Lindemans Gueuze - Brouwerij Lindemans
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3.9/5 rDev +8.9%
Light, cider-colored beer with almost no head. Slow bubbles; virtually transparent.
Champagne, cider, and funky aroma.
Flavor follows the nose: dry and sweet champagne/cider-like on the front, slightly tart, with a mildly cheese-tinged Brett funk on the back end. Just tart enough to make you pucker slightly.
Thin but syrupy/sugary feel; lingers and clings quite a bit, despite the relatively light feel.
This is a tasty and extremely light beer. While I don't like it as much as the fruit lambics (specifically the Kriek), it gives you a great, easy-going Brett experience. I'd definitely drink it again, although I'd prefer to lean toward the fruit lambics.
11-17-2013 01:57:16 | More by Roguer
3.89/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
11-13-2013 10:10:08 | More by BucBasil
United Kingdom (England)
2.86/5 rDev -20.1%
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…
07-03-2013 13:27:46 | More by wl0307
Lindemans Gueuze from Brouwerij Lindemans
81 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.