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


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Also known as Winter Gueuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2969) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2008
Bottle 37,5 cl @ home (bought Geers) Amber color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma fruits, malt, sweet. Medium body. Taste sweet, fruit, and sourness. Not bad, but i’ll expected more.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Poured a clear medium amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was odd to say the least. Apple cider vinegar, wood and old spice (not the cheap cologne). It actually smelled like apple cider cole slaw with raisin salad. The flavor was sweeter than I expected. Sweet apple notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2008
330ml bottle @ One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Week 2008. Contains aroma & sugar, but tastes like a strawberry milkshake. Quite clear, red-amber, small white head. Aroma of strawberry. Taste a bit sour, with earthy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 Rating is a composite of these 2: Bottle (ZBF2008)
Amber brown, small tight head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet mellow taste, caramel dominates. Fruity raisins make it more interesting but a bit too sugary.
rerate of:
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Week 2008) as ’Winter Gueuze’
Huge raspberry aroma. In fact, it’s hotdogs, apple and raspberry. Fresh and tasty. A bit too sweet, but no worse than many other fruit lambics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Sampled at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, Minnesota as Chapeau Winter Gueuze and shared by joebrew. Pours a clear brownish caramel brew with a fizzy off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and ring. Aroma of light cherry Vicks Nyquil with some barnyard yeast funk and some citrus zest. Taste is semi-sweet cherry, a touch of cinnamon, vanilla, and front yard lawn. Finish has a good balance of sweet and tart character with a light cherry aftertaste and a mild yeast flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TrefwoordPunk (830) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle 37,5 cl. The front says "winter-gueuze, the back calls this x-mas gueuze) Pours a clear orange with a small white head and a fruity aroma, sweet with hints of citrus and more exotic fruits. The flavor is pretty sweet to start with, apple, cherry, lemon and liquid sugar, but there are some notes that I can’t really nail down. After the mild sweet comes a mild sour, evolving into a mildly sweet finish. Not a good beer, just a one-dimensional and too sweet lambic, but not as bad as some might say.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Wow - this was some messed up stuff. Huge thanks to Beastiefan for sharing and allowing me to try such a horrid beer. Pours a light copperish amber with a fizzy soda head. Aroma is completely messed up-= unlike anything I have ever had. Starts with wierd harsh peppery phenols and spice- cardamona nd cinamon- cherry juice concentrate, juniper berries, tons of earth and dirt with rusted nails, and even some lemon lime soda- and then some red cabbage- seriously this was intense with a crapload of aromatics that didnt go well together. Wierd cherry pit astringency in the flavor- cherry syrup, earth and dirt, vanilla bean, and tons of rotting mulch, and rum spiked hot apple cider. Pretty much no real tartness or sour in this which is expected from chapeau.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2008
I am sorry guys, i did not think even Chapeau could make something this bad. Bottle from Legion242 (I know John, I was asking for it). Smells is cleaning product and cheap cherry syrup. Taste is vinegar and nail polish. Nothing "lambic" about it, and nasty, almost undrinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
Oh my God... Eugene, what did I do to deserve this vile concoction? Did I not express my gratitude for the drive to the tasting? Have I offended you with my Canadian sensibilities? Please, tell me how to make things right! Pale amber, thin head. Aroma is of bile, burned orange peels and charred computer circuits. Flavour of lime jello, drain cleaner and vomit. Goddamn... what a waste of a bottle and perfectly drinkable water.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 bottle: pours a fizzzy small white head above a crimson brown body. aroamis faint funky unripe raspberries, some what sweet and kool aid like. flavour si sweet and very sweet kool aid again taste or unripe raspberries with sugar palate is lively.

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