Lindemans SpontanBasil

Lindemans SpontanBasil is fermented with fresh basil leaves

The family-owned Lindemans has been brewing lambics since 1822 in the small village of Vlezenbeek, Belgium.

The region's air is loaded with hundreds of specific wild yeasts, which allow the brewery to craft lambics using spontaneous fermentation. This limited edition is a collaboration with the Danish gypsy brewer Mikkeller, and is reputed to be the first-ever lambic fermented with fresh basil. A blend of 1-year-old and 2- to-3-year-old lambics aged in oak barrels is mixed with whole fresh basil leaves, which contribute to a beautiful aroma and fresh flavor that tempers the tartness of the ale. Bottle conditioning gives the beer a soft carbonation that allows the flavors to burst forth. A crisp, dry and tart finish with lingering hints of basil makes this lambic ideal for pairing with pesto or marinara pasta.

Sour Rating: 6

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Beer type : Lambic, Geuze Price: $28 for 750 ml. ABV: 6%

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