Lindemans big winner on Brussels Beer Challenge

4 gold awards and the prestigious ‘International Revelation’ for Oude Gueuze Cuvée René Special Blend 2010

After the impressive yield on the World Beer Awards a few weeks ago, Lindemans Brewery wins big once more at the Brussels Beer Challenge. The results of a 3-day-tasting by a panel of 80 international experts were announced earlier today at the Horeca Expo in Ghent.

The results of the jury:

  • Winner in the category "Old style fruit beers": Oude Kriek Cuvée René
  • Winner in the category "Fruit beers": Cassis Lindemans
  • Winner in the category "Herb & Spice": Spontanbasil
  • Winner in the category "Old-style Gueuze Lambic ": Oude Gueuze Cuvée René Special Blend 2010

On top of that, the most prestigious award of the Brussels Beer Challenge, the ‘International Revelation COMAC Trophy’, (the best of all the gold-awarded beers) went to Oude Gueuze Cuvée René Special Blend 2010

“We are absolutely over the moon with this appreciation””, says Geert Lindemans, General Manager of the brewery. “Especially because we win the top award in each of the categories of beers we produce. It is truly a great reward for all our work, mixing the rich tradition of complex, authentic lambic beers with innovation.”

For all who is planning on visiting the Horeca Expo in Ghent, feel free to stop by at the Lindemans stand to taste our ‘Cuvée René Special Blend 2010’. And do let us know if you agree with the expert jury.


If you are interested in interviewing Geert and Dirk Lindemans, General Managers of the brewery, please contact:Arne Van Ongeval – - 0476 81 76 71

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Arne Van Ongeval Account Director, OGILVY GROUP SA,Ogilvy Public Relations Brussels
Arne Van Ongeval Account Director, OGILVY GROUP SA,Ogilvy Public Relations Brussels
About Lindemans Brewery

The Lindemans family brews lambic since 1822 in Vlezenbeek: a village in the heart of Pajottenland. Vlezenbeek is a small village, which has the immense advantage to benefit from an exceptional micro flora. The air there is loaded with hundreds of specific wild yeast, including the best knowns that are the "Brettanomyces Bruxellensis" and "Brettanomyces Lambicus". These unique microorganisms allow the Lindemans lambic brewery to brew a beer using a unique method: spontaneous fermentation. Lindemans family has always remained true to craft brewing processes. The 45 employees of the brewery, who are all part of the heart of the family, have helped to develop this (inter) national success.

Lindemans has become an established name in the world of international beer. The brewery is now the largest independent family lambic brewery. In 2017, Lindemans has produced over 104 000 hectolitres. 63% of production is exported to 45 countries, including the United States, France, the Netherlands, Russia, China and Japan. In recent years, foreign sales have risen sharply.

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More information about the various awards received:

Lindemans Brewery
Lindemans Brewery
Lenniksebaan 1479
1602 Vlezenbeek