Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée RenéLindemans Gueuze Cuvée René
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87.6%
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4.1 w/ 2,138 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,974
Reviews:
908
Ratings:
2,138
Liked:
1,873
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
10.98%
Alströms:
4.57
 
 
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133
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Photo of jjanega08
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A= pours a light orange color with a nice two finger head that disapaits quickly for the small bubbles with a nice crackling sound leaving a little lacing.
S= lemony and acidic. Lots of great sour notes of vinegar and such. There's also a little bit of a pale lager sort of smell.
T= awesomely refreshing sour. Really blew me away as being from this brewery. Not a lot of sweetness just vinegar sour and lemons. Great taste.
M= very refreshing and smooth. Really tasty. Loved the mouthfeel on this one.
D= great. Quite the treat of a beer. Smooth and refreshing reccomended.

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Photo of jooler
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell is good, look is good. Taste isn't really there. Initial taste is sour but then the finish is pretty bland. It's alright

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of dansmcd
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Huge sudsy head. Light yellow in body with drools of lace throughout.

S - Sour and vinegary, yet also sweet and cider-like. Dry white wine.

T - Very sour. Under-ripened peach, lemon juice, green apple and champagne.

M - Crisp and bubbly, super-high carbonation, dry finish.

O - Clean and crisp, a refreshing sour beer. Perhaps a bit shallow.

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Photo of bauermj
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

750ml bottle served in a chalice.

A: Pours an slightly cloudy orange color forming a medium sized big bubbled head with low retention and some lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Strong fruity and Lambic perfume left in the air. Strong notes of peaches. Sweet malts. Notes of white grapes vinegar. Lambic-like yeasts. A bit metallic

T: Follows the nose. Sweet grains mixed with a strong fruity upfront. Strong notes of peaches, white grapes, vinegar. Sour but not extremely. In overall, a quite dry and funky taste. A bit metallic in the mouth too

M: Light body. Good carbonation. White grapes vinegar aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Classic Belgian fruity Lambic character. Classic

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Photo of aleigator
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden, amber color, with a huge, froth head.

Very tart nose, lots of acidity with green apple peel and musty, leathery yeast. Somehow fruity with a complex tartness, very rich in aromas.

Lighter in body than expected, with a decent tart complexity and very high, refreshing carbonation. Carbonation somehow overlocks the acidic sourness, finishing with a dry, slick aftertaste. Lime and apple sourness hit the palate in a dry but pleasant, uncomprimising way. Requires alomst room-temperature to reveal its sour, fruity layer, but starts to get really convincing then. Still, finish is defined by metallic hints and sour brett flavors, a bit watery, then ending quite tart.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy golden colour with a two fingers head that doesn't last

S - Funky barnyard, herbal, grain

T - Follow the smell but less complex as the smell could let you hope. A bit of brett

F - A bit overly carbonated

O - A good gueuze, less complex than some but not as sour than some and it might be a good crossover gueuze. Some aging might do the trick

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Photo of edhizdeid
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of AirBob
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Etan
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml into a wine glass.

A: Pours a clear, slightly dull beeswax color with a large soapy white head.

S: Floral, light mineral character, wet oak, lacto acidity, a bit of malty sweetness, honey. Pretty nice.

T: Taste is a step down from the nose. Somewhat muted oaky tartness, light wheat, green apple, a bit of vanilla, very dry finish.

M: Light-bodied, effervescent carbonation.

O: A good gueuze, besides the slightly muted taste.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kjyost
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle acquired via trade last year via Ontario. Poured at ~7C into wine glasses. Paired with cherry pie. Bottle stamped L E10KGC

Pours a yellowish hue with a fizzy head that isn't lasting, though remains as a ring for longer than expected. Aroma is delicious with cherries, tartness and citrus on the nose. Body has many of the same flavours in it, and matches to perfection with the chosen food. Acidity is light, which keeps this as a solid sour that is "entry-level" perhaps, but it has won a friend of mine as a convert.

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Photo of joemochas
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ajm5108
4.87/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A standard of the style, appropriately bubbly with a sharp tang at the beginning followed up by the dry tart citrus. Finishes very easy.

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

A: 1" cream coloured head over amber liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Sour funk, dandelions, floral hops, and grassy hops.

T: Bitter and sour floral presence up front with a grassy and floral finish.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation with a dry finish.

O: Very drinkable, one of the more approachable Gueuzes I have ever tried.

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

My first foray into gueuze-land. Corked bottle pours a honey amber with the froth you would expect from this style. Aroma is acidic, funky, sour fruit, some barnyard with vinous overtones like balsamic vinegar. Taste starts with lemon and pina colada, quickly shifts to sour vinegar, ripe honey, white grape, gooseberry, unripe bramble fruit, all tied together by an earthy funk that at times veers into unpleasant pukey territory but this is probably my inexperience with lambic. Its gets better and more interesting as I tough it out. All acid and no bitter. This has a reputation as a good "starter" gueuze and I'd recommend it as such. Morbidly curious regarding what a more advanced gueuze would taste like. Underneath the sour persists a pleasant tropical fruitiness and some cork. Not too hard to track down if you want to dabble in this style.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of eric5bellies
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy Golden amber colour with a decent size head that retains well.

S - Aromas od grass and lemon citrus are dominant
with a nice backup of sourness.

T - Well balanced between funk, sourness and grassy earthness with the classic green apple and lemon.

M - Light to medium body and carbonation is medium.

O - A very solid Geuze

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Photo of victory4me
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of dfillius
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of monitorpop
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of thain709
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to tnip23 for sharing this bottle.

A - A yellow body with some cloudiness to it...carbonation is visible...two finger, bubbly, white head that recedes into a thin cap quickly...shows some good retention along with nice lacing

S - This one is all about the funk and sourness...I'm picking up the funk along with some yeast and spice...sour and tart lemon juice

T - The flavors are all similar to what was found in the aroma...it starts off with all that funk...the middle brings out some of the yeast and is mixed with subtle spices...that quickly fades into big time tartness with flavors of lemon...it makes you pucker up

M - Medium bodied...the feel was nice and complex...starts off like the flavors...funky, prickly carbonation, big time tartness, sour, then drying

O - Here's where I a bit of a problem...although the beer looked good and left my mouth puckering and dry...I don't think I could drink more than one of these...actually half of this was pretty good...we figured it would be a lot better to drink this with food instead of by itself...but please, don't get me wrong...this is an excellent beer and this was my first experience with the style

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Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -39%

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 87.6% out of 100 with 2,138 ratings
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