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Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1445   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.


Nephilium's rating

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nephilium (1410) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2008
(2006 Vintage) Wonderfully tart aroma. Hints of the barnyard, lemons, and oak playing around in there. Pours a clear golden amber, with visible carbonation rushing through it. It has a big fluffy white head that slowly subsides. This is very tart and dry. A touch of spice exists besides the citric tartness. Overall, quite a tasty Gueuze.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loco_gallego (148) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Blonde, mousse peu persistante. Pas un expert en sour/gueuze, mais le côté sour n’est pas aussi agressif que sur les autres déjà goûtées. Plutôt balancée, fruitée. Levures. En bouche pareil plutôt fruitée, bien sûr acide mais balancée sur la longueur (pas un coup d’acidité trop agressif), pleine en bouche avec un côté pain. Avec levures bien présentes. Petite amertume donnant de la rondeur. J’en ai pas goûté beaucoup et peu connaisseur, mais bien apprécié cette Gueuze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
375 ml. corked bottle, bottled in October 2013. Gusher upon opening, then poured in to a Flute. Hazy golden colour with an amber tint. Huge, fluffy white head. Sour aroma with tart, green apples, yeasts, barnyard, spices, bretts, wheat malts, citrus, some oak and light caramel. Very complex. Taste is sour. Medium body with a slick texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes rather dry with bretts, hints of acetone, tannins and lemons, tart fruits. Excellent, dry Geuze.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. I'm not an expert on sours, but this appealed heavily to me. It's quite sour, but unlike some other beers I've had, it never feels overwhelming. Partly this is due to the fact that the sourness is spread out over the taste. It doesn't hit you too hard at one spot. It lingers in the mouth too. It's also not one dimensional. Flavors of tart fruits (apples mainly) come across along with a hint of Belgian yeast to give it that farmhouse flavor. Carbonation is quite lively. More than I usually like but it works here. Very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boxereddy (150) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
Helder goudkleurig bier met zeer kleine schuimkraag. Aroma’s van citrus, kruisbes, tropisch fruit, hints van witte wijn en het eikenhouten vat. Zuur in de mond met toch een goede zoetbalans. Excellente geuze!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (823) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Almost 2 years old. Great light nutty/caramel color with fizzy white head. Hay, very fruity but with a lot of bitter pits and skins, tangerine, lemon, apricot and berries. Funky and very earthy, with some old leaves. Quite tart with a deep woody bitterness throughout. Medium to light bodied and slightly fizzy carbonation. Really nice stuff, though maybe a little too bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - DEC 5, 2014
Light amber hazy with rich creamy white head. MIld bit saut aroma. Moderate sour fruity taste with some sweetness, slight bitterness later.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobhund (425) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (31) - FRANCE - DEC 1, 2014
Arômes : On perçoit des arômes d’agrumes, groseille, fruits tropicaux, des notes de vin blanc et la saveur du chêne. Arrière-goût de pomme, ananas et pamplemousse. Apparence : La robe est dorée et limpide. La mousse se dissipe plutôt rapidement. Goût : Aigreur marquée, peu amère. Légèrement astringente. Très bon équilibre aigre/doux. Palet : Corps moyen, texture fluide. La carbonatation est moyenne et l’arrière-goût assez long. Une très bonne gueuze.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (656) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
37.5CL bottle at home, yellow/golden beer with a small head, aroma is sour, taste is sour, somewhat vinegar, some fruit. not for me, but its special

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (605) - USA - NOV 16, 2014
Received in a trade from Dresden -- poured into a tulip with high frothy white head. Aroma is citrus & sour. Tasted while still cold and the tartness was subdued, sweet and citrus though. As it warmed the sour and tart popped. Very good.


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