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Belle-Vue Sélection Lambic

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


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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6166) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
1999 vintage Bottle shared at Grote Dorst. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is big funky, musty cellar, fruity. Flavour is really heavy acidic, maybe a little too much. Unfortunately when trying this I was feeling a little worse for ware after a massive beer tasting in Brussels the night before. After enjoying a small amount this fine vintage whale, said whale proceeded to violently exit my body in a blend of old lambic and stomach acid. On the bright side, I got to enjoy it twice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (447) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle ’99 - pours an amber color. Very tart aroma with some grassy notes. The taste is extremely sour, almost too much with some acidic notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
24.04.2014, 0,75l bottle (1999 vintage, bottle #5941) @ BBGTC tasting:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is mild and smooth acidic, sour socks, sorrel, thinner, oak, grass, hay, citrus peel, old lemon juice. Taste is very acidic sour, sorrel, raw rhubarb, old lemon juice, sour socks, grass, oak, thinner, citrus peel. Medium bitterness, nice dry acidic mouthfeel. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (913) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Bottle No 05941. Pours a dark golden with no head. Aroma is sour and fruity. Hints of paint-thinner and oxidation. Oak and barn. Taste is citric-sour, heavily so. Not much more to say really. Medium body with little to no co2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4497) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Whohoo, a real whale up for rating - this one was brewed while I still thought beer was pretty much pale lagers. Much better to drink it now I guess. ;-) Pours a still-looking hazy body with no head to speak of. Nose is smoothly blended vinegar and citric acid tones, hay, barnyard funk, oxidized red fruits, straw, hints of red berries, acetic fumes and faint oaky vanilla in the back. Taste is intensely sour lactic tones with loads of lemony citric notes, mild acetic tones, red berries and hints of barnyard funk, wet straw and unripe gooseberries. Medium body, very soft pearly carbonation. What was once probably a rather bland geuze has definitely improved a lot with 15 years of aging. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3892) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle, 1999 vintage, at Grote Dorst. Clear gold pour with nice thick white head. Aroma is quite acidic, lots of citric notes, mild acetic aroma as well, light funk, not musty, still some fresh grainy notes. Taste is massively sour, quite puckering, citric acid, light vinegar, mineral notes. Palate is bone dry, prickly dry carbonation, light. This beer is certainly mature, it has held up well as in it isn’t oxidized and cardboard-y, it is however, a little too harsh acidity on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle (750 ml) @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst. Vintage 1999. Almost clear golden/orange with a small ring of white foam and little to no lacing. Aroma is very acidic with barnyard, funk, vinegar, light oxidation notes, light caramel and mineral notes. Taste is massively acidic with a fair amount of funk and barnyard, wood, oxidation notes, mineral presence and light carmel. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Bone dry finish. Mouth puckering. The quality is there, but this beer is a tad harsh. It’s at the border refreshing and too acetic and it crossed the line a few time while I was drinking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
75cl bottle at the Grote Dorst. It pours deep golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is very acidic with a bit of citrus and tannin. Taste is similar with loads of sour vinegar tones and lacto sourness with lemon zest. An interesting experience but I think this has gone downhill now and held up not nearly as well as some 3F from that period.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
75cl 1999 vintage, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: sour, horseblanket. TASTE: very very sour, horse blanket, some would say this is already too sour, but I enjoyed every sip! Amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1567) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
1992 vintage. Rusty orange with virtually no head. Aroma is cider vinegar, crab apple, dusty basement, apricot. Tart on the palate, medium bodied, smooth sour finish. Taste is cider vinegar, dried peach, apricot, lemon pulp. One of the nicest guezes that I’ve had.

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