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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1386   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.


Merrill's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Lovely pour of bright light yellow, somewhat cloudy, with a snowy white head. Tart aroma of early fruit. Immediate sour hit on the tongue resolving quickly and refreshingly into lemon, kumquat, cherries, the best parts of chardonnay, very refreshing and tart. Effervescence is slightly champagne-like!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rae723 (5) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
Aroma: citrus, a bit of sharp sourness Appearance: golden, sparkling, frothy head at pour, light sustained head Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, has a sharpness balanced between the two flavours, bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Palate: light body, fizzy, bitter, Overall: the taste despite its bitterness is relatively inoffensive, not my usual choice for beer, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (198) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Golden, amber color, with a huge, froth head. Very tart nose, lots of acidity with green apple peel and musty, leathery yeast. Somehow fruity with a complex tartness, very rich in aromas. Lighter in body than expected, with a decent tart complexity and very high, refreshing carbonation. Carbonation somehow overlocks the acidic sourness, finishing with a dry, slick aftertaste. Lime and apple sourness hit the palate in a dry but pleasant, uncomprimising way. Requires alomst room-temperature to reveal its sour, fruity layer, but starts to get really convincing then. Still, finish is defined by metallic hints and sour brett flavors, a bit watery, then ending quite tart.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gachupines (876) - USA - AUG 16, 2014
Clear golden with little to no head, almost looks like apple juice. Aroma is light, a little fruity. Flavor is dry and sweet. A little tart in the finish. Wife: 3.9

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Deep dirty yellow pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of sour apples, yeast, basement aromas, hay, and citrus notes. Easy drinking with a delayed snappy sour finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philippedn (4) - Kessel-lo, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
An easy geuze to start with. Beautiful golden colour. Sour geuze taste with a little bit of basement aromas. Very good geuze, also for those who do not know this kind of beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boskeunpoeper (10) - - AUG 11, 2014
A very good Gueze to start with, sour enough, but balanced. very complex taste which might need some training at first :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (975) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
The traditional geuze Lindemans, bearing this name since 1996. Crisp, crackling, yellowish white, strongly moussy and stable foam, golden blonde colour with orange hue, clear but misty after adding deposit. Bit subdued aroma compared to most other oude geuzes, but delicate, with the typical hints of lemon zest, hay, sulphur, wine vinegar, old sherry and fruity esters. Sourish but mellow taste, refreshing grapefruit accent, vinous mouthfeel, drying in the finish, flowery, soft acidity. Not the most agressive geuze, but certainly a delicate, refined and refreshing, honest example, in which the notorious high quality of Lindemans’ lambic comes to full glory.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (275) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Clear golden. Thin white head. Fizzy. The usual gueuze notes, but this is one for the beginner lambic lover. Not that complex.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Ik vind geuze normaal gezien lekker, maar dit was het toch niet. een tegenvaller.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1604) - FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
A golden beer with a big and blond head. Aroma is balanced, strong sourness, also sweetness, lots of lether and earthyness, hint of sweat, maybe also bananas. Taste is strongly sour, also some balancing sweetness, grapes, lether, some fruits. Medium bodied, strong and sparkling carbonation, some stickyness. Good, nice sweetnesss for balancing the strong sourness.


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