De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend - Brouwerij Lindemans
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4.35/5 rDev +6.9%
I had last in the series of others similar in style, but felt it stood out enough to give it a proper review
The color is golden and resplendent with only a slight haze and thick cap of white settles to a ring of ultra fine beads. The smell has lots of funk up front but as it is allowed to warm gently it opens up with some nice floral and earthy yeast notes that bring to mind green grape and slight fresh vegetal/herbal odors with a hint of sour fruit rind that has a musty slightly vinous quality. The feel is tart and dry with slightly fruity sweet tinges that segue into spice with a mild element of malt and wood w/ moderately high carbonation and mild astringent tinges with nice blend of juicy and yeasty elements.
The taste is tart and lemony with a dry malty almost bitter in the first taste with a slight sharp acidity that seems to mellow and become more tropical in flavor with bits of wood blending well w/ gentle lemon and lactic yeasty tinges that bring to mind fruit rind and hints of kumquat in the same breath. I like the mild pineapple tinges and light oaky quality that seems to emerge more toward the finish. I find there is a tannic element which brings to mind white grapeskin. Overall I was pleased to have the chance to try this, A very approachable Gueuze that doesn't scrimp in the flavor department at all. It has subtlety and balance, but it drinks very well and is expressive at the same time. I consider this a nice blend of flavor - well worth the effort if you can find this.
11-13-2011 18:32:30 | More by Slatetank
District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Bottle at De Heeren. October 2012.
The beer is clear and light orange colored with a formidable, cloudy, white head. The aroma brings some cheesy funk, hay, authentic Belgian lambic scents. Nice flavor! Ahh...cheesy, barnyard funk with hints of citrus. Transporting aroma and taste. Really wonderful. Low carbonation and silky smooth on the palate. A terrific example of the style, I feel fortunate to have tried this. What a great place to enjoy food and beer.
12-07-2012 04:14:37 | More by Huhzubendah
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
750ml bottle opened 12/3/2011
A: A massive, billowy white head crowns a clear, golden-orange body marked by vibrant carbonation. Streaks of foam left with each sip.
S: Assertive lemon, green grapes, and orange notes. Soft musty oak and earth. There is no doubt about Girardin's influence in the blend.
T: Like the nose there is a nice bright citric and green grape component. However, tha subtle mineral quality that great Girardin vintages have, starts to come though towards the end. Light wet hay and musty oak rounds things out.
M: Medium carbonation, aggressive carbonation, moderate acidity and mild, crisp, sourness in the finish.
O: All said, I am really looking forward to this aging. It's young still, and the fact that it's a 1/2 year blend is evident in the nose. I think time will do wonders to this beer, particularly in the nose.
12-10-2011 16:21:00 | More by callmemickey
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
Had this one at the Heeren shared with PapaEugene
Look: The beer pours a beautiful golden-yellow orange color and a long lasting large head.
Smell: Barnyard, horseblanket, cheese, citrus (orange lemon) and some moderate funk.
Taste: Lots of lemon, green apples, but not too acidic, horseblanket, hay, and some wooden tones. The beer has a dry tart citric finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium-high carbonation which tingles the tongue.
Overall: A must try for geuze geeks like me. Very nice, very balanced and refreshing. However, be patient, this blend is still too young. Better wait at least a year before opening.
11-15-2011 13:48:27 | More by rvdoorn
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
Bottle shared by Thorpe recently, big time want here. At the time of this review, this is the #20 beer on the "Top Beers -Gueuze" list on beeradvocate.com. Served in a Stone IRS glass. Beer is yellow clear effervescent, soft white head, medium bubbles, low retention, no lacing, lots of carbonation, looks good.
Aroma is a little cheesy, with a mild acetic bite to it, mostly lactic with a mild oakiness to it.
Beer is light and bright, stinging on the tongue, a little tart on the finish, nice though. Really effervescent. Clean relatively dry finish. A nice little gueuze for sure. I'd have it again, no problem. I wonder what this will taste like in 20 years.
12-22-2011 00:38:06 | More by drabmuh
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
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
Shared by Tim, thanks!
A: Bright gold with good clarity. The head is two inches of sea foam with great retention and lots of lacing.
S: Blue cheese and oak blend with sulfur and prominent barnyard notes. Horse blanket is evident with a touch of cat piss and lemon.
T: Tart and acidic with a little sulfur and a good amount of lemon. Lightly cheesy with a firm lactic sourness. Oak is evident and well integrated. The finish is lemon with a flourish of citric acidity, tannins, and oak.
M: Lower medium in body with lower high carbonation.
Overall: A bit young but very good. This will probably be killer in a few years.
09-18-2011 04:41:00 | More by HopHead84
De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend from Brouwerij Lindemans
90 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.