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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: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22607) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
Horseblanket is dominant with herbal, minty notes in the aroma that evokes a musty cellar. Opaque yellow-tan with low white head that dim to ring. Acidic fruits - peach, pear, apricot, apple flavours with a strong barnyard character and some surprising herbal notes in the aftertaste. Medium body with low carbonation seems perhaps a bit tired. Bottle (1992 vintage) sampled at RBSG’05.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2007
99 bottle: Peachy amber colour, with a pale tan head. Very fresh acidic aroma. Very strong sourness, like sucking a lemon, it’s like this beer got more sour with age, I would not have guessd it was 7 yrs old, it was just so vibrant and fresh tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
750ml bottle shared by sliffy at columbus tasting 7 - Thanks! - Pours golden with a short white head. Aromas of cheese, funk, and maybe a little yeast through the sourness. Flavor is sour with funk, cheese, some citrus, and lots of yeast. Acidic on the palate with medium body..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Rating #1000. ’99 Bottle generously provided by kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Hazy peach body with a tiny ring of bubbles along the edge of the glass for a head. The nose is moderately sour, yogurt, blue cheese, horseblanket, light pinneapple and a touch of sweet malts. Flavor is moderately to heavy sour, lots of acidic fruit juices, pineapple, light peach, lemon, cherry, cider, plenty of yogurt and lactic acids, especially at the end and just a touch of sweet malts behind the tidal wave of sour. Medium body is soft with light carbonation with a sour, puckering, drying finish. Just too much acetic acid to be a great gueuze.

1988 Belle-Vue Gueuze, probably belongs here over the sweetened entries. Big and bright, lots of citrus, touch of band-aid, lots of lactic acid. The taste is very sour, lots of lemon, lots of grapefruit rind, lemon and hay. Medium body, decent carbonation. Lovely stuff, amazing with this age. 8/4/8/4/16 =4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 Rating #900!! 750ml bottle No. 01783, 1999. thanks to ygtbsm for this trade. pours slightly hazed golden with hints of copper and extremely small white head around the rim. nose is very funky and oaky with vinegar, white grape, and lemon notes. flavor is really sour and oaky, esp. in finish, with a somewhat harsh acidic notes. really crisp, spritzy, and refreshing notes of white grapes and lemons. a big white wine finish. the big problem i have with this beer is it’s still highly acidic making this hard to drink at times. you’d think after 8 years of age it wouldn’t be this acidic. really too acidic, but also a bit too sour and vinegary.3.9.

4/17/08, thanks to holdenn for sharing this bottle and congrats on his 1000th rate! pours hazy orange with not much head. a dusty moldy tangerine aroma. flavors has a huge shart tartness that sticks to the back of the throat for a long time, an acidic burn, there’s some perceived woodyness to it, citrus and acidic feeling in the belly. really intense gueuze and tough to drink. even 1/4 of the botlte was hard to get down. i’m sorry but i’d take many gueze that are softer over this any day. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2006
[1999 Bottle. RBESG Göteborg] Yellow colour, no foam. Sourish, woody backbone in aroma. Sweetish undertones along with cheeses and berries. Intense sour flavour profile. Body is weird with an acidic, metal touch. Long flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
Cloudy orange colour with a small white head. Malty, tart aroma with a complex blend of yeast, dust and leather notes. Tart fruity and yeasty flavor with notes of leather. Dry, dusty and tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2891) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2008
[bottle at plan b in Copenhagen] Sour and vinegary aroma with strawberry and cranberry and crabapple and horseblanket notes. Dark, unfiltered apple juice appearance with no head. Quite sour flavour, but not too vinegary and with plenty of fruity notes: peach, apple, dill pickle, slight horseblanket (I like). Very dry but tingly with medium carbonation, nice tart finish.

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