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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 (1064) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1376) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Klar gyllen farve med minimalt lyst skum. Lukt av syrlig eple, og gjær. Smak av eple og sitrus. Syrlig tørr avslutning. Melkebaren.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (1621) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Syrlig duft av frukter. Dunkel lys brun farge. Lite skum, ring langs kant. sur fruktig smak som sitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2996) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2014
Clear warm golden colour, no head. Aroma of white wine, brett, citrus, light honey. Light sour flavour, citrus, brett, wood. Finish citrus, light lingering wood. Quite balanced.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ Procrastinated Spontan Gent Tasting. Thanks for sharing, 77ships!!)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Hazy dark golden colored body, medium sized off-white head and soapy lacing. Woody with stonefruits, citrus, must and slight oxidation. A decent amount of bitterness lingers throughout. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation and moderate acidity and bitterness. With the oxidation I got, I am not sure how well this is going to develop with time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (398) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2014
Looks- translucent amber, little to no head after pour. Smells- young un ripe green apples and green grapes, some oak. Tastes - acidic green apples, green grapes, lemon citrus slightly dulled by the oak, woody dry finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17182) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a sour tart woody weak citrus aroma. Fruity sour tart woody flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody weak citric finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1259) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2014
375mL corked bottle Vintage 2014 BB 27/03/24!!! Subdued sort of pop on opening - slightly sad for an uncorking. Slightly hazy gold body, small white foam atop. Properly funky aroma; barnyard, sweaty horse, hay, overly ripe rockmelon, green apple, white wine vinegar, grapefruit rind, hard cheese, odd grassy/vegetally character. Light body, sharp but subtle carbonation, a touch watery prolonged somewhat by a bracing acidity. More of that funk on the body - so much on offer! Cheesy, sweaty, horsey, citrusy, overly ripe tropical fruity, vinous-y - acetic acid cuts through, some malic acidity brings that crisp apple character. Finishes surprisingly clean, very little bitterness. Intriguing stuff - up there with Lambics, but probably just a notch below in terms of texture. Nice though...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2948) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle, gold pour, nose is lemon, taste is tart, funky, barnyard, pretty good overall

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1937) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden Amber with almost no head. Aromas of wet wood, a bit of barnyard and grapes. Flavors of dried apples, muscadet, and grain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11231) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle @ Pat’s. Cloudy golden-orange pour with a big white head. The nose is rather lemony. Some oak, leathery funk, and sort of a damp concrete and wood smell. Grassy and slightly tropical as well. There is a nice citrus quality to this and has sort of a lemonade tartness. Damp, earthy funk, some leather, and wood. Not bad, but like a lot of Mikkeller offerings, not sure I’d buy again due to price.


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