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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée RenéLindemans Gueuze Cuvée René

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of JPNesker
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Love sour beers. Love lambics. So this sure don't disappoint. We are robbed of so many Belgian beer choices by the mighty LCBO in Ontario it's nice that this old staple is readily available.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this quite a few times over the years and it's been consistently great, if not getting better the more I try it. I now seek this bottle out where ever I go and at $10 average a 750 bottle its by far the best overall Oude Gueuze experience. Only issue i see with it is the smell. For some reason it's lacking that de Cam/Cantillon/3F aroma that is so addictive.

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Photo of EricVonStein
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

cloudy pale golden yellow, deep to almost orang. a finger of large bubbles make a head that simmers out quickly to a thin covering. Looks like champagne in the glass.

smell is complex, wet hay, light barnyard funk, firm brett sourness, green grape, orange citrus.

Delicate sour flavours backed by juicy tropical citrus fruits, peachy, lemony, sourdough, raspberry.

light and fizzy bubbles dance all around. good body with a tart finish and plenty of warm alcohol even though low abv.

Overall a really fun and bright experience. Tropical fruits, tart but not overbearing sourness - refreshing in fact. Would be a top choice on a hot summer day to sit and sip.

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Photo of Dravin
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Bottled on code of LBC120GC.

Look -- An aggressive, but incomplete, pour gave 3 fingers of head that settled quickly down to 0.5 fingers. The body of the beer was a pale amber with a slight chill haze.

Smell -- Banana, clove, barnyard, hints of band-aid, and apple cider vinegar.

Taste -- As the nose but the apple cider vinegar is unsurprisingly front and center, this beer is certainly sour. The sourness peaks followed by a bitterness and both linger and slowly fade.

Feel -- It's dry and the acid and carbonation clean it quickly off the tongue, though it's not crisp due to the lingering sourness.

Overall -- Sour and bretty in a nutshell. I quite like it.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into tulip after a struggle with the cork that I'm glad nobody else saw.

Pours a hazy medium golden yellow with half a finger of foamy eggshell head that leaves foamy blobs of lace as it recedes.

Smells of underripe orchard fruit and sour citrus. Green apple, white grape, sliced lemon, wildflowers and mild cheesy funk.

Tastes of intense green apple, lemon and orange, sour grape juice, mild sweet pineapple and more soft funk.

Feels light and foamy. Medium-light bodied with frothy carbonation. Finishes off dry and pleasantly tart.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Intense, complex and refreshing.

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Photo of Tele
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: Bottle
Consumed: 2.27.16

A: 4.5 Pours a slightly hazy, yellow-gold. The small, off-white head lasts about a minute, leaving a little lace in the glass.

S: 4.25 Classic gueuze aromas with a good amount of funk bringing aged cheese and damp oats and grains. The sour elements are pretty strong as well with lots of lemon and pepper.

T: 4 Quite tart with strong lemon, pepper, and funk. Less of the cheesiness from the nose, but a lot more pepper, orange, and pear. Really nice flavors overall, but the finish is kind of watery and just fades into nothing rather quickly.

M: 4.5 Great body and carbonation. The finish could be a bit drier.

O: 4.25 This hits all the right gueuze notes and is pretty easy to get and affordable. For that alone, it’s a great beer. However, the wateriness and slight lack of complexity keeps it in a different group from gueuzes by 3F, Cantillon, and Tilquin.

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Photo of puck1225
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
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 pagriley
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
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 Eli2814
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +6.6%
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 Premo88
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
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 carlborch
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
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 +16.4%
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 -16.2%
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 rorykanderson
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
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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Photo of frasergrove
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unsure of bottling date, code is LBB100GC. Huge billowing head, with a super clear pale body. Nose is a mixture of fruit - blackberry, tart cherry, some sweet and sour mixture including a tinge of lemon. Smell includes a fresh rose. Taste consists of light buteric acid/fermented wood, earthy and tartness of berries. High carbonic acid - some green apple as well. Overall extremely enjoyable - one of my favorite Oude Gueuzes.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear golden color with a big head that faded quickly to a quarter inch. Little lacing. The aroma was tart, earthy and funky, with a slightly sour tinge. The taste was tart and funky, with just the right touch of barnyard. The mouthfeel was light, with lots of carbonation and a very dry finish. Overall, the tart funkiness really hits the spot, very nice.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When you wanna talk about the best gueuze value out there, this is the one. I can't remember the last time I didn't buy a 750 of this when its around. $12, such a deal.

Poured light, clear yellow with super frothy white head, extremely tiny bubbles that really leave just a perfect image worth saving. Has a simple tartness to the aroma, green apple, lemon. Taste as expected, slightly sour, not over the top, but a very reasonable amount given the low price point ($6/7) for a 375ml. A little funk to it.

Don't really get a ton of fruit feel from this gueuze, rather dry, again, apple/lemon. Slight white wine and light oak feel along with it. Slightly complex, a good start for style, champagne like at times. Worth getting everytime at $6, not too many examples in this price range that are quality (le terroir when it was mismarked). This really should be a staple in anyone's cellar who likes gueuze.

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Photo of thebeers
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2012 bottle, largely "store aged." Golden orange color with large, billowy white head. Effervescent. Strong funky sour aroma, with a touch of wood and skunk in the background. Mouth puckering sourness in the taste and extremely dry. The wood notes are present, but the skunkiness is absent. Just a hint of fruity sweetness far, far in back. The dryness and aroma aren't melding perfectly, but it's still very good, especially for the price point.

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Photo of kbwalters
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look = 4.0 Pours a clear golden orange with 3 fingers of loose crisp white head that fades quickly; active carbonation and loose medium lace.
Aroma = 4.0 Musky sweet with a lactic acid vinegar mix; highlighted with citrus fruit notes, mostly lemon, and some grassy notes.
Taste = 4.0 Strong initial sourness gives way for the lemon citrus flavors to shine through, sweet through the middle but a mostly dry finish with a very mild funk character and little bitterness
Feel = 4.25 Low to medium bodied with high carbonation; very fizzy, champagne like.
Drinkability = 4.25 Good sour level, easy drinking.
Overall = 4.0625 A very solid blended lambic, strong in all categories.

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Photo of royalenfield
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A superb gueuze. Poured into a champagne flute. Developed a half-inch head that dissipated almost immediately. The top half of the bottle poured crystal-clear and became progressively cloudier as I made my way down to the dregs. Big, chewy body. Powerfully funky nose with hints of lactic acid, truffle, wet grass, and burnt rubber. The funkiness is more muted on the palate, which is dominated by citrus/green apple tartness that smacks you in the salivary glands. Fruity but bone-dry with no perceptible sweetness - one of the most well-attenuated beers I can remember tasting. Subdued, crisp finish that does not linger. I had this with a dish of seared beef tongue and oven-roasted asparagus. A truly sublime drinking experience!

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Photo of Tucquan
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-10-11 in Columbia, PA from a 12 oz bottle

A - Pretty clear amber-gold with a short white head and mild lace

S - Honey, flowery, earthy spice, wet hay. Smells nice

T - Flavors match the smell with the addition of the moderate sourness. Reminds me somewhat of a golden sour I had at The Rare Barrel (a high compliment).

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Very dry and crisp.

O - What a nice surprise. I've never had their straight Lambic and it is very, very good.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are mild. Has a nice funky, tart, citrus aroma. Taste is pretty much the same but the tartness is amplified. Very high quality. Very good.

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Photo of lhenschke
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: This beer is moderately hazy with a golden yellow appearance. It has a foamy head, with (what I thought was) a surprising high amount of head retention.

Smell: This beer has a somewhat unpleasant sour, funky smell with some fruitiness. Negligible amounts of hoppiness. However, this is expected for a Gueuze, and it works quite well when combined with tasting.

Taste: The taste is quite incredible. An excellent balance of sour, funk and fruitiness. Not so sour that it's unpleasant, just the right amount to keep things interesting. Certainly unlike any other beer I've had before (having only just begun experiencing lambics).

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a relatively high amount of carbonation. Quite dry, almost wine-like (but with so much more to offer flavour-wise than wine!)

Overall: This beer isn't readily available where I live, and I happened to have it while on vacation a few weeks ago. I'm still thinking about it. The excellent combination of sour and fruitiness in both smell and taste along with the dry, carbonated body makes for a pleasant, flavourful and, overall, unique experience.

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Photo of sierratwohearted
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

slightly hazy, golden yellow in color. smell is tart, vinegary, maybe ciderish. tastes great. just as i would expect of this slightly big gueuze from Lindemans. tartness up front, slightly dry-like a white wine in the finish. fruity, twangy and makes my mouth water with each sip.

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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
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