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

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RATINGS: 1093   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (2736) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Beautiful pour--hazy golden yellow and a big, fluffy white head each fill about half the glass. Nose is sharp with notes of lemon, orange, earthy cobwebs, and hay. Somewhat more reserved in flavor but still quite tart with the straw notes becoming more pronounced. A touch watery but lively carbonation keeps its palate alive. A nice, refreshing gueuze, truly the champagne of beers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2003
A cold fall day when the hay has turned crisp, brittle. . . The last of the granny smiths are being picked and the chilly breeze carries their extra tart aroma through the air. . . The addition of sour lemons, soft leather, musty grey earth, and cold stone coupled with an intense carbonation causes a quick shiver to pass through the body. Finding nothing to warm me but a small horse blanket, I curl up under one of the apple trees and take in the hazy butterscotch sunset, while chewing on tart, sour apple.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Smells kind of like stinky feet, but is somehow appealing. Flavor is very sour, with a bit of fruitiness. Makes my whole mouth tighten up with each sip. Cloudy, light, golden color. Very different, and very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Poured a cloudy yellow color with a large white head. Very acetic in every sense. I have learned that I can only drink one lambic a night, then I need to switch to a non spontaneously fermented ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Bottled. Good geueze with all the classic sensations. Not as pronounced as the best ones in this style but highly drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2003
Cloudy blond geuze with a small head. The aroma is sour and rubber. The taste is much more bitter than I remember, but maybe this was a fresh one. The taste is sour , acidic, bitter with hints of fruit. Stockpile this excellent geuze while you can. Thew brewery is closing down.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Thanks to Danny Van Tricht (vader_abt) for sending this all the way from Belgium! Pours a nice cloudy blond with a tall fluffy white head. The nose stinks...but in a good way! Sour acetic hints with a basement and cleanser mix. Definitely odd. Having not experienced very many of these beers, I'm expecting them all to smell like this. The tongue is suitably tart but with a white grape splash. I hint of sweetness as well. Gladly, this is not too vinegary for me. Great beer! Too bad the brewery has closed.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2003
deep slightly hazy golden color, pretty well-carbonated...huge foamy head. definitely a musty, vinegary aroma with notes of grape. flavor is wonderfully tart and very acidic. this beer kind of coats the inside of your mouth, but doesnt have a thick mouthfeel. the tartness reaches every last corner of your mouth and the salivary glands become quite active! some metallic notes in the finish...just a damn fantastic beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Cloudy dull gold, large, active puffy white head. Nose is expectedly sour, musty horseblanket and barnyard stank, but in a good way. Not actually as sour as expected, still good funkiness, sourness backed by a bit of fruitiness. Ate it with a incredibly funky gorgonzola, paired beautifully, cut the skunk in both quite well. Excellent, still very interesting and complex without being overpoweringly sour.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2003
Awesome beer. Citrusy fresh. I dunno why, but I said in my notes that no cat shit which missed the kitty litter in my place ever tasted like this which seems to be a "no brainer". So very good. I dunno even know what that flavour is. It is like visceral more than simply oral... More!


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