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Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics.
A true Geuze - a blend of 1, 2, and 3 year-old lambic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, and aged in the bottle for at least a year after blending. Refermentation in the bottle gives this Geuze its famous champagne-like spritziness. The lambic that goes into it is brewed only with 60% barley malt, 40% unmalted wheat, aged hops, and water, spontaneously fermented by wild yeasts, and matured in oak casks.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2361) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Huge carbonation. Light white frothy head reduces to a thin foam. The carbonation keeps the head on this baby though. Aroma is loaded with sour cherries and tart green apples. Some funky cheese in there also. Light golden orange in color. Very fizzy in the mouth. More tart apples. Very puckering. Dry puckering finish. Sampled at heavyweight open house. Too many damn lambics today.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle @ the Delirium café, Brussels.
Murky, opaque honey gold, very, very finely carbonated with a thin, incomplete and barely lasting white puff of foam that left no trace behind on the glass. Fresh, zesty and enveloping aroma of tart, dry fruits, prickly citric acid and pine needles. As clean and simple as it gets, which leaves it void of true Lambic character. Sour, tart and tight in flavour. Light citric lemon peel sides, good hairy goat presence on the palate making it rough and rugged, short dressed showing of rose petals, raspy weeds, damp cellar and fresh pine-wood. Finish has a little human bile and hessian sack before it dries out fully and becomes acidic. Whilst different to taste and actually quite refreshing it lacked certain qualities I like in a Gueuze. Still, it’s always exciting to try more Lambic. (37,5cL, 08/12/04)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2006
(Bottled in 01/2003) Hazy golden color with a medium head. Very tart and sour, very fruity aroma with apricot. Tart, surprisingly fruity flavor with quite high acidity and some lemon-honeyish sweetness. Acidic-lemony, tart aftertaste. No alcohol present despite the 6% ABV. Medium-bodied, almost lemonadey palate, although quite tart. A decently enjoyable, very fruity gueuze, with the yeast sticking to teeth. No match for Cantillons, though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 RBSG 06. 99 vintage. Clear, light pale with white head that just covers the beer. The aroma is cheesy, horse, lemon and cobwebs. The flavor is soft acidity, lemon and cheese. The mouthfeel is soft with light carbonation and a sour end. I need to try a more recent bottle of this, I feel this one was a bit down hill (too soft).

rerate of ’99 vintage in May 2010. Pithy citrus nose, lovely lactic acids, lots of horseblanket and cheese, light lemon. The taste is just perfection. Moderate acidity, all of it lactic acid, tons of citrus peal, light cotton candy, lots of hay. Just an amazing, amazing vintage and it’s a total shame that this doesn’t have it’s own listing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2006
Bottle 37,5 cl at Carlsens Kvarter. Unclear golden - white head. Woody, earthy, gooseberries, grape. I love it.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Damn good geuze...I was in belgium for about around 4 nights and this was the best I had. Looks gold and has a big white head. Aroma is perhaps a little more balanced and tame than most highly rated geuze...lots of tart fruit, but not too much funk. Flavor is also quite mild...sure it is very sour...but there are some nice floral and fruit notes...and it is very well balanced. Mouthfeel was quite dry and carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
RBSG 2006, Grand Tasting. Cloudy copper with a white head. Sour fruits/cherry and brett in the nose. Very very tart, citric and sour with cherry in there. Thin body with a very spritzy, dry mouthfeel - totally dried out the lining of my mouth. Interesting stuff, but not really my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Bottles sampled with Beerded-one. Pours hazy orange\golden with a gigantic off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fermented fruit, sourness, oak, and yeast. The flavor is carbonated, yeast, fermented fruit, sour, citrus, and oak. Good body, decent brew for a style i don’t care for.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2006
Hazy peach-golden with a large white head. To me the aroma is the most evocative feature of this celebrated beer, its musty, dusty, yeasty, cobwebby scent redolent of brasseries artisanales hidden in grimy backwaters of la Belge profonde where the uneven brick floors have soaked up decades of spilt fruits and lambics. Taste combines tartness with grapefruit bitterness to make a memorable drinking experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2009 Bottle courtesy of Bob on 08/01/2009. Bottled on 02 February 2007. Slightly hazy orange body with a small fizzy off-white head. Fairly tart aroma with some fruity hints. Good tart flavor, light fruit. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 8/3/8/4/17 - 4.0 07/17/2006: Sampled at RBSG06. 1999 Bottle. Hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Sour aroma. Nice sour flavor. 8/3/9/3/16 - 3.9


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