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

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RATINGS: 1130   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Western winds carrying lust and summer hay, somewhat overbearing bubbles skew and mask, Eve’s prepared quite a picnic for Adam...A fresh bottle of sourdust champagne, a moment of unexpected movement, and a sinfully juicy green apple...A city-ectomy in a bottle, the meeting of saison and gueuze, fluffiness and authenticity in a quite tasty form...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2003
this is a fairly subdued Gueze. The horsey barnyard aroma is carried on the back of a light malty sweet aroma. the flavor is also quite subdued for the style, there is a supportive sweet flavor that makes the sourness go down really easily. this is a very drinkable beer, and i mean that as a compliment to the brewers. the flavors and aromas are very well balanced. the light body and high carbonation clean the palate very nicely.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 I really like this one. Looks like apple juice mixed with cider. Pours with a huge head. Very acidic, sour and fruity. I can taste apples and maybe (due the acidic flavor) citrus. Delicious brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
document (36) - USA - JAN 5, 2003
A little overly carbonated for my tastes, and could be a bit more tart and I’d be a bit more happy. Still, it’s one of the best of its kind.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
This is delicious. I guess you have to like geueze to appreciate something like this, and I do. Beautiful puffy, rocky head. Darker than many geuezes. Tart-sour-carbonated, all the things I like in a geueze are here. Give THIS to your macro drinking friends (LOL).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6262) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 Bottle (BB Mar 2034). Head is initially average sized, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard, dough), with notes of sour apple, lemon, tin, wood. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. Better than the Oude Kriek, but still far from great. Both are kind of tinny and not very interesting aromatically otherwise. Only modestly sour compared to most lambic. More bitter than most. Fairly astringent too. Nice (albeit unusual, as far as head size and retention) appearance for a lambic, but overall mediocre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Winey sweet sour aroma.Fine carbonation with a good thick head.Sweet tart flavor with a dry herbal finish.An enjoyable geuze I would like to try cooking with if I could afford it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 pre 2000 bottle, tasted in jan 2003. Orange color, with chunks of yeast floating. Aroma has honey, cherry and pineapple. Even my geuze-hating wife liked the nose. Sour, acidic flavor with apple, oak, citrus and pepper. Delicious and complex, with everything that makes a geuze worthwile. The closure of this brewery is a tragedy! 9 3 9 4 18 = 4.3 bottled in 2007. Orange blonde, hazy. Oak, pineapple honey and lemon in the aroma. Almost totally dry lemon flavor with leather, hints of oak and lemon. Enjoyable top class geuze. 9 4 9 4 18 = 4.4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 Explosive cork removal almost left me without an eye. Typical funky geuze aroma of spoiled sourish apple, mustiness, peach, lemon zest, and leather. But the additional old woody notes seem to take it one step further than past geuzes I have sampled. Undense, large bubbled foam atop a hazy white grape juice color. Wow! Bountiful carbonation is prominent upon the first sip and nearly takes out any initial flavors and/or sourness. The flavors that do manage to emerge are initial sour peach and leathery hints. Finishes astoundingly dry, balanced, somewhat salty, and looming green apple. Not as complex as I anticipated, but a geuze like this is always fun.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerdedbastard (22) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Sampled at room temp. Corked,green bottle. Champagne like carbonation exploded upon pour producing a pronounced head, that diminishes rapidly. Cloudy golden color. Tart-sourness, Peaches, Cherry and an earthy-mustiness in the nose that tickles with the prickly, peppery CO2. Acidic sourness as it flows over the tongue with a dry crisp finish. Very nice. I LOVE the Gueze style!


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