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

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RATINGS: 1496   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2009 750 ml bottle: pouts a hazy orange color with a medium sized head. Tart sourness with a little green apple and lemon comes to the nose. Medium bodied and very drinkable as its sour and acidic but balanced with a light woodiness and fruit. Finishes dry and clean.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a medium white head. Light sweet fruity, light acid aroma and a light sweet fruity, acid, light sour, wood, very dry taste. Medium to full body with a very, very dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2547) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2006
From the bottle into a Boon Lambic glass at just on cool. Tried this in a haunted little hotel in Brugges, Belgium (long story!)
Hazy orange gold in body, very, very finely carbonated pushing up a decent fluff of white to make it look more like beer than muddy champers. Tight tart and funky acidic fruit nose with a solid base of under-ripe grapefruit, limes, pine and oak-barrels. Tart, sour, leathery and hairy body that showcases some classic well-aged lambic must and funk blended with some fresh lemon peel and orange rind, mousy malt and rust and a late addition of soft, funked up cheese. Its finish is rough, ready and sour with some goat hair mingling fondly with that cheese and citrus, and a touch of oxidation that just expounds a damn good Lambic. I liked it. Nice level of funk and junk meets good fruit overtones. Light, refreshing and interesting. (37.5cL, de Bier Tempel, Brussels, Belgium)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2006
Somewhat hazy orange color, small white head. Sour aroma, vinous, red wine, citrus and juniper berries. Citrus flavor, strawberries, raspberries, rather sourish and with some other fruity notes.Sourish, fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle, tasted while making some of my own brew with some pals. Very champagny with a sour and tart snap. very earthy and slightly fruity, finishes dry and leathery. Its good in a weird sort of way. Its great with funky cheeses.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3165) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Bottle; tasted at River’s Bend - Thanks Matt! This was one of my first beers of this style. Hazy gold color with a decent amount of carbonation. The aroma is farily interesting - kind of damp, musty, and a bit earthy. Also has hints of apples. The flavor is pretty acidic, but reminds me of eating crabapples - crisp, tart, a bit sour, and over all quite refreshing because it doesn’t go too far with any of those attributes. I was actually really pleased with this beer and look forward to learning more about this style and trying more of them.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Interesting, and one of the better that I have tried from this style, but not being a fan to begin with it is hard for me to give this a true on true rating. Sour musty fruit aromas, with a bit of musky sweatiness and horse saddle. Some strong lemon acidity, with some funky acidity and vinous vinegar notes. Decent, but not something I could drink all by myself again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2006
Golden lambic with a thick dissipating white head, quite splendid. Light cherry and lemon in aroma, with barnyard and lactic notes, and quince. In mouth, lemon rinds with light barnyard qualities, dry and acid, but so refreshing. A great summer drink. Bottle from Bieropholie, 2005.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Hazy gold with a large, dense, white head. Musty barn funk yeast, acidic citrus sourness, and vinegared pine trees. Medium body, well carbonated. Very nice gueuze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4734) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Pours bright gold into a tumbler. Head quickly dissipates but remains solid on the surface. Sour citrus and earth notes. Upfront sour candy with lasting lemon/lime.


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