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Lindemans Gueuze

Style: Lambic, Gueuze
Alcohol: 4.5% ABV
Brewery: Lindemans
Country/Region: Belgium

Product Description:

"Lambic" is an infamous Belgian style of beer, which can only truly be produced in a specific region of Belgium from local barley, unmalted wheat, and aged or"debittered" hops, and matured in oak casks in the breweries cellars. These casks harbour various local wild yeast and bacteria, causing the wort to ferment without the addition of a commercial yeast strain (known as spontaneous fermentation). The result is a light bodied but intensely sour and complex beer - the tartness is akin to a hard cider or white wine.
 
To make the beer more palatable en-mass (most people are scared of sour and funky flavours), breweries often add fruit to the casks mid fermentation. Kriek (cherries), framboise (rasberries), apple and cassis (blackberries) are the most common additions. The beer takes on intense fruit flavours and colours when brewed in this manner, though interestingly the fruit does not add any sweetness to the beer. Sweet versions are produced by sweetening before packaging. Both adding fruit and sweetening are methods of"taming" these wild brews, by offering balance to the oft intense sourness.
 
Lindemans is a highly regarded producer of lambics. The brewery produces the not-so-traditional sweet versions of the style which have gained world wide popularity. In traditional times, the beer would be sweetened by the barkeep using sugar syrup, sometimes flavoured.
 
Lindemans also produces two gueuze lambics. Gueuze lambic is a blend of different vintages of lambic (to the blenders discrepancy) refermented in the bottle - just like champagne. Akin to the tortoise in the fabled hare versus tortoise race, the bugs at work in these beers are slow but steady performers. Lambics take around 3 years to completely ferment, offering a variety of flavours along the way. Blending offers the advantage of balancing the sharp acidity of young lambic with the vineous and complex flavours of an old lambic. The right blend is crucial to producing a good beer, and is done by only the most experienced of blenders. The young lambic also offers additional unfermented sugars for bottle conditioning. Gueuze lambics are traditionally golden in colour, with a cidery, winey palate and a complex, natural farmhouse flavour.
 
Lindemans Gueuze is a sweetened Gueuze, as opposed to Cuvee Rene which is a traditional, unsweetened version of the style.
 
** Mix and Match Special - Mix and match any 4 x Lindemans 375ml bottles for $30.99 (discount processed upon payment) **

Tasting Notes:

Lindemans also produces two gueuze lambics. Gueuze lambic is a blend of different vintages of lambic (to the blenders discrepancy) refermented in the bottle - just like champagne. Akin to the tortoise in the fabled hare versus tortoise race, the bugs at work in these beers are slow but steady performers. Lambics take around 3 years to completely ferment, offering a variety of flavours along the way. Blending offers the advantage of balancing the sharp acidity of young lambic with the vineous and complex flavours of an old lambic. The right blend is crucial to producing a good beer, and is done by only the most experienced of blenders. The young lambic also offers additional unfermented sugars for bottle conditioning. Gueuze lambics are traditionally golden in colour, with a cidery, winey palate and a complex, natural farmhouse flavour.
 
This is their filtered and pasteurised version of the style.

Related Products
Boon Oude Gueuze, Lindemans Apple Lambic, Lindemans Cassis Lambic, Lindemans Cuvee Rene Gueuze Lambic, Lindemans Kriek Lambic, Timmermans Kriek Lambic, Timmermans Traditional Blanche Lambic, Timmermans Oude Gueuze Lambic, Timmermans Traditional Kriek Lambic

 

You can buy Lindemans Gueuze in the following pack sizes:
Pack Description Price Qty  
Single (1 x 375ml Bottle) $8.00
4-Pack (4 x 375ml Bottles) $26.99
Carton 12 (12 x 375ml Bottles) $71.99
Remember, we can usually fit up to 20 beers into each delivery carton. Want to try the above beer but not sure what else to choose? Why not try our special Summer Pack. If you would like some help making your choice, why not contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff who will be happy to make some suggestions.
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