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Lindemans Gueuze | Brouwerij Lindemans

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3.6/5
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322 Ratings
Lindemans GueuzeLindemans Gueuze
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,203
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
322
pDev:
13.89%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
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19
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Ratings: 322 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice though somewhat sticky sweetness. Sour and sweet. Attractive soapy bubblehead and good lace on an orange body. Fruit and malt aroma. Easy mouthfeel and drinkability from maltiness more than acidity. Medium mouthfeel. Sampled at Cole's Belgian fest.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of acurtis
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Always looking to try classic Belgian beer styles. This Gueuze is very drinkable and characterful, when compared to others. The beer shows a firmer malt base that is not entirely soured. This gives a bit of sweetness that balances out the sourness. Leaves the beer less sour and astringent than most. The faint malt flavor do, however, begin to take on cola-like flavors that I did not particularly like. But the sweetness from that, makes the beer much more drinkable than expected, and giving the beer a more caramelized color. The beer remains vineous, musky, woodsy, and lightly pungent well into the finish with cleanliness and crispness. Well worth the try.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear dark golden hue, very much like cider, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves a thin meniscus of lace as it falls away. It smells of sour, mildly funky orchard fruit, mostly apple. The taste is sweet and tart at the same time - vinous, green, earthy apple pie. The carbonation is fairly soft, the body medium weight with the fleshy fruitiness, and it finishes dry, the mildly tart fruit still evident.

A decent balance between sweet and sour, and my tooth enamel stays fully intact...

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Photo of emerge077
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decanted carefully into a 3 Fontienen tumbler...hopefully that's not sacrilege. It has a fairly bright reddish amber tone, with flecks of suspended particles. A finger of foam bubbles up, and settles to a white skim, some lacing is present. The sediment gives it a slightly unrefined, dirty look. This isn't all bad considering the raw elements that are involved in it's production.

Sweet aroma, maybe some light wheat behind it, not much funk or sharpness at all. Very mild wet hay mustiness, possibly underripe berry also.

Mild tartness in the taste, but coupled with the sugar it reminds me of poorer versions of Flanders Reds, like Monk's Cafe or Petrus. It's really kind of dull, there's some honeyish taste in the aftertaste, but it's not dry like a traditional Oude Gueuze. Slightly doughy in the middle, but the taste is fleeting. Carbonation is light and fairly mellow. Dregs are like a shot of day-old apple cider. It could be quaffed, but that seems pretty out of character for a Gueuze. Seems like it's been back-sweetened.

The experience makes me wish I was drinking Cuvee Rene, as this was dull and underwhelming like plain yogurt. This "regular" Lindemans Gueuze is not so easy to find in Chicago, but not really worth drinking again, at $6/12 oz. bottle. Give me the Cantillon I crave for a dollar more.

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Photo of brentk56
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours an amber color with a modest head that fades to a ringlet but leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Apple juice with a lot of sugar and a little bit of funk

Taste: Apple juice flavors, with the sweetness dominating up front, and then the funk taking over by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweetness returns though the funk makes a desperate attempt for attention on the after-taste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Drinkability: After a few sips, the sweetness really starts to get to me; in and of itself, the beer is not bad, it is just the accumulated effect of the sweetness that causes the problem

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a cloudy dark beige color lambic with a bunch of particle floating around and a medium foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of oak is more prominent then expected with some light tart note also noticeable. The barnyard factor is lighter then in the Cuvée René and is sorely miss. Taste is sweeter then I would have expected from a gueuze but it still provides a good deal of refreshment. Body is above average with low filtration and good carbonation. While being far from the real thing, this gueuze is still enjoyable on a hot summer day if maybe a tad too sweet.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Carefully decanted from the lees, it's a clear copper color with golden and orange highlights; and just a few solid particles in suspension. Tiny bubbles race to the surface, adding to its full, creamy white head. The retention is excellent and it leaves wide, creamy walls of lace. The nose is surprisingly sweet for the style with a touch of sour fruitiness over the traditional lambic characteristics (must, leather, barnyard, etc.). The body is thin, and it's crisp and zesty in the mouth due to it's natural carbonation; but it's also slightly drying and borderline astringent due to it's acidity. Its sweet and sour flavor hints at fruitiness upfront but warms to reveal a wheat-like maltiness and some subtle nutty character beneath. It finishes dry but with some sticky malt and short-lingering brett character. Overall, this is a fairly basic, restrained gueuze that should appeal to the masses. It's an excellent introduction to the style, and it offers immense drinkability to the initiated. Well worth trying or re-visiting.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color is a hazy golden orage with moderatw carbonation. Head is ultra white and on the small side. Aroma is sweet with a tart berry-fruit smell. Sip starts with a tart combination of citris and berry flavors. Yeast flavors provide an interesting edge of flavor. A lightly sweet malt base is nice and becomes grainier in the finish. A touch of wheat is also noted. Drinkability is very high.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy dark orange with a white ring of foam. Aroma has some nice funky notes and sweet malts in the background. Taste starts sweet and fruity with some farmhouse funk but there is also a weird metallic flavor on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice lambic funk but the metallic flavor is a bit off-putting.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lighter than burnt orange and darker than apricot orange. Orange has to be the most common color for craft beer. It must be because I'm sick and tired of trying to come up with new and interesting ways to say... orange. The pale khaki colored crown looks pretty damn good and more than holds its own when to comes to lace deposition.

The nose delivers sweet and sour fruit, as well as a surprising amount of oakiness. Lindemans beer tends to be excessively sweet, but I still expected them to follow tradition and produce a drier gueuze. Maybe my nose is mistaken. Let's see.

Even though Gueuze Lambic has roughly half the sugar of this brewery's fruit lambics (that's an uninformed estimate), it's still too sweet for the style. That said, the extra sugar isn't that bad for the non-purists among us. Just be aware that GL is a dumbed-down, panty stripper sort of gueuze. Okay, so maybe most chicks won't dig it.

There isn't a huge amount of flavor: Granny Smith apples, some oak, a dash of sugar syrup and a splash of apple cider vinegar. The bigger impression is what I like to call flavor sensations. In this case, the interplay between sweet and tart. Bitter wasn't invited to the party (as the style dictates).

The body/mouthfeel was predictable given the sweetness. The beer has a lightly viscous syrupiness that stops just short of sticky on the finish. The superfine bubbles stay behind the scenes and do their jobs very well.

Keeping in mind the fact that my knowledge of the gueuze style could fit on the head of a pin with room to spare, I'm pretty sure that Lindemans Gueuze Lambic is well outside the realm of acceptable, given the addition of so much sugar. That, in combination with the fact that it's a pretty decent little sipper, makes it incredibly hard to score.

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Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz mini-magnum that is corked, capped and foiled. No freshness date but this type of beer can be aged for many years.

Appearance: Deep orange hue with a slight haze, bubbles rush to the top in a champagne like way and produce a lasting lace.

Smell: Even tartness, grainy and grassy, sweet barn yard aroma. What you would expect in the nose of a lambic.

Taste: Big flowing crispness upfront, very well textured. Medium to high effervescent carbonation with a dry vinous palate. Big tartness puckers the mouth and the dryness intensifies that. A bit acidic but with a hint of grain middle to end. A touch lemony again with the tartness, faint musty flavour and a vague nuttiness from the yeast add a pinch of complexity. Extremely dry finish.

Notes: A decent Gueuze, I have had better but this is good drinking none the less. Is it worth the $4-6 a bottle, that is up to you but for me I could not see dropping that much again with better brews out there.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.54/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks a lot to Mark for sending me this one. A new lambic/gueuze is always appreciated!

The beer is amber/orange in color with a short lived white head. Not a very good nose to this. Quite a bit of grass and maybe even some butter. There’s some light lemon notes in the background. The flavor is a bit better. It’s got a decent tartness to it, but it’s somewhat vinegary. A little apple and grass in there, too. Medium bodied with somewhat low carbonation. This one really was a let down; Cuvee Rene is much better.

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Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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