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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mentalmind (33) - - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (372) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
37.5cl bottle. Pours a nice clear amber, but with a very small, white head. Aroma is authentic geuze with lots of dry, sour grapes and apples, leather, a small hint of vanilla, acid. Both these sour notes, but also with a cider-like sweetness. Champagne. Taste is surprisingly light and smooth up front, followed by by a crispy, bitter, dry tartness, ended off with a nice, smooth spicyness. Vanilla, pepper, acid, brett, barrel wood and dryness. Fairly low carbonation and a smooth, yet crisp body. Very nice and complex beer that, in my opinion, adds something different to this genre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1118) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Pours hazy amber with a tiny white head. Aroma of vinegar, green unripe apples, mouldy oak, grapefruit peel, barnyard and a hint of pear cider. Taste of green sour apples, apple/pear cider, barnyard, vinegar and dry champagne. Extremely fresh and highly drinkable! Really crisp and sexy!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazed gold with a tall white head. Wood, citrus, and a scent that reminds me of raw steak. Taste is prickly-tart, slightly salty.... Lemon, citrus, yeast.... Wow...this is GOOD. Wonderful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
375ml bottle, amber color, with a bubbly white head, but falling quickly, nice funky, bretty wild yeast nose, with some wet woody barrel, barnyard, musty, faint white wine tannin, acidic lemon juice accents, a mild rhubarb, sour green apple, dusty, subtle peachy, sour wheat mash note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice bretty, fruity, fruity, wild yeast, musty, wet oak barrel character, with some faint vanilla, light acidic lemon, grapefruit juice, sour green apple, sharp rhubarb, sour wheat malt flavours, leading towards a mild wild bretty yeast, lemon acidity, sharp green apple, rhubarb sourness finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3270) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle, shared in a location remote to my dining room.
Pours a hazy golden color with a small head initially that fades.

The aroma is oaky & funky with some cider, some brininess, some cork and some lemon rind.

The flavor is tart with some sour cherries, and a good bit of oak. The beer is earthy and a little briny, it’s got some brightness of lemon and some bitterness of lemon rind.

The palate is bubbly and sharp.

Pretty good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Pale stale looking golden, despite a vibrant fuzzy ringed head. Bacon and sweetcorn dampened with a horseblanket. Tart as you like, dry as you might. Brilliant Geueze kick, nice and sweet sticky dryness on the finish thanks to things being a quick to fade fizzy. Vibrant and snip of juiciness.

Bottle from the BeerHive, Beers Of My Youth Tasting

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Golden with white head. Sharp funky aroma, lamicy, dusty lemon. Taste is very lemony and sharp, dusty. Super sour and acidic.Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3353) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear golden amber with a small white head. Aromas of sour funk, vinegar, sherbet, lemon. Taste is sour, sharp, light meaty thing going on. Thin body, sour finish. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
bottle at home ... golden .. thin whoite lacing ... soft zezty horse blanket ... dull fruits .. dry funk ... wierd shit ... horse blanket ... soft funk... not me... light vinegar..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is funky, bretty, taste is very sour, lemon, dry, all sourness.


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