Brouwerij Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvée René (2017) – Gueuze at 6% ABV

Brouwerij Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvée René (2017) Gueuze at 6% ABV (C$5.79 at NLC Stavanger, 375 ml, best before 19-Nov-2023, acquired 27-Aug-2018, reviewed 28-Aug-2018)

Appearance: hazy deep gold with a short white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and ring, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: barnyard funk, tart apple, wheat, white grape must. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, prickly carbonation, dry tart finish. (4/5)

I don’t usually bring price into these things, but much as with their Kriek, Lindemans has crafted a true Belgian example of the style at an extremely competitive price. Except for buying Cantillon at the brewery, there are precious few Gueuze – or, indeed, Wilds of any sort – that even come close to the bang-for-buck performance of this. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze

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