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Lindemans Oude Lambik 2 jaar oud (Tilquin)


ABV: 5%
Origin: Vlezenbeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen

Brewhouse at , Vlezenbeek

The Lindeman family began brewing lambic as a sideline on their cereal farm at Vlezenbeek, just outside Brussels, in 1809, and only finally gave up farming to concentrate on beer in 1950. In the 1980s the brewery achieved significant commercial success by following the lead of the big brewers’ lambic subsidiaries in pushing its filtered, sweetened fruit beers, with lambic matured in steel tanks rather than wood, though it has since revived an oude geuze and oude kriek and re-installed oak barrels. Now under the control of seventh and eighth generation Lindemans, it’s also a longstanding and respected supplier of unblended lambics to others. One of its newest customers is Tilquin, where I sampled this delicious two-year-old lambic from one of the new blender’s Bordeaux barrels.

The orange-yellow, near-flat beer had an intense jammy and spicy aroma, and a sweetish and fruity complex palate with orange the keynote flavour. The smack of brettanomyces was eased by soft malts, and very estery, fruity sensations. Straw and farmyard notes were evident in a nicely rounded spiced orange marmalade finish with a lingering nuttiness.

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