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De Troch Gueuze

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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11906) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer. Pours hazy copper with a white head. Aroma of lightly funky grape. Med body. Flavor is grape like in soda. Pleasant but disappointing in a way. Little if any funk. It’s not dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours ruddy golden with a modest off-white head and a strange grape-like aroma. There is a sweet grape flavor with a carbonated finish that stays on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1272) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours murky copper. Aroma and taste is grape otterpops. That’s all I can think of when I drink this beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MWMBeerguy (172) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
No head. Low carbonation. Wonderful barnyard aroma which is not too overpowering. Tart sourness which fades and doesn't linger. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Minderbinder (2198) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle 750ml. [1999 vintage] Pours clear blond/golden with low to no white head. Aroma is of apricots, vegetables, apples, menthol, cardboard. Taste is of menthol, some citrus, cardboard. Palate: Very low carbonation. Light body. Overall: Over the hill, by alot it would appear. Feels old. Not gross considering the age.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
bottle shared mathieuc, many thanks bro! pours hazy very pale golden with a small white cap, shy retention and lacing. some bugs, cardboard, granny smiths, floury apples, citric-forward, soem floral notes. light carboantion - could be brighter but eh, light body, dry citric and grassy finish. past its prime and/or maybe it has never been good. blah.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JulienHuxley (3805) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle 1999 vintage shared at a tasting. Hazy flat gold pour. Very dusty aroma, minty, cardboard-like oxidization notes. Taste is oxidized, old grain, dusty, light acidity, not very pronounced at all. Barely drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1726) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
A bottle from ’99 courtesy of Martinus, thanks! Pours a clear golden with no head and no lacing. Nose is of green apples and fresh minty notes. Taste is highly acidic and dry. Flavors are of green apples again, light tea and some unfortunate cardboard. This bottle is pretty tired it seems... Body was medium, carbonation low to medium. Overall this wasn’t quite the experience I was wishing for but still interesting to try.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (3368) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Vintage 1999. Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Clear golden with a small ring of white foam and little lacing. Aroma is of cardboard and oxidation, but there’s also a lovely minty touch, some fruitiness, acidic presence and an unfortunate vegetables touch. Taste is also oxidized and dominated by cardboard but again there’s that very nice minty touch that is often found in old gueuzes along some fruitiness and a medium acidic presence. Medium body, but watery. Very soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Puckering finish. It’s sad that the beer really want to be good, but doesn’t achieve that goal at all. The minty notes are interested, but the beer is too oxidized. It was probably not a masterpiece right out of the gate either though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
The fully traditional geuze De Troch in 75 cl, only occasionally produced and different from the lightly sweetened Chapeau Cuvée - this is the unsweetened version. Citric acid and lactic acid relatively well-balanced, complex as can be expected from the style, though not the best old geuze I had so far.


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