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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mentalmind (48) - - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Ølbutiken copenhagen. Light copper coloured. High carbonation. Very citrus with a bit of old leaves. Sourness is quite overwhelming, but shows potential. With some aging it might become more balanced.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (2089) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Maakun shared at Maakun’s. Dark golden with little ring of greyish bubbles. Grapes, white wine, horse barn hay, a sporadic (over)ripe strawberry, dried apricots, subtle wood tones, subtle cobwebs, wild yeast, herbal notes such as cardemom, cinnamon, vanilla. Medium sour, mild spices, subtle complex long bitter finish, minerallike saltiness. Medium body, smoothened almost oily minerallike texture. Faint carbo fizziness. Pretty nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (2867) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Clear dark golden with short lasting white head that leaves a small ring. Quite fruity with white grapes and apple, some malts, soft lactic notes, light funk and hay with a bit of dry cellar too but in a soft way not the massive dry cobwebs some gueuzes have. Vanilla and some berry pits, hint of cinnamon. Light sweet and under medium sour. Medium bodied with soft fine carbonation. Surprisingly good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (7020) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2016 pours unclear light gold with a small white cap offering some retention and lacing. golden delicious apples, meaty orcharness - tasty granny smiths as well, toasted woodsiness, old rag, spent grassy hops, medium toasted wheat, lemon and lime-driven acidity, pepper. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; dry and tart herbal-grassy finish. more than decent gueuze, slightly lacking in complexity tho.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11809) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
clear yellow, small white to offwhite head. Nice leathery sourish aroma, mostly reminds me of belgian lambic but i also get some crazier stuff in there. notes resembling tart spanish apple cider, woody notes hide in the leather. flavor is extremely sour and dry and tart. loads of wood, quite acidic, very close to the border where things get overly phenolic. I have this feeling that this beer is somewhat off what they were aiming for, that it just went crazy, but it is interesting and a treat nevertheless.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8072) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
37.5 bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin white head. Funky aroma. Hazy light amber pour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Bottle... Pours hazy and amber with orange highlights and no head. The aroma features citric acid, oak and fuzzy fruits. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is moderately sour and yeasty with mild measures of woodsy funk and old Gouda, accompanied by tannic and tart stone fruit skins. Lengthy, acidic, oaken finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokestereo (267) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma; Yeast, barnyard, hay, grass, green apples, green grapes, minerals, funk, some citrus and oak. Taste; Sour, tart, barnyard, hay, green apples, green grapes, minerals, citrus and a touch of oak. Refreshing..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (608) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
A: Light yellow coloured with a thin white lacing. N: Lemon, green apples, grapefruit, caramel T: Grapefruit, red apples, gooseberry O: More bitter than I remember. Well balanced!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5728) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
37.5cl bottle from Mikkellet webshop. It pours a clean rich golden / orange color with a minimal white head. Aroma is funky lemony and musty, with white wine, lemon juice, barnyard and apricots. Taste is lightly sweet and medium tangy acidic with more notes of lemon juice, apricots, white grapes, lactic acid and funk. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (891) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 15, 2016
Hazy orange color with off-white head that fizzes away completely. Aroma has very nice, classic lambic notes. You get hay, barnyard and tart fruits like lemon and unripe mirabelle plums. Taste starts tart but there is also an underlying malt sweetness. Tart fruits, honey, funky lambic notes, you get them all in a very good balance. Body is medium, dry and well carbonated. Overall it’s a very classic, well made gueuze.


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