Lindemans Gueuze - Brouwerij Lindemans
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Reviews by BucBasil:
3.89/5 rDev +8.7%
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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United Kingdom (England)
3.84/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Full of fine sediment. Deep golden body and not much of a head, which is white.
S: Sherry and cider.
T: Cider mostly, then some sherry. Has a sort of toasty, oaky quality, like that of tequila. The vinegar is not so strong. Sherbet in the aftertaste. Not overly sour or dry but quite acidic.
M: Soft but lively effervescence. Slightly sticky but pretty light.
O: Enjoyed it more that any other lambic I've had to date.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2014 09:54:48 | More by Hoppsbabo
Lindemans Gueuze from Brouwerij Lindemans
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