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Lindemans Gueuze - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
81
good

271 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002)
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Reviews by abijen:
Photo of abijen
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

abijen, Mar 14, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

RoyalT, Aug 18, 2004
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

DaPeculierDane, Oct 11, 2006
Photo of SBarbeerian
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

SBarbeerian, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of Satyr179
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Satyr179, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +11.7%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of muffguy4beer
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

muffguy4beer, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Jason, Jun 01, 2002
Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev +7%
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.

merlin48, Jan 22, 2004
Photo of Billolick
4.08/5  rDev +14%
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.

Billolick, Jan 30, 2005
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Mora2000, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of ant1
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ant1, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Dello
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Dello, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of rastaman
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

rastaman, May 13, 2002
Photo of ggaughan
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

ggaughan, Feb 13, 2008
Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
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...

biboergosum, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

NJpadreFan, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of Blupoet03
3.65/5  rDev +2%
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.

Blupoet03, Jul 08, 2007
Photo of Stigs
3.83/5  rDev +7%
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.

Stigs, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of Metalmonk
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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).

Metalmonk, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of mattfancett
3.15/5  rDev -12%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Sammy, May 01, 2006
Photo of ojclark
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Apple cider-like aroma with some initial corkiness. Some sweetness and candy-like notes in aroma as well.Lacking expected sour/acidic aroma and barnyardy notes.

Golden color. Very effervescent. Excellent clarity. Rocky, off-white head with excellent retention. Nice looking beer.

Sweet and sour flavor predominates. Very cider-like. Strong acetaldehyde (green apple) notes. Flavor is fairly one-dimensional for a gueuze; lacking in bracing sourness and barnyardy notes. Also seems to have some cork taint. Finishes with a fairly long, rhubarby sweet and sour flavor.

Medium body. Has a slightly syrupy, sugary mouthfeel. High carbonation. Lacks the tart/puckering finish the high acicity of a typical gueuze normally has.

Rather sweet and one-dimensional for a standard gueuze. Actually pretty drinkable aside from the cork taint, but, as with many Lindeman's beers, this is rather one-dimensional and sweet for its style.

ojclark, Feb 27, 2008
Photo of pmcadamis
4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - A solidly dense three finger head rises above this crystal clear amber brew. This is so purely clear, and so amber that I halfway expect to see a giant mesozoic mosquito frozen in time in my glass! Tons of lace sticks to the glass, and brings back a fat finger and a half of beautiful white foam. This is a beautiful beer!

S - I can smell the battery acid two feet from the glass, and as my nose approaches the glass, I can smell balsamic vinegar, beer battered fish, and some tart raspberry notes show up faintly in the background. This is much less astringent and harsh than other gueuzes that I've tried, and for some that may be seen as a weakness but I'm thankful for it. This also has the traditional gueuze barnyard notes(or what I think smells more like the big ape habitat at the zoo). This has enough nasal zing to make you wince, but not enough to make your eyes water.

T - Wow! This sure is sweet! I was expecting an overwhelming pucker, but this is not at all violent like I expect a gueuze to be. This is one of the most complex brews that I've had in quite a while. I can taste balsamic vinegar soaked beer battered fish (which is just about my favorite food on the planet), sugar cubes, under-ripe raspberry tartness, a load of zingy green apple skin, immature green grapes, sour-pucker candy, and a tiny dollop of honey. Damn! This is a world-class brew.

M - This is medium bodied with some really nice structure on the palate, and a very understated level of carbonation. This feels like a tannic red wine in my mouth, and the finish is surprisingly breif. This could use some more heft and astringency...it's very gentle.

D - This is scary. I could live on this stuff! I think that it would go well with anything from salads, chicken, steak, chocolate....this is one of the better food beers out there. I could down bottle after bottle of this stuff, but I'd be broke at these prices (I paid $4.99 for a 355ml bottle). If only I were a rich man...Sadly, price is a factor and the cost of this stuff will prevent me from buying it very often but I won't detract from the score just because I'm po'. Actually, this is so drinkable that I wish it had some characteristic that made me want to drink more slowly because at five bucks for this little bottle, I'm paying a dollar a minute at this rate.

pmcadamis, Aug 31, 2007
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Carefully decanted from the lees, it's a clear copper color with golden and orange highlights; and just a few solid particles in suspension. Tiny bubbles race to the surface, adding to its full, creamy white head. The retention is excellent and it leaves wide, creamy walls of lace. The nose is surprisingly sweet for the style with a touch of sour fruitiness over the traditional lambic characteristics (must, leather, barnyard, etc.). The body is thin, and it's crisp and zesty in the mouth due to it's natural carbonation; but it's also slightly drying and borderline astringent due to it's acidity. Its sweet and sour flavor hints at fruitiness upfront but warms to reveal a wheat-like maltiness and some subtle nutty character beneath. It finishes dry but with some sticky malt and short-lingering brett character. Overall, this is a fairly basic, restrained gueuze that should appeal to the masses. It's an excellent introduction to the style, and it offers immense drinkability to the initiated. Well worth trying or re-visiting.

NeroFiddled, Mar 31, 2004
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Lindemans Gueuze from Brouwerij Lindemans
81 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.