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Lindemans Gueuze | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans GueuzeLindemans Gueuze
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium | website

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
308
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
18.51%
 
 
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Reviews by BucBasil:
Photo of BucBasil
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color: clear tea. Foam very short-lived, ecru.
The aroma is a clear acidity, fruity, apple cider vinegar.
Taste: delicately seasoned, reappears cider vinegar, a little fruit and floral notes. It is only slightly sour and the whole is very polite marked by the presence of sugars.
Saturation high, sparkling.

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Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Deep, dark, orange in color tinted with brown. The head is white, thick, and lasting.

Smell – This starts with some classic farmhouse smells up front then turn grassy. It quickly presents a light lemon and lime nose.

Taste – The lemonade is bigger at the taste with a nice malty base. The sourness is easy and not cheap like some efforts at the style.

Mouthfeel – This is big for a Gueze, maybe medium-bodied, with a nice tart finish.

Drinkability – This is a good Gueze that can nicely introduce the style. It is not overly carbonated or sour and is an easy-drinker.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant coppered amber with a wonderful white lacing and thin head that clings to the glass. Aroma wreaks strongly of brie cheese and mildly of battery acid and candied sugar. Not nearly as funky as most Geuze. Taste is very sweet and faro like, almost like I would imagine a lemon faro would be. Candied sugar and citrus are dominant. Funk is so mild. Very tasty and nice but not terribly gauze like. Not funky and nasty enough for me. Mouthfeel is creamy and sweet rather than dirty and sour. Back of the palate gets hit with carbonation and some pleasant sourness. Overall, very enjoyable but not too exciting nor authentic. Also, too costly.

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Photo of SBarbeerian
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of Satyr179
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of muffguy4beer
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz green bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: orange in color, fairly clear with strong white head.

Smell: a very pungent smell of grains.

Taste: First thing is a very sweet malty taste then a hint of lemon tart. the yeast gives it a very pleasant nutty taste.

Mouthfeel: very effervescent, medium body, crisp and dry.

Drinkability: my first gueuze, i liked it and will search out others.

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Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz mini-magnum that is corked, capped and foiled. No freshness date but this type of beer can be aged for many years.

Appearance: Deep orange hue with a slight haze, bubbles rush to the top in a champagne like way and produce a lasting lace.

Smell: Even tartness, grainy and grassy, sweet barn yard aroma. What you would expect in the nose of a lambic.

Taste: Big flowing crispness upfront, very well textured. Medium to high effervescent carbonation with a dry vinous palate. Big tartness puckers the mouth and the dryness intensifies that. A bit acidic but with a hint of grain middle to end. A touch lemony again with the tartness, faint musty flavour and a vague nuttiness from the yeast add a pinch of complexity. Extremely dry finish.

Notes: A decent Gueuze, I have had better but this is good drinking none the less. Is it worth the $4-6 a bottle, that is up to you but for me I could not see dropping that much again with better brews out there.

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Photo of merlin48
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, corked and capped. Pours into a goblet a hazy burnt orange with a signigicant amount of sediment particles swirling around with the small bubbles from high carbonation. Short lasting white head which left considerable sheets of lacing. Aroma is dominated by sour green apple fruitiness, tart acidity, and some notes of wet dog blanket. Mouthfeel is fizzy and tart. Taste has some mustiness, some wheat grain, and plenty of sour green apple flavors. This was my first Geuze, and I can't wait to try some others.

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Photo of Billolick
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

small bottle, caped and corked. Pours a dull orangy amber, white head, quickly morphs to a thin film and leaves just a tad of lacing. Nose is very crisp, sour and fruity. this is a sour style of beer, not for the faint of heart and not for all beer lovers. Its an acquired taste and these beers tend to grow on you as you try them more. This one is fruity, refreshing,complex and moderatly sour from start to finish. Went well with a waldorf salad, and would be right for all sorts of lighter fare. salads, dessert, fish etc.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange with a white head. The aroma is tart citurs and not as much funk as I was expecting. The flavor is tartness with a good bit of sweetness to balance things out. Good citrus notes and not much funk. Not a very sour gueuze. Thin mouthfeel and high carbonation. Not bad, but not as good as Cuvee Rene.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of ant1
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Dello
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of RickyS
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rastaman
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a very simple but good gueuze, refreshing, and tasty, slightly sweet though for a gueuze, i like it more sour, but this isn't bad.

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Photo of acurtis
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ggaughan
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am reviewing a bottle of the Lindemans Gueuze Foudroyante. The beer poured a clear golden color with a medium thickness head that runs away quickly and gives way to a little ring on the edge. Slight tart aroma, a bit funky but not too much. The taste is somewhat tart but a bit sweet as well. Sweeter that you usually get in a gueuze but drinkable and approachable for those not used to the style.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear dark golden hue, very much like cider, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves a thin meniscus of lace as it falls away. It smells of sour, mildly funky orchard fruit, mostly apple. The taste is sweet and tart at the same time - vinous, green, earthy apple pie. The carbonation is fairly soft, the body medium weight with the fleshy fruitiness, and it finishes dry, the mildly tart fruit still evident.

A decent balance between sweet and sour, and my tooth enamel stays fully intact...

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lindemans- Gueuze

A- Light clear golden copper brown with a small light soapy head. No lacing.
S- Light and tart. Light sweet white sugar, tart grapes, and a bit of sour funk.
T- Sweet tart grapes, apples, and orange. No flavor overpowers another with a low acidity. Dry wine grape finish.
M- Sweet and tart but mild enough to not make your cheeks hurt.

Overall- Slight tartness and smooth. Easy drinking dessert beer.

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Photo of Blupoet03
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My friend and I picked this lambic as an introduction to the style for two reasons: its availability in our area and its favorable mention in Oliver's "The Brewmaster's Table."

From our notes:

We popped the cork on this Belgian Lambic and were immediately hit by a sour/sweet aroma reminiscent of sparkling wine.

The carbonation was wonderful, filling the mouth with a tingle of bubbles and propelling aromatics of apple and honey tones.

It finished tart, but head a smooth overall mouthful.

At the end, we agreed that there was little point in serving wine when this is available. I didn't find the "funky" flavors that I was expecting from a lambic, so I am curious what I'll think once trying others.

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Photo of Stigs
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in oversized red wine glass

A - barely half a finger of lose bubbly white foam, falling quickly to a thin layer. lacing down the side after each sip. the beer is a strong dark amber color, clear with medium carbonation.

S - sour slight rotting apples abound, vinegar, sour white wine grapes. hints of yeasts border between sour and funk.

T - faint sourness kicks off with some apple cider, pears, grapes, more sweetness not found in the nose. tastes a lot like a mild unspiced cider.

M - light carbonated, medium bodied but quite syrupy. flavors stick around for a bit especially towards the back of the tongue.

D - quite unique for the style, to me the more sour the better and this just falls a bit short. enjoyable sipper.

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not the biggest gueuze/lambic fan, though I appreciate the yeasty/sour element. It's when they get ultra-tart, like bad vinegar, that I turn off. But this one is about as good an ambassador for the style as any I've had.

Nice cloudiness with a thin head. A large population of bubbles in the hazy golden sea.

Aroma is incredibly subtle. A musty odor masks a citrusy component that tries to find its way through.

The flavors are much more friendly to the palate than some of the harsher, more sour gueuzes I've tried. There's an excellent balance of sweetness and sourness, with just a touch of that sweaty yeastiness that helps define the style. Nothing overly acidic, but nothing overly saccharine either. Along with a wonderfully creamy mouthfeel, I would most definitely pick this up again. I did rank it a bit low on the drinkability meter, as I find these hard to drink any more frequently than every now and then, no matter how good the flavor (and this particular offering delivers well on that front).

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Photo of mattfancett
3.15/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice though somewhat sticky sweetness. Sour and sweet. Attractive soapy bubblehead and good lace on an orange body. Fruit and malt aroma. Easy mouthfeel and drinkability from maltiness more than acidity. Medium mouthfeel. Sampled at Cole's Belgian fest.

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Lindemans Gueuze from Brouwerij Lindemans
82 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.