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

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Ratings:
2,134
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907
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. Bottled Oct. 2010.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a lightly hazed golden light brown color about the same shade as a piece of oak furniture. There is a 1 & ½” fluffy white head that soon recedes to a ring and layer of foam about 1/16” thick. Before long there are just the ring and some irregular thin islands of foam. There are lots of small streams of bubbles especially from the nucleation points created by the engraving into the bottom of the glass. Sipping creates some widely scattered speckles and legs of lacing which mostly cling to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a light musty/mushroom character to it with hints of green apple, citrus and faint traces of the oak.

Taste: The flavors are fresh and mild with some green apple tartness and lemon zest bundled in. There is some mustiness and oak with just a hint of the barnyard in the background.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and crisp. The carbonation is light but persistent. The long finish includes tartness with a touch of sweetness that becomes dry about mid-way through and remains dry as a bone all the way to its ending.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: I’ve enjoyed sipping my way through this one more than I expected to given my earlier experience with their Faro. (That beer was overly sweet and contained an artificial sweetener. Almost all artificial sweeteners give me a metallic aftertaste that I find unpleasant, to say the least.) My overall impression is that this is indeed a good well made geuze that I’ll be happy to have again given how well the flavors work together and its price relative to others. This is also a good starting point to try the geuze style since it is nowhere near as sour or aggressive as some can be.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of CFHMagnet
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A slow pour got me a finger and a half of very fizzy, noisy off-white head. This very murky brew is about the color of apple juice. No lacing to be noted. This beer is very nondescript looking.

Whoa. This beer is definitely a beast in the nose. White sparkling wine is very strong, along with yeast and funky apples.

Again, white sparkling wine is very prevalent. I get a very funky wheat flavor with a bit of yeast, apples and bananas.

The carbonation on this is high. It's a light bodied beer due to this, and keeps flowing over the tongue, doesn't leave a sticky residue or get bogged down.

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Photo of Philousa
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a tawny gold with bubbles that settle to barely cover the surface. Clarity is quite amazing and makes for a brilliantly lit beer in the lowest of light. The aroma is complete funk. Sweat. Brett up the wazoo. Sweet fruit is very prevalent as well: strawberry, blueberry with light wine. A little acidity makes the nose crinkle. White grape, white raisin, white wine, this is a very light tasting beer. Sweet flavors shrivel on your tongue and turn it sour. Very tart and mouth puckering at the end. The sourness completely replaces any bitterness that would be in a typical beer. Watery and acidic, the champagne bubbles tickle the nose as you drink. Dry finish like a Brut.

I was genuinely excited to try this beer. I was so afraid of Gueuzes because of the lambic blend, but I soon realized these aren't sweet like Krieks. The bottle is really packaged with care and creates an air of specialty when opening and pouring. This is a very complex, funky beer. The sourness masks the complexity a bit. At times I felt like I was biting into an unripe lemon, and other times I felt like I was drinking a beer that was a byproduct of a sweaty, funky brewer. I feel like I'll pick out different flavors each time I try it, though. Makes me want to try it again.

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Photo of papat444
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first taste was a few years ago thanks to a big bottle from masterski. I wasn't familiar enough with the style to feel comfortable in reviewing but i thank slovaksniper (ratebeer) for this one.

Poured from a 375ml. bottle, bottled Jan. 2010 & expiry date Jan. 2016.

Appearance: Pours a honey colored body, hazy with barely 2 fingers worth of head that fizzle away.

Smell: Sweet, not too much tart with some fresh apples, peaches and yeasty bananas?

Taste: Mouth puckering right off the bat. Some fruit, barnyard, musty, green apples and a dose of salt in the finish. Intriguing and nice.

Mouthfeel: Zesty and fresh. Sucks the palate clean with a bone dryness. Tartness is in all the way.

Overall: I found it to be challenging but good. Strong from start to finish. Not a style for everyone maybe but worth giving it a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of danedelman
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pale amber color with a large white head.

S-big yellow grapefruit smell with a hint of mandarin oranges canned. A sourness in the background.

T-Very tart grapefruit with a bit of sweetness. A lemon peel flavor is also noted after the tartness goes away. Malty aftertaste is present with a bit of goat cheese.

M-light and bubbly, maybe drinkable in large amounts, not sure because I only had a glass and would go for more, not sure if acidity would cut on this.

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

Poured from a corked and capped 375ml bottle into a Porterhouse flute.

A: Pours a light orange with a quickly fading white head and spritzy, soda-like bubbles.

S: Fresh lemon-lime sourness and mild acid mixed with citrus and honey.

T: Sourness is present, but restrained. Some of the sweeter vanilla and oak notes are apparent and citrus and white pepper come up in the finish.

D: Nicely balanced and drinkable. Dry and crisp with a smooth start and sharp finish.

Overall: A nice balanced geuze. Not too sour or abrasive, but it delivers the goods and the price is right. Tasty little beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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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%

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,134 ratings.
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