Monday, July 11, 2011
Lindemans Cuvee Rene Review
This is one of the fancier beers you can find at the LCBO this summer. It is so fancy that the bottle has been sealed twice - once with a large cap and once with a cork. Add the foil and you are looking at a very expensive beer...or so you would think. In reality this beer retails for $6.45, which may be a lot for some, but compared to other beers that have made appearances on the LCBO shelves, it seems fair.
This golden color brew pours with a lively head which quickly goes from a couple of fingers down to a small island. The aroma is earthy, a bit moldy and fairly uninviting due to its urine-like scent, but the taste makes up for it.
The beer is comparable to a very dry champagne with some pear, sour cherries and citrus notes - refreshing and very dry. The finish is what really does it for me. It is sour with a ton of fruits, crisp, dry and overall very refreshing. After a few sips you will forget that you are drinking a beer. If you like dry champagnes, then I strongly recommend this beer. Just be aware of its funky aroma.
Cost - $6.45
Taste - 7.8/10
ABV - 5.5%
Overall - 7.8/10...excellent finish despite a funky, uninviting aroma