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


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RATINGS: 1259   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Sour and funky nose, with huge notes of cheese and that special barnyard flavor. Hazy orange brew, with a small white head. Lemony flavor, huge sourness, salty, cheesy and very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Finish is dominated by oak, wood and some leather. It is quite round and not too bitter. A very balanced and pleasant Gueuze. Great refreshment!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2005
Hazy pale orange, thin white cottony head. Yeasty, salty slight rubbery nose. Sour, salty unripe fruits flavour. Some notes of lemon and grapefruit. Refreshing with a red berry palate. Long aftertaste. This is good stuff!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2005
I enjoy this all too much. The aroma is absolutely great, probably my favorite in a gueze; it makes me drool. Out front is the leathe, followed by damp soil, acetic smells, and even a touch of lemon. Flavor is great, but not too acidic to be enjoyed. I will have to work this into my regular rotation!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2005
Bottled. The cork came out with a bang, but luckily the beer stayed in. It pours a light copper colour with a big, bubbly head. The aromas are a wonderful mixture of oak, hay, vinegar and grapefruit. Quite a acidic and tart taste. Very dry. Oaky, grapefruity notes. Ends with a long, dry and grapefruity finish. Really excellent, though I realize that I like the lemony tartness of a berliner weisse better. Many thanks go out to bierkoning for the bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 A Mes rate:
First off I was stunned I have not rated this as it is a regular for me. This particular one was tasted at the fantastic Bison bar in Brussels. My god this is how it should be done. I can imagine it being brewed in a dusty old barn by an aged boffin with equipment that has stood the test of time and is held together with patches and cobwebs then ferried around in barrels pulled by a faithful old horse. It is simply amazing stuff. Full of funk and farmyard charateristics with lemon peel and other citric notes. Wonderful hazy golden body with a great head that lasts as long as your glass still contains liquid and some attractive chunky lace. Smoother than a lot of other lambics. Plenty of tart and sourness about it though. Sweet to begin with then waves of delicious tart and sour stuff come through with sandlewood, oak and leather later. Wonderful dry finish that leaves you craving for more. Mouthfeel is just about unsurpassed by anything. For me it really does not get much better than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Not fully cogniscent of what it is Iím drinking...way too many odd things going on on every sensory level. I do know that Iím drinking a quality drink...but itís a little like walking late into a foreign language sci-fi film with special effects going off all over the screen and strangely costumed characters flying around speaking a weirdly futuristic foreign language...Iím not quite sure Iím going to figure this one out. It is, however, VERY SOUR! That much I get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Murky yellow red-orange. Tall rocky white head. Earthen mustiness, acidic tartness in the aroma. Large tartness matched by a funkiness reminiscent of molding leaves. Crisp astringent finish. Mouthfeel is dry and filmy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sanuk (10) - USA - AUG 21, 2005
This is my first Lambic and the bitter/sour flavors caught me off guard. That said, i can see how this is an acquired taste that I will be acquiring...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
The aroma is of unripe pears, sour cherries, and tamarind. The head is bulbous and looks like egg whites -- it distinctly holds its shape. Flavors are sour, like the flesh of a kaffir lime. Lots of citrus zest and a heavy dose of funk. The mouth hits hard at first, but effervesces and evaporates smoothly for a very clean and pleasant finish. Definitely a palatte cleanser!

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