Geuze Lindemans

Brewery: Lindemans

Country: Belgium

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Alcohol Content: 5.5 %

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Geuze Lindemans is an Authentic Belgian Geuze “Sour Beer”, It is made by blending young (1-year-old) and old (2- to 3-year-old) lambics, which is bottled for a second fermentation, it has an alcohol content of 5.5%.

There are several stories to explain the origin of the term ‘gueuze’. This name dates back to the Rue de Gueuze in Brussels where, for the first time, a producer offered his delicious lambic in champagne bottles. Word about the ‘lambick on Rue de Gueuze’ quickly got around. According to other sources, gueuze has its roots in ‘gazeux’ – the French word for carbonated – since traditional gueuze is a carbonated blend of different lambics.

After the Second World War, some lambic brewers devised a new production method. They filtered the beer, added sugar, saturated it (with carbon dioxide) and pasteurised it. This new gueuze, closed with a bottle cap and available in 25 cl bottles, was called capped gueuze.  

Developed according to this production method, Gueuze Lindemans is a slightly sweeter version of Old Gueuze Cuvée René.


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