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

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RATINGS: 1093   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2004
Hazy golden/orange appearance, big fluffy white head. The aroma is just simply beautiful. It has some lively notes of wood, blue cheese, lemon and stable. Soft flavour of lemon, green apples, cheese and wood. Well-balanced finish with notes of wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2004
Tart. A wine-like aroma, and a cherry and apple taste. Beige-gold color with lots of foam slow to dissipitate. Lemon acid and good carbonation. Very dry, and sour aftertaste. Alcohol seems higher than the 6% at room temperature

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Best Before 14.03.2022 drank on 8.8.2004: Hazy pale prange with a thin small-bubbled head. Big cookie aroma with spicy cherries and rich nuts, starts and ends sour and acidic. Fizzy smooth palate. Tart.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Bottle: Hazy golden body w/ a lasting white head. Sweet, cidery & has a malt whiskey aroma. Horsey as it warms as well as a woody, cork aroma. Sweet for a lambic, and a whiskey like flavor; well balanced, but not very sour or lambic like. Cidery & lightly harsh sulphury flavor. Drier finish, aftertaste is also sulphury. Lighter carbonation than a lambic should be IMHO, dry borderline astringent m/f, & medium body. Still don’t like lambics, but prefer the kriek to this one.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
pours an excellent hazy sunshine color. Lacy head. Nose is sour and also very sweet. Flavours are sweet and carbonated, sour and lovely. Excellent Gueze. G-rat

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Pours with a large white head that fades to a lesser but still thick head. Aroma is of tart cider. Flavor is a buttery cider with a nice mild sourness, very little barnyard for a lambic. Very nice milder lambic, easy drinking very nice with food.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Bottle. Chimay white-looking, somewhat champagneish. Taste is very complex: nectarine-peach, meaty, wet socky. Pear aftertaste, nice mouthfeel. A little more syruppy and tart than many geuzes but quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2004
Dusty, oaky, citrus aroma. Cloudy, orange coloured with a lasting white head. Taste is tart, quite sweet for a gueuze in good balance with some bitterness. perhaps slightly too sweet. Green apples, citrus and oak. Very dry palate. Pleasant and refreshing. Easy drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Very strong aroma of cellar, wood and dust. Quite bitter and dry. The flavour is very sour and dry. Highly carbonated. A very fresh brew and a really good geuze.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3030) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Cloudy amber (I may have decanted some of the yeast, but I thought I was careful). The head is thin and fleeting. The first burst of the aroma is the smell you get after having just bitten into a green apple. Under that is cheeze and hay that has sat in storage for too long. The apples carry into the flavor, but instead of the green apples, it changes more like a cider apple. Very fruity, but there’s not the harsh sour punch I was expecting of something like Cantillon. The tartness here is a part of a balanced, but complex, flavor instead of the dominating characteristic. A very drinkable gueuze.


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