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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: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (11526) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (11065) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
1999 Vintage. 750mL bottle at DHVL, pours a cloudy night orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of tart dry apricot skins, and classic barnyard funk -- wonderful aromatics. Flavour brings out tart apricots, some grape skins, and medium funk. Moderate funky quality for a gueuze with a very higher than average acidity. Finishes fairly tart, with the funky quality no less pronounced and huge acidity. No sign of the age at 14 years old. Wonderful stuff, though not my favourite style of gueuze with all the sourness and intense acidity. Actually becomes overburdeningly acidic the more you drink, forcing me to lower the rating a bit. Still, quality stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 [Vintage 1999] Hazy amber with a large off white head. Typical sour barnyard aroma along with lacto, wood, leather, peaches and grapefruit. Barnyardy flavor with very sour lacto notes along with leather, wood barnyard and sour lemons. All sorts of things going on here. Freaking sour stuff. I simply love this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10350) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber-orange colour. Vinegar, wood and citrus in the aroma. Nice very sour flavour with fruits and wood. TASTY!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopscotch (10265) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopdog (10255) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle @ Stephen’s whale slaying. Thanks to Eric for sharing! Pours a murky orange appearance with no head. Very dusty, tannic, cheesy, herbal, lemon, and orange aroma. Pretty acidic. Somewhat sweet. Low bitterness. Dusty, sweet oak, vanilla, light coconut, and somewhat acetic. This is good but was maybe better a few years back. Big thanks for sharing, Eric!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2011
1992 vintage at the 20th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. It pours hazy dark yellow/amber, with moderate carbonation and a thin fizzy white head. The nose is clove rock, light floral, light smoke, wood, varnish, barbeque, HP sauce, soy sauce, tamarind and farmyard. The taste is wood, sour lemon and lots of sour berry: redcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, red apple and blackberry, with a dry-tart finish. There is some pleasant alcohol warmth, low oxidation and high acidity in the finish. This has truly stood the test of time, the complexity and flavours are amazing and yet it is so drinkable. I reckon I could polish a whole bottle of this off myself.

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