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Lindemans Gueuze - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
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248 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.85%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Roguer

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light, cider-colored beer with almost no head. Slow bubbles; virtually transparent.

Champagne, cider, and funky aroma.

Flavor follows the nose: dry and sweet champagne/cider-like on the front, slightly tart, with a mildly cheese-tinged Brett funk on the back end. Just tart enough to make you pucker slightly.

Thin but syrupy/sugary feel; lingers and clings quite a bit, despite the relatively light feel.

This is a tasty and extremely light beer. While I don't like it as much as the fruit lambics (specifically the Kriek), it gives you a great, easy-going Brett experience. I'd definitely drink it again, although I'd prefer to lean toward the fruit lambics.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 01:57:16 | More by Roguer
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I always get excited to see actual beers in random places. In this case, I found this in a grocery store near the Jing'An Temple Metro stop in Shanghai China. Good find!

Poured from the 250mL bottle into a wine glass.

A: The beer is a clear malt vinegar brown with lots of carbonation showing through. The bead was off white to light tan and very fizzy, building only to about a finger and then dissolving soda-like into just a small patch on the top of the beer.

S: Hello my old funky friend. It's been a while since I've had a sour and the smell comes back to you instantly. Some sour fruits like unripe apples and berries along with a hint of wood and farm field. Lightly acidic, the twang hits like a teaspoon of vinegar but sweeter. Can't wait.

T: More fruits up front and a nice sour midpalate. This is much sweeter than I expected with a bit of sour sugar in the middle. A light bitterness and a drying sensation in the back. Swallowed quickly, you are left with a bit of wood and hay, but when held in there the sourness really takes over - like eating an unripe apple or pear, but in a good way. Grapes somewhere in there, like a white wine kind of note. Refreshing.

F: Has the feel of a good cider throughout, just prickly enough to give a refreshing seltzery spritz, but then dry in the back.

Overall, a pretty good find here. Doesn't have the strong sour characters of some of the Belgians that I've had, but then again that's ok - a subdued and refreshing find. Nothing but good things to say.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 10:10:08 | More by BucBasil
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

2.86/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Coming in a slim 250ml brown bottle, bottled date 26/09/2012, served lightly chilled in a long-stemmed wine glass.

A: pours a bright, dark amber colour, coming with very mild carbonation, random chunks of yeast sediments, and a thin off-white head to last.
S: caramely malts abound with funky and sour-apple-ly notes, underlined by a good concentration of (candy) sugar on the nose. A very good swirl gives rise to more complex aroma which lends more depth to the otherwise sour-sweet soup, such as damp old woodiness, bitter-sweet lemons, and astringent, tart stinky/earthy smell typical of the style.
T: thin bodied, loose on the carbonation, the semi-sour but also bitter-sweet cider-ish and semi-lemony flavour is outweighed by the immediately prevailing flow of sweet candy-maltiness, with bits and bobs of sugar scattered here and there, coming quite as an annoyance to the palate in that the supposed deep tartness and refreshing feel from the acidity are conspicuous by their absence… The finish sees a low level of tannic feel coating my teeth and tongue, but again the mouthfeel is not tart enough to make it refreshing; rather, it goes slightly watery as the finish is very ill-“defined” (if you know what I mean…).
M&D: loose on the carbonation on the verge of being flat, medium bodied but really it feels like the added candy sugar dominates the balance, this is not a good example of blended lambic in my honest opinion, having tried myself a dozen or so much better oude geuze where no added sugar is applied. In this case, it feels like the sugary elements have “split” the beer down the middle: clear-cut sweetness vis-à-vis weak funky fruitiness. Personally, I would never want to revisit this beer, unless the brewery reverted to the oude geuze style by abandoning the overpowering candy sugar which really has killed off many more pleasant flavours one would expect from a glass of classic tart funky malt juice…

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 13:27:46 | More by wl0307
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abijen

Netherlands

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice Gueuze beer. 5% ABV
Not that special I think.
What I like is the taste and the mouthfeel. An average sourness and a light sweetness.
It felt light and thin with a lively carbonation.
What I liked less was the appearance. It is not that special. A minimal white head.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 09:50:30 | More by abijen
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

250ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in an oversized wine glass.
Best Before: 02/05/2013

I nearly fell over when I saw this sitting on the shelf at my local bottle shop. Lambic in Africa??? The world must be about to end!!!

Appearance: Lindeman’s Gueuze pours an amber colour (WTF), with a backlight revealing a number of small to medium sized particles in suspension. A rough pour yields a large white head that fizzes away pretty quickly and doesn’t leave much in the way of lacing.

Smell: Hmmm, this certainly doesn’t smell like any geuze that I have ever had, in fact it seems more like a pale ale with a little lambic added. Notes include: Sweet apple juice, pale grain, skunk, a little tart apple peal and a very light musty character.

Taste: As with the nose, the flavour leaves a hell of a lot to be desired! Sweet apple juice dominates, with some grainy malt, a little mustiness and a touch of old wood also present. There is only a touch of tartness and the finish is a little watery.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly (after the dreadful nose and flavour), the mouthfeel is actually pretty damn good. The body is light or just over and the carbonation is of a medium level and fantastically smooth.

Overall: I really have no idea what Lindeman’s is trying to do with this beer, but it is the sorriest excuse for a lambic that I have ever encountered! I will certainly never ever buy it again!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 15:09:27 | More by Thehuntmaster
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 250ml bottle into HF Wine Glass. Im not sure of the date, but I purchased at Flair Beverages in NYC - where everything is pretty old (i bought a 6er of saranac black forest and it was so old and skunked i had to pour it down the drain).

Pours a clear brown/syrup color; little amount of released carbonation but bubbles remain around edge. Cork and metallic aromas mixed with obvious sour characteristic, funk, tart, etc...but slightly malty. The taste is way too sweet for the style, but it does have some nice tart and sour quality, but I do taste some cork. Nice malty, woody base; just too sweet. Its super easy to drink.
Its not bad, but not amazing. It seems to be a good entry to the style but not anywhere near the grand daddy of cantillon.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 00:59:00 | More by DrinkSlurm
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

250ml bottle served in a chalice.

A: Pours an orange clear color forming a small white to yellow head. Small retention and only very few lacings left. Some particles can be seen floating around. A nice looking beer

S: Very fruity as expected. Quite sweet and bready too. Sweet grains. Some tartiness can be felt in the nose. No hops

T: Sweet upfront. Sweet grains and fruits. Apples, mainly. A metallic and rusty taste. A mild acid taste, in overall. No hoppy bitterness. Intense lambic yeasts

M: Light body. Intense fizzy carbonation. Sour aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. A very easy Gueuze. Much more sweet and less tarty than the classic Gueuzes but still a pleasant Belgian beer

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 16:33:14 | More by eduardolinhalis
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012-10-03 Review
From: Sal's Liquors, Addison, IL
Date: No marking on bottle/label (old enough that I couldn't re-suspend the sediment)
Glass: Cantillon gueuze glass

This is my third visit to this beer, the most recent only being a few months ago. I was impressed, then, by this inexpensive import's ease of drinking and nuances of flavor. That bottle was imported by myself from Belgium, while this latest was found sitting on the shelves of a Chicago liquor store. My conclusions are rather reversed on this tasting, and I found the beer not as tart, nuanced, or flavorful as the fresh import from Belgium. I would suggest saving your money and purchasing the Cuvee Rene instead of this for a more interesting gueuze experience.

Pours a 1cm head of slightly off-white bubbles, small in size, forming a smooth, shiny, nearly cheese-like frothy head. Retention is poor, less than a minute elapsing between the head's rise and fall to a thin ring around the perimeter of the body. Moderate lacing is left in its wake, some significant stretches and splotches. Body is a fairly dark orange-gold color, almost mistakable for brown. Highlights are yellow-orange, and when the beer is held up to a light, I observe a lighter, paler orange-gold.

Aroma of tempered white sugar sweetness, modest barnyard scent, very mild lemon citrus, very light acidity, and very gentle vinegar. Slightly iced tea-like. Aroma could be more expressive, as another reviewer said.

In general, this gueuze is too sweet and not complex enough in its tartness for my taste. It is very easy to drink, the sweetness and oak character being inviting, but overall I would likely pass on this again, in favor of Cuvee Rene. Opens with malt sweetness and apple cider flavor that's sustained throughout the entire session. Early front palate picks up very slight lemon tartness alongside the sweetness. Mid-palate has a larger amount of flavor influences, including continued light lemon citrus, a bit of oak, and apple cider. Back of palate is surprisingly sweet, with a noticeable, but less intense tartness. Aftertaste of lingering tartness and faint vinegary acidity atop tempering sweetness.
Adding the sediment increases the tartness and oak character in the flavor.

2012-05-26 Review
Bottle from Belgium in a Box
Best by Jan 25, 2013 stamped on label
Poured into a Drie Fonteinen gueuze glass

Lindemans standard gueuze is an enjoyable, if not sweeter than average, version of the style. None of the aspects of this gueuze are going to challenge any regular gueze drinker's palate, but its restraint and balance can be refreshing and agreeable. Although it's not easily obtainable in the US (I'd be happy to give up their pomme lambic for a regular selection of this), this would probably be an excellent introduction for those looking to wade into the sour pool. I imagine that near Vlezenbeek, where this must be readily available, aside from the faro, this must be the casual drink for those wanting something while they socialize, read, or watch outdoors.

Pours a 2cm head of slightly off-white bubbles, small in size, forming a smooth, shiny, nearly cheese-like frothy head. Retention is fairly good, several minutes elapsing between the head's rise and fall to a thin cap atop the body. Moderate lacing is left in its wake, some significant stretches and splotches. Body is a fairly dark orange-gold color, almost mistakable for brown. Highlights are yellow-orange, and when the beer is held up to a light, I observe a lighter, paler orange-gold.
Adding the sediment to the beer causes the color to change to a darker brown-orange.

Aroma of tempered white sugar sweetness, mild lemon citrus, light acidity, and gentle vinegar. There's also a slight barnyard scent amidst some clover blossoms if I inhale deeply. Aroma could be more expressive, as another reviewer said, I would describe this as "delicate and balanced."
Adding sediment increases the barnyard and clover blossom aroma somewhat, but the real change is that the sweetness seems to be greater and thus the scent loses some balance.

Opens with malt sweetness and apple cider flavor that's sustained throughout the entire session. Early front palate picks up slight lemon tartness alongside the sweetness. Mid-palate has a larger amount of flavor influences, including continued light lemon citrus, gentle vinegar, apple cider, and a bit of clover flower and cut grass. Aftertaste of lingering tartness and faint vinegary acidity atop tempering sweetness.
Adding the sediment increases the tartness in the flavor and adds a slightly cumin-like herbal component.

Beer is medium to medium-light bodied, with minimal to no wateriness around the edges. Carbonation is moderate, so this foams slightly on the palate, leading to a fairly smooth mouthfeel. Closes out dry, slightly astringent, and with only the slightest hit of sweetness around the edges of the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 18:41:40 | More by falloutsnow
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womencantsail

California

2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks a lot to Mark for sending me this one. A new lambic/gueuze is always appreciated!

The beer is amber/orange in color with a short lived white head. Not a very good nose to this. Quite a bit of grass and maybe even some butter. There’s some light lemon notes in the background. The flavor is a bit better. It’s got a decent tartness to it, but it’s somewhat vinegary. A little apple and grass in there, too. Medium bodied with somewhat low carbonation. This one really was a let down; Cuvee Rene is much better.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 07:24:44 | More by womencantsail
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spdyfire83

Ireland

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

86th Review
Bottle to Lindemans Kriek 25cl flute
Best by: 24 August 2013

Enjoyed at Palais des Bières while visiting Geneva, Switzerland.

A: Light to medium copper color. 3+ (light tan) fingernail head on medium pour. Holy head!

S: White pepper, corn chowder, attic, and dry must. Not terribly pleasing at first, but as it warms it seems to be more inviting.

T: Quick sweetness (raisins) up-front that dissappears instantly. I get cheddar cheese and unpleasant/nasty funk from the middle to back end of finish. Not nice.

M: Medium body with loads of carbonation.

O: Okay beer, but nothing special here. Off taste for the style and just plain (not too much going on). I would not seek this out again as there are plenty of other gueuzes that I enjoy more.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:01:25 | More by spdyfire83
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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle
Best before date was november 2010 but gueuzes are known to age quite well and nothing was really off, so it should be good for reviewing

A- Transparent dark copper colour. Half finger white head that disappears as quickly as it formed, no lacing at all on the glass. Looks quite lifeless

S- Slightly acidic aroma, actually quite delicate and much more in balance than i would have expected. Some fruity (grapes, apricot) undernotes bring more life. Overall a very delicate but still pleasant aroma

T- As the aroma suggested, time has definiltely made this beer much smoother than it originally was. Sugar has now assumed a preminent role and the beer feels overall very sweet (i would almost say this is a flanders red ale), with fruity notes of plum and apricot among a delicate sourness

M- Light body and carbonation. Very smooth, almost oily. just a hint of delicate crispness on the tongue. Not a big mouthfeel for sure, but it fits very well with the beer's delicate taste

O- Something in the middle between a gueuze and a flanders red ale, age has probably a role in this. Very drinkable and quite refreshing, but not as complex as other spontaneous fermentation beers i have tried

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 09:12:08 | More by Cozzatoad
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rarbring

Sweden

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The brew is clear orange, perky small bubbles, a white fizzy head, no lacing, little curtains.

Fruity sweet and sour smell, slightly apple vinegar, stable and musky earthy nuances.

Starting fructose sweet, white vinegar, sour creame, cheese, wet horse blanket.

High carbonation, a dry sour finish, refreshing.

An easily accessible geuze, a beginners choice - but not bad as a refreshment.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 19:55:45 | More by rarbring
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This 25 cl bottle revealed a dark amber colored brew with a wispy head of foam. The aroma is a mixture of fruity sourness and some sugary notes. The flavor is sour and tart, although tartness more than sourness defines the profile. The fruitiness borders on sugary and is a deficit in this brew. It is not as cracklingly crisp as some other gueuze I have had, but it still snaps on the way, a little like champagne.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 04:32:14 | More by BeardedBoffin
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heygeebee

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a gold/copper colour, with a one finger head. Head look slovely but recedes quickly.

Aromas of cheese, rubber tyre.(!)

Taste is sour, sherbet, marmalade, dried apricot.

Mouthfeel is crisp.

Overall a very pleasant drop. Sourness keeps your palate honest but does not overpower. Down a bit on drinkability due to hign tap price @ Taphouse.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2011 06:52:15 | More by heygeebee
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Daredevil

Switzerland

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a muddy bronze with a small not very firm head ...

the smell is fresh, like a meadow after a spring rain, some hints of hops ...

taste is fruity (boskoop apple, starfruit), very soury, with an astringent bitter attack in the end ....

even though I love bitter brews (the old Pilsner Urquell or Jever) paired with sourness is too much for my taste ....

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 21:52:42 | More by Daredevil
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cooch69

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours from it's 12.7 ouncer into a Stella Artois glass. Lots and lots of nutritional floaters in there. It's a bronzed orange tone with only a one finger head. A nice amount of carbonation but not over the top for it's style.

Nose is a light sweet bready maltiness with a tad bit of refreshing sourness. Not really anything to speak of in terms of funkiness but perhaps a bit of a leathery/wet woodiness.

Taste does'nt really remind me much of a Gueuze but more of a really sweet Flanders. It is really fruity(Pineapples, strawberries, and apples). Fair bit of sourness although it wears off pretty quickly. Sweet and bready maltiness. This is low/medium bodied. Definetly complex and flavorful for it's abv , however nothing to rave about.

Glad to try this beer although I did'nt find it to be quite a traditional tasting Gueuze. More of a hybrid between a Flanders ale, a Gueuze and a sweet Belgian amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 01:14:14 | More by cooch69
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from a 25 cl bottle into a Cantillon wine glass. Beer is amber and completely hazy with a thin white head of tiny bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is low.

Aroma is sweet with a mild lactic and an apply kind of cider...I'm thinking this is going to be more like a faro than anything else.

Beer is thin and dry with a mild sweetness, mostly there is a lactic acid sourness but even that is a little weak. It tastes a little cidery, but it's not as sweet as I feared it would be. Overall probably not a repeat, there are much much much better gueuzes out there but it wasn't a regret.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 04:43:23 | More by drabmuh
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SleepyMonk

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Chilled 37.5cl corked bottle with sealed cap and foil wrap around the bottle top. Poured into a sniffer glass. Beer has been bottled for a little over 12 months.

Pours with a very dark golden tone of a tea with very little, if any, hazing. Poured a 3 finger head that was very reluctant to give itself up as it sustained at least 2 fingers for several minuted before fially settling on a thick surface coating and slight lacing.

Initial aroma is defined by sweet notes. Weak pineapple juice with obvious funkiness and a certain degree of barnyard/agricultural aroma.

Once again, in the mouth this is immediately aroused by sweetness dominated with sugar and reconstituted fruit juice. Fruit peel and fruit cake characteristics are an easy one to pick up but it is lost when the flavor mellows to the point in which you expect to notice a barnish funky after taste, only problem is those elements don't burst through the surface, instead just complicating the initial tastes.

This is definitely lively in the mouth with an active degree of carbonation. This level is either created by or enhanced by the sugar-ish sweet fruit that underlies it taste. Definitely not a heavy beer by any stretch of the imagination which, of course, is to be expected with this category.

Good Gueuze offering but if your after a style defining example, perhaps look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 12:54:57 | More by SleepyMonk
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brentk56

North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours an amber color with a modest head that fades to a ringlet but leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Apple juice with a lot of sugar and a little bit of funk

Taste: Apple juice flavors, with the sweetness dominating up front, and then the funk taking over by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweetness returns though the funk makes a desperate attempt for attention on the after-taste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Drinkability: After a few sips, the sweetness really starts to get to me; in and of itself, the beer is not bad, it is just the accumulated effect of the sweetness that causes the problem

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 03:51:38 | More by brentk56
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eric5bellies

Australia

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a slightly hazey copper colour, with bubbly white head that dies quickly.

S - Very sour manure aromas that have a hint of sweet fruit.

T - Interesting sourness to it, not too overpowering and has some sweet peach about it.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

D - One of the lighter Gueuzes you'll find and worth a try as an intro to Lambics.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 13:43:49 | More by eric5bellies
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SBarbeerian

California

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured light copper color. The head came down quickly and pretty much disappeared.
N: barnyardy, sour, fruity sweetness; a bit funky.
Taste: fruity sweetness, some mild sourness.
MF: quite light bodied with decent carbonation
Overall: unique and pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 04:50:44 | More by SBarbeerian
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Philipp

Germany

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My first Gueuze, poured into a Stange.

A- Just a beautiful amber color, thick white head, that stuck around quite a bit, lots and lots of carbonation.

S- A bit hard to describe, very fruity.

T- Slight sweetness upfront, but then lots of sourness and acidity cutting through.

M- Not very thick but acidic and highly carbonated. Not the worst but not really the best either.

D- It tastes fine and everything but this is definetely not a session beer.

Yeah, so I liked it overall, it was an experience.
Maybe a bit expensive and hard to get for me, because I had to drive all the way over to France to get myself a good selection of Belgian beers, but well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 15:20:19 | More by Philipp
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Lindemans flute.

A: appears a clear gold with a thin white head. Looks much like a golden ale or an IPA. Not much head retention, a little bit of lacing.

S: Wow, lots going on here. There is a definite barn house funk in this with notes of sour dough bread, marijuana, among other tart notes. Very complex on the nose.

T: the front is surprisingly sweet, which I did not pick up in the nose. Notes of white grapes, sourdough bread, and a sharp bite of sourness and funk. The sweetness reminds me of the other Lindemans lambics, which is a is slightly artificial tasting. The sourness and acidity do a good job of cutting through, but the balance is a little off.

MF: thin body, high carbonation

D: well I found this Geueze to be a little too sweet in comparison to others. It is a well crafted beer but falls short of excellence.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 01:19:48 | More by homebrew311
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jdense

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Bella's Baker City OR, purchased by buddy's better half for Friday bottle share.

Hazy deep gold body, minimal visible carbonation, almost non-existent head, just a thin ring around edge of glass. Nose is pretty fruity, a bit of peach and some meyer lemon, little if any hop odors. The taste is sour, not much else going on other than some oak character, lacking in any sweetness, quite a bit of saltiness in the finish. Pretty good effervescent mouthfeel. Even as I develop my palate for lambics, not sure I could finish an entire bottle of this, though certainly worth a try for sour/lambic fans.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 13:58:38 | More by jdense
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Spineypanda

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange amber, with a nice head that resides quickly and leaves nice lacing.
Smells sour and delicious. It smells like lambics, but lacking the sweet sugars.
Tastes very nice! Heavy tartness and some serious lack of sugar, which makes this beer pretty cool. Nothing that is like a normal Belgian but more than that.

Serving type: bottle

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Lindemans Gueuze from Brouwerij Lindemans
81 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.