Lindemans GingerGueuze arrives as the latest release from the brewery’s series of small batch Botanical Lambics, experimental blends that “test the limits of their master blender, and present the pinnacle of sour beer artistry.” To make this offering a reality, the Lindemans team based the recipe “on a blend of 12-month-old lambic with two- to three-year-old lambic, fermented in oak with fresh ginger.” The finished product is a 6% ABV Lindemans GingerGueuze that is “a hazy golden color and combines the sourness of lambic with the enticing flavor and heady aroma of fresh ginger.”
“We all know ginger as a very powerful spice”, says Geert Lindemans, General Manager of Lindemans Brewery. “Finding the right balance for this beer was a serious challenge, as we want the spice to complement our lambic, without overpowering it. That is why we have actually used galangal for this beer. Galangal is part of the ginger family, but more complex in flavour. It took us quite a few batches to get the balance right, but now that we have, we are excited with the result”.
Lindemans GingerGueuze is hitting the US now and will be available in 750ml bottles while supplies last. You can expect to find this new Limited Release on shelves across the country. Prost!
Vital Information for GingerGueuze from Lindemans Brewery
Release – Limited/Botanical Lambics series, US launch begins November 2017
Style – Gueuze
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 12
Blend – 12-month-old Lambic with two- to three-year-old Lambic
Treatment – Fermented in oak with fresh ginger
Suggested Food Pairings – “It’s an ideal aperitif, or try alongside dishes that feature ginger. For a compelling contrast, serve GingerGueuze alongside rich, deeply flavored foods. Paired with a Thanksgiving dinner, GingerGueuze will make your holiday even more memorable!”
Availability – 750ml bottles