interesting, refreshing changeup from the IPAs, hefes and ambers that have made up the majority of my beer intake this summer. This is good stuff, perfect for introducing a newbie to the world of gueuzedom, but not something I plan to seek out or hoard in the future. Decent value for the price, and worth a try for anyone curious about the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 87.6% out of 100 with 2,138 ratings
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