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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - 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)

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17351) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2009 375ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) Light orange, thin head. Aroma is very dry and quite sour. A bit savoury too. Something phenolic and chemical, maybe like cider in some ways. Grapefruit and apricot on later tasting. Taste is mindblowing. Dry dry cider - apples, phenols, oak. Powerful but mellow.
pikkulintu 2007/?/?: 7-3-8-4-15=3.7
pikkulintu 2008/05/17: 8-3-8-4-14=3.7
St. Urho’s 2009/08/26: 8-3-8-4-15=3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2007
bottle - Pours yellow with a two finger white head. The aroma is of wild yeast and tart grapes. The flavor is tart with plenty of funky wild yeast and a little fruit (white grapes?). It’s fairly light bodied and has a very dry finish. I enjoyed this one though for me it didn’t reach the level of their Kriek.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Name: Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille
Brewery: Brouwerij Boon
Date: April 07, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: Cloudy yellow
Aroma: sharp tart aroma
Flavor: big lasting tart malt flavor and not much else
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: ** /4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

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