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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1202   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle, sorta aubrun coppery pour, fluffly white head that stuck around. Yeasty lemony and light apple aroma. A bit acidic and fairly tart, with a little funk (but not a whole lot), lemons, apples, some spice, yeast. Complex but well balanced. Very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2005
Hazy pale orange, thick, rock hard white head. Acidic, unripe fruits aroma. Flavour is salty, sour, slight rubbery. Great aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2005
À consommer de préférence avant 03-02-2025 ! Couleur dorée aux reflets orangés, apparence nuageuse, énorme mousse blanche tachetée et persistante. Arômes moyennement sauvages aux traits évidents de brettanomyces habitant leur paradis propre, protégé par une barricade de bois humide et de fines feuilles métalliques. Fort caractère boisé d’herbes et de racines est accompagnées d’une faible acidité et d’une présence modérément tartrique. Finale très sèche re-exposant pleinement ce même caractère métallique. Bouteille, 404 bières, Brussels.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2005
A Mes rate: First off it is certainly not the best looking geuze I have ever seen. A little too dank and murky looking for my liking. That said every where else it is excellent. Its all in there as you would expect. Barnyardy, tarty, leathery, a bit of butter and a little apple too. Not quite so funky as others of its kind. Finish lets it down just a little for me. There is a swish of something just a little bit nasty down the side of the mouth. but it is over before it gets too much and leaves a wonderful dry and sour lingering aftertaste. There kriek is much better and I have had better geuzes but overall its great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2005
BB 2022?: Pour is hazy amber golden with a thin off white head...smell is apples, yeast, leather...taste is tart and dry...some cheese rind is there too...finish is dry and clean with an almost astringent tartness remaining...texture was a little watery...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Pours slightly hazy gold with a large head that quickly settles down to a dense half-finger layer of foam. Champagne-like effervescence. Aroma of feet and strong cheese—just like a Gueuze should smell like. There are also light fruit and brine notes. There’s a very subtle funkiness and sparkling grape juice flavor on the front of the tongue, but on the back corners it hits you like a Category 5 hurricane (too soon?) with a mélange of leather, strong funk, pear, and the riding pants of a horse enthusiast. One of the driest finishes I’ve found in a beer. Wow. I think I know what I’ll be serving at my wedding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 This thing hit me right when I popped the cork. My first impression was that the ’barnyard’ character is not joke. To say that it is sparkling is a major understatment. I poured the first bit in to my flute, and it was full of foam. It faded into one of the most crystal clear beers I’ve ever seen. The sourness is not too strong in the nose. I get more of the horse blanket/barnyard notes. There is also some ciderness in the nose and flavor for that matter. Absolutly bone dry, and quite puckering. A nice medium/light body. A nice surprise. I was expecting something pretty thin. Overall, a pretty good first geuze. There are a couple more at the store Il go to. I’ll try them also, and them come back here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Bottle poured orange with a big white head and thick lacing. Aroma is yeast and citrus. Flavor is citrus and yeast and is very well ballanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Aromas of the fermantaion of a barnyard. Also detected a fermented fruit aroma like after they lay on the ground from falling off the tree. Darker shade of gold body with big frothy head. Blanket of lace covered glass. Flavor of a medium sweet and sour fruit that is better than some of the aromas described above. Little acidic on palate but not to bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
2002. Aroma is truly the gamut of Gueuzeness, .....barnyard, wet blanket, leather, funky cheese. Clear apricot, tiny custard head. Flavour is softer than the aroma suggested, still very fine, sour fruitiness here. Sour/tart, medium bodied, lovely mouthfeel, dry yet refreshing. Fantastic! Amazingly this is best before 2022! Thanks mds!


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