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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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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2005
bottle 375 ml. Cloudy honey/orange w good off white head, lots of carb. Lace would not stick, slides back down the glass. Aroma is nice geuze, (how can that be described). Palate has all the tart, dry, sour, characteristics of geuze w a trace of sour apple cider. Compared to the Drie Font 1999 I had last month this was somewhat green & unrefined tasting. Was nice to experience the geuze flavor again even if not 1st class.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2005
Off yellow color, nice head. Sour taste, quite tart in the mouth. Long tart finish, strikes the tongue. Slight barnyardish flavor to the taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2005
375ml bottle. Golden and hazy, with a big white head. Funky, hoppy? aroma. Styrians? Funky sweet sour flavor, with what seems to be hop flavor as well. Lots of hops. Smooth and balanced. I am suprised by the hop character that I am getting in this...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2005
0. 375 ml Bottle. Golden and clear in color with a nice head. Very carbonated. Hoppy aroma. Fruity tasting. Not to dry. Smooth tasting. Hoppy flavor. Not to sweet. Nice tasting. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2005
Pours yellow-straw in color with large white head. Aromas of citrus and hay straw. Lots of carbonation. Semi-dry and champagne like. Not much sweetness in the flavor.

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...


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