Francisca Josina Vandersmissen & Joos Frans Lindemans present
Oude Gueuze Anniversary Blend 2022 “Cuvée Francisca”
The true first lady of Lindemans
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.
As a tribute to Francisca, our founding mother, we present our exclusive anniversary beer Oude Gueuze Anniversary Blend 2022 “ Cuvée Francisca “.
"Cuvée Francisca" is a blend of 4-year-old lambic from the oak casks T1001 (20%), T1006 (35%), T1017 (35%) and 10% young lambic from foeder (oak cask) T1014. The entire blend was then allowed to ferment for another 12 months in the bottle before it was ready to be shared with the public.
This oude gueuze pours a golden blond color, combining flavors of oak, citrus and notes of vanilla with a pleasing sherry aroma and a refreshing sourness. It is a dry, complex and beautifully balanced oude gueuze for enthusiasts and those new to the style alike.
Good to know : A total of 25,000 bottles were filled and shipped to five different continents across the globe. The brewery has also bottled 200 jeroboams (3-litre bottles), to be reserved for special occasions.
World Beer Awards
Silver medal 2022