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

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RATINGS: 1400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A golden hue sets off the wonderful almost champagne like taste.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (510) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
Pours dark yellow with a lasting head. Aroma of malt, banana, grapefruit and cloves. Taste is similar with cloves, earth and cheese. Full bodied with a nice palate. Not as funky as I thought it would be.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (2133) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
29.09.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Small slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild and kind of sweet sour-ish, wet hay, oak, sugar, minerals, sorrel, bark, grain, wet grass. Taste is mild sour-ish dry, hay, oak, sorrel, bark, minerals, paper, grass, heather, sour socks. Medium bitterness, dry watery mouthfeel. So boring.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bailif (6) - POLAND - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
wysokonasycone, z biala bardzo trwala piana, prawie klarowne jezeli odstoi w pionie dlugo, smak kwasny nieco szampanski, niedojrzale jablka, cytryna, aromat cytryna i stajnia, wyraznie "dzikie", mysle ze anglosasi maja dobre okreslenie - funky.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (809) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
375cl bottle. White gelly layer. Hazy peach juice color. Aroma is imitated leather, yeast, cabbage, sour mix, citrus. Taste is sour and bitter of wine and oak.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6014) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is light sour, wood, dusty, grapes, barnyard, hay. Flavor is sour, dusty, barnyard, white grapes, green apples, wet wood. Medium body, lively carbonation, light acidic finish. Refreshing and easy to drink.210914

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buczer (243) - Pabianice, POLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle , pours golden, slighlty hazy with white, unstable head. Aroma of vinegar, apples, barnyard and some hay. Moderate sourness, some barnyard notes followed by light bitterness. Fizzy carbonation, tart aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4047) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a small white head. Nose is red fruits, vinegar, citrus, cellar mold, mild stable tones and hints of wine gum, hay and wine cork. Taste is moderate citric tones, hay, straw, pale malts, stable funk and hints of vinegar, wine cork and moist cellar. Slightly watery, thin palate, high, near-fizzy carbonation. Enjoyable, but not quite comparable to geuzes from Cantillon or 3F. A shame they don’t release their unblended (and undiluted) lambic; had a sample at the brewery on last year’s Tour de Geuze and it was really marvellous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1282) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Appearance: clear brassy amber, short, fizzy off-white head, active carbonation. Aroma: big tart and sour nose of white vinegar, green apple, some damp oak, and a bit of funk reminiscent of brettanomyces. Taste: sour green apples, light balsamic, hint of leather, wheat toast, lemongrass, light marmalade. Finish: champagne-dry, slightly acidic and tart, balanced by sweet apples and a bit of cracker. Notes: A very nice gueuze, reminds me of a gose with a fuller body. Surely the styles are related. As usual, Lindemans does not disappoint.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (448) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
-Backlog- Vintage 2012. Pours hazy golden with white head. Huge aroma of fruity brett and oak. Fruity palate. Aftertaste is also loads of fruit and some funk. Overall: An excellent example of the style. Probably the best gueuze i have tried.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2014
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy amber color. Tiny head, stays as a ring. Burnt rubber, plastic, very deep roasted almonds, oily, sweet, olives in aroma. Battery acid, roasted almonds (or maybe I imagine), burnt plastic in taste. I can feel my digestive tract dissolving. And teeth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1933) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2014
375 ml. corked bottle poured in to a Flute. 2013 "Vintage". Hazy golden colour with a slight amber tint. Bubbly, white head that fades to a thin layer. Tart aroma with apples, yeasts, vinegar, lemon peel, light barnyard and a wooden note. Taste is sour. Medium body with an initial champagne-like carbonation that suggest this is a "young" Gueuze. Creamy texture. Finishes rather dry with tart apples and vinegar. Enjoyable and straightforward Gueuze. Maybe this one should have been thrown in the back of my "beercellar" for further complexity?


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