Brouwerij Lindemans Oude Gueuze Cuvée Francisca 200th Anniversary

Oude Gueuze Cuvée Francisca 200th Anniversary


Brouwerij Lindemans in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Flemish Brabant, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lambic Style - Gueuze Special
ABV: 8.0% IBU: - Ticks: 12
200th Anniversary Blend (1822-2022)

Francisca Vandersmissen was born circa 1800 in Hof ter Kwadewegen in Vlezenbeek on a bed of hops and malt. The region's noble beer lineage flowed freely through her veins. Years later, her sparkling appearance captivated Joos Lindemans. In 1822, the young couple was wed and moved into the Vandersmissen farm brewery. Soon after, they began to brew the foaming gold we call Gueuze. Lindemans brewery was born.

“Cuvée Francisca” is een mengeling van 4 jaar oude lambiek uit de eiken foeders T1001 (20%), T1006 (35%), T1017 (35%) en 10 procent jonge lambiek uit foeder T1014. Het geheel hergistte daarna nog eens 12 maanden op fles.
Deze oude gueuze heeft een goudblonde kleur en combineert smaken van eik, citrus en toetsen van vanille met een sherry-aroma en een verfrissende zurigheid. Een droge, complexe en mooi uitgebalanceerde gueuze voor de liefhebbers.
Weetje : Er werden in totaal 25.000 flessen van 75cl afgevuld. Daarnaast zijn ook 200 jeroboams gebotteld. Deze 3-literflessen worden door de brouwerij voorbehouden voor speciale gelegenheden.

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Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

--Sample, thanks oh6gdx! -- Almost clear deep golden, small head. Intense citric horseblanket aroma. Tart with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel, low carbonation. Citric with stale hops and horseblanket. Long, mildly bitter finish.

Tried on 19 May 2023 at 21:43

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8.5

Dark blond colour with thin head. Aroma has oak, leather, lemon, overripe apples. Touch of cork too (my bottle was over filled and the cork was soaked). Pleasant tartness balanced well against the dryness coming off the barrels.

Tried from Bottle on 03 Dec 2022 at 16:13

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8

750 ml bottle, shared with my son, from Vinmonopolet Stavanger Verksgata. ABV is 8%. Golden colour, large white head. Lovely aroma of farmhouse / brettanomyces, aged white wine, oak and lemons. Moderate carbonation in the glass. Medium sour flavour of brettanomyces and oak.

Tried from Bottle on 14 Oct 2022 at 15:11

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8

0,75l bottle shared at home shared by Barna, big thanks. amber hazy color, small white head. smells funky, earthy, grassy, herbal, saison like, bit woody. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation. tastes citric, grassy, earthy, funky, wood, oak, light sherry. finishes lightly dry and light to medium sour with notes of citrus, funk and herbal notes. lovely, very promising, this should age awesomely, bit on heavy side overall.

8, 8, 8, 7, 8

Tried from Bottle on 12 Oct 2022 at 18:46

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Funk, citrus, fruit, tart, acidic.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Funk, citrus, fruit, tart, acidic.

Tried from Bottle on 29 Aug 2022 at 13:19

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Deep gold with a brief white head that might have been affected by an errant speck of cork. Aroma of old oak, sherry, expired furniture polish, cherries, tart apples, pannetone. Smells rich for a gueuze but then upon a taste it's given structure by moderate lactic sourness and horsey funk. Nothing brash about it, it all seems mellow and well integrated. Oak and zingy at the end. Finish grips more after a time. Interesting, deep. Expensive but worth getting another to see how it goes - but seems quite mature now.

Tried on 04 Aug 2022 at 14:01

Appearance - 4 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

27/VII/22 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker), shared @ Ardenne Holiday, BB: 2031 (2022-944)

A little cloudy orange beer, practically no head. Aroma: nice, juicy and funky, apricots, peaches, some citrus notes. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: nice acidity, good funkiness, a little bitterness, woody, very sour, dry, spicy. Aftertaste: nice and funky, lots of wood, fruity, citrus, very nice, good complexity, a little bitter, some tannins, good stuff, really nice.

Tried from Bottle from Dranken Geers on 27 Jul 2022 at 12:00

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 8.5

Huge, ultra dense & fine yellow head, as whipped eggwhite over faintly veiled orange-russet beer. Great horseblanket, lemonpeel aromas, freshly baked bread. Dry-ish with a fine acidity, partly lemony, partly lactic, partly fruity and other. Fruit as slightly unripe peach, gooseberry, citrus, but also yoghurt. Perfectly attenuated, sparkling carbonation. Lipsmacking acidity, dry-out effect, yet hardly and acidburn. Superb gueuze, arguably the best Lindemans turned out for several decades.

Tried from Bottle at Café Pardaf on 19 Jun 2022 at 07:25