LINDEMANS CUVEE RENE OUDE GUEZE 375ML
‘Pajottenland champagne’. That is the name given by lambic brewers to these spontaneously fermented – no yeast is added – lambic beers that are not dissimilar to wine.
It is no coincidence that lambic brewers use champagne bottles for their Oude Gueuze. They collect the empty bottles from major restaurants and other venues where champagne flows freely. This immediately lends a festive character to this unique Belgian beer style.
Thanks to its in-bottle re-fermentation, the Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvée René gives you a completely natural sparkle and froth.
This Oude Gueuze contains one-third old lambic, aged for at least two years, and two-thirds young lambic, which is at least one year old and has been matured in large oak foeders.
The yeasts and sugars in the young lambic prompt the in-bottle re-fermentation. Slowly but surely the wild yeasts will convert all of the residual sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Six months on, the result is a golden-coloured, sparkling, mildly sour gueuze.
This beer can be stored for a number of years in a cool, dark place where its taste will continue to evolve.
Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvée René was elected the “World's Best Gueuze” at the 2013 World Beer Awards. Lindemans is one of only eight breweries that, to this day, brew an authentic lambic beer in the Valley of the Zenne near Brussels.
Besides the Oude Gueuze, the brewery produces a Gueuze, Faro, Kriek and Oude Kriek. The other fruit beers include the Lindemans Pecheresse (peach), Framboise (raspberry), Cassis and Apple.