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Eylenbosch Gueuze

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Formerly brewed at Mort Subite (Alken-Maes - Heineken)
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Kobbegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (2689) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Early 1980’s bottle. Clear amber body, no head, no lacing, gentle carbonation streaming up. Nose is full of wood, funk, apple cider vinegar and general acetic notes. Flavor is similar, with acetic notes and mild oxidation dominating. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, light acidity, a blit slick on the tongue. Not sure if this one just didn’t survive 30 years of age (I don’t mind mild oxidatitive notes) or whether it always had this much acetic character to it. Not the worst geuze, but I have no interest in giving it another shot.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2012
At a tasting thx gEUS for bringing !

head: none
Colour: amber Smell: sweet, caramely
Taste: Gueze, bit on the sweet side , but quite ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10871) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst. Vintage 1990. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, oxidated and light sour. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 220712

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
1983 bottle with some carbonation left in it. Bottle courtesy of GRG1313. Pours with a clear, deep golden hue with a lasting white head. Aroma is musty, mostly cork, acid, apple, and rotten wood. Flavors are sweet, faded, appley, mild funk. Still lively bubbles, but the corked character makes it dead. Fun to try. We had a older Hassens that day (something from the 50s), and while flat, held its flavors much better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2012
At the sour Tasting @ DSG, many thanks DSG, 1984 vintage with a cork full of black mold and the bottle’s glass showing some signs of fatigue, pours an hazy sticky like orange with no head, aroma of cherries, acids, malt and some leaves, flavor is sourish with lemon, vinegar, leather and leaves, some moldy tones with zestiness, pretty good gueze after all.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4903) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle, DHVL. Mostly clear on the first pour, amber in color, with a small fizzy thin head. Looks almost still. The nose is quite funky, full of cobwebs and a touch of cork, but not much. No noticable acidity and some light oxidation. Unfortunately the flavor is a little too over the hill to really be enjoyable, too much oxidation, overly corked. It actually tastes a little sweet. Not much funk or cellar character. Overly thin in body with little to no carbonation. The oxidation really lingers. Over the hill, but worth the gamble here. The next one might be phenominal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
750mL bottle from De Heeren during our last day in Belgium. Ordered from the cellar list. They didn’t know the exact year, but the guess was one of the bottles from the late 80’s, so I’m guessing probably the 1988 vintage given the prevalence of that one. Reviewed from notes. Served from a lambic basket into a HORAL mini gueuze tumbler. Pour was the color of a dark apple cider with no head or lacing. Probably to be expected from a 20+ year old beer. The nose was quite nice with light apple cider character and quite a bit of funk plus some mild acidity. There was a lice earthiness throughout. The flavor was a bit more acidic with a bit more cider and less funk. Body was super smooth. Light to medium body with light funk through the finish and a bit of acidity. Very clean and a pleasure to try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Courtesy of a generous trader, vintage 1984, 26 years old
Corked bottle; under the plastic film, the ugly mold has worn some millimeters of the cork, that is printed and guarantees the name of the brewery, from Schepdaal.
Beautiful golden-copper color, bright (at least, the first glass; the second one is cloudy orange); limited carbonation, mostly without head, with little perlage.
Mild aroma, sour components, wood, light plastic, a bit corky. Not exciting, though it improves after a few minutes.
Light bodied, but with the age it probably acquired a smoother mouthfeel; the flavor is sour, very lemony; the final is dry, acidic, a bit astringent but also rather short.
I am missing some more funky elements, lacking in complexity.
It will go well with my smoked mackerel, today.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10480) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
Säuerlicher aber relativ begrenzt intensiver Antrunk, harmonisch. Überaschenderweise schmeckt man nicht, dass das Bier bereits 20 Jahre auf dem Buckel hat. Im Mittelteil etwas süß, ausbalanciert, einfach nett - aber ohne Komplexität. Test vom 13.8.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: -,11,12,12,-,12 - 11,82

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
17th May 2009
Copenhagen Beer Festival. Huge thanks to Jacob (Hildigoltur) for pulling this from his cellar and sharing. Sourish woody nose. Easy going sour beer. A little acidic but nicely rounded off with a soft dry palate.


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