Lindemans Cuvee Rene

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Style
Sour Beer
Country
Belgium
Brewery
Lindemans
ABV
5.0%
Bottle Size
375ml
Serving Temp
13°C
5.0%
375ml
Belgium
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Southwest of Brussels, in the quiet Belgian town of Vlezenbeek, the Lindemans family has been farming and homebrewing as long as anyone can remember, with commercial brewing commencing in 1811 in their barn-like brewery. Lambic, or spontaneously fermented beers, are among the world?s rarest. Produced more like a 'methode champenoise' champagne than a typical beer, these products mature in oak for nearly two years prior to release.

Routinely judged as one of the best gueuzes in the world, Lindeman’s Cuvée René is—without a doubt—the queen of gueuzes. A blend of old and young lambics matures in large oak barrels and then undergoes a secondary fermentation in champagne bottles to achieve a dry finish with an effervescent carbonation.

Admittedly, aromas and flavours of “dusty barnyard” and “earthy funk” can sound somewhat off-putting, but the notes of sour apple, lemon, and wood in this gueuze complement them nicely. Its lasting sour finish and medium body make this beer more accessible to the moderately adventurous than one might think.

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