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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: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19216) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Bottled. Cloudy orange. Aroma of barnyard and lemon juice. Very acidic with clean, rounded mouthfeel. There’s sweet malt beneath the powerful acidity. Very flavourful, but not as complex and lively in mouthfeel as the best gueuzes I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
Muddy blond color, poor head. Excellent Lambic. Should I say more? There is some apple fruitness in the taste; astringent. One straight, pure, lovely Lambic.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10141) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled Vintage 1999: Orange coloured. Unclear. Off white fluffy head. Sourness, earth and spice in the aroma. Very citric. Flavour of fruit, earth, tart, citrus, yeast and loads of sourness. This is my kind of gueuze. Is very dry and refreshing. Very complex. Ends on a delicious sour note, balanced by a light sweetness.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2005
Bottle #7505 (Bier Circus): Cloudy copper with a lasting white head. Dusty, woody sweaty aroma with citrus and white wine. Sweet sugary start with citrus following and an intense tart acidic finish. Orange, fresh grapes and leather in flavour too. While it is very tart it doesnt get too unbalanced as it keeps begging you to drink more. Smooth medium bodied with a tingle from the acidity. Really great gueuze. I wish they still made this :(

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
Five beers for a thousand - Beer #998. 1999 vintage - Bottle #7501. 750ml bottle at Beer Circus, Brussels. Pours cloudy gold with a small but lasting frothy white head - murky. Incredibly sour, woody and winey aroma, a whiff invigorates the senses. Other aromas are funky cheese, citrus and vinious. Palate rippingly sour in a full flavoured gueuze. Very tart and hugely dry and woody with bags of lemony citrus fruit and a acidic vingarish edge. Complex beyond belief with so many flavours assaulting the palate & tastebud from every angle. Fruity, dry finish and rather acidic. Would have worked great with some simple food. Fierce carbonation.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2004
Hazy golden color, sick sour aroma, heavy sour dry taste, full body, long sour dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2004
MMm... what a treat! Extrme sour aroma, nice woodyness. Hazy orang body. Wonerful sourness, very sour indeed. This beer is very full and rich. A true top beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goviken (12) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2004
Yummi, this is Gueuze which can compete with the other "old gueuze" producers such as Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen. Just bought some of the last bottles available as it seems there will be no more bottles produced (production was already extreely limited). A pity for every beer and especially gueuze lover and a shame for Interbrew who is just in it for the money. Now they had an outstanding beer but, ..... but the stock market rules it seems

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
Fruity and vinegar aroma. Cloudy, orange color, small white head, few lace. Very sour start which makes you think "oh my god! am I gonna survice?" but immediatly gets maltsweet, vinegar, fruity. Did I already say it’s very sour? Quite full for a gueuze. If this is showing off by Belle Vue, than I have a question? Why not bottle this and sell it in every Dutch supermarket?

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2011 Dutch Ratebeer Meeting. 1999 vintage. Extremely cloudy orange coloured, small head. Very strong tart aroma with vinegar and some fruit, very complex. Very sour flavour, complex, but soft nonetheless. Fantastically balanced. This, ladies and gentlemen, is truly a great beer.


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