As an annual traditionÂ the World Beer Awards were awarded in the UK. And yes, two Lambic brewers/-blenders were awarded!
In the category â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Fruit Lambicâ€™ Lindemans BlossomGueuze took the gold, an assembly of 3 year old wood-aged Lambic, with a 12 month old Lambic and eriched with an infusion of elderflower.
In the same category brewery Lindemans (Vlezenbeek) also won silver with its Spontanbasil, while Lindemans Oude Kriek CuvÃ©e RenÃ© and Lindemans Cassis each wonÂ a bronze medal.
On top of this Lindemans Special Blend 2010 and Lindemans Oude Gueuze CuvÃ©e RenÃ© respectively won gold and silver in the category â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Gueuzeâ€™. Or how Vlezenbeek suddenly is 6 World Beer Awards richer. Congratulations!
Blender Oud Beersel (Beersel) on the other hand can call its Oud Beersel Oude Geuze â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Gueuzeâ€™, thanks to the gold in the category with this name.
Of all beer styles with sour taste the Oud Beersel Oude Geuze is separately also named as â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Sour Beerâ€™, while Oud Beersel Oude Kriek won silver in the category â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Fruit Lambicâ€™.
Bzart Lambiek â€“ the Belgian sparkling beer based on Oud Beersel Lambic â€“ finally was proclaimed World’s Beste Brut/Champagne Beer. Or how also in Beersel 4 nieuwe World Beer Awards can be hung on the wall. Congratulations!