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

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RATINGS: 1170   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2033) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 From the bottle. Pours a lovely gold with an ample white head and lively carbonation.

The aroma is musty, some sour vinegar, a bit of inner-tube rubber; the flavor is a full and delightful sourness of lemon juice and pith, very little by the way of sweetness, laid-back hints of the funky wild yeasts, with an ample dry bite on the finish. Fizzy and refreshing and beautiful balance in the palate.

I really like this one. Itís easy to drink (despite a serious tartness) and is definitely a go-to gueuze of the ones that Iíve tried thus far. Another top-notch offering from this brewey.

Note to self: Delightful as it was to drink, this one didnít agree with my stomach at all, and left me with something that felt like food poisoning for a few days; it seemed to be the yeast and not the acidity that did it. I havenít included this in the ratings, though, as others may have no problem at all and given that I probably should have (1) shown more moderation instead of drinking the whole thing myself and (2) not been so greedy as to even drink the dregs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Somewhat one-dimensional on the sour side, without very much complexity. Still, good citrusy sourness with leather & tocacco hints. Nice aroma, but was served in a framboise flute, which I thought didnít let the beer breath enough. Never cared for those girly little glasses - much prefer the tumblers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Bottle from tjthresh (I can get it too for $4.39) Thanks, however because this beer is a steal! The beer pours to a glowing golden 24k gold body with a nice foamy soapy whitish head. The aroma is spicy, leathery, sour, lemons, pepper. The flavor is VERY tart. Nice leathery flavor with oaken acid. The palate is very acidic. Dry feel. Tart. Such a great valued beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2006
375 ml bottle. Pours a beautiful gold with high carbonation and a fluffy white head and some kickass thick white lacing. Powerful aroma spicy/plasticy phenolics, pepper, lots of barnyard and horseblanket brett with some sour notes. Flavor is light, very tart, sour, light cherry pie, and more brett all around. Very very dry light and tart finish. Very nice gueze- different and unique.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Bottle to go from OíBrienís: Hazy peach color with a huge foamy white head. Aroma is lightly fruity and metallic. Flavor starts sour white grape followed by green apple, quite tart with a little oak and a long dry acidic finish. Light body and champange like in texture and carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Hazy copper with a rich foamy white head. Nose is slightly metallic, with notes of oyster mushrooms and wet rag (but in a good way!), and a bit of unripe pear. Mouth feel is medium bodied with a clean dry finish. Mouth has strong citric acid sourness and tastes a bit like green gooseberries and grapefruit pith. Underlying the sourness is a layer of funk which fades to musty as the finish dissapates. Not a beer for every night, but when the geuze-mood hits, this answers the call well. 062806 had again with seafood, a perfect compliment, was struck by the nice clean finish. Upping my rating a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
Hazy with huge lasting head. Tart, sour, lemony, citrus aroma, earthy, and barny. Complex, dry, peachy, grassy, with a nice sour balance. Nice and sharp but rounds out as it goes down. A very nice geuze.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2006
This was something new and different for me. I had absolutly no idea what to expect when I cracked the bottle. Poured a golden colo, big white head. Aroma of sour apple, yeast. The mouth feel was great, kind of a sticky sour that just coated your mouth as it went down. This was my first real foray into unique belgian beers, up unitll this one I had only tried doubles, tripels, and quads from some of the well known brewers, but this really blew my mind.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1961) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2006
375ml Bottle, Best By 26/01/2025

Golden/amber starts mostly clear (finishes mostly hazed) with a longstanding white head and persistent effervescence. Aromas are interesting but mostly unappealing: sour apple, armpit/funk, basement, Limburger cheese. (I still canít understand high aroma numbers from raters that detect "barnyard" and "horse manure" scents as seen below & next page.) Acidic in nose, mouth & stomach. Fluffy mouthfeel. Starting with brief metallica, the flavor is thoroughly tart with some fruitiness and a dry, sometimes salty finish.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2006
The beer after it pardon and decanting from the 375ml green bottle sets in the glass a beclouded deep amber with a portly and creamy light tan head, after its erosion, the lace forms a tight girdle upon the glass. Nose is that of a wet farmyard, grassy, musky, with a bit of sweetness backed by a citrus like tartness, start is lightly sweet with an immediate sourness at the back, the mouth feel light to medium. Finish is ferine in its acidity, the tartness lingers long, dry as a bleached desert bone and another excellent example of the Gueuze Lambic, a real treat I must say.


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