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

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common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle labelled: best before 07-01-2025. I decided not to wait that long, and poured this hazy golden brew into a Belgian goblet as a large foamy white head developed and stuck around for a long time, although lace was limited. Distinct brett aroma, but also notes of honey, lemon, and light stone fruits. Light to medium body and a palate cleansing acidity produce a refreshing mouthfeel. Acidic and sour, yet not everly so, followed by some astringency. All in all, very pleasant, and a good choice for warmer weather. I had it with some grilled triggerfish, and it was the perfect accompaniment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Aroma: Straightforward barnyard, bretty notes. Also hints of straw, strong fruits, niced aged character. Hint of butterscotch as it warms. Appearance: A shade darker than I would have though, also still within range at a darker gold color. Nice white head. Flavor: Brett and fruit, mirrors aroma. Not one flavor element really is in the forefront, well-balanced in flavor with typical lambic presentation. Palate: Extremely sour, but its a gueze! You donít get used to the sourness like you do in other lambics. Overall: Good stuff, complex, packed full of flavor and aroma, with prerequisite sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2007
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a really big, fluffy white head. The biggest head Iíve seen on a lambic yet - leaves thick soapy lace down the glass. Aroma is light fruit, maybe some apples, dry and very winey. Taste is mellow, balanced, smooth with just a bit of tartness. This is a nice geuze. Well balanced and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Farmhouse, horse-blanket, musty aroma, with notes of grapefruit and vinegar. Pours golden pale with a huge head that is lasting! Citrus, grapefruit, kumquat up front. Smooth sourness, with a bite towards the end. Finishes very clean, lendering slightly. Great gueze!
I had to add, after pouring in the rest of the bottle a huge yeast cake is snaking around the glass. awesome. I guess iíll get my daily dose of vitamin B.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 29, 2007
[Shared with Therese & Lasse around the outside fireplace.] One of the more easy accessable geuzes, caused by the lack of extreme grapeness and sourness. But itís very complex and has a very high drinkabilty for a geuze-newcomer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
josuemucho (86) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2007
Hazy orange in color. Aroma is of fruits with vinegar hints. Taste was tart, fruity, and vinegar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2007
12 oz bottle from mcbackus. Nice onion peal yellow that is clear and heavy looking. Minimal chunks at first but boy are there a lot in the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is slightly salty and heavy. Tart citrus peal and a funky mustiness are also present. The flavor is most certainly sour with under-ripe lemons and cherries. Notes of straw as well. Tart crisp finish that is also lightly bitter. Iím not a huge fan of this style but this was ok to taste. Iíd never be able to get through a whole bottle though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 17, 2007
From 75 cL at Waregemse Bierhappening. Surprisingly faint aroma of dusty lemons. Lemony flavor is controlled, sour and citic-acidic, not aggressive. Lively mouthfeel and awesomely dry. Leaves the tongue parched and hankering for more. It does lack some complexity though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2007
Dry, sour, not as much as expected however. I just had Girardin Black recently and this is not as abrasively, in your face sour. Still, a bit more than I like. Good in small doses, and donít let it warm up.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arayaga2 (2079) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2007
Dull orange with thick white head. Aroma is funky, fruity, sour, spicy, and grassy. Holy crap, is this thin and sour! Vinegar soda, I tell you! Avoid at all costs, particularly at the $5/12.z oz I paid.


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