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Brouwerij Lindemans

Brouwerij Lindemans
Oude Gueuze Cuvée René

Category: Lambic Gueuze

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 5.2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Brouwerij Lindemans
Oude Gueuze Cuvée René

Category: Lambic Gueuze

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 5.2%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Lively, complex, yeasty aromas and flavors of sourdough bread, dried citrus and stone fruits, mossy earth, and horse mane with a silky, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long spinach and mustard greens, white balsamic vinegar on green peaches, hearts of palm, and grass and nettles finish. A complex, bracing tart, very earthy lambic for the table, especially with shellfish.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Funky, malty & sour & tart
Aroma Aroma: sourdough bread, dried citrus and stone fruits, mossy earth, and horse mane
Taste Flavor: spinach and mustard greens, white balsamic vinegar on green peaches, hearts of palm, and grass and nettles
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Steamed Mussels, West Coast Oysters, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, bracing tart, very earthy lambic for the table, especially with shellfish.
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Lambic Gueuze
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Gueuze lambics are pale straw to golden in color and range in alcohol from 4-8%. Commonly brewed from unmalted wheat, pilsner malt and aged hops, the unique flavor profile of these beers is a result of wild, open-air fermentation in conjunction with extended aging in oak barrels, which imparts a unique and complex vinous character and sourness. Lambics labeled as gueuze are a blend of young and old beers typically ranging from 1-3 years. Blending results in a sharp champagne-like effervescence and tart, toasty flavors. Originating centuries ago in and around Brussels as farmhouse specialties, these beers are still brewed today in the same manner with many of the best examples still Belgian in origin. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René, Boon Oude Gueuze, Hanssens Oude Gueuze and Cantillon Gueuze Lambic.
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