Home >

Belle-Vue Sélection Lambic

Formerly brewed at Belle-Vue (InBev)
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
No commercial description

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2015
1999 bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a cloudy orange gold with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong wood, funk, rubber, lemon. Medium mouth, great funk, grape, wood, light tartness, held up very well, really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8442) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 1999 - Great light fruit and funky tart notes. Hazy gold with almost no head. Bright white grape Tart notes, light funk and a clean finis. I wish I had more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1538) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2015
Tasted on several occasions, fresh (1999) as well as aged. Notes refer to the aged versions. This is one of the most sour geuzes out there. I remember it back in the 1999 to be way too sour when fresh, and it has mellowed out a bit, but it remains too vibrant. It is one-sided on the sour apples and lemon peel, missing the typical funk of traditional brewers. It’s a nice side track, but show the lack of true blending and geuze skills.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5835) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
(750ml bottle no. 4720) clear bright amber gold, no head. Nose of lemon, old books, moss, cellar floor, touch of vinegar, oak, complex. Taste of vinegar, lemon juice, oak, light char, lactic acid, not much Brett to speak of, thin body and low carbonation. Smells super complex and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle shared at Stevo’s Pre-GABF Tasting (Denver, CO). Pours a nice murky orange amber hue, a bit darker, nice glowing colors with loose ringer offwhite head, mellow lacing with some gentle stick around. Aromas are firmly lactic, lemon and crab apple, firm sourness with nice funk, yogurt, vanillin and oak. Touches of straw, gentle dough. Initial is a bit more muted, sour and nice lemon up front, some grapefruit, white grape. Crab apple, lactic elements and bread. Some yogurt, lactic acidity. Bright, acedic a bit as we move on. Some bread, straw, horseblanket. Backend is a bit acedic and lemony, lactic and sour. Some nice jabs but nothing overdone. Nice gentle carbonation, firmer oak. Touches of green grape, fruit and sourness. Dry and smaller backend. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (2723) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle, thanks to SteveO and company. Pours a hazy orange color with white head. Cheese, sour, tangy flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Eric. Vintage 1999. Thanks man! Pour is hazy orange with a small white head and decent lacing. Huge funk, sweet tarts, light salt, some lemon rind, oak, cheese, and oranges in the aroma. Taste is salty, some lemons, urine, horse blanket, white wine vinegar, lime, and oak with a huge acidic finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Amazing aroma and Definitely tasty, but has get seriously sour over the years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1089) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
At Stephen’s 2nd annual Great American Beer Festival Tasting on 10/1/14. Pours orange hazy no head. Aroma is sour, some vinegar, muted. Taste is heavy acidity, makes me sweat, burns my throat, but it is full of lambic sour flavor. Pretty interesting, a great beer to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle @ Stephen’s whale slaying. Thanks to Eric for sharing! Pours a murky orange appearance with no head. Very dusty, tannic, cheesy, herbal, lemon, and orange aroma. Pretty acidic. Somewhat sweet. Low bitterness. Dusty, sweet oak, vanilla, light coconut, and somewhat acetic. This is good but was maybe better a few years back. Big thanks for sharing, Eric!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3536) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Belle-Vue’s traditional geuze, made for the afficionados since 1993 but later discontinued; tasted in 2005 as an old beer of 12 years of age, which is no problem at all for this style, of course. Very sour geuze, lots of body from lactic acid as well as delightfully refreshing citric acid and both components in perfect balance, very complex with all the typical lambic aromas one can expect, abundant fruitiness, sherry, hay, wood. This product, though sadly out of existence for many a year now, showed that ’Interbrew’ in the nineties was still a very different thing from ’AB InBev’ nowadays, I’m sure something like this is unthinkable in their current management strategies. I hesitate to admit it because of this reason, but Belle-Vue Sélection Lambic was one of the best geuzes I ever had - a masterpiece from a producer as unexpected as one can imagine.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 28

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50