Grand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Grand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée RenéGrand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée René
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Grand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée RenéGrand Cru Oude 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:
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Added by Todd on 09-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,285
Reviews:
919
Ratings:
2,176
pDev:
10.98%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jsprain1
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden, with a thick long lasting, but fizzy head. No real lacing.
S- Aroma is a musty grainyness, with lemon, a bit of acidic white wine, and some green apple.
T- At first it's tart and sour with a lemon and wine flavor. in the middle it's musty. Tart apple in the finish.
M- Very carbonated. fairly light. Just a bit of puckering to it.
O- It hits all the right notes for a gueuze. When it comes to beers of this style, this is a worthy try.

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Photo of harrymel
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2007

A: golden raisin with three fingers of whipped foam. This falls to a quilt of the same. There are dregs in the bottle, and a little got into the beer, tainting it's normally brilliant clarity. No lace.
S: Spicy lemon zest, hints of hay and horse hair. Slight sweetness and wheat tones. Some raw wood.
T: Tart, lemons, some dust, Nicely sharpened zestiness. Hollow tasting. Some nice wood notes.
M: Thin as water with moderate carb and a wet finish. Seriously thin, unsually thin for the style.
O: This is a great intro Gueuze for folks. Mostly tart, one dimensional, none of the funkiness some of the more renowned gueuzes are known for.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: pours a bright golden orange color that is quite hazy and has a nice amount of viable sediment floating around, pours with three fingers of pure white fluffy head that appears very light and airy and lingers for a nice amount of time, leaves spotty lacing around the glass
S: pears, apples, overall sweet and tart fruits
T: such an interesting taste, reall diverse, hits with the sweetness initially like apple juice then hits in the middle with a bit of funky wheat like flavors then slowly falls off the back of the palate with a ton of tartness, leaves a tart taste in the mouth
M: medium carbonation beginning to end, then leaves an interesting feeling on the palate kind of like after sucking on a slice of lemon, overall pleasant
O: a really great brew, so interesting and complex, really nice, glad to have this as my first gueuze

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours slightly hazy golden color with a foamy white head on top. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Head lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a very thin ring around the top. Thin and sporadic lacing forms on the sides.

S: A little musty, nice tartness, has a little bit of lemon and light peach and apricot. It has a nice barnyard funk.

T: Dry and tart, retains that barnyard/musty funk. Nice flavor of apples, white grape, and a little bit of lemon.

M: Light to medium bodied, very crisp, with light tartness. Slightly dry finish.

O: Really nice beer, nice and approachable gueuze at a great price. Certainly going to be picking up some more of this.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of rundocrun
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle date of July 1st, 2010. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours a deep yellow-amber color--very similar to cider or apple juice. Intense, effervescent carbonation provides several fingers of fluffy white head and a constant champagne-like stream of bubbles up the side of the glass. Good retention.

S - I immediately get deep, rich aromatic malts and a slightly spicy note reminiscent of an authentic pilsener. Tart green apple underlying the malt.

T - Immediately sour up front, yet it retains a light, sweet malt flavor that balances reasonably well. Dry, crisp apple flavor and bready grains through the middle and finish. A lasting tartness remains on the sides of my tongue and in the back of my throat.

M - Thin body with intense carbonation. A delight to swish each sip around a bit. Finishes semi-dry and tart (but not puckering).

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jethrodium
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light amber with a two finger white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is some light funk, some cheese, lemon, and a bit of lactic presence, The initial taste is a bit of tart lemon. Then comes some funky cheese and some earthy notes. The finish a has a light tartness and a bit of funk. Light bodied. Low carbonation. This is certainly the best Lindemans beer I have had, but it is certainly a significant step down from other gueuzes. It was enjoyable, but the flavors are pretty bland compared to a world class gueuze.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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2/5  rDev -51.2%

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

A- Looks like a good lambic. Straw color, golden pale orange.

S- Very funky. Lemons, apples, barnyard.

T- I love lambics, but this one, for me, is just a touch too funky. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but I think a little too one dimensional.

M- Very good carbonation and drinkability.

O- I would buy this again, but wouldn't name it among my top five favorite lambics.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Grand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,176 ratings