Lindemans BlossomGueuze | Brouwerij Lindemans

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4.05/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lindemans BlossomGueuze, another old gueuze with a twist that has been made with elderflower.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
39
pDev:
12.1%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
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 jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
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 -0.2%
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 +4.9%
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 spinrsx
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Phyl21ca

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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 chefduff2
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
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 +11.1%
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 Foley67
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stakem
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
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 taospowder
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeutschesBier
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBelT
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pletser
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CSO
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sheppard
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
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 +1.2%
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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Lindemans BlossomGueuze from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 39 ratings