Brewed by Brouwerij De Troch
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Ternat-Wambeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2003
There"s all sorts of big, dark, nasty looking fragments of something floating around in this one; I don"t think it"s yeast. Fairly clear golden body with the aforementioned chunks, tiny head, weak nose, a bit sour, a bit sweet, with muted apples. The largest chunks have settled to the bottom, but it"s going to take some courage to try this. Overly sweet; more like apple juice than gueuze. Some oak character. Label is different than pictured (greens and grays, with Chapeau at the bottom and Gueuze at the top), so maybe this isn"t the same thing that others have given high marks (same brewer, though - someone else mentioned that there was a sweetened export version? This might be that).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hansen (6206) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2002
What a funny kind of beer! Sweet and sour flavor. I guess I have to drink it some more before I’m going to like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2002
A hazy brown beer with no head. The aroma is only slight compared to other gueuzes but has the distinct sharp note of the wild fermentation. The aroma is quite sweet with notes of the sharpness and dryness of a gueuze. An OK beer, but I would rather have a sharper and drier gueuze. I think this is a good gueuze to introduce people to the concept of gueuze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2003 De Troch makes a traditional gueuze for the Belgium home market, and this much sweeter Chapeau for export. The nose is of slightly rusty iron railings after a summer downpour with some damp, slightly musty wood. A bit of painted iron is the initial taste, then a mild sour acid which soon vanishes to be replaced by the overwhelming honey sweet champagne cider. The tartness returns slightly stronger, mellowing back into the now familiar iron taste. A very refreshing and pleasant drink - a good introduction to the lambic family. [3.0]
Re-rate. Bottle, with Nuffield & Duff. Musty aroma like a well aged vintage British ale, including a strong suggestion of oxidisation. Intense extremes of sweet & sour perfectly balanced in a shocking explosion of balsamic vinegar. Tastes old and off (about a year after best before date). [2.9]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2002
1997: Sour water. Some type of dank wood left outside in the rain smell. I didn’t really enjoy this one at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2002
1997 VERSION: Distinct barnyard odors and nice mustiness. Nose was a winner... on par with the best of the gueuzes. Grassy taste did take away from some of the taste. Overall, it was nice and complex with a great sour ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2002
Nice sweet candy gueuze. A nice beer to drink instead of eating candyfloss.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2002
Woody aroma. A slight sourness. Sweet and fruity (grapes, pear, peach, mango). Tastes a bit medicinal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2003 Extremely sweet and sweaty beer. I wonder what they have done to destroy a fine lambic into this crap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Citellus (28) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2002

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