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

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RATINGS: 916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also known as Foudroyante Gueuze.
Ingredients: Malt, wheat, sugar, yeast, ascorbic acid.

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BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2008
25cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink sweet gueuze, not complex, clear, small head, nothing special

3.6
smith4498 (3649) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Pours hazy dark golden color with off white head. Aroma is slightly funky and has some sweetness. Flavor is much sweeter than I was expecting and tastes similar to the pomme although not as sweet. It doesn’t have that dry, earthy funkiness like the other gueuze I have tried. Overall I liked it, but it seemed more like a fruit lambic.

3.8
LilBeerDoctor (3997) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light orange with a small white head. Aroma is surprisingly sweet, almost smells like the Framboise just a little less tart. Flavor has some slight oak barrel and gueuze-like notes but overall, it was very fruity and sweet. Sort of a combination of the pomme and framboise without the tartness. Not what I was expecting (this beer compares more to the fruit lambics than it’s cousin Cuvee Rene), but still quite tasty and enjoyable!

3.3
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Rating as Foudroyante Gueuze
Aroma: grassy, earthy and fruity, barnyardy
Appearnace: clear yellow, lacing, white head
Flavor: sweetness, raw brown sugar, grassy and earthiness, barnyard
Palate: lots of brown sugar aftertaste

3.1
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of sour fruits, taste of sour fruits with sugar. On the sweet side for a gueze.

3.8
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Poursa cloudy beige hue with a small, frothy yellow head. Flavors of apple cider and apples and more apples. Not overly tart, and the yeast funk is very mellow in this one. A perfect gueuze for people that haven’t had one before I like this beer!

2.5
FlacoAlto (4197) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2008
A sweet, sour apple note greets my nose as I pour this beer into my 25cl tulip glass. The head starts out a finger and a half thick, despite a reasonable pour and is a pale, off-white color. The beer is an amber, slightly copper tinged color that shows a lightly hazy, copper color when held up to the light. A deeper inspection of the nose yields a candy sweetness, that for some reason I wasn’t expecting from even a Lindemans product. Green apple candies really is an apt descriptor for the aroma as that is the most noticed part. There is a touch of lactic character if you really dig for it and perhaps a touch of dusty malt.

Quite sweet tasting, but has a bit of tartness to it and it does not seem to be quite as sweet as the standard fruit beers from Lindemans, though it is still quite sweet. This finishes with a touch of musty, damp earthiness, which, with the sweetness, is about all that ties this to traditional Lambic. This tastes mostly like green apple syrup (jolly rancher in liquid form). This has a viscousness and heft that in combination with the sweetness makes me thing of syrup.

In the end I can’t get past the candied apple character, it drowns out everything else and is overly sweet. This doesn’t taste horrible, it doesn’t have serious flavor flaws, it just is overly simplistic in its sweetness and not very good. This just isn’t my cup of tea.

3.3
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2008
What a tastey beer! Clear, translucent orange colour with a scattered crinkley white head. Aromas of fermented apples and gin. A very well carbonated mouthfeel with light, sweet refreshing flavors. Finishes clean and crisp.

3.7
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
yeasty haze pour with lots of great aroma nice head fruity tart aroma grapes citrus and fruity notes nice dry finish

3
Skinnyviking (9588) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Draught. Very low white head. Clear amber body. Apple, plum, lemon aroma. Relatively sweet plum caramel falvor with acidic notes. Low carbonation and a short aftertaste. For a gueuze this one is very sweet.


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