Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvee Rene Blend 2019 (375ml Bottle)
A brewery would be no brewery if they in honor of this festive time introduce appropriate millésime. The Cuvée René Special Blend 2019 is an exclusive Assembly where 10,000 litres, 5 years old Lambic aged in oak wooden barrels is blended with a small amount of young lambic. This unique beer for several months then undergoes a natural refermentation in the bottle.
Lambic Style - Gueuze
Gueuze is a blend of young and old lambic. The yeasts are rejuvenated and carbonation ensues. The old lambic is more refined in character and helps take some of the edge off of the young lambic. The hops used are old, and act only as a preservative, so hop character is not a part of the style. The wild yeasts not only ferment and sour the beer, but they bring the funky, unpredictable flavours that characterize all lambic beers. A quality gueuze will be blended to eliminate some of the less desirable flavours. Above all else, a gueuze should be sour and very complex. The best examples are the most complex beers in the world, and put most champagnes to shame as well. The finish should be bone dry.