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Brewed by Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Geuze is a classic among the Belgian Ales, following spontaneous fermentation in wooden barrels (no yeast or sugar added), young and old Lambic are blended; which results in a dry, tart and fruity wine like taste. Oud Beersel Geuze Ale is the white sparkling wine of the ale world.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Parting is such sweet sorrow…or tart sorrow!
Pours a radiant copper body with a full and creamy ivory head, lacing hangs evermore. The aroma totally reminds me of slicing up a Granny Smith apple. There is a tart and lightly yeasty presence to this sparkling ale, with amazingly delicate notes of oak barrel and damp bundles of hay. This is not overly tart, as many geuze tend to be…it actually very spritzy and drinkable. I’ve had geuze in the past that were oxidized from age that kind of had this wet cardboard likeness…maybe that is what’s cutting the lemony – green apple – doughy – tartness…regardless… I adore this beer.. it cuts with a lovely dry pucker in the finish!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
Bottled in 2002, best before 04/2022. Gorgeous tawny orange coloured beer with a spritzy carbonation and nice clarity. Aroma is awesome, brettanomyces loaded, horseblankety funk, apple cider and honey. Nice complexity in the nose. Flavour is quite sour, but much less complex than the nose would have had me believe. A touch of honey, barnyard, and apple. The mouthfeel is fairly thin though and the flavour just sort of disappears. A good beer, but the mouthfeel leaves me longing for more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2005
wow, an enormous creamy head. tok quite some time to pour. Well carbonated and lively. Pale gold body. nose is sweet, tart and fruity. pears and a pale malt character. chardonay like. very tart and sour. dry clean palate. sweet and peary

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2005
My first beer in 2005. Medium sourness. Quite yeasty and fruity finish. Having had this beer after several Harboe Pilsener I think it tastes better than it normally would. It was a nice beer to clean out the system.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Restrained sourness - you can even taste some sweetness in this. Grapefruit, yeast, barnyard - this is really good. Great way to start the new year. Sad that the brewery is shut down.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rederic (3203) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Yellow-gold hue, winey, oak caracter in the pure style of lambic, with suggestion of green apples in the aroma. Follows through gentle acidity with in sweet tart flovar with a finish of dried hop. What a gueuze!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Not as aromatically or flavorfully sour as most geuze - vinegar just isn’t there. Everything is understated nicely. The aroma seems to be more lemon/orange citrus than the typical farmhouse/barnyard smell. The flavor grows from soft apple and champagne-like to citric and more typical lambic. The beginning of each sip is dry, the long finish ends sweet . This is a very interesting ride - with very few distinct elements, but a great overall geuze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2004
375 mL bottle, snifter. Straw and toasted grain malt aroma (M); barnyard and dough yeast aroma (M); hops are very light, but i’m thinking lemon/herb. White grape, pear, white wine, cask wood, honey and some spice I can’t quite figure out. Medium gold-amber body topped by a tall, creamy, white head. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic (tart) flavor becomes a lightly sweet, heavily acidic (tart, sour), lightly bitter finish. Medium body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: really tasty if not a bit...subtle...for a lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8420) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Big thanks to npdempse for this. I didn’t realize it was retired. This is my second geuze, so this one should propel me into the top 10 for the style. Pours turbid gold with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, cane sugar, barnyard, hops, fruit, and slight sweaty female feet. Tastes tart, with a sugar caney undertone and additional hops, citrus, light fruit such as peaches, and a champagney finish. Better than many champagnes I’ve had, and a great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Note that these are first impresssions and I plan on getting this one again. This is my fist venture into the Gueze. Sadly I had to pour this one quickly since once the cork popped (flew) out a rush of bubbles followed. So I had to pour as quickly as I could to save the bottle. Bad cork popping on my part probably. The head was huge on this one and poured a copper hue. First taste was sour but not overbearing and finish was slightly dry. In the finsh was a "wild" taste that made me think of a field of wheat by the farm. The fruity hints were semilar to grapefruit without the bitter aftertaste. In all, very unique brew, but not for those who are new to Lambics.


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