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Ballast Point Hout Series - Gueuze
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
on tap-pours amber with a disappearing white head. Aroma is sour medium fruit. Taste is soft sour medium fruit, acidic, medium malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Ballast Point Scripps Ranch for SD Beer Week Barrel Aged Day 11/11/11 - Listed as a blend of a few fruit sours, which seems different from other ratings and being a gueuze.

Appearance: Pours a very dark cloudy red. No head.

Aroma: Sour fruity funk. Cherry.

Taste: Sour grape, balsamic vinegar, toasty malt. Finishes fruity and sour.

Mouthfeel: Full, high carbonation.

Overall: The best sour Iíve had from Ballast point. Super tasty and tart.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1598) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
A pretty damn good attempt at making an American gueuze, lacking in funkiness but has good lemon tartness, not overly acetic, has some good oak tannin notes in the finish. Liked very much. Stone Sour Fest 4.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Sampled at Stone Sourfest 2010. Nice brew. Nose is light tart and funk. Taste is same with light spiciness. Clean and sharp finish. Lotsa tart at the end. I liked this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Tasted on tap at the 4th Annual Stone Sour Fest on 7/18/2010. This sour ale pours a light to medium orange gold color from the tap. Little to no head. The aroma is funky, musty, tart and funky. A medium bodied gueuze/sour ale. The malts are fruity, tart, funky, sour and musty. Little to no carbonation. Funky and tart. Nice beer, but I wish it had a little more carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden/yellow color with a sturdy white head and some mild lacing. S: Not quite as intensely tart and funky as a traditional gueuze, but good lemon notes, green apple, lots of oak, and a dry, earthy funk quality. T: The acidity/tartness comes primarily in the form of lemons with a bit of a green quality (apples and grass). The oak is dominant and gives this one a really pronounced dryness and wood flavor. M: Medium in body with a level of carbonation that might be considered low for a gueuze, but hey itís not exactly the real thing... D: One of my favorite beers on the day and one that Iíve wanted to try for quite some time. Very enjoyable, though I would have preferred some more tartness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Sour aroma with barnyard, hay, wood and hints of brett. Flavour had brett, lacto, leather, barnyard and wood. Finished dry and sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
stone sourfest. Pale yellow with thin white head. Nose is light tart, wood, and funk. Flavor is light spritzy fruit, barnyard funk and lactic sourness fill re palate but dissipate cleanly. Nicely balanced gueuze that doesnít overwhelm, tastes a bit young.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On-tap at Linda Vistaís Beer Meets Wood event. Pours hazy, light copper/amber with just a few bubbles for a head. Doesnít smell like much, wet blanket mostly. Tastes very good. Nice and sour with vinegar and light stone fruit. Sweet up front with a very sour aftertaste. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
A golden amber gueuze with a thin white head. In aroma, pleasant lactic points, with Brett notes, light ground cherries, spot on. In mouth, a nice classy gueuze with loads of acetic acid, a bit of epsom salt, sustained sourness, some sour berries, wood, well done! On tap at Ballast Point 13 Anniv. Beer Festival , Oct. 24 2009.


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