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Eylenbosch Gueuze

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


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle 75cl @ 17th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2008.
[Vintage 1988 - from the old Eylenbosch factory] . Unclear hazy orange grey color with a virtually none appearance, virtually none lancing head. Aroma is green apple, sour - tart, oak, citrus. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, and a dry dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (240508)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
From 37.5 cL bottle, thanks to Grovlam. Pours slight hazy orange with a light orange and diminished head. Fruity (apple and raisin) and acidic aroma. Starts very sweet fruity, gives away a mild fruity note and a mild brett acidity. Dominantly sweet in a thick caramel/cane sugar way. Unusual but very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2004
[The original Eylenbosch Gueze - vintage 1988 - sampled March 2004] The aroma is both sweet and sour with notes of wood. The color is a hazy amber and it has a fine head. The flavor is both sweet and sour with notes of candy sugar - like a Faro. The notes of sugar makes it a little weird - I wonder if it is the 16 years in the bottle that has done this? For a gueze this is not that good - but as a beer it is OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle, 1988-vintage. Cloudy orange coloured with a white head. Sweet aroma of port, wood and fruits. Flavour of wood, fruits and port.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle, 1988 vintage, thanks joergen for sharing. Red/brown colour, small white head. Maderiawineish nose, which shows hints of Oxidation (a bit like the Bass King 1902 at RBESG). Flavour is Gueuze meets Madeira wine. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle 25 cl) Original version from "Br. Eylenbosch" in Schepdaal at 4,3% ABV. Amber coloured, bubbly head (leaves the bottle by itself as soon as you get the cap off) but then the beer turns rather flat. Some tart - but far from extreme - vinegary notes nicely matched by a candied sweetness. 291196

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle @ Akkurat. Pours an orange color with white head. Sweet malty fruity aroma. Sweet malty fruity and slightly sour tart flavor. Has a fruity malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2010
750 ml bottle, 1984, at Grote Dorst, shared with BigMomma. Straightforward sour with the expected funk. Still had a lively head after all these years. Well-kept and expertly served.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

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