De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend - Brouwerij Lindemans

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 38
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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 MattSweatshirt:
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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ipa247
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep golden orange. Huge white head with big bubbles. Settles quickly. Thin collar.

Smell - Woody. Some lighly fruity and sweet malt. Some white pepper. Lightly perfumey.

Taste - Better. Bright citrus sourness up front. Lemon and some orange flavors. Woodiness starts in the middle and builds into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very highly carbonated. Detracts from the experience. Medium body.

Overall - Has some unimpressive aspects, but it's generally a very nice gueuze.

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of mtomlins
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

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!

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Etan
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 !

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4.15/5  rDev +2%

Photo of pperez38
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of VAbdoyan
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend from Brouwerij Lindemans
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