It’s one of the “white whale” beers of the world. It’s considered by some to be one of the top lambic brews ever produced. Millennium Geuze, a collaboration beer between Willem Van Herreweghen, former owner and blender of Geuzestekerij De Cam in Gooik, and Armand Debelder of 3 Fonteinen of Beersel, is one of the most highly sought-after lambic beers in the world. It was bottled in 1998.
I got to share one last Sunday with Van Herreweghen, as well as Johan Madalijns and Wim de Kelver of De Lambikstoempers. I’ve only tasted it two or three times before over the years, and it had been awhile.
Drinking one with Willem was a great experience, much akin to savoring a Trappistes Rochefort 10 with Frere Pierre of ‘l Abbaye Notre Dame de St-Remy, and a 1969 Westvleteren Abt 12 with Brother Joris of De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren.
But with Geuze.
I’ll just say it tasted really, really, good. No, fantastic.
That is all.
You can read more about Willem Van Herreweghen in my Brouwerij Timmermans piece, here