BlossomGueuze
Brouwerij Lindemans

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Style:
Belgian Gueuze
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 11.59%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
41
From:
Brouwerij Lindemans
 
Belgium
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  9
Gots
  5
SCORE
90
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Notes: Lambic beer is a very versatile beer inspiring creativity. The Family Brewery Lindemans proves this once again with the launch of the BlossomGueuze, an old gueuze with a twist. The result? A very original and unique beer, made with elderflower. Perfect for food pairing or as a tasty aperitif!
BlossomGueuze is 2 to 3 year old lambic aged in wood, blended with 12 month old lambic and elderflower. After refermentation in the bottle this gueuze has a golden colour and combines the sour taste of lambic with the natural and fresh aromas of elderflower.
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Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright orange, thin layer of loose foam, soapy with spotty lacing.
Mildly vegetal botanical aroma, slight funk, mild elderflower.
Taste is a bit more one dimensional, tart apple.
Fairly high carbonation, light bodied.
Overall it was decent, though a bit one dimensional.
Thanks to Mark for sharing!

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Photo of aleigator
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized, spongy head.

Smells truly flowery, with a herbal touch and a cucumber sourness, which turns more mature and well rounded, due to cream cheese and dried mushrooms. Sweet malts settle in, gently balanced by the funk, with the elderflowers adding more than just an addition layer, but enrich the nose by an amazingly well working smell of herbs.

Drinks very light and refreshing, with a present, not yet distracting mineralic quality.

Tastes of elderflowers from first glance, with not much accompanying lambic funk but a slightly acidic cucumber sourness, mellowed by the herb. Turns more lemony then, reminding me of a young and crisp lambic, enhanced by a present mineralic effervescence. Turns a tad dryer and funkier during the finish, with a note of wet basement and mushrooms, never loosing its focus on the elderflower.

The sourness mellows, once the beer warms up, still reminding me of a very young lambic, but coming together pleasantly well and tasty. The elferflower adds a nice edge to the subtle integrated funk and lemon, giving the beer a satisfying depth and taste.

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Photo of kitch
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 750ml bottle, bottled in September 2015. Poured into a Lindemans flute glass.

Appearance: A clear golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma: Elderflower and lychee jelly with hints of oak.

Taste: Sour, oak, herbal, funk, white wine, grape, elderflower and lychee.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Elderflower and lychee… I was curious. When I did a search of “elderflower smells like…” lychee actually popped up automatically for me, so clearly someone did the same search as I did. This was all the more interesting since even though I’ve also tried Mamouche, I still had no idea what elderflower was supposed to smell or taste like. But the result here was good with nice aroma and flavours that weren’t too flowery since they were of the lychee fruit. And on top of that, I thought that this turned out better than Cantillon Mamouche.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a golden color gueuze with a nice large white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of funky ester with some light blossom notes and some floral undertones. Taste is a complex mix of blossom notes with some funky ester with some tart notes with limited amount of acidity. Body is about average with lively carbonation. I loved the mix of elderflower which don’t overpower the taste of the base gueuze but rather complement it well.

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Side by side with Goedele's Bloesem

More carbonated. White head. Bubbly feel. The Goedeles is more pronounced in terms of flavor. This has a lot of great flavors, but just a bit subdue. Dill pickle, lemon citrus, crushed black pepper. Spicy in a good way.

Light bodied. Smooth and easy drinking. Very awesome. Two steps below mamouche level.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.38/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Clear golden body. Medium white head. Smells of strong elderflower. Herbal, floral, citrus, a bit of green pepper. Some oak. Tastes lightly tart. Funky and diapery. Oak. Lightly sweet. Green pepper, flowers, herbal finish. Medium body. Smells nice, but doesn’t quite pan out in the flavor.

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Photo of Frudel
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Hazy yellow liquid with a small head and disappears quickly, leaving a ring. Nose is funky, lambic forward, lemon, notes of lactic acid, brett yeast, very floral. Taste is without any doubt, floral, rosebud, lemon, lime, green grape, white wine, slight spice and peppery final, cilantro seeds. Long aftertaste, wood notes, very complex acidity. Very good Lambic!

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Photo of stakem
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into an oversized wine glass appears a perfectly polished copper color with a white head that fades leaving stringy lace.

Aroma has that classic lindemans funk thats cheesy and woody with heavy brett influence and earth. Where this differs is in the floral/fruity nuance. Almost a hint of bandaid and plastic as it breathes.

Taste is tart and earthy with brett, mildly phenolic with oak, cheese and lemony lactic feel. There is a touch of cracked pepper and fruity/floral appeal. The phenolics feel corked, plastic and bandaidy but only in a minor sense.

Light in body with modest carbonation. Not the best beer ive had with elderflower but not the worst either. If the price was reduced id buy it again but as-is no thanks. Worth trying but nothing id want to stockpile.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep golden hue with minimal white head. Not much retention, doesn't look super effervescent. Aroma of funk and spice. Nice tartness cut with some green bell pepper. There's a lot more of the funk than there is the pepper character. It would have been nice if there was more, to be honest. The contrast between the funky lambic and the elderflower makes this a great style. Overall, this is really good and I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma has lambic funk and a floral freshness. Taste starts sour up-front with funky notes and a fresh, floral finish. Medium body and carbonation, dry finish. Overall it's a nice lambic but the elderflower flavor is not very intense, it has more of a generic floral character.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Great, hazy orange amber with a white head that fades to a ring.

S: Funky and floral, a bit pickly. Malt shows, maybe a hint of rice?

T: Very similar. It's good but I've had better elderflower here.

F: Medium light and effervescent.

O: Fine elderflower lambic and much easier to acquire than Mamouche. Not as good, but if you want to try an elderflower lambic, it's a great introduction.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Stunning apricot colour, slight haze, 2-finger soapy off-white head that dissipates quickly to leave a permanent cap. Messy lacing.

Super green aroma. Vegetal, green chili, lemon, briney, background funk, wet hay, bit of rotted pear or apple. Some general fruity sweetness. Subdued.

The first thing I notice is how balanced it is, definitely sweeter than I was expecting but by no means too sweet. Herbal, strong lemon (think lemon/parsley), green apples, tastes young and fresh, pickled jalapenos, salt. Clean apart from the brine. I keep wanting something to jump out and hit me but it all seems to be quite subtle.

Could be far drier, body is a bit heavy for my liking too, slightly cloying.

Overall it's approachable, light, and tasty, I just was looking for more of a kick. My preference goes to Mamouche for an 'Elderflower Lambic'.

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Photo of Jow
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a bottle that was almost simultaneously was released by Lindemans with spontanbasil and Renee Cuvee special Blend. The logo's are all almost the same.

If you like elder flower you are goanna like this one! Nice yellow full color which taste remarkably good! I am not an elder flower fan but this is really a good blend! Comes in smooth and you have a not to powerful sour.

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Photo of soulgrowl
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Lightly hazed gold. Not much head. Smells of barnyard funk + elderflowers = extremely pleasant, 'late summer hedgerow' vibe. Gloriously fresh and floral with pronounced notes of bubblegum and lychee. Especially lychee. You could probably fool someone into thinking this was a Gewürztraminer or similar white wine. There is also a strange yet delightful hint of celery in there. And also... motor oil!?

The flavor sadly doesn't deliver on what the aroma promised. Instead, this tastes like a fairly generic (but quite tasty) gueuze. Hints of elderflower give way to a preserved lemon sharpness – though this is never overly acidic – and a chalky, mineral finish. Pleasant but not nearly as fabulous as it smells. It's an easy-drinking, summery, maybe even crowd-pleasing gueuze; light, fresh, balanced, and clean. Possible food pairings: goat's cheese, olives, grilled shellfish, paella, raclette.

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 41 ratings