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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4753) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow, highly effervescent body with a tall, foamy, white head. Smell: Funky, lactic, and altogether sour scent of zombified lemons, stale flowers, a musty cellar, and soiled rags used to cover up a horrific crime. Taste: Sour lemons, barnyard hay, a slice of week-old bread, and a pinch of sodium-free salt. Whew! All that lactic bacteric is a bit grimace-inducing at times, but the longer you drink it, the quick that phenomenon passes. Finish dry and very acidic. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability: Good for those times when you’re just feeling mighty damn sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Golden orange pour a quarter inch thick white bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Apricot and barnyard funk on the nose. Nice tartness with a oddly dry finish. Some bitter apple with burnt orange peel with stale bread.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle at Akkurat, if I recall correctly. Mussles and lambic FTW :) Perfumy and tart aroma. Fairly full flavour, tart and even fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Thanks turdferguson for sharing. Pours a golden hazy brew with a nice carbonation. The aroma is a bit sweet, dry tart, sour grapes, a little vinous. The flavor was very sour and tart, lemongrass, grapes, vinous, nice flavor. The palate is sour and biting with a nice carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Pours a hazy golden orange with medium creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma of floral notes, horse blanket, some cittrus notes and a general funkiness. Flavors of the same. Nice and dry. Well done Gueuze!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Clear gold with a tiny, fizzy white head. Aroma of yeast and sour malt, very musty. Sour without being overly so, the flavor is tart and tangy, almost lemony. Nicely carbonated mouthfeel. Very pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2362) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2009 Relatively 12 oz within a couple of weeks of purchase.

Pours warm hazy gold with a short-lived fluffy white head. Very nice musty aroma, stone cellar walls, fermented apples in a ciderbarn basement. Quite mild on the vinegar aromas. The flavor more or less follows: this is not an aggressively acidic gueuze, but as expected it’s completely different from every other Lindemans syrup-added soda pop I’ve ever had. Instead, again lots of very nice musty notes, woody, gentle touches of lemon, gentle buttery notes, plenty sour though not sharply so. I like badnewbears’s description of this as having starfruit (and raspberry, though the latter is very subtle.) The mouthfeel is absolutely spot on, gently carbonated to give it some sparkle but not so aggressive as to really make it zing; the acids begin to tickle the sinuses with each sip, but don’t burn the way some of the more sour beers can.

I’m very impressed. It’s really good fresh, and I’m eager to try it with a bit of age.

Note from the Naked City sour tasting: does well even against Giradin black (though falling somewhat below that stellar mark), starchier than that super-clean beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Nice beery, tart aroma. Appearance is a shiny, slightly cloudy gold. Flavor is lemony tart, lactic, not sweet, very dry. Pretty good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2008
amber body with large white, aerated head..nose of sour must, dark and light fruit (picking up starfruit and raspberry in particular)...very, very inviting..flavor is very sour as well, with lemon zest, citrus, and must..lingering mouthfeel...exceptional

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 Bottle from Rivers Bend in Ohio. Pours gold with a white head and slight haze. Aroma of brett and lemon juice. Medium bodied with a champagne like carbonation. Flavor of green apple and vinegar, with some dry woodiness and Lacto tartness. Just enough sweetness to balance things out. Acidic finish. A nice solid example of a gueuze. A little too much to drink by myself. Much more enjoyable than the Cantillon Organic Bio.


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