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

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RATINGS: 1661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A golden hue sets off the wonderful almost champagne like taste.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle, not actually sure what vintage but suffice it to say it wasn’t old. Nice aroma of funk, sour and tart, light fruits. Flavor continued to exhibit perfect balance between the typical gueuze flavors, and very drinkable, but for me there was no edge...what do I mean by that...I’m not entirely sure...but there are plenty of other ratings here that are probably more comprehensible than "lacking an edge." In any event, very enjoyable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle from Trenton Takeout. Orange pour with thin head. Sour like aroma and fruity. Actually the flavor was quite enjoyable for Lambic which is a style I am not fond of. Malty and creamy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Vintage 1994: Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized off-white head. Nice funky yeasty aroma with some spicy notes. Tart flavor with some yeasty funk. Tart fruits. Light body and a pleasure to dirnk.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 22, 2008
Bottle, Biertempel, Brugge. Slightly hazy yellowy gold with a thin white head that bubbles away furiously. Nose is a dry gueuzey, brut, slightly ammoniaesque tone of beer and fizzy sourness. Mouth follows in sour style with lots of sourness, tart crab apple, some teak and that wonderful balanced dry gueuze sourness, quenching yet dry. Excellent gueuze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2012 [Bottle] Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste are both quite sour with tart green apple the main thing that I picked out. Pretty good mouthfeel. Was a little rushed on this one, so hopefully I can revisit it in the future at a time when I can sit down and really take my time with it. Originally 8/3/7/4/15=3.7

Re-rate: Pours cloudy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is not very sour, with a lot of tart green apple and just a hint of malt present. Taste has light funk, but otherwise it is likewise just tart green apple. Medium mouthfeel with a short finish. I like gueuze, but this was lacking. Old rating: 7/5/6/3/14=3.5

Re-rate: I’ve had this twice this year, and both times I have been a big fan. Not quite among the top tier of gueuzes, but it is close, and very enjoyable nonetheless. Funky, citric sourness is really nice. Mouthfeel is good, as is finish length. Not sure if I just got unlucky with previous bottles, or if I just appreciate this more now, either way, I will be buying this again in the future.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 21, 2008
2005 bottling. Hazy golden color with a fleeting white head. Good smell is tart musty, earthy, oak and citrus. Light refreshing mouthfeel. A lightly mouth puckering taste is of tart dry malts, oak, earth, barnyard funk, musty horse blanket. Good stuff. 3217

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2008
Hazy golden colour with a white head. Tart fruity and yeasty, very complex aroma with vague leather notes. Complex and wellbalanced fruity, yeasty and light acidic flavor with hints of wood. Light dry finish with notes of yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 Updated:
2007 bottle. My palate has changed quite a bit since my last rating Pours with a long lasting rocky white head covering a chill hazed yellow body. Aroma of wood, hay, a bit of barnyard and some sweetness in the back. Tart taste that then turns into sour and the leaves just a hint of sourness in your mouth. Light feeling beer with a dry mouthfeel and lively bubbles.

Thanks to ilovedarkbeer for having a bottle of this at his tasting. That said I am afraid I am not a big fan of this stuff. Aroma is, well, a shock to the senses. Jesus there is a lot of yeast. It is funky, with corriander, cinnamon, and something that reminds me of extra virgin olive oil. Good looking beer. Creamy white head that stays around. Hazy golden color. Taste is just not my thing, a bit too acidic and funky for me. Not really drinkable. Ultra dry texture with lively carbonation.
AR:7; AP:5; F:6; P:2; O:13; 3.3

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2699) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Pours a golden caramel color topped with a nice off white head. Very carbonated with lots of bubbles traveling to the top of the glass. Nose is sour,funky, and a bit of dust. Flavor is acidic, lemony, champagnelike, woody, and finishes sweet and creamy. Not a bad lambic at all, just not my particular cup of tea.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Bottle shared with Pete in the fa. Acidic woodsy funk in the aroma. Bit of dust. Flavor is dusty lemon, mildly sour, leathery. Not all that funky...subtle and not super assertive.


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