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

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RATINGS: 1115   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2005
Cloudy orange, some sediment, light brown lasting head consisiting of medium sized bubbles. Aromas of hay, dust, musty cellar, cedar, and tart citrus. Flavor was extremely tart, lemons, lime, ceda, soda water. Wonderful mouthfeel, tingled the entire mouth. Very dry finish. My first beer of this style, I wish I have had more so that I could better rate this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 10, 2005
Poured a clear pale yellow with a large white head. Aroma was tart, citrusy, with some funk underneath. Flavor was less sweet than the many other lambics of the night. Slightly tart with a melon (mostly honeydew) flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2005
sour smell, like that flemish sour or sour apple..also smelled of hay (ick), egg, crab, definitely dust. tasted much better, like salt sour cherries, orange peel, light citrus fruits, aftertaste of vomit

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2005
1998 bottle. Cloudy orange with a ton of floaties and and a smooth white head. Aroma is vineous with barnyard and tangerine. Taste is pucking tart with grapes and green apples. Yeasty with some soothing maltiness to take away some of the bite. A little rough compared the the Giradin Black I drank right after but good.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2005
BB 2022 (=> bottled 2002?) Clear pale gold with a very good dimply head (excellent for the style). Massive bretty aroma quite similar to Orval but more intense - fetta, nappies, cider, pineapple, toasty, cheesy, stale hops, sesame seeds. leather and vomit. The aroma in particular is absolutely amazing - I canít imagine a beer smelling any better. The flavour takes a little longer to open up as the beer comes to room temperature - starts with (again) Orvalesque river stones, soda water and grassiness. No sweetness shows through but itís apparent that some malt is left behind in the way everything balances, a light sourness is countered by a beautiful leafy, cheesy bitterness. As it warms the sourness comes through more but never dominates - itís more the quality or character of the sourness, rather than the intensity, which really does it. Itís fizzy initially but when that dies down it reveals a relatively full body. Sensational stuff. It couldnít have been easier to drink. I would have taken better notes only I wanted to just enjoy the experience and not think about it too much. Not the crazy-sour stuff I usually go for, but this is even better. I was shocked how similar this is to Orval, actually, only this is far more intense. Amazing (did I already say that?) I canít believe this brewery is no more...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Pours orange with a slight haze. Head rises fast but dissipates quickly. Nose is all lambic, sour, slightly citrus. Flavor is tart and refreshing with lots of lambic character and sour apple. One of my favorite gueuzes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NigelTheGreat (16) - Northport, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Interesting beer. Very Champagnish. Almost cider like taste. Sour hints, but very easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Looks like hazy butterscotch with a very nice fluffy white head. Constant stream of lively carbonation. Aroma of peaches and apples, sour, malty and kind of chalky. Taste is lots of malt and sour fruit. Burst of carbonation and tang that fades into a smooth, velvety fininish that lasts. Very, very nice. Think I got this baby through a trade but it has been so long I canít remember who I got it from. Thanks to whomever you are - this was a pleasure.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Pours a hazy straw color with just a hint of rose, this head dissipates quickly. Aroma is pears, grapes, , slight citrus, a yeasty smell, and a sweet honey-ish smell. Flavor is sweet initially, though not overly so. Lemon leads, then a great sour sensation, what resembles bitter orang peel, malty underones throughout. Palate is amongst the finest I have ever encountered. My first Geuze, but definitely entices me to try more.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Just amazing beer Perfect pairing to a Thai lemon grass soup. Tart and beautiful beer that dances on the tongue and makes you wish you had much more.


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