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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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90
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 39
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 09-12-2011

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.
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 37
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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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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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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of HopHead84
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

9/17/2011

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.

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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Matt in FL for sending this my way. Served in a Mikkeller goblet.

A - A few fingers of creamy white foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and a few spots of lace. Hazy peach flesh body. Looks like gueuze alright!

S - This is ridiculously funky - massive barnyard, manure, and blue cheese, with some earthy mushroom flavors in there for good measure. Just rank and dirty smelling, with some sulfur and soiled diaper. Beyond that's there's light acetobacter, a dash of lemon, and a slightly Saison-esque malt character that has a touch of lotion to it. I can imagine this aroma being offensive to some but I, somewhat shamefully, really enjoyed it.

T - Unfortunately the taste is a bit of a disappointment in comparison. More earthy, dirty, and woodsy, with very low funky or sour presence. There's a bit of lactic character mingling with dry oak, lemons, and stone fruit malts. It does get a bit more sour as the beer warms up, but there's an over-oaked, slightly seltzer-like quality.

M - The carbonation is a touch high for my tastes, but it's not stylistically in appropriate. Super dry and tannic medium body, with surprising heft for a 5% brew. Not overly acidic, and quite refreshing.

D - The only major impediment to drinkability is the slightly excessive carbonation, but beyond that this is really enjoyable and easy to quaff. If the taste lived up to the promise of the aroma this would be a slam dunk, but as is it's merely an enjoyable gueuze. Still, it's one of the top 3 Lindemans beers I've ever had. Perhaps this will be fantastic in a couple years, but who knows?

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De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend from Brouwerij Lindemans
90 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.