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De Neve Gueuze

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Formerly brewed at Belle-Vue (InBev)
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle (1991)... Hazy amber ale with no head. The dusty bouquet has probably seen better days, but I’m able to pick up some nice things – musty fallen oak, white grapes and leather – and some not so nice things – grass, vinegar, cardboard and apple-like oxidation. Light-bodied with nearly-expired carbonation. The flavor is tart, but not as sour as I expected – delivering notes of lemon, key lime, white wine vinegar and cardboard. Tangy, dry, cardboard finish. Kudos to biggsbowler for the opportunity to try this seemingly-ancient brew! This bottle is well past its prime, but if you have a bottle that has been stored properly for the past 23 years, it could prove enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ferograd (4) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2014 does not count
Two bottles from 1990, kept in a beer cellar these past 23 years. Amber colour, though still very clear when poured. No real head, very little carbonation. Both bottles had a very fruity flavour, reminiscent of berries and (for me) apples. First bottle had a light sweetness and an amazing aftertaste that seemed to last forever. Second bottle had higher acidity. No cardboard flavour whatsoever, seems to have aged perfectly. Overall one of the best gueuzes I ever tasted. Cork is very fragile, first broke of halfway (didn’t crumble), which can be normal for a layered cork after so many years. Second came out in one piece. Still have 10 bottles left, and very grateful for that.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (932) - BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2013
Vintage 1991. Hazy amber colour, medium carbonation. Very complex aroma of sour apples, citrus and some light sweet hints. Very good for the age.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
75cl 1989 vintage bottle, shared with Mathieu87. Not 100% sure if this is the right entry, PM me when you would know where to put it properly! APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: sour, horse blanket, wood, nice and balanced. TASTE: sour, nice and stable, amazing, horse blanket, some hay. This is just the perfect geuze!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (3776) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
1991 vintage. pours hazy medium dark golden orange, no head or lacing. toaste and chocolate sourness, peaches, nail polish, white grapes, cardboard unfortunately, wheat, grass, plain acetic, or maybe plum vinegar, little to no funk. moderate to almost flat carbonation, light body, lightly acidic and grassy finish. what to say? some may say it depens on how it was cellared. true. but the truth is gueuze don’t seem to hold up as expected (or wished by brewers/blenders).. fun to try nonetheless.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Minderbinder (1580) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle 750ml. (1991) Pours amber/deep golden with no head. Slightly unclear. There was no "pop" at opening. Not the best of corks. Aroma is of cardboard, fruits, berries. Taste is of acid, fruits, cardboard, berries. Palate: Light-medium body. Dead flat. Overall: Over the hill. Fruity.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tom10101 (2216) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). 1991 vintage. Shared by Pier-Luc and Julien, thanks! Hazy orange with no head and no lacing. Aroma is fruity with cardboard, strong acetic presence, menthol and sawdust. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately acetic with fruity notes, cardboard and menthol. Medium body. Completely flat. Acetic mouthfeel. The cork wasn’t in good shape, so the beer was at least a decade past it’s prime.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle, 1991 vintage. Completely flat hazy orange pour. Pretty intense cardboard aromas, very light lambic funky notes, light menthol, heavily oxidized. Flavor is slightly acetic, herbal (minty) with cardboard, a bit of raw leather, not as bad as the aroma. Palate is dead flat. Not one that survived well.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2430) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
bottle , pours orange, no foam taste is pretty intence, very very fruite ( pear and some apples ) sour in the back . very drinkable. --- i think it was an 1982 vintage but i need to check --

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (1522) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle@akkurat, 1991. Copper, pours clear even though a layer of compressed sediment. Red apple vinegarish nose, cinnamon, fermented honey and hay (or what I assume that would smell like). Body light, with cola flavours. Essentially no co2, even though there was a fizz when uncorking. Very mellow and timid acidity. Interesting drink, but mostly because of the age/year it was bottled than flavour.

-- bb/wp8


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