Lindemans Gueuze

I’m really not at all sure what is going on with the Gueuze from Lindemans in GA, since it used to be all over the place with the Cassis and the Peche etc., but of late (the last 18 months to two years or so) this seems to have all but disappeared form stores in GA. This is one of two bottles that I have rescued from a couple of relatively obscure stores in the last couple of years. One came from Showcase Beverage in Carrollton, GA, USA.
355 mL bottle, foiled, capped and corked. Dimpled champagne style mini green bottle – love the presentation.
Not an especially lively pop on opening, nor is the appearance stunning, but better follows. The body is a simple mid-orange with lots of floaties but not much carbonation.
The nose is more Saison like than anything else; plenty of mild funk but nothing extraordinary.
Musty notes greet the palate at first, but this is quickly followed by the usual Lindemans sweetness. A few lemon grass notes and some mild but simple acidity.
Interesting stuff as usual. I guess that most hardcore Lambic and Gueuze fans simply don’t consider this to be much like the real McCoy, but even WITH the sweetness that is so characteristic of Lindemans, this comes across with a certain charm and authenticity. It’s drinkability is HUGE especially since the style tempers some of the usual sugary notes.
Might not be hardcore, but I like it!

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11/01/2008
Style:
Gueuze
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 5
Total: 4.08
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