Brewed by Brouwerij Girardin
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Sint Ulriks-Kapelle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1206   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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De houten ton is een Gallische uitvinding, die gebruikt werd voor het gisten als voor het bewaren van wijn als bier. Ten opzichte van de amforen hadden ze veel voordelen : ze waren lichter, konden een grotere inhoud bevatten, waren minder fragiel en waren ook nog handiger, want men kon ze rollen. De tonnen en pijpen die Breughel schilderde kunnen zo afkomstig zijn uit het tonnenmagazijn van elke Pajottenlandse lambikbrouwer (of daar nog staan ...). Houten tonnen werden algemeen gebruikt tot het begin van de vorige eeuw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2005
350 ml bottle from ClarkVV. Thanks. Clear orange in color with a nice thin white head. Sweet and sour like aroma. Citrusy aroma. Palate is smooth. Refreshing beer and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2005
350 ml bottle via ClarkVV. Thanks! Clearish orange, thin white head. Sweet and sour aroma and flavor that to me is similar to grapefruit. Extremely smooth palate. Explosive flavors. A little jolly rancher type character. Refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Didnít think Iíd ever get to try this one. Kudos to my friend Claude who swapped me this one for a bottle of Speedway. Very foamy and overflowed from the bottle a bit. Not too much wasted. Poured an orange gold color with a small white foamy head, with nice lacing. The only surprise about the aroma is how good the vinegar, barnyard, leather, blankety and woodiness smells were. The best of any lambic Iíve tried. Taste is extremely tart, very citrusy, and very good and funky, like my moms old handbag was soaked in it. The sour/tart overtones stay throughout the bottle, and the finish is nice and smooth. We found ourselves smacking our lips big time at the end. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2005
small corked bottle into a flute....This is spritzy and sour with very nice sweet malty undertones and a little bit of the funk. Looks very nice in the tall skinny glass and goes down suprisingly smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2005
yeasty sweet sour aroma, sour apple like taste that finishes in a sudden dryness. Very refreshing, altough Iím still not a big fan(yet ) of the style

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 23, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Bottled. Pours a murky off orange with an ivory head. Aromas of oranges, lemon, grass, straw and mustiness. Musty and sour with some straw notes as well as fruit (strawberries, lemon). Dry and fizzy mouthfeel. Has become one of my favorite Gueuzes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Easily the best gueuze Iíve had. The beer pours a beautiful pinkish amber verging on copper with a moderate, but dense, white head. The aroma is very fruity -- underripe peaches and apricots, horse blanket musty. The flavor is definitely sour, it comes across as salty by somehow activating those sensors on the tongue, but the saltiness turns into a puckering tartness on the back of the tongue. The tartness doesnít overwhelm the rest of the beer, though as gree peach/apricot fruit mingles with a slight bit of sweetened toast malt. All of these flavors meld wonderfully into a complex and tasty lambic. Easier to drink than I expected, actually.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Bottle. Musty, woody, yeast aroma. Slightly subdued with an odd touch to it. A hint of sweetness with lots of sourness and a full tannic body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Average sized creamy off-white head, clear amber body... nice looking. Sweet yeast overall aroma. Like my socks, lemons, musty blue cheese, and hints of sweetness. Tart lemons with dry cobweb finish. It is quite balanced... tart as expected, but it has a lot of flavor and subtle sweet hints to back it up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Poured a hazy, medium orange color with a huge, huge white head. Aromas of citrus, lemons, yeast and leather. Sour and tart. Acetic. Lightly sweet as well. This took me by surprise and was a nice change to some of the mediocre beers the past couple of days.

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