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Brewed by Brouwerij Lindemans
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
St Pieters Leeuw-Vlezenbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A golden hue sets off the wonderful almost champagne like taste.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
750mL bottle. Murky orange-yellow, tall white head. Acetic acid, spicy plastic phenol, and heavy horsey Brett aromatics. More tart than sour, with acetic acid up from. Some horseblanket and wet hay, but rather subdued. Phenol and musty animal dung in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, rather dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2006
Grote Dorst Festival, 2006. While the Lindemans Lambic was outstanding, this was very poor. Lacks commitment to expressing the flavours of the different ages of lambic used in the blend. I think it’s a moral failure at the brewery, as if they assume that consumers wouldn’t be ready for the full on blend they could produce from their excellent base materials. Plus the whole concoction stank of raspberries, meaning they had failed to clean the filler properly after syruping up the last batch of Frambozen. This should be a great beer and it’s an absolute shame that the brewery does not have the confidence to make it so.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Bottle from Texas Wine Cellar Aroma is spritely, with hints of earth and dew. Spikey hops/malt pervade. Pours rich and mellow, with an island head and clinging lace. Mouth puckering lemon flavor with massive carbonation that is barely noticeable during the sip. Make sense? Enjoyable farmhouse brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 13, 2006
My personal favorite Lindemans and a fine example of everything a gueuze can and should be. Golden. Slightly hazy. Fast dissipating white head. Spritzy, just like champaigne. But, oh, what aromas await ... lactic, old-milk/new-cheese aromas give way to a barnyard of funk. Tart. Tart. No, sour. Spritzy. This is no Lindeman’s Framboise -- be careful, this is a dangerous and wonerful animal. Near perfect.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Peeled off the foil and discovered an oversized crown cap. Cool. Popped the cap and discovered a cork. Hmmmm. Pried the cork (tightest cork ever, no kidding) and discovered my first lambic. I can’t say anymore than the 281 before me about its color, palate etc. I will say that as a champagne, it rocked our world. Twenty revelations and abundant conversation per bottle. Guaranteed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
Opaque and golden like an old farmhouse cider, it sported a mighty fine white head that kicked the ass of most other lambics I had the previlege to try.
Speaking of cider, the aromas were similar to the ciderhouses I visited in Normandy, like an old dusty barnyard, and a strong dose pepper that almost made me sneeze every time I’d stick my nose in the glass. Do they sprinkle histamines in there?
Carbonation is livid, the acidity level was nice and reminded me of the time I crunched on a piece of raw wild rhubarb back when I was a kid. The "funk" level was relatively low and the aftertaste was a bit short. Still a nice Gueuze that I can relatively easily, relative meaning a 2-hour drive into a foreign country!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrt (62) - USA - FEB 23, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 Juicy..bursting with with tart fruitiness. Very full bodied fruit falvor that disappears without a funky aftertaste. Too bad. Nevertheless, a great experience.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Poured a nice light orange hue with a light quickly disappating head. Alittle subtle in the bardyard category but still there. What sets this one apart is a nice, delicate malty flavor with a lite creaminess. This would be good for those not quite accustomed to lambics.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2006
"Geez eaglefan and his gueuzes, this one however, after the first few sips worked for me. Poured a darker golden color good head. Aroma was funky and spritey like. Flavor was good nice and tart citrus and apples. Good for the style"

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2006
My first real gueuze. Pours slightly cloudy yellow with a nice white cap. Aroma had strong funkiness and sourness though wasn’t very assertive. Certainly not as much so as the flavor. Impressive length on the flavor, very acidic and sour though not vinegary, yet well balanced and not ass-kicking or puckering. Short, sour finish. A very nice beer, especially for the price (about half the price of comparable Cantillon in the US).


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