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

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RATINGS: 1150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2005
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Hazy, orangey golden beer with a fairly decent head. Tart and citrusy indeed, but for a traditional gueuze this is almost smooth and soft and almost easy to drink. But then of course it hasn’t got quite the same complexity as the more extreme gueuzes. Still an experience though. 110700

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
Hazy orange and brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are tart citrus with light cheesy mustiness, quite agricultural. Flavours are initially melllow fruitiness followed by lemon and unripe apple tartness. Some mustiness - but not to the aroma’s extent. Fairly dry on the finish. Very decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3583) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle - corked and caged 375 ml] Clear amber pour with lots of carbonation. Almost like champagne. Very slight champagne-like aroma of apples, yeast and acidic fruits. Very acidic flavor that begins with a taste of apples and then goes quickly to a warming and dry flavor with hints of straw, apple cores, wood and earthy notes. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Otje (678) - 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 (21505) - 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 i’m 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 don’t 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 (2535) - Finspång, 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 (5703) - 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 (6773) - 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.


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