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

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common

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RATINGS: 1304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
This has been and always be my favorite geuze. As I sip the bottle from my hotel room in Brussels, I am reminded how important this beer is to the history of Brussels. The aroma is powerful with hints of lactic and Brett that remind me of all the complexities of this beer. The beer bone dry with a good biting acidity that comes alive with all of the carbonation in the mouth. The brewer closed down in 2003, but opened up and are starting a revival of sorts. They are making a wonderful triple to help get the lambic side of things going again. The color is of straw with lots of effervensce and a slight whippy white head. The taste is amazing with so many layers and depth. There is citrus, hay, wet horse, wool and a soft malt character that is there for those who choose to dig deep into this beer. The finish is dry and grainy/bready with a zesty sour note. It is a must try even if only to keep this tiny brewery alive !!!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2011 Gorgeous hazy lovely golden color with an amazing lasting head, longer lasting than expected esp for a gueze. Body doesn’t carry far back onto the palate and is a little thin and watery for me but that also makes me want to drink it all day. Excellent balanced aromas and flavors that convey grain character and not just sour funk. Lemony, tart, and not at all sweet but minimal funk and minimal acidity. Musty apple juice Very accessible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2007
From bottle : Pours a clear amber color with big huge foamy head, tons of carbonation, not a ton of lacing. Sour aroma with some apple mixed in. A pretty nice big body for a lambic in the beginning, quite tart with fruity notes. Ends on the back of the tongue being bitter and sour, not to bad of a aftertaste. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Old bottle from Erasmus, 375ml. Amber, still well carbonated. Definite sherry aroma, notes of peach, apple. Very sour. Nice and full up front, tart but with malty fruit, then disappears into acetic, barnyardy sourness. Pretty solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2007
Yellow-orange. Very small and quickly disappearing head. A gently sour aroma and flavor. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle. Unclear light to medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate acidic, grapefruit. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and acidic with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (230907)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle from the foreign beer bar at the Oxford CAMRA festival. Cork escaped with the slighted nudge, but thankfully, no gushing followed. Slightly hazy copper, big clean white cap of velvety foam. Huge aroma volume--could smell this one loud and clear while pouring at arms’ length. First layer of aroma is quite soft and grassy, with touches of vanilla and mellon. A deeper sniff brings more of the funk: army surplus wool blankets, cats, compost. Gently sour grapefruit flavor, with a nice briney pepper bite and a lingering lemon finish. An enjoyable and rather approachable gueuze.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2007
bottle, clear golden with big, frothy white head. Fruity, tart aroma like a dry white wine. Taste is sour, bitter, citrus, apples, grapes. Interesting, but not enjoyable for me. Admittedly, I am not a big geuze fan.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Ah, my 1st non-fruited lambic. Strong golden yellow pour, medium pale color. One inch thick true white head that has no intention of leaving. Mad carbonation, this beauty is lively. Funky fruity aroma, fermented peaches and pears with mild banana and some very noticeable tart yeast scents. The mouth feel is sparkling and bubbly at first, but immediately becomes sour. The initial sensations soon vanish into a wonderful dry tartness. Flavor is lightly complex. Fermented musty malt accompanied by tart citrus. Teasingly sweet them bam! A smack of sourness hits you, which is surprisingly crisp. I also picked up on a hint of celery along with many other earthy tastes. Dry, very dry with a nice white wine quality. Wow, this is one unique style for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17146) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2007
From the bottle at Bruxellensis. Hazy gold with lasting off white head. Some sourness on aroma, really quite drinkable, nice grapefruit touches. It’s pretty good. Excellent fruit flavours and not too acidic.


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