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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


jbeatty's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1104) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11741) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
KRS 181014. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, brett, mat, fruit . Flavour is sourness, brett, malt, wood, fruit, lemon, spices, apple.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PawelD (291) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Butelka. Przecudny aromat różany, lekkie zielone jabłko, końska derka. Piany brak, kolor lekko mętny pomarańcz, wysycenie musujące. W smaku kwaśne, zielone jabłko, kwaśne maliny, winogrona, ogólnie klimaty lambikowe, słodkie i jednym słowem zielone w smaku. Przyjemny owocowy finisz nakłania do kolejnego łyczka tego piwa. Super sprawa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2658) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Rose gold with a white head that’s gone quickly. Aroma of apples, light red wine, lemons, toffee, spices. Carbonation is pretty low, but there’s a delicate creaminess too it that might not come through so well if were any higher. Taste has a balance of sweet toffee apple and lemony and vinous sourness. Dry at the end with spicy wood and old lemon peel. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1433) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
375ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Gold amber colour, white foam head that diminishes and aroma of citrus, woody, barnyard. Taste is sour, lemon rind, grain, oak, honey, funk. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, tangy sourish finish. Very drinkable

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4962) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle (37,5cl): Served in a Cantillon shaker, served at roomtemperature: Lively and very quick disappearing off white head. Light cloudy amber orange colored beer. Aromas of manure, wood, white wood, vanilla, funk, barn, manure, some fruit, hint of white wine.. Flavours of tart, wood, funk, wild yeast, light bitter, light fruit, light vanilla, tart fruit, some white wine, some earth, hint if flowers and some barn/funky/farmer tones. The wood softened theer a lot. Quite interesting! Aftertaste is a mix of tart, bitters, wood, vanilla, funk, wild yeast and Low carbo, creamy tart mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. Very well done, I like this a lot!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (566) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Superb lambic, funky apples on the aroma, with an initial sharp acid attack, which then somehow sweetens on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maksymiliant (73) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Barwa zlota. Piana szybko opada. W aromacie nuty dzikie, stajnia itp. W smaku pelne z dobrym kwasem. Bardzo dobry sour ale!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2927) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small, white head. Aroma of citrus notes, barnyard, green sour apples and wood. Slightly sweet flavor that end up sour and tart. Light to medium bodied, watery texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1474) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
small bottle sample from some other guys at a bar. poured a clear yellow golden colour with a small white ring, acid notes, grape, citrus, brett, barnyard, oak, tart, some vanilla from the oak, sour green apples, wine, I was surprised how good this was. very very nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (434) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, white head. Aromas is smooth classic gueuze, dry, sour grapes, green apples, some leather, oaky barrel character and some lactic acidity. Taste is crispy, dry, tart, green apples, lactic, grapes, pear, brett, oaky barrel characters and a sweeter finish with some tannin-like notes. Low carb and crispy body! Very nice!


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