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De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend - Brouwerij Lindemans

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De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary BlendDe Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend

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BA SCORE
90
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 42
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by Jeffo:
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

10-13-2013 13:24:03 | More by Jeffo
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

07-29-2013 15:20:28 | More by JohnnyBarman
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2013 12:37:17 | More by mdaschaf
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ipa247

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2011 02:09:22 | More by ipa247
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-24-2013 00:03:43 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-31-2012 19:37:28 | More by hooliganlife
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-17-2013 06:23:29 | More by GRG1313
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.9%

02-09-2012 05:20:42 | More by hoppymcgee
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-12-2011 04:40:41 | More by largadeer
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oline73

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +2%

I brought this back from Europe with me. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a golden amber color with a layer of fluffy off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Tart and really funky. Rather herbal, but the funk quality definitely wins.

Taste: This one is light and very funky up front. I'm getting some herbal and lemon notes. The finish gets very bitter and even more funky than the rest of the sip.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with nice, fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a pretty traditional gueuze. The finish is really funky. I thought this was a nice effort.

07-13-2012 23:57:30 | More by oline73
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%

750ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with a thick white head. Slightly darker than the average gueuze.

S: Moderately sweet pale malt and wheat, a bit of pleasant mineral character, cheesy funk and a subtle note of acidity.

T: The taste brings some mild barnyard-ish brett, lightly sweet grain, mineral, oak, earthy dry tartness mid-palate. Stone fruit notes come out as it warms.

M: Pervasive carbonation lends a very creamy feel to an otherwise light and dryish body.

O: Certainly a good gueuze, a bit like an amped-up Cuvee Rene. Some more time in the bottle might let the bugs cut down on the residual sugar a bit more.

02-28-2013 23:38:03 | More by Etan
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -14.5%

Poured into a tulip.

3.0 A: Lightly hazed golden wheat color. First pour gave a big head. Second pour yielded three fingers of foamy white head that fell quickly, but stuck around near the end. A bit of lacing.

3.5 S: Apple and peachy fruitiness. Musty basement, rotting log, and musky animal funkiness. Super dry. Bleu cheese and dry-rot sweatsocks. Lots of funk in this. Low on acidity.

3.5 T: Again super funky. Apple and especially apple orchard earthiness. Rotting log, dry-rot, musty basement, stale bread, and sweat. Not as cheesy as the nose. Again, acidity is quite low with minor lactic acid and basically no acetic. Oak with a moderate tannin component.

3.5 M: Lighter body. Good gueuze-level carbonation. Lacking creaminess though.

3.5 D: Decent beer, but certainly not worth the price. I'm glad I didn't get an extra to age. I will say that this is a funk lover's dream. There's tons of it. For me, I would have preferred a bit more acidity and a bit more sweetness. This is dry even for a gueuze.

02-03-2012 02:07:48 | More by DavoleBomb
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

75cl bottel poured into my cantillon tulip glass

A: The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a very tall, rocky, white head.
S: a very funky nose , There is a fair amount of sulfur up front, but it does dissipate. Lots of musty oak with a mild fruit aroma, mostly lemon zest with a bit of apple.
T: Lemon zest flavors are more prominent on the flavor. There is only a mild to moderate tartness to this, but it the flavor is also quite funky. Plenty of yeast and barnyard and a bit of grass.
M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
O: a good classic geuze ! Will age very well !

01-24-2012 20:07:00 | More by beerpirates
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pperez38

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-10-2012 08:42:03 | More by pperez38
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VAbdoyan

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-02-2013 07:04:10 | More by VAbdoyan
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-13-2014 03:11:40 | More by gcare02
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-05-2012 08:37:58 | More by ygtbsm94
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

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

Several pours from the bottle at De Heeren's 20th Anniversary celebration on Saturday September 3, a few hours after arriving in Belgium. Served in a HORAL mini gueuze tumbler.

Pours a nice clear golden color with a slight orange tint. Big, foamy white head and loads of lacing on the way down. Very bubbly.

Nose brings forward a really nice amount of funk and light cheese. Faint citrus and a nice earthy complexity. Horse blanket throughout. Some lemon and then a bit more funk. Very earthy. Quite cheesy as well.

The flavor is close to the nose, but not quite as complex. Probably closer to a 4.25. Plenty of funk and cheese plus a bit of citrus and a mild lactic acidity. Lemon is there as well as a bit of barnyard funk. Faint straw.

Light body and very crisp carbonation. Light acidity throughout with a good dosing of lemon rind behind the funk. Very dry finish. Quite tasty and a nice addition to the De Heeren lineup.

09-12-2011 22:55:31 | More by Thorpe429
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donttazemebro

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-28-2012 22:16:13 | More by donttazemebro
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-30-2012 20:32:11 | More by AgentZero
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

06-29-2013 01:47:57 | More by WillCarrera
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womencantsail

California

4.15/5  rDev +2%

Big thanks to Tim for sharing this.

A: The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a very tall, rocky, white head.

S: As I had hoped, a very funky nose to this. There is a fair amount of sulfur up front, but it does dissipate. Lots of musty oak with a mild fruit aroma, mostly lemon zest with a bit of apple.

T: Lemon zest flavors are more prominent on the flavor. There is only a mild to moderate tartness to this, but it the flavor is also quite funky. Plenty of yeast and barnyard and a bit of grass.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: Had a bit of a Girardin Black Label mixed with Cuvee Rene feel to it. I liked it, though I would like to see if that initial sulfur aroma dissipates over time.

09-23-2011 20:51:10 | More by womencantsail
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-05-2011 00:30:41 | More by sideshowe
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beagle75

Iowa

3/5  rDev -26.3%

07-22-2013 20:54:56 | More by beagle75
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Khazadum

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-22-2011 00:26:40 | More by Khazadum
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De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend from Brouwerij Lindemans
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