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

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RATINGS: 1202   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ha1ag (768) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2006
6%, 37.5 cl, BB 1/2025 (!) a bit more bitter geuze, with hazy dark copper colored with soft bubbly head. The geuze sourish taste disappears quickly and clearly bitter at t he end. A dry moutfeel remains.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arjoseph (641) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle into geuze tumbler, Hop Duvel cafe, Ghent. Fizzy white-peach head, proto-rocky (not quite rocky, but looking like it wants to be someday). Golden orange in the glass with fast carbonation up the side. Head is very durable, diminishing to about 3/4" and staying there. Smell explodes all over the place (the glass is more than a foot away and I still smell the sucker): brett with peaches, cream, and a little bit of cherry. Good initial burst of sourness that also persists late into the finish. Finish is not as long as Cantillion or Drie Fonteinen, but more sour than the former. The sour disappears right after the swallow (before that, it was quite prickly with the carbonation), but reemerges 3-5 seconds later. Finish also has some vague mint. Unfortunately, this loses its body as the carbonation dies; it becomes kind of watery. I’d love to live in a country where this is a disappointment, because it’s really a good beer; but since I’d had tons of geuze in the past couple of days, it suffered in comparison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUL 14, 2006
somewhat hazy oragneish yellow color, almost like a hefe, but a bit darker and not as hazy. Giant white fiamy head that dissapated quickly, almost champagne like. Aroma is of sour apples, some citrus, vinegar, musky. Flavor is citrussy and fruity with a lot of sourness. Finish is bone dry with a hint of astringency.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggie80 (790) - Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Amber color with thick white head and some lacing. Heavy citrus notes of grapefruit. A nice change of pace, but not something for every day drinking. Very dry finish, it would work well with a sweet dessert or cheese.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 Bottle, Derby Ale Festival. Yellowy-amber colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, grassy. Lemongrass and chicory. Flavour is great, grapefruit, lemons, limes. Dry finish, fizzy in the mouth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Bottle at the Map Room: Pours with a straw body and a typical head; quickly dissipating. Aroma is acrid, vinegar, malic acid, and sweaty feet. The body is dry and semi-sweetish. The flavors are dominated by acidity and apple vinegar. There is an underlying sweetness that is unpleasant. Finish is dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5364) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 This is the first time I have encountered the beers from this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sour, bitter, citrusy and tart. The flavor is very tart and bitter with a hint of vinegar and a sour tangy finish. The body is light and airy and rather pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 2003 bottle. Pours a pale, clear straw with a big pillowy head. Lasting cover with sticky lacing. The aroma is heavy horseblanket, light cheese, loads of lactic acid, lemons and cobwebs. The flavor is quite sour, lots of lactic acid, a touch of acetic, fairly dry, but some sweetness has survived. The mouthfeel is light and sparkling with a very dry and tannic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1385) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Pours a light amber color with thick white head. The aroma is of barn-like aromas, vinegar, and apple. Flavor is very much the same with a tart, dry finish. For my first gueuze this one is very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2937) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Good through 26.01.2025. Poured an amber color with a nice initial head. Significant pop of the cork upon opening. Carbonation was significant, lacing minimal. The aroma was of funky barn and hay. The flavor was similar, certainly tart, with the cheesy aspects much underplayed. Not as complex as the other gueuze examples out there. Mouthfeel was highly carbonated and somewhat light relative to what it could have been.


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