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

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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Filtered.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2004
Hazy, orangey colour; pungent aroma - lots of soft cheeses (not a cheese expert so I can't get specific), and yes, the wet barn thing. So complex - wheaty, barnyardy, cheesey, with hay-like, woody dryness and a hint of sour apples. There is so much going on here. I absolutely love this beer. (Yes, I'm aware that it's heresy to prefer the white label version, but I can only go based on what's in the glass, and this is what I've preferred).

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ntlktl (9) - - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Pours golden with small head and good lacing. Sour aroma hints of apple cider and almond. Full bodied. Wonderfully clean sour finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2004
Bottle bought in Belgium. 375ml & corked, served in a Girardin glass. Very similar to the black label, but not quite as dry so therefore it goes down easier. Woody, medium dry, tart and slightly sour (though never unpleasent), citrus fruit and slightly sweet. Doesn’t seem to lose anything from being filtered, this is an excellent gueuze. Interestingly Tim Webb claims this may be gueuze mixed with the Ulricher Extra lager, if so then it doesn't appear to detract from the beer.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Burnished foxy orange, bubbly. decent stable head. soft aroma. Ultra delicious; grapey, brett, mandarin orange, more grape, woodsy bitterness. dry, short finish. slightly tannic texture. rather tart, just not one of the ultra sour lambics. and one of the most drinkable beers ever. fantastic.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2004
I’ve been holding on to this since my Belgium trip, and tonight seemed to be a good night to have this. Noticed a slight sediment despite being the "filtered" version. Cork came out with some authority. Sparkling copper, unbelievable head retention. Fantastic aromas of horseblanket, hay, some wood, and an almost lemon sourness. Flavorwise, the mouth fills with huge horseblanket, which fades into a woody flavor, followed by a lovely tart finish. Faint apple mixed in as well. Lovely stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Pretty awesome gueuze. 250ml bottle from Beer Mania in Brussels. Deep orange/amber color. Retains a nice foamy head, Lots of tangy citrus flavors...lemon, lime, sour green apple but not in an artificial way at all. True to style and quite recommended.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2004
Quite a large complex aroma: soft cheese, citrus and orange, fruity horses. Amber colour; has small white head that lasts all the way. Sour, lemon and orange, tart orange peels in the flavour. The sour finish fades away so gracefully. Lively carbonation. This is one great beer. Bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2007 Golden with tiny head. Aroma is sour with horseblanket, hay, cheese and leather. Fantastic concentrated sour flavor with apples, citrus, wood, hay and barnyard. Fantastic. Vintage 2003 - Dark golden with small head. More mellow and rounded. Lost some sourness. 9, 4, 9, 5, 17 = 4,4

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
37cl bottle from de hopduvel in Gent. Light orange hazy body with a long lasting white head. Fruity aroma. Sour with some grapefruit and citrus taste. Fine and sparkling carbonation. ****

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Cork Marking: 0705... Explosive bottle poured a dark golden color with a small white head and left spotty lacing on the glass. Light barnyard, lots of oak, dusty malt aroma. Intensive sourness is balanced nicely by the sweetness. A quality gueuze, need to find more of this! Thanks Mads.


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