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

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RATINGS: 1215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


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 (1391) - 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 (2950) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 Bottled 2003 - Beautiful slight hazy orange dark golden body with a huge creamy white head leaving thick lacing; Quite big nose very acid, you can actually fell the lactic acid in your nose in the warmest way imaginable, a little cowshed, quite a lot of big malty warm barrel aromas, with time in the glass the acid mellows and the aroma becomes very balanced and very well composed; Very soft textured body with a soft carbonation, the lactic acid aint as distinctive as in the nose and there is a bit of malonic acid as well, quite balanced and pleasant; Long warm finish with lots of barrel aromas, supported by fresh, ripe and rotten apple. This beer is much better then the first batch from the "new" Oude Beersel, but not nearly as good as the bottles from the "old" Oude Beersel. Damn, I love Geuze! Bottled 2006 (first release from the "new" Oude Beersel (obviously released before it was ready)) 6-4-5-3-12 = 3.0 – Very clear golden body, with white head; Strange nose that is only a bit sour, but otherwise not very Gueuze like, well it smells like it is not ready at all: some apple, some hay but just as much fresh malt; A bit acidy harsh actually a bit alcoholic body; Lacks length in finish of warm malt, harsh. Not yet ready, a least I hope it ain’t.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - MAY 31, 2006
Pours a rosey gold with an gigantic pour white head. Aroma is tart fruit, yeast funk, sweet vinegar, and barn. Flavor is tart lemons, sweet lettuce, cheese, acid, strawberries, and drying pepper. Mouthfeel is very dry and carbonated...this is not as good as the girardin, but it is damn good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bottle. Hazy yellow, tons of carbonation. Huge white head. Sour, musty hay nose. Flavor is tart, gets you that little buzz in the very back of your jawbone. Slightly citrusy and acidic. Dry, dry finish. Really liked this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Me drinking a Gueuze. I like these now after hating the first few. Sour and salivary gland activating. Very musty and sour with the flavor of straw and grapefruit.Sounds strange but tastes good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2006
[bottle from beers of europe] Citric, cheese, musty brnyard aromas. very crisp, very dry, tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2006
Aroma is grassy, sour and dry. Taste is complex, a light sweetness to start with goes to lemony sourness, then turns juicey but a dry finish. An excellent excellent beer. " Lamp punching good!" due to my smahing of GarethYoungs lamp while drinking the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Thanks to Immy! Poured a faint orange with big foamy white head. Lots of carbonation. Sour nose, earthy with some barnyard smells. Sour, acidic and dry flavor. Only had a couple of these, but really liked this one.


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