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Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 09-18-2002

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Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as good as Hanssen Gueuze, as there was some off flavors, but it was still a great introduction to gueuze!

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

Thick fomy head dissipated quickly. Aroma of dried fruit some funk. Flavour sour, fruity esthers with a surprising burst of cassis in the middle and citrus at the back. Surprisingly drinkable with a medium bidy and good carbonation.

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Photo of dar482
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a capped and corked 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains tart fruit, Belgian yeast, esters and light malts.

T: The taste starts out very tart with flavors of citrus, esters and Belgian yeast funk. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty but not too heavy malt character. There is very little hops presence as you would expect from a beer in this style. There is a good balance and a bit of Gose-like saltiness in the background. The after-taste is tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid sour beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of kdivers
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a stange and tulip. In the stange, the body seems a bit lighter in color closer to a lighter side of orange tinted yellow. The tulip produces a darker hazier orange colored body (weird, ok, I wonder if this is normal) anyways, both have the same sized head - about a finger’s worth of white foaminess leaving some thick foamy lacing clinging to the sides of both glasses. The smell is extremely tart and sour, but I guess this is how its supposed to be. Well, I do get some lemon/cherries/raspberry/orange trying to come through in an extremely sour way. The taste is tart and sour once again through the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, its a light to medium, tries to display some sort of sessionability, but still there’s an element of a fuller quality. Carbonation hits me a bit harder than some other lambics but from what I’ve read and my lack of knowledge in this style - I guess that’s ok. Overall, honestly, I think I’m only doing this so I can say I’ve tried a gueuze.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Spider889
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

One of the truly great values left in Lambic to be found in America. I without a doubt will buy a bottle any time I see it while out. I drink this almost once a week due to availability and quality.

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Photo of americancontrarian
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange color with a one finger thick white soapy head. Head dissipates leaving a thin circle of sudsy foam on top of the beer with no lacing.

Smell is a pungent aroma of tartness, lemon, granny smith apple, and some grain notes peaking through. The aroma is so tart it actually triggers a pucker just from the aroma.

Taste follows the nose with notes of tart lemon and apple, some barnyard funk with a touch of minty coolness. Grain comes through on the back end with some of that mint flavor lingering on the palette.

Feel is light to moderate in body. Pretty dry and tart enough to produce a puckering sensation. Very refreshing.

Overall an outstanding gueuze from Lindemans.

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Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottled January 30, 2014. Corked and capped and foiled, the cork wasn't dried out but it still broke while pulling it out, storing it on its side instead of upright would probably help this.

Perfectly clear orange-hued golden liquid topped with a big, spritzy cloud of foam with thin, fine lacing, receding into a thick fine lace cap.
Mellow lemon tartness, hay, grapefruit zest and pith, freshly tilled dirt and roots, distinct barn aromas, and white wine, peach pit, or apple cider in the background.
The taste is very similar to the aroma. Tart, sour, and dry, with a little bit of citrus and tropical fruit and damp, almost moldy barley or stale wheat bread. A little chalkiness and orange peel. Every sip is a little sharp for a second, but otherwise the acidity is fairly mellow until it finishes with a lingering pucker.

Balanced, flavorful, not too assertive, and very refreshing and drinkable. This is an extremely good oude gueuze that showcases everything the style of beer should. And it helps that it's nearly perfect in age for me personally.

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Photo of Quafftastic
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alucard6679
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw-like pale with an amber hue and one finger of head that disipates fairly quickly. Aroma is full of barnyard funk and white wine grape must. Flavor profile follows the nose pretty closely but much better when combined with tart lighter fruit notes (still getting that grape must) and a nice medium body. Great stuff. Is it the best geuze in the world? No, but when you take price and availability into consideration it is fantastic. Even without those factors it's a damn fine beer.

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nullbort
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of handmuffin
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from 750 mL bottle into glass at home. Pours deep gold in color with orange tint, high clarity, with large fluffy white head. Aroma is strong, full of white wine, lemony citrus, barnyard funk and white vinegar. Honestly smells like something that maybe should not be drank. No hop aroma is detectable. Flavor is more sour white grapes, earthy funk and bright acidity. No hop flavor detectable. Medium body with zippy high carbonation. Overall this beer is great; super complex and refreshingly sour while still being enjoyably drinkable. An exciting introduction for me into geuzes.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nedry
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smells of fruity, citrusy funk. Taste is bubbly and bright this is Brussels champagne at it's finest. A little farmhouse funk mixed with citrus. Very refreshing. Pours light and clear, a little caramel color, unless you stir up the dregs and add it for more flavor like I like to with bottle conditioned beer. Then it's a little hazy. I've had better Gueuzes for sure, but this one is always available and always delicious. There is something to be said about that.

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Photo of DispyDnb
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhamilyJewels
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,149 ratings
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