Brouwerij Lindemans

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Brouwerij Lindemans
3.96 | pDev: 9.85%
Dec 16, 2022
Aug 16, 2017
Breaking the mold among existing beer styles, Lindemans developed the botanical lambics, a collection of old gueuzes with a twist. Third in this series, GingerGueuze is based on a blend of 12mth old lambic with 2-3yr old lambic, fermented in oak with fresh ginger. Bottle conditioned, GingerGueuze has a golden colour, and combines the sourness of lambic with the subtle flavours of fresh ginger. Ideal as an apertif, it is also perfect for food pairing.
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Rated: 4.05 by WynnO from Florida

Dec 16, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Brouwerij Lindemans "Ginger Gueuze"
750 ml green glass bottle, corked and capped, "Bottled June 2017; best before end of 2023".
$30.00 @ The Beer Yard, Wayne, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: A careful pour has left me with an almost clear golden/amber body beneath a two inch cap of rocky white foam. Very tiny bubbles can be seen streaming upwards in the center of the glass. I've used my Duvel glass which is micro-etched to create nucleation points which explains that. It's held its head remarkably, and has left plenty of lacing in the space where the head has fallen. The aroma offers ginger, and at least in my case, wet cork. The taste is more complex with additional oak and wet straw. It's tart but not puckeringly sour. I have to laugh as some of the sour beer that American brewers are putting out are far more acidic that lambics which used to be seen as the most sour beers in the world. I'm not getting a whole lot of funkiness, although there is some, and I wonder if that's because of the ginger. It finishes dry and acidic with a little bite of ginger left behind. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and gently crisp. That soft bottle-conditioned carbonation is fantastic. I'm about halfway through the glass now and I still have an almost complete surface covering of foam, and the lacing is remarkable. It's fairly thick, and almost a completely full blanket around the entire glass. So what to say about this overall? I like it, so there's that. The ginger is not overdone, and could actually probably be a bit stronger. It looks, smells, tastes, and feels great but it is lacking a little bit of the funkiness that I seek in lambic. The price is a little high for me then given what it is. I don't normally mention price but I think there's some merit in mentioning it here. For $30 this is still a great beer, BUT I can get the same sized bottle of Boon Black Label for just $17.99. I think this would be a great beer for summer or fall in the back yard or on the porch, and I can see great potential in pairing it with different foods. Just doing a tasting of several different cheeses with it would be fascinating so there's definitely merit in that. You'll need to decide for yourself.
Review #7,861
Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

May 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
750 mL bottle. Mostly clear golden. Smells of strong ginger and lemon acidity. Light dried grass and oak. Tastes quite tart. Lemon and ginger sourness. Drying oak finish. Well carbonated. Very dry. Quite sour. Nice ginger flavor, but also very sour.
Mar 05, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by yuno from New York

Jan 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Purchased at Trio in OBX. Drank two days later. Surprisingly good. The ginger works well with the lactic. Especially the aroma. The sourness really seems to elevate the ginger’s aroma dovetailing nicely. Like a well carbonated ginger ale this Gueuze has a bite that is further accentuated by the sourness.
Aug 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light ginger notes and some light funky yeast notes. Taste is also a good mix of ginger notes with some light funky yeast notes with some tart notes also noticeable. Body is pretty full for style with good carbonation. Another enjoyable creation from a great Lambic producer.
Jun 18, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by BAsbill from California

May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by brenn79 from Idaho

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle, thanks bro- Pours hazy golden with a nice head that retains well. Aroma is ginger, all ginger, some tartness and fruity qualities. The flavor is more varied, nice ginger mixed with lemon, solid sourness, light hop bitterness to balance everything out. I really like this one, easy drinker.
Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 4.6 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Aug 07, 2019
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from Market of Choice.

A clear light orange with a dense white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is bright and soggy with fresh ginger, floral honey, lemons, earth and funk. Wet wood, dried mushroom and bitter lemon peel are present. The ginger is, by far, the most prominent note, though, making this a mildly spiced lemonade. The palate opens sour and gingery, with lemon, preserved lemon, wet earth, wet wood, a little mushroom. Again, though, there's a lot of ginger, but quite tastefully done. Modestly sweet with a little lemonade. Drying, sour, gingery on the finish, though a little lacking on the mid palate. Insufficiently tannic for the funk and earth, but the ginger does help temper this aspect. Exceeds expectations.
May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Dogfish Head tulip from a corked bomber.

L: Clear light golden pour with massive fluffy white head. Outstanding lacing.

S: Funk and ginger... complex and yeasty.

T/F: Follows the nose. Tart and funky... gueuze all the way and the addition of the ginger (of which I was a bit skeptical) really works nicely... it blends into the funk and unripened fruit quality of the beer. Spicy and acidic... medium to light bodied... and becomes increasingly delicious as it warms to room temp.

O: An outstanding gueuze, and again... the ginger really worked here. Great effort from Lindemans.
Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
this stuff is the bomb, maybe not quite as epic as the basil lambic they did with mikkeller, but i really love whats happening here, i love the idea of an unconventional ingredient in a traditional blended lambic like this, it makes cool sense but its always the same old fruits when we see these from the classic producers. this obviously starts with great beer, but the addition of fresh ginger really brings it to life in a cool new way, and there really is nothing quite like this out there in the world that i am aware of. its got a little pale haze to it, a great tall white head from the bottle, and obvious effervescence, rising and falling almost like champagne in my glass. aroma is spicy natural ginger meeting oak tannins, tart funky wheaty beer, the farmy funk of the lambic is awesome with the fresh spice, and the maturity of it next to the juicy ginger is a cool juxtaposition, my mouth waters for it like crazy. the taste is a touch sweet, which i wasnt expecting, almost like a ginger beer, spicy and real tasting for sure, and so interesting with the lemony bacterial acidity in here, the medicinal sort of iodine lambic bretty funk, and the heavy oak. its carbonated brilliantly so as nuanced and long and complex as it is, its still kind of quenching and refreshing, real drinkable, but i slow myself down and like this better and better as it warms up. so dynamic, i love the ginger in this, its one of a kind and its so dialed in! i know its an expensive bottle, but its fully worth it. a wonderful twist on great lambic and a joy to drink on!
Jan 12, 2019
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Known mostly for their heavily sweetened fruited lambics, Lindemens Cuvee Rene series have shown the authenticity, rusticity and refinement for which the Brussels region has become known. But with the addition of ginger spice, they are certainly not resting on any historical laurels alone.

Right at the onset of the exuberant pour, GingerGueuze pours with a golden, chrome and straw lined haze that gives the style a striking champagne appearance once equipped with a strong carbonation expression. A tingle of ginger ale isn't just that of beer but of soda pop, but one laced with funk, fauna, spice, dried fruit and a friendly waft of sea air. Faint sweetness of steely caramel, honey, bread crust and a wafer thin breadiness greets the tongue with a brief malty introduction.

As the streams of carbonation usher any malt influence away, the brisk sourness of the ale carries a strong wine-like impression through strong nuances of reisling, weathered citrus, cider, green berries and the rind of pineapple before the spices take control of the middle palate. A strong under current of black pepper, grassy hops and oak tannins slide underneath a strong ginger spice for a bright taste and an extra exotic zip to the late palate.

Medium light and with a playful linger of sourdough and sweetness, the sour and earthy ale trends dry and spice with the culmination of dry ginger ale, the soda, coming more and more to fruition as the finish comes quick and clean. The simple addition of ginger shows that these classic styles can always use an update.
Jan 03, 2019
Rated: 2.28 by caffeinelogic from New York

Nov 24, 2018
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
750ml corked and caged bottle into Night Shift stemware.

Nose is heavy on the ginger. Makes it bright and peppery. There's very little in the way of funk, barnyard and cheesiness that I usually get from this style. Beer opens ginger, ginger and more ginger. There's some lemon zest, hay and foam in the back. A touch of wet wood and ginger skin at the end gives this one the slightest bitter finish. It works but the ginger is a bit overwhelming at times. Body is light with ample carbonation. Foamy and prickly on the palate and goes down with lots of bubbles. Finishes dry with a filmy aftertaste. A bit too carbonated.

Lindemans makes excellent gueuze but at least until this point, their gueuze + additions haven't really worked in my opinion. This is a pass for me.
Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 4 by imperialking from Illinois

Aug 28, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that hardly died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of ginger and funk are present in the nose.
T: The taste is somewhat funky, but this is mostly subdued and tamed by the ginger flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The ginger in this gueuze is a little strong, but makes this beer quite palatable compared to others in the style.

Serving type: bottle
Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by smithj4 from New York

Jun 24, 2018
GingerGueuze from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 40 ratings