Grand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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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: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 09-18-2002

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#3,988
Reviews:
921
Ratings:
2,181
pDev:
10.98%
 
 
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Photo of GarrettB
3.13/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

March 15th, 2015 - The regular fruity Lindeman's are unbridled, undisciplined and shamefully sweet. But the family name shouldn't spoil the personality, so I wanted to give the Lindeman's Cuvee Rene a chance to be something better than the fizzy fruity fracases one normally finds on liquor store shelves. Hazy but almost a foxy brown, the head barely supports itself before toppling into the glass of sweet and sour smelling brew. With a slight vinegar twang and a sharp acidity, it has a high note like apple cider vinegar. The floaty, fluffy carbonation is around for when I take my sip, softening the sourness. Notably, the sweetness has been checked, apparently restraining Lindeman's bad habits from other beers and letting a more traditional lambic geuze note come through.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.17/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PorterPro125
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 750 mL Capped Cork Bottle

L- Pours a beautiful deep gold/amber hue with a foamy 1/2 finger head that dissipates quickly. A thin ring of fizz around the edge of the glass and constant streams of fine bubbles, very reminiscent of Champagne.

S- Tart Lemons with a clear and defined must.

T- Stonefruit followed by an Alsace Riesling-like minerality and a lemon tartness. Very pleasant on the palate with low IBU's.

F- Medium-Light body and steady moderate, champagne-like carbonation.

O- This being my first Lambic, I don't think I could've had a better experience. The taste was very pleasant and fruity with the perfect amount of tartness and funk. Excellent stuff that I plan to get more of very shortly.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flyingpig
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle from Brewdog Doghouse, Glasgow:
Quite a fresh & crisp beer from the start, it was lively with some nice tart & funky flavours kicking things off alongside plenty of citrus & a few subtle spices. Further on there was some lighter fruits with apples, grapes & pears all featuring at points before some acidity seen things out. It was a balanced & easy-going offering that I enjoyed & would definitely have again.

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Photo of Pbarg
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoctor
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
Weird date code...


A:
Pours a crystal clear blond copper with a couple fingers of beige head that rapidly settles to a film. (3.75)

S:
Musty funky tartness in the nose, underripe pears, old barnwood, acetic tartness, sage. (4.25)

T:
Tart and bright with an earthy backbone, green apple, crackers and musty funk. (4)

M:
It is tart, refreshing and light with medium carbonation and a lingering twang. (4)

O:
This is a very nice sour.
There is a nice balance of bright fruity tartness and musky stank. It is drinkable and funky without being overblown.
I am no expert, but this is a good one. (4.25)

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nearengine
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcthfg
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brouwerij Lindemans "Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René"
750 ml green glass bottle, corked and capped; without freshness dating but labeled "Bottled: L BA21PGC"
$9.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Hazy deep gold, almost amber colored body beneath a finger thick head of bright white that holds surprisingly well but leaves little in the way of lacing.

Smell: Mustiness, wet straw, leather, wet wood/oak, dried apricot, and grainy malt.

Taste: Tart but not puckeringly sour as some Gueuze can be. It's fruity (apple, apricot, lemon), mineralish, earthy, and musty/funky/moldy - reminiscent in some ways to the blue veins of mold within a wheel of English Stilton - and lightly leafy. It's only mildly bitter, less than 20 IBUs, but dry in the finish with a mild, short lingering acidity and earthiness/mustiness/woodiness.

Feel: Light-medium in body and gently effervescent and delicately crisp, influenced as much by its acidity as its carbonation.

Overall: If it can be said that an ale brewed from wild yeast is highly refined, then this is one of the finest example to be had. It offers a great deal of character while remaining perfectly balanced in flavors, bitterness, acidity, and mouthfeel. Compellingly drinkable. A classic.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sour, check. Pours clear and taste makes you squint. No head to speak of. After taste reminds me of green olives. Good for a sour or lambic beer. I'm good with it.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khmel
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger white head, hazy orange body.

Smell: Barnyard funk, green apple, lemon, some white grape, maybe a hint of graininess.

Taste: Same as above.

Feel: Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Mild-medium sourness and acidity, a bit dry.

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Photo of RobDB
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SGR1220
3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yoshie
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Estria
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grand Cru Oude Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,181 ratings