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Lindemans Gueuze - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
81
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260 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | 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.

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nortmand

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden pour with an amber tinge. Fair white head with good lacing. Appears undercarbonated vs. others I've had.

Sharp cheddar smells and farmy sour smells. Exactly what I'd expect, just way subdued.

Sweet up front, gradually builds to a lemon tartness by the back of the tongue, but disappointingly dissipates rather quickly. Sweetness must be faked, tastes like diet pop. I like a tear-jerkingly pungent gueze and this didn't quite get there, plus had that fake sweetness.

Medium carbonation, lacking the overcarbonation I've come to expect from belgian beers. For the masses, but still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2006 03:07:41 | More by nortmand
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MUSHROOMCLOUD

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - 1/2" off white head that falls quickly. Orange-amber bourbon color. Patchy lace.

S - Fruit. Powder. Light vinegar aroma. Wood.

T - Sour. Tangy. Fruit - cherry. Vinegar. Slight oxidized flavor. Light malt in finish. Oak wood.

M - Crisp mouthfeel. Clean finish. Great carbonation. Refreshing.

D - Delicious. Great drinkability. Awesome!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2006 20:31:14 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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HardTarget

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Inspection: Nothing really useful

Aroma: Musty, cork and ginger ale.

Appearance: Deep gold with edges of amber, nice thin off white head that leaves respectable lace.

Flavor: Tastes like the cork smells on every other Lindemans beer. While it’s training wheels for “real” lambic beers, it’s very good. A lot like ginger ale with some subdued sweetness and a bit of sour balance. A fair amount of “wood” flavor as well. Very typical of the other Lindemans offerings.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall Impression: Very drinkable, balanced and easy on the palate. You don’t have to reach for this one, it comes to you. A good introduction to the more hard core lambic beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2006 06:42:08 | More by HardTarget
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bashiba

Iowa

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice slightly hazy amber brown with lots of bubbles clinging to the glass. Just a bit of creamy off white head.

Smell has a nice mix of sweet and sour with a bit of tart fruit and cedar as well.

Taste has a very nice slightly tart green apple flavor with subtle hints of woodiness coming through in the finish. The sweet to sour ratio is very balanced.

Mouthfeel is light, thin, and a touch dry.

Overall a very drinkable beer I enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2006 04:31:11 | More by bashiba
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allengarvin

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a surprisingly clear walnut color with a rather large head (larger than any other gueuze I've ever seen). Nose is slightly sweet, slightly sour in a ciderish sort of way. A little lambic funk is found if you smell hard enough. Sweet and sour character continues with the taste: Somewhat fruity, apple-like taste with enough drying tartness to keep it refreshing. Finishes acidic. I can't taste any lambic barnyard notes. Thin-bodied, but that's expected, with lot of carbonation.

Doesn't begin to compare with unsweetened, traditional lambics, but it's tasty in its way.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2006 02:25:59 | More by allengarvin
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geetlord

Florida

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This was the first Gueuze Lambic that I have ever tasted. This beer poured a golden color with little to no head, it was very carbonated. the aroma was sweet and slightly sour. I found the flavor to be bizar and complex, it was very sour and sweet with the flavor of apples and possibly pears, it also slightly bitter. The finish was rather musty or earthy, and I found this rather unpleasant. it was a facinating beer to try but the sourness and the unpleasant aftertaste lowered its drinkability in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2006 00:35:19 | More by geetlord
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TheEclecticGent

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz corked bottle into a Lindemans Flute. It is a clear deep straw color with a heavy lasting 1 to 1 ½ inch head with nice lacing. The smell is a tart and smells like medicine. It has a very sharp, light, clean, and fizzy mouthfeel. The flavor is sweet and sour but very smooth; tasting like honey, wood (oak/hickory), and citrus. A good beer draws fruit flies and this was no exception (Had several unfortunate casualties). I am very skeptical in my early stages of trying Lambics and this one surprised me. It is quite a good beer. It has a nice blend of sweet and tart due to it’s mixture (Gueuze).

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2006 17:04:38 | More by TheEclecticGent
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Fugazme

Nebraska

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only date on bottle is 1990... no idea how old this is but I'm guessing at least 5-10 years.

Bottle cap is wet on the inside with some slight musty/mildewy cork smell. Yikes. Cork pops out, but is spongy and wet from beer.

Deep copper color on the pour... clarity is very good with white, white lacing. A nice looking beer.

First whiff is musty and sour, appley. Second whiff is fruity; strawberries, figs, apricots. Third whiff is fruity with some caramel notes coming through. Sugary.

Flavor is decent. Apple dominates everywhere. Some lemon. Overall it is good, but there are better gueuze styles out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2005 16:14:25 | More by Fugazme
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DogFood11

California

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

off white head with sliding lace. copper to pink in color, fine carbonation.

Musty in the nose, farmhouse, horseblanket, peach.

Interesting taste. sweetness of the fruits clash akwardly with a significant sour/lemon/rind type citrus, but in the end they end up likeing eachother.

Decent but nothing to "wow". I couldn't see drinking more than 2 of these at any sitting.
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Serving type: bottle

12-26-2005 01:15:31 | More by DogFood11
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It’s a good thing in this case that the beer was corked as well as capped, because I got some off gas when I removed the cap. After this, there were some bubbles rising up from the middle of the cork. I think that the cap saved this one.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear slightly orangish golden color at first with a quarter inch of head that disappears pretty quickly. There are quite a few bubbles rising, but the head is not maintained.

Aroma: Yeasty and bready aroma with a presence of lighter colored citrus fruit like lemons and maybe a tad of orange. There is a sweet and earthy background note that is gaining a bit of a wood character as the beer warms a bit. A dry wheaty aroma starts to become more noticeable as it warms. The earthy aromas come out a bit more as it warms, but still they seem really reserved for the style

Taste: Lemon and citrus greet the palate at first, but this fades pretty quickly to a slightly sweeter flavor than I am used to with a Gueuze. There are a bunch of fruit flavors in here, and all you have to do is close your eyes and think of one (Apples, Lemons, Cherry, and you can even get some melon is you try hard enough. The beer comes across as really sweet, and has a bit of a syrupy finish rather than the characteristic puckering that some of us so look forward to. The finish is only slightly dry, but leaves you with a sweet and slightly syrupy aftertaste.

Opinion: This is no Cuvee Renee! This Gueuze would be one for someone just exploring the world of sour beers. It isn’t bad tasting, but it is very mild and reserved compared to most beers in this style. There is a tad of tartness, and a bit of the earthy flavor/aroma, but it remains pretty much balanced the entire time. If you don’t know what a Gueuze is…try this one before shelling out $20+ for a bottle of Cantillon. If you already like Gueuze, I would buy something else…like a Girardin, or an Oud Beersel or some such. This is like a “pretend” Gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2005 23:45:12 | More by SkeeterHawk
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sinistrsam

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’ve always been a fan of Lindeman’s, and this beer didn’t let me down. You expect a lot of flavor from their lambics, but I didn’t get my hopes up; this was said to be a more natural, wheaty kind of lambic, so I thought I would be experiencing less of that flavor rush and sweetness than the Cassis, Kriek, Framboise or Peche.
When I poured the Gueuze, it had a large head that disappeared quickly, atop a golden orange body. It was completely clear, with bubbles much like champagne.
The aroma was of apples more than anything, followed by wheat and sour fruits. The flavor was the same; mostly a tart cider with yeast and sweet/sour hints. It had a lot of carbonation to start but as the glass warmed and the flavors became more intense, the carbonation died down. I feel that the sweetness became slightly sourer towards the end, but it still finished crisp and refreshing. Definitely a must try for lambic fans everywhere.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2005 05:14:05 | More by sinistrsam
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texashammer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

orangey and hazy with a fluffy white head -- so pretty!
peachy smell, almost like the Peche, but a little more understated. very sour, but only a 7 or so on the sour scale when I think about a Flemish. peachy and yeasty and dry. very appetizing. there's a nice spritz in the middle of the medium body. drinkability is pretty high. wow this is enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2005 15:54:57 | More by texashammer
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pentathlete

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear deep gold with a solid ring of bubbles and plenty of carbonation, the light was hitting it just right. Nose had an ever so slight funkiness, I thought maybe the beer was too cold. This beer is simply too sweet and too fruity. There is no tartness or barnyard to balance it. This is a gueuze that my spouse would enjoy, which, I believe, eliminates it from being a part of the lambic family. The Lindemans' brews are like Belgian version malternatives. Of course, this is drinkable. There is nothing remotely threatening about this beer but the fear of the novice mispronouncing the name. This should be a complex melding of flavors, not an excellent choice to accompany your cake and ice cream.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2005 02:52:13 | More by pentathlete
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dauss

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2005 09:03:39 | More by dauss
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2005 01:17:20 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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Padron4KM

Arizona

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

335 ml bottle, sampled alone & with three kinds of cheeses. Asiago, Jarlsberg, and a prosciutto wrapped mozzerella.
Pours out hazy amber apple juice color, lively carbonation, head dissapates quickly.
Aroma is of apples, champange, and dirty socks.
Flavor is sweet and sour, apple cider, light background of lemons, and some sugar.
Asiago does not go well, overpowers the subtle flavors of the beer. The other two work, help cut the sourness a bit.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2005 06:47:26 | More by Padron4KM
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silenius

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded dull amber with a frothy and big head that settles to a nice blanket over the top of the beer. Slow moving carbonation bubbles drift to the top throughout the glass.

Smell is a very nice interplay between a light cider vinegar and floral sweet peachiness. A woody earthiness is consistent throughout the sour/sweet interplay.

A lightly sour bite starts things off with the sweeter peachy flavors following close behind. Not very tart at all with a slightly saccharine aftertaste and a very light body. The carbonation makes it feel all the more ethereal. I wish it were more tart.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2005 21:44:09 | More by silenius
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cracgor

Texas

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Foiled, capped, and corked. Pours a red color. Has a medium sized head that forms a nice collar...even sticks to the glass a little. The brew is filled with tons of tiny bubbles.

Taste: It tastes like no beer I've ever had. A little tart like vinegar. Some taste associated with oak aging. Very fruity like grapes or apples. Reminds me of the taste of sparkling grape juice.

Mouthfeel: feels kind of like chapagne. Very bubbly in the mouth. Medium to light body. Dry. Very tasty.

Drinkability: This is a pretty good beer. I don't know how much funk I should be expecting from the style. I expected a lot, but didn't receive anything I thought was particularly funky. My first outing with some flemish reds was a much bigger shock. This is very approachable and I recommend it as a starter (from one newcomer of the style to another).

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2005 18:37:57 | More by cracgor
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Boilermaker88

California

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear coppery color, lots of tight, fine streams of bubbles, and a dense foamy white head that left gobs of lace behind.
Smell was tart and sharply funky initially yet mellowed out a lot as it warmed a bit. Lots of sour apple and tart green grape aroma and taste. Lighter wet hay and musty grain aroma and taste yet they stand up well to the fruitiness. Feel is light, bone-dry and refreshing.
Overall, better than I expected but not as good as their Gueuze Cuvee Rene. I like this style to be a bit more on the sour and funky side vice the fruity/sweet. Nevertheless, a decent version of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2005 01:36:01 | More by Boilermaker88
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A copper colored lambic with a mild amount of carbonation. This beer smells like your typical funky lambic (yeast, wet hay, cork, etc.), but in a very mellow way. It tastes fruity and sour, with notes of lemon, apple, peach, but all of these flavors are quite subdued. I prefer lambics with a bit more of an assertive sourness. However, this one is still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2005 21:31:33 | More by fisherman34
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Has a clean amber color with a BIG beige head and a nice lace effect. The aroma is very fruity (almost apple) and sour, but in a mouthwatering way. The floavor is a light fruity sweetness with hints of apples and cherries. The finish is sour and dry yet not "suck your cheeks in" sour. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2005 22:05:34 | More by ybnorml
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Billolick

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2005 23:36:25 | More by Billolick
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from scribbled notes from last night.

Pours a nice fizzy red. The smell is wonderful and full of apples and bananas. The taste is very sharp, crisp and clean, and again full of apples. Strong flavored, much like how a good wine should taste. The mouthfeel is a little too thin, but the drinkability is through the roof.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2005 17:01:51 | More by santoslhalper
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avylover

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice hazy golden color with good carbonation and a nice white head. I can smell a skunky hop aroma before I near the brew..upon closer sniffing a nice efferevesensce hits my my nose full of apple type acidic fruityness. Taste is definitely heavy on the apples up front, then dries into a nice sour fruity taste, only to finish with a cardboard type aftertaste that really detracts. Excellent dry mouthfeel with good carbonation make this quite a drinkable brew. I fear my tummy will fight back against this acidic brew though, so drinkability is decreased...a nice change up

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2005 02:10:02 | More by avylover
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mickeymac

California

3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a capped and corked 12 ounce bottle, it pours a slightly hazy gold with a persistent white head that seems to remain at 1/4 inch no matter how long it sits. The smell is on the tart side but with some sweetness in the background. Unfortunately, the taste is surprisingly sweet and seemingly artificially so. It almost seems like a high-class and tart malt beverage. The mouthfeel is on the thick side. It's a bit disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 04:53:07 | More by mickeymac
Lindemans Gueuze from Brouwerij Lindemans
81 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.