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Brouwerij Lindemans
Lindemans Strawberry

Lindemans
Strawberry

Astonished to see that I haven't got any formal notes on this beer before noe - so here we go. Usual Lindemans fruit presentation, the usual outcome. Pinkish colored body sits underneath the bubbly/fizzy head. The color reminds me of canned strawberries, that have been open for a while and take on some kind slightly pale, whiteish hue. Nose offers some really large, artificial (to my nose) fruit esters. Strawberry? Yes, I think so, but it doesn't seem all that natural. Sweet like all of the...

Lindemans Ginger Gueuze

Lindemans Ginger Gueuze

$28.95 for the 750 mL bottle. I might like this in the end, but I don't think that it will be very good value. Anyway, I'm invested to this point, so here we go. Capped and corked, the beer opens with a really healthy pop. Good gun-smoke. Carbonation is HIGH - not exactly a gusher, but this beer is extremely carbonated. Orange body. Lace is very good as well. Pretty. The carbonation makes for a lively mouthfeel. I'd heard rumor that this was really tart, but it isn't, at least not on my palate...

Lindemans Faro Lambic

Lindemans
Faro Lambic

Additional notes 06/01/24 (pictured) $7.99 from Corner Stone, Columbus, OH. Relatively hard to find in the US these days. Pour offers that tremndous copper color that it always has, and again a good amount of light, bubble head. This is definitely sweet, but this bottle feels nowhere near as viscous as my original notes would suggest. Definitely some apple-like notes, and a sweet and sour feel to the beer. Offers a fruity acidity in the finish for a sweeter aftertaste. The musty, dusty notes...

Lindemans Gueuze

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...

Lindemans Kriek

Lindemans Kriek

Additional notes 05/20/24 (pictured) I don't find this beer nearly as sweet as I once did. In 2024, 16 years after my original notes it has a much more, genuine, sour cherry note that is not too sweet and does not tate artifical to me. It's still sweet enough to be a desert beer, but it's never cloying and never a cough medicine candidate which is always the worry with sweeter krieks. Once a year I like it. Shoot me. Original notes 08/10/08 $7.99 from Showcase Beverage, Carrollton, GA, USA....

Lindemans Apple

Lindemans Apple

Additional notes 05/18/24 This still feels a little "Jolly Rancher" to me, and although not quite as sweet as remember it doesn't tastes especially natural to me. One of my least favorite of Lindemans fruits. Original notes 06/08/07 355 mL bottle, Arbor Place Beverage. Finally got around to trying this after a very long time of observing it on the shelves and wondering if I would like it. High, fluffy, off-white head and some lace. The body is an attractive, pale gold, lightly clouded and...

Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvée René

Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvée René

If you want to know what traditional, real farmhouse cider from the West of England tastes like, the closest you can get in the USA is this stuff. If you were to remove the carbonation and add a hint of apple flavor to a Cuvée René, you would have yourself a pretty decent impression of a dry, farmhouse scrumpy. Champagne like, effervescent pour with a fast receding head. Dry, and mildly acidic and sour. Clear yellow pour. A departure for most beer drinkers, but a nice refreshing summer drink....

Lindemans Framboise

Lindemans Framboise

Additional notes 05/18/24 Likely my favorite (along with cassis) of the Lindemans fruits, the Framboise has really strong raspberry flavor which seems like it comes stright from the seeds of a raspberry. Sweet? Yep, but also a decently tart finish. NOT Gueuze-like of course, nothing like a Cantilon, but I like this once a year. Tasty, fruit, a great change of pace. Original notes 05/08/05 Bright red pour with the classic, frothy, large pink head. Fairly serious pink lacing! Intense syrupy...

Lindemans Pêche

Lindemans Pêche

Additional notes 05/20/24 (pictured) Along with the strawberry and apple, the peach is one of the three Lindemans fruit lambics that work poorest IMO. It's not too sweet, but it's just a bit bland. You need the tartness of the blackcurrant, cherry and raspberry to pull these off, and this just feels too light. Not offensive, but just blah. Original notes 11/06/04 A pale orange/pink pour with a head that disappears pretty quickly. Unlike the Cassis, this looks like beer with the pale orange...

Lindemans Cassis

Lindemans Cassis

Updated notes 05/18/24 355 mL corked & caged. Going old skool. Still incredibly drinkable in small amounts, and the combo of sweet and tart is really perfect. This feels like a fruit cocktail to me, it always has, but from time to time I do not mind it at all. This never feels like serious beer to me, even in the fruit/lambic category, but I really like it about once a year - no more, but that's OK. Original notes 09/05/04 $7.99 750 mL, Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. About...