Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée RenéLindemans Gueuze Cuvée René

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Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JizackFH
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a clear golden amber color. There are tons of rising carbonation bubbles. It has a 2-finger white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves a bit of lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose is musty, sour, funky, and there is some tartness. I am also getting some wood and some citrus as well.

T - The taste follows the nose. It starts off sour, vinous, and slightly acidic. There are some light malt flavors, as well as some citrus. I am also getting some tartness and some musty funk. The finish leaves some lingering sourness and vinous flavors behind on the palate.

M - This has a medium body and high carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice feel to it. There is some prickliness from the carbonation, as well as some sour and tartness. There is some bitterness and some dryness on the back end.

O - This is a really drinkable beer. It goes down easy, and the flavor is really nice. It has a bit of a refreshing quality to it. Overall, I really enjoyed this one, and I think it is a really nice example of the style. I recommend trying this one out. It tastes great and the price tag is low compared to a lot of other Gueuzes out there. I would buy this one again.

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of hopsolutely
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The epitome of its style, alas a style my own palate has not yet developed sufficiently to fully appreciate...

Beautiful reddish golden colour, very well carbonated with miniscule bubbles. Head dissipated quickly, but mouthfeel is champagne-like. This bottle was purchased less than a year ago with a 2010 date code, so it could have been cellared far longer.

Fruity, yeasty and bready aroma is enticing. However the sourness of the taste overwhelms all else for me. Realize this is my own tasting deficiency rather than a fault of the beer, but it will be some time before I invest in another bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

Photo of angrybabboon
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review adapted from notes taken 8/6/11

Note: Bottled 23 Nov 2012 (Lindemans has time machines)

Appearance: An interesting copper orange - nice head, nice lacing - not a ton of carbonation, but that works for me

Smell: Sour and tart - some sour funk, some Belgian yeast funk - some wood, some lemon and light citrus - pale malts - as expected, it gets more complex as it warms

Taste: Sour, with a lot of lemon - wonderfully tart - as it warms, tartness increases, kind of tastes like a sour, tart lemon rind (in a good way) - hay, wood, earth, and a lingering acidity - malts are very pale, delicate, slightly sweet - some general funkiness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium, adequate carbonation, slightly puckering

Overall: Noteworthy for a few reasons

While this does not reach the complexity of some other sour beers (i.e., it's not a Cantillon), it is a very good gueuze. It gets bonus points for the fact that it is relatively easy to find and about as cheap as a sour gets. For this reason, it is greater than the sum of its parts.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of rangerred
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

Appearance is a beautiful clear orangey gold with a tiny head that quickly fades. No lacing.

The smell has an initial skunkiness from the green bottle but this fades quickly. There is a definite funk with some barnyard, wet hay, and straw. Also some fruit comes through in the way of oranges and peaches.

The taste is quite tart from the beginning along with some fruity flavors. Some lemon, apple, and orange. The same barnyard funk present in the smell also comes through but to a lesser degree. Finish is dry and puckering.

Overall, this is my second example of the style, first was Oud Beersel and this is probably my second favorite. The one thing that would make this beer better would be more prominent funk in the taste. No matter this is an excellent beer and one I will come back to again.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml into snifters.

Not much head. A wonderful tangerine-like glowing orange. Pretty clear. Splotchy foam remainers on the surface.

Incredible Bretty sour aromas. Lemon, white grape juice, flooded basement, dead grass, and a nice touch of acetic acid.

Upfront tart in a big way, and then a clean dry finish. A lot of hay, lemon peel, sour twang from citrus and wild yeast. Very complex. Great tartness--like a tongue on a battery.

Spritzy without being too carbonated. Wet and clean on the palate.

This is a great geuze! Wonderfully priced and a great aperitif, as well!

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of orangesol
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been wanting to try this one for a little while now, finally found a stash of them at a local shop.

A - Pours light golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head leaving little to no lace down the glass. If the carbonation had stuck around this one could have been better...

S - Smells of tart sourness, barnyard funk, apples, lemons, damp earth, and wet hay. Smells like your typical gueuze but it never really gets to the point of being great.

T - Starts off with quite a bit of tartness quickly giving way to a mix of the typical barnyard flavors; damp earth, hay, funky basement, etc.; green apples, lemon rind, and a light mineral quality. The finish is pretty dry with some lingering funk.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderately low carbonation. Decent carbonation initially becoming dead still toward the end of the glass.

O - I wouldn't turn one of these down in the future but it really isn't anything mind blowing, just a solid example of the style. I may have to go back and grab a few more of these and see how they are drinking in a few years...

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of raffy313
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml poured into a big Duvel tulip, shared with the mrs., and some close friends on NYE night. Never had this particular gueuse before... but have been craving it for the longest.

A cloudy golden/orange color, with 2 fingers worth of a frothy white head. Excellent retension, with some lacing spotting the glass.

Smells are fruits and honey, with tart, funky undertones giving you a hint of what to expect on the tongue. Fruits are soured(apples, grapes), with bits of sweetness. Quite alot going on in the nose.

As expected, flavors follow the nose well. Sour/funkyness is abit more prevalent on the tongue. Getting a earthy, woody funk. A sour grape, white wine-like dryness is present. Green apples... YUM! <---- *Never thought I'd ever say that, but it works well in this beer.

Light bodied, somewhat high carbed, dry mouthfeel. Could drink the crap outta this, for a sour, but it's more enjoyable as a sipper.

Really like this style, really like this beer. Will definately have again, and absolutely recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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