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

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RATINGS: 1178   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Unfiltered.
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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1251) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of funky bread, apple, leather and stable.
Appearance: A clear amber colored beer. A off-white head with small lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, citrus, grass, leather, yeast and peel.
Palate: High carbonation, a sticky texture. A medium body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Wonderful with cheese. Bretty delight!
Note: Bottle 375 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-04-13.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (635) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Slightly hazy, small white head, some lacing. Aroma, lemon/lime, grass, brett, fruity acidity. Taste, malty, tart, brett, acid, lemon/lime, grass.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rightious1230 (14) - Escondido, USA - APR 6, 2014
Excellent....almost perfect. Acidity is spot on with fruity green apple with slight pear finish. Little white head....almost sparkling wine type

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
2013 cork. Pours a clear copper in color with a fluffy and sticky head, nice lacing. The aroma is very barnyard with a high funky presence. There is also an acidic fruit scent along with subtle sweet notes in the background. As for tasting the beverage was noticeably tart, it had cherry fruit acidic flavors, and a mild yeast like character. As the drink warms it becomes a tad more tame and not overpowering to my taste buds. The finish had a weak bitter sweet flavor that was diminished by the acidic tartness of the ale. Overall a nicely done gueuze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1654) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours an unclear golden orange, effervescent with pillowy white head. Smell is funky, hay, lemons, apples, (in the voice recording I yell at my kid here about slamming doors). Taste is lightly tart, lemon, citrus splashes, apple juice, slight vinegar. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (419) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
2013 bottle to glass. Straw golden pour with white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a nice collar of foam. Pronounced barnyard funk. Taste is heavy funk and sour. Tannic finish. Notes of lemon tart and sweetness. Good classic example but not as smooth as others I’ve enjoyed more. Salty lemon aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JustDrinkIt (257) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Rosy golden pour with quickly diminishing head. Aroma of vinegar, barnyard, orange blossoms. Flavor is a light citrusy sour, lemon, currant, and yeast. Awesome beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (1939) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. 5.0%. Best before? Cork says ”Ref C X 2009”. Pours a hazy orange/amber with a diminishing off-white/yellowish head. Slight lacing. Mild aroma; tart, sweet, fruity/berry aroma with a horse blanket note. Flavour is sour and fruity with a horse blanket note. Dry finish with a grape fruit bitterness. Lingering sour note and a light note of apricot. 14.03.14.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (686) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 10, 2014
BOTTLE 37.5CL from Belgium in a Box. Look: hazy golden-amber with a small sparkling white head with poor retention. Aroma: funk, green fruit acidity, some sweetness,/honey, acacia. Taste: Strong but not overwhelming acidity, some sweetness/fruit, yest, finishes with mild bitterness and green fruit astringency and fruit stone nuttiness.

Has some fruity/honey notes, but mostly is like any other lambic.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Raddler (22) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
White head with bubbles streaming up keeping it at two fingers, golden clear color. aroma of grape, similar to white wine sour but some sweetness to back it up. Taste: very tart


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