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Belle-Vue Sélection Lambic

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

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2006
(750ml bottle, vinitage 1999, shared by pivnizub – many thanks !) I had the vintage of 1990 once before, which was my first Gueuze ever and called my attention to the style. Hazy and slightly murky orange colour with a short off-white layer. Fine sourish, musty and woody aroma with citrus and subtle notes of peach. Sour flavour, slightly lactic; woody and fruity taste; very well-balanced fruitiness and sourness; almost astringent dry and tart lingering finish. If I only could by that stuff right around the corner, with 10 €uro per bottle, it has a phantastic price – enjoyment ratio.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (10102) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2006
Bottle (vintage 1999, purchased at Streekprodukten, Halle, 06/06): Orange to amber coloured, small foamy layer; strong sourish fruity nose (citrousy, cidery) with a bigger touch of horseblanket and barrique; strong sourish (woody), dry flavour; finishes dry, sour, citrousy with a tart tinge of brettanomyces.... The dry acidity knocks You really down.......

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle (1999). Murky dark golden with a small head. Wow this is totally wild. Very sour. Fruits. Citric fruits. Close to vinegar and slightly moldy and earthy. Very dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottle. 1999 vintage. Pours a hazy orange-yellow body with a small, white, creamy head. The aroma is somewhat harsh - very oaky, manure-like, and barnyardy. The flavour is reasonably fruity and almost cherry-like with crazy tartness. Super funky and a little bit of sweetness comes in for a moment. Very pungent and punchy! Awesome. Sampled at the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation on May 28, 2006.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9108) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 750ml bottle, vintage 1999
Consumed at the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation, Opstal, May 2006 (7 years cellared)

Murky orange cloudy appearance, very still, with almost no head. Incredibly juicy up front, very medicinal (in a good way), intense, juicy sourness. Sticky, thick, oily, chewy, etc. You get the picture. Tastes properly aged, with old oranges and juicy floral grapefruit flavors battling. Strongly acidic, overall an absolutely excellent geuze, one of the best ever. Very rough, but very well aged. I want more.

Photograph of Bottle & Glass
http://www.youforgotpoland.org/beer/BelleVueSe

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Vintage 1999 – Unclear golden body with a small beautiful white head; Very nice a bit sour very deep and complex nose: apple, grapefruit, citrus, hay, barnyard, cow shit, with exceptional balance; Complex, balanced body to the sour side, incredible texture, that makes this body not present and incredibly present at the same time; Into long warm sour finish with a very present balance: wood, ripe apple, warm grape juice, some sweet orange juice. Simply amazing, perfect sourness in both body and finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jonas (6723) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle, vintage 1992 - marking the second millenium with a treasure from the Pattyn dungeons - Joris my debt in beer to you has grown into the infinite by now.
Pours a orange amber colour, initially heavily sparkling but quickly setting into a light champagne fizzle. A whiff reveals a hint of horseblanket, candied orangepeel, mirabelle plums and cherrywood. A truly elegant acidity, just right to keep the tongue feeling dry but not blocking the fine lime, mirabelle, lemongrass and light wooden/leathery notes. Sparkly dryness closes everything up leaving you with lime and grape aftertaste that commands you to take another sip. Wow!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
Hazy dark orange appearance with small head. Some vinegar in the aroma. Flavour is exploding in your mouth. EQuite a lot of citrus and very dry in the palate. Somewhat a brutal but pleasant lambic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (22695) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2006
1992 Vintage. Rating #400. Hazy golden colour with a small head. Mellow acidic barnyard aroma with some hints of citrus. Nice sour flavor with some citrus hints. Dry tart and lovely aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2005
So intensely sour as to seem sickly...I am pleased to be distracted by the very lively carbonation. Citrus flavors, sour of course, predominate. Mainly orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Still don’t get it!


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