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

bottled
common

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common

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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
Lovely acidity and citrous notes with light malt notes as well in both the flavour and aroma components of the beer. Much more acidic and complesx than most comercial gueuzes but stil much tamer than Girardin, Cantillon, Hansen and Drie Fontenen.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Tart, sour, lemony, citrus aroma, earthy, weird, candy, dry, peachy, grassy, strange, complex, glowing, topped with everlasting fluff, best by 04/03/2022 (seriously), hazy, fantastic, I think I'm starting to understand it now......it's gone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Pours like a slightly hazy apple juice, with a huge rocky white head, and lots of carbonation. Aroma is strong with a mix tart, sour, apple, lemon zest, barnyard. Flavor is initially fruity and slightly sweet, followed with a super sourness. Ends very dry.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Hazy dark golden color with a big bubbled, rocky off white head. Aromas of lemon zest and light straw. Hint of orange marmalade and toast. Initial light sweetness is quickly swept away by the bubbly lightly crispness of granny smith apples. Light malt dances at the end of every quaff. Very delicate and refined. Gets better with every sip as it warms.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2514) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Sampled 45-50 deg in flute. Another outstanding sampling from this brewery, but not as lovely as the kriek. A near perfect beer but I think I prefer the added complexity of the fruit in the kriek. Marvelous fruity aroma in this one though, a touch of peach and apricot and perfume. I told my fiance that if she had a perfume the smelled like this, I'd kiss her all the time. Refreshing effervescence in a lightly tart, lightly sweet flavor with light fruitiness. Pale goldish color with medium fading head.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Cloudy copper with a thin ring of white foam. Tart fruity bubble gum aroma. Medium sourness and a fizzy palate finish dry and woody. Flavor is mostly sour. A good geuze.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Murky light golden pour with a thick white head. Nose is full of funky honey,grass,hay, granny smith apples. It''s like smelling a farm orchard at harvest time. Spectacular! Sourness is there but well controlled in my opinion. Flavor has citrus elements like lemon and lime. Medium bodied and an excellent summer quencher .

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Honey colored, cloudy, with a smallish white head. The aroma is outrageously pungent--you can smell this from across the room, as lemons, green apples, cloves, grass, and honey waft across the olfactories. Flavor is super-sour, as promised, with a lemon-rind bitterness. A watery mouthfeel is its noteworthy flaw.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5276) - Newark, California, USA - APR 28, 2003
Medium Orange color. Large head. Aroma is sourish, malts and a touch of barnyard. It was with great trepidation that I opened this beer. One that will never be seen again. I will take a little extra time to savor and enjoy this one… A medium bodied geuze. Sour and tart with hints of leather and old book mustiness. Touch of fruitiness, apples and pears. Tart and sour. Must and leather. Touch of barnyard. WOW. Nice geuze, or did I say that already? Sorry, but I am going to sit back and enjoy this one some more. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Sad that this one has gone the way of several other great beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
It is a melancholy feeling to drink a beer knowing you will probably never have it again and that it is passing into extinction, especially when it is any good and the label says “Brewed since 1882…by the Vandervelden family.” Oh, sadness. But first allow me one foray into the cellar, where amid the dust and must, gloom and doom, there sits a rare drink such as this. The aroma struck me of mustiness and oak barrels, with a tinge of something gentler like lemons and the faintest hint of speariment. The tasting was not as aggressively sour as I expected, though it had that, with some more mint streaks and later, a suggestion of something walnut. I was struck by how full flavored a beer can be even though produced in this way. I am usually a fan of sweet drinks, but the starkly dry quality here helped to balance the sour streaks, and the carbonation produced a nice sparkling vivacity as well. It was a fun experience to have, even if just this once (sniffle sniffle).


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