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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This spontaneous fermented beer has been aged in Hungarian oak barrels and appears with a light amber color with almost no head.

The aroma is huge and very vinous. A clear impression of oxidized apples is the first thing that hits you, which made us think of heavy old fashioned British apple ciders. The aroma also reveals the wooden notes from the barrels along with some burned toffee and spices like Star anise.

It has a very heavy acidic profile at first, one that quickly slides into a smooth kind of sweetness. We taste green apples, carambola and very young green grapes. It has a certain lactic acidic touch and a creamy dry finish that lasts forever and bares the green impressions through.

Some mild creamy blue cheese on roasted rye bread would work great due to both the lactic and acidity impressions in this beer.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1197) - New York, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle, 06/09/2014. Pours burnished copper, small white head fades to an almost still surface. Aroma is earthy barnyard, mildly tart, overripe apricot, peach, citrus overtones, nicely funky, hay, touch of caramel. Taste is nicely tart, mildly sweet apple, citrus, mild acidity and funk in the middle, wet wood finish, finishes clean. Light body. Well done geuze, enjoyable.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2397) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
375ml bottle from Brewdog.com. Pours hazy orange with an encouragingly cheesy, bretty aroma. Taste is complex with green apple, blue cheese, some mangos and apricots. A captivating gueuze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2536) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2015
37,5cl bottle 2014 Vintage, bb-2024. Impressive, clean "homage" to Girardin Black Label it seems, pleasant if not radiant in aroma: sweet starfruit, young cider, still some hop fruitiness it seems. Shines in spot-on "lambiek doux" character: green grape juice mollified with some lactic components, cassonade and heavy oak barrel. Pleasant, oddly fresh hop aroma, best of Mikkeller does lambiek old hop. Very well balanced, and smoothly drinkable if not really pedio or brett complex in the wild barnyard/Pajotten sense. If Girardin Black and more hardcore 3F weren’t less than half its price it would be among the more serious "foreign (by Proefbrouwerij)" competition to the real thing, now it is its gentrified cleaned up, up-market alternative.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Lots of Wood , barnyard and notes of lemon and bread. Good funk. Girardin black leaning towards 3F Oude Geueze. Dry end. Impressive!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
npwgallagher (39) - valparaíso, CHILE - JUN 20, 2015
Apply, cidery aroma. Clear orangey, light head doesn’t last. Tastes apply, cidery, acidic, refreshing. Nice creamy body. Enjoyable, but not feeling as much of the oak as I’d like to.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (922) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2015
37.5cl bottle at Kulturhuset. Best before 2024-03-27. Lightly hazy orange colour with no head. Aroma is classic limbic with lots of Brett and farmhouse. Notes of ripe fruits. Flavour is lightly sour. Bitter but not massively bitter. Brett and farmhouse again as well as ripe red fruits. Lots of citrus. Some hints of tropical fruits. Lingering aftertaste. 

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (873) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 26, 2015
W aromacie nadspodziewanie słodko, lekka winnosc i brzoskwinia dominuje nad dzikością i lekką dębiną. Piwo w smaku bardzo kwaśne w nieco octowy sposób, mało derkowy, co dziwne: dość nisko wysycone, ale dzięki temu bardzo pijalne. Pełne, gładkie, zaokrąglone drewnianą wanilią. Nieco brzoskwiniowo - winogronowe. Dobre piwo nie oferujące niestety pełni wrażeń, które ten styl ma dostarczać.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours clear amber. Nose is tart, wood, sour apples, some spices. Taste is sour, sour apples, leather, wine, acid, brett.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2648) - NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Orange body, fizzy white head. Aroma is tart with garpefruit and leather, sour taste of grapes, lemon, barnyard, vanilla. Aftertaste is sour with oak, high carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Kihoskh, consumed in room 1014 at Radisson Royal Hotel during CBC 2015. A bit orange/amber with a small head. Aroma of apples, wood, citrus and some light white bread. Similar taste. Also some yeast and white wine. Medium tart and with a dry finish. A nice one.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
flipo (8) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2015 does not count
My first lambic. Very interesting and luxury drink. Taste is something between wine and cider. Not much sparkling.


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