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:
2,123
Reviews:
904
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
306
For Trade:
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Photo of safaricook
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zpeckler
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of puck1225
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pleasantly sour! Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Beautiful light pink, fluffy head and good lacing. Pinkish gold color and a bit cloudy. It has a sweet, fruity, funky smell that carries over to the taste. The taste is sour cherries and strawberries. All the tastes mingle nicely. It is a pleasant beer to sip on a warm February evening in Texas!

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

Photo of jworkman
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours straw with slight haze
Sharp with a touch of funk on the nose
Bright, lemmony with a hint of funk and great acidity
Sparkling carb with refreshing finish

Overall a fantastic example of classic Geuze

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Photo of ledouge
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eli2814
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful beer. Clear gold, the bubbles move around the glass as if they have a mind of their own. Smell is interesting, light fruity/citrusy notes, various barnyard notes; smells like a good time. Taste follows the nose very well. You taste the barnyard with the fruit, but the tartness comes way out from left field if you're not ready for it (bUT that's certainly not a bad thing). The sourness leaves you salivating as it goes down your throat, your whole tough feels it. Definitely a great beer if you're looking to get into the world of sours and understand what to look for in the style.

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Photo of YeastInception
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear honey color with a huge head to start that eventually dissipates. Smells of sour pear/apple/grape and funk that reminds me of many other belgian lambics. Taste is a nice level of sourness along with the aroma flavors. Very good lambic thats easy to find.

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Photo of Greasy
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic

L: gold ... the definition of "gold" ... there's no amber in it, just intense dark yellow; pushes up a big head, over 1.5 to 2 inches of offwhite/white foam; the clarity is and color are stunning, a little activity showing in the glass, creating a spreading collar of almost beige foam, no sticking or lacing

S: lemons, sour green apples; has a sweetish finish, kind of floral; barn must; boy, that sweetness is something else; a little finger-nail polish, sour grapes, sweet/sour grapes; some skunk to start off with, but I'll be damned if it doesn't fit *perfectly* ... sometimes those green bottles make sense

T: SOUR! It's a full lemon blast with little else at first; as it warms, wow ... some barnyard earthy hay flavor shows up, a little grain on the back end, and maybe (*maybe*) a pinch of sour-apple sweetness

F: so carbonated, so drinkable ... I'm tempted to say perfect ... yep, it's perfect -- the weight is that tick just above watery that makes it so easy to sip and let that little bit of beer really fill your mouth

O: a fantastic beer, very sour but full of bits and pieces of character, aroma notes in the nose and some different flavors as your palate adjusts ... the musty barn flavor is fantastic, really building as the beer warms; I know very, very little about gueuze, but I know enough about the "sour" family now to say confidently that this beer is awesome -- a very clean, crisp delivery of some of my favorite funky sour notes; I will definitely revisit this beer from time to time

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Photo of lpothier
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of capnamerica
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Philcassella
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of amano_h
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of carlborch
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant golden-amber with a large head that dissipated quickly. Fresh, slightly sour nose with hints of the aromas you get when biting into a Granny Smith apple combined with a funky, hay, and citrus pith nose. The body is medium, with bright effervescence. Just slightly sour with hints of Brettanomyces. Delicious as an aperitif or with foods, such as a vinaigrette based salad, that needs the counter-punch.No lace whatsoever. Very pleasant lingering. Bone-dry! A joyful Gueuze that will be repurchased. This is fun to drink. Not at all "beer like" although it is clearly a beer (ale). I wish they would let some of their fruit Lambics get this dry!

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a hazy orange-honey color with a large structured head. The aroma start with tart green apple, as well as wet hay, and and little under-ripe peach. The flavor starts with a pleasant acid tingle, warming to a caramel apple taste, with plenty of barnyard funk to support this. The mouthfeel is excellently fizzy and full. Overall this is a truly enjoyable beer, simple but utterly delicious.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.42/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into two glasses, glass number 2 had an inordinate amountof floaters.

I was caught off guard with how tart this was, so much so it had me coughing on at least three separate sips.

Slightly spicy, funked up champagne. I had higher hopes for it, but not bad.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Corked and capped - never seen that before. Pops like champagne, pours like a beer. Frothy head that dissipates quickly. Copper hued effervescent body. Aroma of lemon, grape, flowers and light funk. Taste of chardonnay, hay, spice, rustic bread-malt and a fairly restrained tartness. I wouldn't call this sour but I also wouldn't say it's not; doesn't pucker the cheeks with heavy acidity or furrow the brow with that tractor tire-funk. It's a beautiful, accessible beer that should have a place on everyone's drink list.

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,123 ratings.
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