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Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1443   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - APR 29, 2006
700th rating, thx to SoLan. Poured a very cloudy orange body with a small head. Aroma was barnyard action, tart, acidic, wood, some fruit. Flavor is the same, not as interesting as the Girardin I had a few weeks ago, but still very enjoyable. This has a tart dry finish. After having Rodenbach Grand Crus last night this was very easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2006
750mL bottle. dated Feb. 2004. tried the kriek from 3f a while back and was trying to save the geuze for as long as I could but I was really craving it today after trying three less than mediocre brews. Poured a hazy orange into my Gueze Boon tumbler. thick, carbonating, fluffy white head. strong funky aroma--a bit of oak tartiness, lemons, limes, and other citrus which is not imediately discernable. quite drinkable, lacks the intense sour flavor of the cantillons (which is something i crave), but still a wonderful geuze. Have a 1999 bottle of this stuff in the cellar, looking forward to trying an aged bottle down the road.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle: Orangish caramel, very hazy, thin sudsy white head, a few rings of lacing.   Strong oaken nose, seems dry and tart.   Soft oaken flavor, smooth, definitely dry, and even a bit tangy.   Full bodied, moderate mouthfeel.   Not as spritzy as other examples, likely because of its age.   Sour finish, a bit puckering even, and quite dry.   Great stuff, but I still prefer Girardin Black Label to this one.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 The nose off this was insane, outstanding, raw cooking apples, lemons and lime zest, yeasty, something seriously good. Taste was similarly complex though i have to say maybe a bit too sour, the hops giving a seriously dry finish. RERATE: 1999 Vintage. Holy shit man, this is outstanding by now. The sourness has mellowed but still key, amazing experiance, soo complex and draws me bck in for more, my god i could do this all day every day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 20, 2006
Veyr nice, sour sweet flavor, a little dry and very bubbling. The colour was somewhat amber, but It is very great.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2006
Bottled on 28 Feb 2004. The cork got away from me. Damn near put a hole in my buddyís ceiling. And a gusher to boot. But all was well. Hazy straw gold color pourd into an Orval glass. Lush white head. The aroma is full of horse blanket, sweat socks and oak. Nice. Very tart, and I thought it developed some sweetness as it warmed. Not as dry as the other one I tried. I think Iíll buy another bottle and sit on it for a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slcbrewer (44) - USA - APR 11, 2006
375ml corked bottle from Beer Mania in Brussels. Maybe the perfect gueze. Tart, but balanced, and I actually found it refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2006
2004 Bottle from the Beverage Castle in Tampa <P> Sharp funky/sour aroma smells of tart Chinese baby corn. Orange body holds a lazy dime thin white head that diminishes slowly. Tart and acidic with lots of funk laden fruit flavors in the fore. Some overripe citrus and pear in the middle and a mouth puckering sourness in the finish. This has to be the most uncomerical style of beer in the world. There is a very nice balance of sour, fruit sweetness, tart and bitter with none truly dominating and all getting a little stage time.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
Bottled 28 February 2004. This geuze pours a deep orange gold color from a cork top 750ml bottle. Large sized white foamy head, with good lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity (strawberries and bananas), touch of funk and some barnyard. A medium bodied geuze. Where does one start to describe this beer? It is very tart, crisp, dry and lightly funky, yet there is an incredible balance between the malts, funk, tartness and the fruits. Very dry, very funky and yet itís a very drinkable geuze. Crisp and refreshing. Bright yeasts. Lively carbonation. This might be the most drinkable geuze Iíve tasted yet. I think it might even be better than the 1998 (50th Anniversary) Vintage I had a couple of weeks ago. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is tart and crisp.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 Anytime you get to consume a top notch beer, especially a gueuze, it is always a good thing and itís nice to share it with others. I had this with my buddy aspidities shortly after his b-day, and what a treat. Mind blowingly balanced, itís not over-the-top in funk or barnyard or acidic, itís fantastically balanced on all fronts. There are other gueuze with more firepower in the nut-check department that this, but itís the ease this is consumed that is all the more important. A wonderfully complex, mouth watering beer that I am happy to have shared with an old friend.


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