Lindemans Brewery, in Vlezenbeek, Belgium, celebrates 200 years of lambic brewing in 2022! The just-released, very limited Lindemans Cuvée Francisca Oude Gueuze commemorates Francisca Vandersmissen, who married Joos Lindemans in 1822: they began to brew and sell lambic, and to this day six generations later the same family continues to make wonderful wild-fermented beer, lambic, in the same village.
Cuvée Francisca is a special brewery blend of young lambic and four-year-old lambic, fermented in oak then bottle-conditioned for a full year. It shows a dark golden color; oak, citrus, and vanilla notes; and sherry aroma in the finish: it’s a vital, dry, complex, superb oude gueuze.
Please note that this is a one-time, extremely limited release: if you see a bottle on a shelf or menu near you, consider buying it . . . because when it’s gone there’s no chances to reorder. Check our beer search for a US retailer near you.