Kelso Gueuze
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Made with unmalted wheat and inoculated with wild yeast (fermented with bottle sediment from Cantillon), it has a very distinct sourness and mouth puckering finish. Debuted at 2008 Belgium Comes to Cooperstown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2008
(BCTC, draft) Cloudy apple cider body with white head. Aroma is mild sweet, sour, lemon, light orange. Taste is mild sweet, lemon, sour. Light body, light acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Draft @ BCTC. Pours a hazy gold body with a small fizzy white head. Slightly sour nose with hay, slightly spoiled veggies, eggs, and some light brett. The flavor is slightly vegetal and bready with a little sourness and wheat, light dustiness. Light to moderate brett influence, with a slight pixie stick sugar and lemony smack on the finish. Mouthfeel is light and fairly dry but not especially puckering or overly tart. Overall, this was drinkable, but I was really looking for a Gueuze when I tried it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Cloudy yellow wheat color, proper appearance, nice foamy white head. Nose is peppery coriander/anise/floral notes, some soap to go along with a decent brett and lacto yeast note. First flavor is spice wheat and lactic acid, some sour, smooth and then gritty white bread, and a lemon juice sourness throughout that plays well with the creamy wheat body. Decently sour, fairly nice for what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3597) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2008
BCTC’08. Oh man, no love for Kelso. Pours an unfiltered thick, golden color with a sticky head. Aroma is very tart, with wheat-iness really shining through. Light acidity in the flavor and tartness. Slightly under-carbonated mouthfeel adds nicely to the beer. Finishes with a strong tart and acidic finish. This was the first and last beer I poured myself at the fest. Thoroughly enjoyable and really makes me think Kelso may put out some good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Draft @ BCTC. Not a gueze, but still a good sour beer. Mike was quizzing the rep about how they made it and apparently it fails at being a gueze in more ways than three. Oh well. I like where american craft brewing is headed. Pours a cloudy golden with no head. Nose is slightly bretty and oaky. Flavor is only somewhat sour, oaky, with a bit of citrus and wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
[BCTC 08] Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett and various other wild yeasts, with leather, oak, some vanilla, and citrus fruits. Taste was green appley, with light funk present, vanilla oak, some grapes, and a somewhat short sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008
BCTC. OK, this is not a gueuze at all. Silly of them to call it that, but this is still a pretty nice take on a sour beer. Light tart and apple aroma with some mud. Decently tart, with a malty body and hops. Some peanuts. Somewhat dull, but unlike many other American sours I’ve tried, this one is on the right track to becoming a great sour. The flavors are there, everything just needs to be amped up and showcased.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Draft @ BCTC. Pours a murky, pulpy golden color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Lots of tart citrus, grass, and mineral notes in the aroma; very grassy, herbal and crisp. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: tart citrus, lemony notes, and mineral bitterness; toasty and dry; decent levels of acidic citrus and mild tartness. Medium finish: breadiness, peppery notes, and toasty malts.

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