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Lindemans Gueuze - Brouwerij Lindemans

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270 Ratings

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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002)
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1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

t0rin0, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of jujubeast6000
2.2/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 4/8/2006 (12oz bottle):

Pours a golden amber body in color, with red banding, no head, white. Has an aroma of slight alcohol, grapes, tart, but it's weak. Has a weak taste, watery palate with some raisins, fizziness, some alcohol, dry, a lot like champagne. Has a musky aftertaste.

jujubeast6000, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of dauss
2.42/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

25cl bottle in Antwerpen.

I've never been a big fan of Lindemans, and this is a perfect example.

The smell is just really restrained. Really faint tartness and any bardyard or funky qualities just aren't there.

The taste is sour and sweet. All their beers I have had are all overly sugary sweet, and it takes away from the realy taste of what a lambic should be. After visiting Brasserie Cantillon, this just doesn't even come close to the mouth puckering tartness and dryness, over the top spontanous fermentation funk, or the bitter qualities their beer has.

All in all, this is what I would consider a beginner lambic, probably doctored to make it suitable for more palates.

dauss, Jul 21, 2005
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

matjack85, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of czechsaaz
2.53/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Very light hint of sour brettanomyces aroma. Otherwise there's a lot of sugary sweetness in the nose. Seems way too "clean" for gueze.

Deep orange color with a great white head that leaves nice lacing. Lots of rising carbonation bubbles, a very good looking beer.

Well, first thing I taste is sugary, table sugar, not malt, not malt syrup, but sugar. All that sugar is hiding a low level lambic sourness that comes through on the back end. The aftertaste is also sugary. Hop flavor and bittering seems non-existing. There's non of the bacterial or funk flavors that I'm really looking for in a lambic. Really, that sugary flavor is unpleasant.

Medium bodied with a nice carbonation level. Very lively in the mouth.

Drinkability is pretty low. I can't think of a food I'd want to pair this with except maybe ice cream. If I wanted a soda, I'd drink one. If I wanted an alcopop (which this tastes quite a bit like) I'd have my head examined. If I want a lambic, I'd buy something else.

czechsaaz, Oct 17, 2006
Photo of womencantsail
2.55/5  rDev -28.8%
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.

womencantsail, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of iasanlee
2.55/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- A clear golden copper. Minimal head with a touch of lacing.

S- Sweet and tart. Citrus and green apple.

T- Extreme sweetness hits hard first. Green apple is what I can most take from it. Definitely some yeast character. Dry club soda like finish.

M- Full bodied and coating. Again, club soda like carbonation.

D- Not a favorite. My girlfriend liked it, but maybe because she loves Riesling wine.

iasanlee, Jan 31, 2008
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

355ml bottle, labeled as Foudroyante Gueuze, picked up in Grenoble, France.

Pours a hazy deep copper with a thick frothy khaki head. Smells fruity, of plum and pear, tart berry. Sour apples, yeasty and spicy. Light brett funk. Very nice.

Taste is where it goes downhill. Sweet, really sweet and fruity. Sour apples. Compared to the complex aroma the taste is too basic and overly sweet. Mouth is crisp up front but becomes sticky sweet, just overwhelming. Very tough to get through this one, just overly sweetened.

ViveLaChouffe, Jul 09, 2005
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2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
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.

spdyfire83, Jan 02, 2012
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2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
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!

Thehuntmaster, Mar 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

SleepyMonk, Dec 25, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Mattias, Jul 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

supermeniscus, Apr 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

petluo, Apr 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

darren8221, Jun 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

djrn2, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Overlord
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I debated this and the Rene Cuvee. As I have no great faith in Lindemans, I chose the smaller (cheaper) bottle. Judging from my opinion of this beer, and the reviews of the Rene, I chose ... poorly.

Pours an orangey-hazy color. Small white head. Smells like ... apples ... and maybe a bit of funk.

Taste is way, way, way too sweet. Seems like there's residual fruit juice in here. I mean, there's some unripe apples, and a bit of the vinegar I expect, but a Gueuze's overriding flavor component should not be sweet.

Disappointing. Lively mouthfeel, though.

Overlord, Nov 20, 2008
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2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is my first experience with a non fruit lambic. This is interesting to say the least. Wine like characterstics with a very tart, dry finish. Even though this is not a fruit lambic, I did detect some raspberry flavors. Every sip was different than the last. I think lambics are one of those things where you don't really like it at first but the more you drink, the more you get used to it.

Longstaff, Jul 10, 2002
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2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
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…

wl0307, Jul 03, 2013
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Lindemans Gueuze from Brouwerij Lindemans
81 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.