Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

jbeatty's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1215) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8558) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy earthy orange with a thin tan head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a sour/tart fruit note with a bit of acid and a light oaky funk backbone. Flavor is a bit more reserved with mellow tart fruits, light acid and a smooth funky oak note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4414) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2015
375mL bottled 3/24/14, drunk 9/25/15.
Good clarity to the two glasses poured, with just a pinch of sediment getting in to the bottom of one. Rusty copper-tinged golden, with ample carbonation creating a fleeting white head.
Lovely cheese and wet earth smell in the nose gives way to apples, cardboard, sweat and light cream-of-wheat character. Very good funk to it, with some light buttertoffee-like notes picking up on the end. Oak in noted, but is not dominant. Very light on the lactic acid with lots more fruity/lively brett notes. No alcohol.
A touch more sweet than expected, in flavor, but with a fun brett lemon-lime character and a decided green apple and grapey flavor that they correctly point out in the description. Lots of cheese and must, some dry oak tannin and vanilla and a very soft, creamy-sweet texture for a "lambic". There are fleeting hints of metal, perhaps not full on rust or anything sharp/highly overt, but maybe more correct to call it a strong heavy mineral-like presence. Rather strong oxidation seems a bit out of place given this young a bottling date, but I’m just thankful it dosent have any dirtiness that you often get from De Proef. Furthermore, the green apples/green grapes, while they admit to them being there, are not exactly high on my list of flavors/aromas I want to find in a good lambic. Still, I like that the texture is good, the alcohol low and the brett and oak notes pretty lively and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliriumT (403) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours plain Amber with little head. Aroma is sour like fruit tingles dunked in apple juice and champagne. Flavour is equally interesting. Draws your cheeks in when you drink. Tastes a bit like crushed passionfruit. Enjoyable sour ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8907) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle at Malt och Humle, Linköping, on September 12, 2015.
Light golden color, small white head. Acidic, unripe berries scent and taste. Can drink it fine, but I didnät feel it was super complex to pick out various aromes and taste. Medium to medium thin mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (1012) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden with no head. Aroma of funk, apples, tart, marzipan, lemon. Taste is sour, funk, green apples, marzipan, wood, very complex with a dry wooded finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1366) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2015
375ml bottle pours a hazy copper with a thin off white head, slight fruit with an oak taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2015
375 ml bottle.
Pours clear pale orange color with a large white head. Very tangy apricot and rowan berry aroma, mild grapefruit notes and orange zest, some spicy tones also. Woody, tangy and very crisp sour palate, sour orange, apricot and gooseberries on the flavor, some white wine notes, some sweet toffee and honey notes on the finish. A bit different but still in ways true to the style interpretation of the style. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oqnid (110) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
7sept15 -->"gueuze" blonde, 5.0%, 375ml -couleur miel, léger voile; mousse volatile -nez bois mouillé, vinaigre de cidre, pimenté -entrée assez juste!; acidulée, vinaigrée, boisée -surette et astringente -finale bois, cidre, jus de piments (post-goût); sèche Co=2.5 Arô=3.5 Am=2.5 Su=1 Arr-g=2.5 Ac=4 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours yellow, no head. Aroma of oak, ripe grapes, apples, barnyard. In taste sour with oaky, funky and fruity notes. Low bodied, dry sour finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6503) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2015
[Backlog] Sampled from bottle at THE FESTIVAL in LA with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a deep golden body with thick off white head and lots of lacing. Nose is full of earthy barrel funk, stone fruits and light spice. Medium bodied with notes of dusty basement, bitter fruits, oak, earthy yeast and light spice. Nice balanced acidity. Light wood.

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