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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: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
Vintage 1999. Haxy orange, white head. Very sourish, sour, woddy and with fruits. Sour flavor, sour but also a bit fruity. Dryish, vinegar notes.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10142) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (10100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009 Vintage 99. Aroma has pear, lemon, lychee and oak. Very sour flavor with pear, yoghurt, fresh cheese, lemon. This geuze is amazingly fruity, and, in spite of the mouthpuckering sourness, softer than you might expect. I understand now why Belle Vue hides this beer from the crowd. If they get to know this beer nobody buys their normal crap. Another tasting @ the RBESG in Sheffield showed that this beer has mellowed down a bit over the years and has further gained in complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009 (1999 Vintage) Big sour aroma. Golden coloured very hazy in appearance sour and tart with a crisp and slightly dry tangy finish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopscotch (9052) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle #6772, 1999 Vintage... This beer rocks!... Murky amber ale. The aroma is an acetic mega-swirl of biting acidity, honey, caramel, aged cheddar, fallen ash or oak, a forty-year-old-yellow-paged book and old baseball glove. In a word; dank! Most intense flavor I’ve ever encountered. Mild sweetness up front with a note of apple. Involuntary eye-squinting sourness on the backside. Nothing balanced about it... no residual sweetness to buffer the onslaught of pungency. Beautiful lemon/orange zing. Full-bodied with a 1%-milk mouthfeel. Finishes delicately sweet with a well-rounded, refined tartness. Oh, so very good. Thanks to boboski for making it possible for me to finally try this beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9043) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2009
cloudy yellow pour. This was from my friend Ryans sourfest on Halloween. Cheesy aroma is evident immediately with some sour fruit and barnyard aromas too. Flavor is sour as hell. Lemony, acidic, vinegar, earthy tones, dry. Sour. wow.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2007
750ml bottle shared courtesy of Axilla (thanks!). 1999 vintage. Bottle # 06660. Poured a dark and cloudy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of caramel, brett, musty, leather, citrus, and wood. Tastes of green apples, citrus, wood, and sour lemons. Nice pucker factor. You have to love a beer that when you lick your lips a minute later, it still makes you pucker! This one was fantastic. Everything I would want in a Gueuze!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (8765) - 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.......

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoritzF (8444) - Bochum, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
Big thanks to beastiefan2k for sharing this. Deep amber-gold beer with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, with lots of apricot, melon, lemon and more tart fruitiness. Very sour, but this is balanced by a light kiss of sweetness on the back. Heavy rich pineapple character. Funky and rich with a bracing acidity that is complemented by lots of nice fruity complexity.


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