De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend | Brouwerij Lindemans

De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary BlendDe Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend
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4.1/5
104 Ratings
De Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary BlendDe Heeren Van Liedekercke 20th Anniversary Blend
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blended by Lindemans from 1-year and 2-year-old Lindemans lambic and 2-year-old Girardin lambic.

Added by Thorpe429 on 09-12-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
104
pDev:
8.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
23
Trade:
2
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Best by 9/3/2043.

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, funk, fruit, earth, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, funk, acidic, wood, and slight fruit flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice combination of sour, funk, and earth qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of spycow
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of oline73
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of mothman
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gusher of a bottle. White head. Golden orange color.

Great funk. Light acidity. Barnyard and cobweb. Horse blanket. Lemon. Basement musk. Dusty.

Great gueuze. Very impressed with this blend. Tastes

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 04/14/12 notes. Thanks to whoever brought this to the DC Sour Tasting.

a - Pours a hazy yellow-golden color with three fingers of fluffy white head and mdoerate to high carbonation evident. Very carbonated and head lasts for a few minutes.

s - Smells of earthy notes, funk, cheese, oak, hay, floral notes, light space. Some nice funk but not too overpowering.

t - Tastes of earthy notes, cheese, barnyard funk, spice, oak, lightly sour fruits, light citrus. A little step up from the nose, quite nice.

m - Light body and high carbonation. Crisp, pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I thought this was a ncie gueuze. Some nice funk in the nose and taste, and some sour fruits in the taste as well. A touch overcarbonated but still a great beer. Would like to try it again sometime.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of orangesol
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to stakem for sharing this one with us at our recent gueuze tasting.

A - Pours clear golden orange with a frothy one and a half finger tall white head leaving light streaks of lace down the glass.

S - This one is funky through and through. Once the funk dies down a bit you can detect some fresh cut grass, oak, funky cheese, some fresh cut citric fruit and a dash of sulfur.

T - Starts off with a bit of sour lemon zest quickly giving way to hints of the typical barn yard funk, blue cheese, oak and some dry maltiness. The sometimes prickly carbonation really doesn't help this one. Finish is pretty dry, lingering for quite awhile after consumption.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Not as tart as I was expecting with a dry finish. A touch too much carbonation as well.

O - This one was pretty good. It really didn't have any glaring flaws but when we where drinking some of the best gueuze's on the pallet it really didn't shine either.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
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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Photo of stakem
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle that I have been ancy to open. A recent gathering of friends with a tasting focus on lambics/geuze provided the right opportunity to open this to share. Poured into a tulip, this brew appears a clear golden copper with an initial surge of foam 3 fingers strong. The cap quickly fades to an island of lace. Spotty patches stick to the glass. A swirl revives a finger of off-white froth.

The smell of this brew is unique with a combined mixture of dirty diaper that is cheesy. Mixed in with that funky aroma are notes of grass and an interesting twist of yogurt. Under the layering of funk are some light skinned fruited quality not too far off from the likes of pear and grape skins. As it warns up, a bit of lemony acidity shines through.

The taste is damp wood upfront that gives way to a vinous quality of white grape skins mixed with faint pear to apple. Funk mingles around throughout that mixes with some lemon rind quality. As the aroma led on, there is a hint of grassy to herbal flavoring before the focus of the taste shifts to oak and mustiness. This brew finishes with an herbal aspect that is almost menthol like with a coolness to the back of the throat.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. There is seemingly no alcohol inclusion in the expected way, instead it provides a refreshing coolness to the back of the throat. There is quite a solid salivation factor to this offering and a drastic difference between the way this brew smells and tastes. No regrets here opening this up potentially "premature" I actually wouldn't mind getting another bottle to see what some age does to this. Try it if you get the opportunity.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of IrishColonial
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 104 ratings
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