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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: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dudebun (136) - GERMANY - DEC 15, 2012
Amazing beer. Smells very sweet, almost vanilla but then the barny notes take over. The taste is like a red and brown like sweet and sour... So amazing. 1999, bottle number 06676. If you see this buy it. If you have this, drink it. Life changing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle, 1999 vintage, 11/17/2012. For a gueuze, pours an amazing dark orange amber, but absolutely still. Aroma is quite musty with a lot of wood, heavy funk, a bit of acetone character, with tart lime, orange, lemon, vinegar- this opens up with a bit more fruitiness as it warms. Taste sour, acetic, quite bracing and puckering as others have described, with citrus and lemon peel, tart tart apples with bitter grapefruit, a bit sweet. Moderate, thick palate. Bit of a letdown, this was too aggressive for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredrik_ (89) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
750 ml bottle from 1988 shared by Ludvig. Had so much higher hopes on this one. Looked beautifull when we poured it but it had some strange sweetness in it that i did not like.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ludvig (118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 had a 1988 vintage bottle shared with a friend. i dont know why this is so high rated. too sweet in some kind of way and... well it just did not make me..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
75 cl. bottle w/ cork and wire. 1992 vintage. Rated 8.9.2012. Low carbonation; the cork is removed soundlessly. Clear, deep gold. Funky, intense aroma w/ obvious acidity, cellar notes, and vibrant complexity. Taste is intense and acidic, funky, barnyardy and surprisingly fresh and youthful. A very good gueuze, especially considering its ripe old age.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3447) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
1989 bottle shared by Frank. Thanks man. Hazy orange brown pour with no head or lacing worth noting. Scents were very young for a gueuze this old, notes of chardonay oak, lemon, barn, spicy cedary wood, so sour and layered. Perfectly aged dusty tasting lambic with further tastes of sea salt, sand, fruit skins, belgian yeast. Acidic full flavored sour, with some peachy undertones.. what a great lambic. I’m sure the 23 years of age didn’t hurt either

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours pure amber clear with a decent whitish tan head. The aroma brings nice sweet tart notes, you would never know the bottle was from 1989, lambic deliciousness as usual. The flavor brings some great sweet sour tart notes that end with yeasty malt flavors blended so well.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
1999 bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours a hazy orange-gold with little carbonation. Dusty cobwebby aroma, straw, barnyard, musty acidic citric. Gorgeous complex flavor with lactic fruitiness, lemons, light stone fruit, berries, acetic accents. Very smooth and mellow with lots going on. An absolute delight and one of my favorite beers of the day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 25, 2012
1989 vintage unlabeled bottle at home, 75cl. Thanks to Olly! Was a bit apprehensive about this one as I’d heard the 1999 is bracingly sour and I prefer a more balanced lambic. Was not dissapointed though as this was not extreme. It was fairly lactic but refreshingly so. Lemons and lime no oxidisation. Still a light golden colour and a sharp barnyard aroma. This actually reminded me of a Hanssens Gueuze in it’s sharpness yet drinkable nature. Very nice Gueuze

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 8, 2012
750 ml bottle huge thanks to Doug. Poured cloudy with very little head. There are notes of lemon/citrus, dusty, apricot. A brilliant sour from Belgium.


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