Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
4.1/5
2,142 Ratings
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:
#1,984
Reviews:
909
Ratings:
2,142
pDev:
10.98%
Bros Score:
4.57
 
 
Wants:
134
Gots:
314
Trade:
12
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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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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2.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of brendan13
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark golden colour with a 1.5 centimetre of fluffy white head that falls away fairly quickly leaving light rings of white lace.
S - Quite a musty, earthy aroma along with some lemon and apple sour notes.
T - Very much like the smell; musty, earthy with some sourness.
M - A more restrained tartness than some more "traditional" Gueuzes. Light bodied with a fairly high carbonation.
D - A fairly approchable version of the style. Not something I'd drink every day but good to have on hand for something to mix things up.

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

A: Light golden-orange body. Fizzy, one finger head quickly settled to a thin skim with a ring. Just the faintest hints of lacing.

S: Lemon, funk, wheat, green apple. Hints of the tartness to come.

T: Acidic lemon, green apple, pear and funk dominate the flavor profile. Nice and tart. Slightly sour. Good presence of barnyard funk and earthy tones.

M: Medium to light carbonation. Smooth bodied with gentle, even carbonation throughout. Moderate tartness, acidity and sourness in the finish. Lingers for a second or so.

D: A really well balanced effort. Easy drinking and quite accessible. Nice when looking for a less intense gueuze.

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Photo of Lawnboy33
5/5  rDev +22%

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

Poured gently from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is clear gold with a nice thin frothy head. The nose when undisturbed has a nice stony champagne-like aroma of sour apples. When swirled and aerated, the beer takes on its characteristic funky odor.

The beer has a soft, brief, wheaty note in the front of the mouth, then quickly becomes an intense sour apple. There is not hop profile to speak of, just a mouth-drying, puckery tartness. The taste is slightly grainy and has faint notes of sour apple, pear, and grapes. The dryness gives the beer a wine-like acidic character. The carbonation is moderately high and the mouthfeel is thin-to-firm (ideal for the flavor).

I don't have a lot of experience with this style (this was my first one), and since I want to store some gueuze in my basement I figured I had better try one first to see how I like it. It is tart and refreshing and quite enjoyable, though something I would want to drink only occasionally.

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Photo of claytong
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

feb 2010 vintage

appearance - bright straw in color. good solid head, around 2 inches on controlled pour, doesnt stick around. lacing is minimal.

smell - barnyard (with hay), grapes, apples, a bit of rye (not sure where this is coming from)

taste - minor sour, minor acid. sour/tart grapes, bread, not much barnyard anymore.

mouthfeel - sharp, crisp, good carbonation. body is good for the style. dryness makes it very refreshing for me.

wish it was a little more bold in the nose and mouth.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - golden yellow, like a bale of hay, with over two fingers of frothy white head, there is tons of fast carbonation

S - the aroma is tart, sour, sharp and acidic, like slightly sour grapes

T - supersour at first, but not to a puckering level, a grape flavor, almost like a dry white wine, some tart green apple peel and lemon zest or peel, like biting into a lemon with all the flavor and none of the juice

M&D - super dry, sour and acidic, which can be a bit off-putting, but it grew on me, very lively on the tongue throughout the sip

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Photo of pirmannt1
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of mc4z
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Amp
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antoines15
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.65/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Wobbly
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

Outside of Cantillon, this is the best gueuze I have ever tried. While I have enjoyed the fruitier lambics from Lindemans, this is clearly their masterpiece. A complex classic, with crisp, citrus flavors; a refreshingly bitter, dry tartness; and long lasting finish.

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

Bottled in 2005

Pours out a clear apricot with a thin yet frothy head. Very little carbonation makes this look almost still. Some lacing here and there. Smell is of musty attics, oak, wheat, and citrus peel. I pick up a little spiciness along with an acidic tinge married with some faint sugars. Flavor is, at first, a fairly loud sour presence, which quickly backs down to a barely sweet middle. Tastes are of the typical musty old house accompanied by lime pith and tart, underripe fruit. I hoped for this to be a bit more balls-to-the-wall, but its subdued elegance is satisfying enough. Mouthfeel is light, slightly bubbly, and, overall, drying in the finish, but could be drier. Really refreshing and complex enough to be highly drinkable, but the faint residual sugars need to go and this needs to dry up.

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Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,142 ratings
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