Emiel Lindemans presents
Oude Gueuze Cuvée René
“How could you resist this queen of gueuzes in its magnificent Art Nouveau bottle?”
Oude Gueuze Cuvée René is one of the jewels of our brewery. With its golden colour, its sparkle and its beautiful sherry aromas, this is the queen of gueuzes.
This old gueuze is a blend of old and young lambic matured in large oak barrels called foudres. It is then bottled in a beautiful champagne bottle where a second fermentation takes place. After 6 months, the gueuze obtains a golden colour and is slightly carbonated and tart. But kept in a cellar for a few years, it becomes truly exceptional!
The use of a champagne bottle dates back to an uncertain time period when lambic brewers specialised in recovering empty bottles from great restaurants and other establishments where a lot of champagne was consumed. That is why we chose the most noble of bottles to hold our noblest beer.
A blend of 1/3 old lambic that is at least 3 years old and 2/3 young lambic that is at least one year old matured in huge 2,640 gallon oak barrels (foudres). Young lambic still contains enough yeast and sugars to continue to ferment in the bottle. This process produces carbon dioxide, resulting in a slightly carbonated beer with a nice foam.
- Fish, salmon on toast, mussels
- Mild blue cheese (eg. Stilton or Bleu des Causses)
Good to know : Lambic and wine are closely related. Lambic brewers may use beer ingredients, but the fermentation and maturation processes are similar to those for wine. When lambic undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle to turn into an old gueuze, its natural carbonation and foam formation are similar to those of champagne. That is why old gueuze is often called the 'champagne of beers'.
“This world-class gueuze is complex and full of flavours not common in beer.”
(All For Better Beer)
Australian International Beer Awards
Silver Award 2014
World Beer Awards
World's Best Gueuze 2013
Europe's Best Label 2013
World's Best Gueuze 2020
Golden medal / country winner / category Sour & Wild Beer 2020
Golden medal / country award / category Sour & Wild Beer Gueuze 2021
Golden medal 2022
World's Best 2022
Golden medal / country award / category Gueuze 2023
World's Best 2023
Brussels Beer Challenge
Gold medal category Lambic & Gueuze 2013
Golden medal / Speciality beer - Old style Gueuze-Lambic 2019
Silver medal / Speciality beer - Old style Gueuze 2020
Silver medal / Speciality beer - Old style Gueuze-Lambic 2021
European Beer Star
Golden medal 2022