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

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RATINGS: 1117   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2005
this was a real treat! very good geuze beer, poured from 75cl. bottle at the birthday party of my girlfriend. not that everybody liked it, but the wine drinkers liked it ! all the classic lambic tastes where there. i have another in the cellar for aging. very good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Amber coloured with a solid white head. Acidic aroma of fruits and wood. Acidic aroma dominated by wood and green apples.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomT (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005
Oud Beersel used to be one of the better real gueuzes, but this brewery unfortunately closed down some 2 years ago. Some bottles are still available in specialised Brussels beer shops, as the stock of gueuze in casks has been put into bottles. A loss for the gueuze beer lovers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2005
A case of this just showed up on the shelves, although iím not sure if this is still made. Pours a hazy orange with a smooth white head that stays forever. Very bretty aroma, lots of dry straw, barn kinda smells and the sour acidic nose that you would expect from a geuze. The thing i really like about Oud Beersel is they donít have a overwhelming sourness, much more palatable and refreshing than others. Very carbonated and dry, with some nice tart fruit esters.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2498) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2005
Light brown/orange colour. Thick head. Acidic barnyard-aroma. Well-balanced apple-sourish flavour with a nice raisin-sweetness lurking in the background.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5547) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Callandro Supermarket, Baton Rouge, La. - 12.7 oz botle. Pours a murky medium golden with a long lasting fluffy, airy white head. Aroma of a bottle wine left open for a day, a bit of spice - ginger perhaps. Nice sourness, that is puckering, but in a pleasant way. Has a bit of a winey essence to it and some sour cherry notes. Mouthfeel is sour and puckering. Very decent Gueze.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 27, 2005
This orange-colored lambic ale poured with a nice white head, eliciting a sour, fruity aroma. The initial flavor is also sour and fruity with a very dry finish. This is a perfect drink fo recuperate from yard work on a hot summer day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Cloudy light orange color. Thick and lasting white head. Sour aroma with a hint of grapes and cheeses. Flavor is sour but not gut wrenchingly so and thereís an interesting earthy flavor in there as well. Enjoyable beer for slow drinking. Expiration date says best before 2025 so I think Iíll let a couple of these age for awhile.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours light orange with nice white head, made up of tiny bubbles. Aroma is very sour, tiny bit of vinegar and musty (maybe the cheesy smell people have listed. Carbonation is just right. Flavor is very sour and tart, but very dry in the finish. Some fruity character I canít pinpoint, either real sour apples or lemon peel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Bottle poured a cloudy golden with a large white head. Aroma is sour, earthy, cheesy, and vinegar plus a few other background odors.Flavor is tart, acidic, with notes of earthiness, grapefruit rind, and grassiness.


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