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De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
91
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80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 38
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Blended by Lindemans from 1-year and 2-year-old Lindemans lambic and 2-year-old Girardin lambic.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 09-12-2011)
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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Bottle: Poured a hazy beige color ale with a nice thick foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of tart green apple with some light barnyard and funky notes also perceptible. Taste is also a well-balanced mix of sour and tart green apple notes with some barnyard and hay notes with almost no acidity in the finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. I love the complexity and the limited amount of acidity in this beer.

Phyl21ca, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of dkw0063
4/5  rDev -2%

dkw0063, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of mtomlins
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

Shared at a 10K review beer tasting; drank from a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter.
Thanks to Phyl21ca for the bottle!

Pours hazy straw/blonde in color with a thin bublly head and not much lacing. A big, powerful nose, sour cherries, green apple, acidic and some bread/buscuit doughiness. One the palate, there is some residual malt sweetness and again sour cherries, lactic acid and some nice Brett funkiness. Just a great beer!

mtomlins, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

spinrsx, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Thirstybird for the opportunity to try this one. Pours a burnt-orange hue with a fluffy, two-inch, bright white head. Nose expresses citrus and cork. Taste consistent with nose - minerally with a little funk at the back. Tangy, tart and slightly medicinal. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation and a light, pleasant astringency. Overall, a nice example of the style that could probably enjoy a few more years in the cellar.

Jwale73, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Hugonaut13
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Hugonaut13, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

75cl at de Heeren

Pours a deep golden orange with a white head fueled by many a bubble. Served in a Lindemans glass.

There is that barnyard/grass/hay funk thing going on. Light fruity elements of grape, apple, lemon.

Light and bubbly as is to be expected from a geuze but pretty darn bubbly though. Really dry.

3 yrs in the bottle at this point and I would keep it in the cellar for a few more. The young lambic in there doesn't give it too much character. Straightforward and good.

MattSweatshirt, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Jspriest
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Jspriest, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of gcare02
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

gcare02, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Axnjxn, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mdaschaf, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bauermj, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of tom10101
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tom10101, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -2%

kscaldef, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Jeffo
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at De Heeren a couple years back and shared this particular bottle with the Loo Crew. Thanks for the fun afternoon guys!

From a 75cl into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, looser looking, white colored head with good retention. Amber orange with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a foam cap. A half wisp remains leaving some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of funky on this one. Some moldy and dank basement aromas, hay and barnyard, as well as some light lemon notes. Bold for sure, and quite funky.

TASTE: More acidity than the nose had suggested, with funky flavors at the swallow. Moldy and hay flavors with funky cheese and some barnyard flavors at the finish. Bold aftertaste of funky and moldy cheese and a touch of lemon sourness and vinegary acidity. Funky stuff and quite flavorful.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Light on the palate, goes down fine and finishes quite dry and puckering. Light and zesty carbonation.

OVERALL: Pretty good stuff. A little funkier and danker than I normally go for, as I'm usually a straight up sour and acidity kind of guy, but this was still really well done and very enjoyable. I've gone through a few of these and look forward to seeing how it develops. Well worth checking out. Recommended.

Jeffo, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle brought back for a recent tasting - big thanks to Jeffo for bringing this one!
Brewed in commemoration of the extremely popular De Heeren van Liedekercke (the gentlemen of Liedekercke), which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011.

Poured into a small snifter. Hazy copper peach in colour, with a thick ring of foam and some wild, Belgian swirls and islands of head here and there.

Nose is wild, tart, mildly acidic, with some nice funky notes, citrus, and other bold gueuze notes. This is certainly shaping up to be a proper gueuze.

Similar tasting notes as in the nose - big sour acidity, tartness from the citrus, some funk, with a good dry finish. Gotta have that funk.

Carbonation is quite sharp, lighter bodied.

If you like gueuze, this one is a pretty damn good one indeed. Dry and funky, sour with a mild citrus. Good stuff indeed.

JohnnyBarman, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

hopsolutely, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of beagle75
3/5  rDev -26.5%

beagle75, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GRG1313, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

drummermattie02, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, bottled 17 May 2011, best before 3 September 2043, poured into a wine glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden apricot color, topped with a big white head, good retention, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Lots of oak and woody, leathery funk, smells quite sour with a particularly prominent lemon aroma, also some mineral smell.

T- More musty, oaky, slightly leathery funk, moderate lactic acidity with lots of lemon as well, also some peach flavors. Finishes with some mineral flavors and lingering acidity.

M- Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth feel, finishes very dry.

O- Certainly the best gueuze I've had from Lindemans, not a bad deal either at 20 euros for take-away from de Heeren. A very tasty, drinkable beer.

WillCarrera, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of illidurit
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

illidurit, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL brought back from the restaurant. Split with my wife.

A: Opening bottle of this damn near killed me, so look out. Pours with a massive foamy head that settles into something more appropriate. Color is cloudy straw-orange.

N: Oak, light sourness, ginger, and lemon zest. Lots of wood in this. Measurable level of funk and plenty of leather. Some bleu cheese and sulphuric acid. Perhaps not as complex as the big boys, but the flavors are assertive.

T: More of the denseness from the oak, and it's plenty sour with a slight malt sweetness to round out the edges. Has some sharp acid which comes and goes and detracts from the experience when it's there. Appropriate level of doughiness.

M: Very dry and clean. Light bodied and well carbonated.

O: Tasty stuff, and a lot better than I expected it to be. (Maybe the year and a half has knocked out some of the kinks.) A worthy beer.

Sarlacc83, May 17, 2013
Photo of VAbdoyan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

VAbdoyan, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Mar 27, 2013
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De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend from Brouwerij Lindemans
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