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

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RATINGS: 1252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
This has been and always be my favorite geuze. As I sip the bottle from my hotel room in Brussels, I am reminded how important this beer is to the history of Brussels. The aroma is powerful with hints of lactic and Brett that remind me of all the complexities of this beer. The beer bone dry with a good biting acidity that comes alive with all of the carbonation in the mouth. The brewer closed down in 2003, but opened up and are starting a revival of sorts. They are making a wonderful triple to help get the lambic side of things going again. The color is of straw with lots of effervensce and a slight whippy white head. The taste is amazing with so many layers and depth. There is citrus, hay, wet horse, wool and a soft malt character that is there for those who choose to dig deep into this beer. The finish is dry and grainy/bready with a zesty sour note. It is a must try even if only to keep this tiny brewery alive !!!!!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (961) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2016
0.375 bottle. Hazy, gold color with a small, white head and a yeasty suspension just beneath it. Aroma is very acetic, apple, lemon, tart citruses, and some hay. Taste is sour to the bone, fruity, citric, acetic, somewhat vinous. A medium body, a slick texture, and a fizzy carbonation. Finish is obviously sour, fruity, vinegar makes an appearance. Overall, despite all the aforementioned, unsavory-sounding flavors the beer is splendid; its sourness does not offend and the entire experience is pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (899) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle. Unclear yellow with decent size white head. Barnyard, lemon, tart apples. Tart flavour with apples, a hint a sweetness and a dry finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1140) - CROATIA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle; pours hazy orange gold with a white head; aroma of tart apples with hints of wood and funk; taste is tart apple with vinegar, wood, and yeast; finish is tart and dry; very good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (270) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2016
Pas mon style de prédilection mais reste incroyablement agréable, d’une buvabilité à toute épreuve. Nez très léger et vivant : du blé à mort, des fruits légers du verger, de la paille. La bouche est assez sèche, acide biensur, équilibrée et part sur un cidre assez noble mais pas agressif.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sydgilmour90 (7) - Catania, ITALY - JAN 24, 2016 does not count
Ottima gueuze, non do il massimo perché ce ne sono di migliori ma ha un ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1455) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle through private import thx Alex A: apples, funk, lemon, some tart grapes, leathery app: clear golden thick white lasting head with good lacing t/p: thin body with long acidic finish. Bone dry. Fizzy O: nice tartness and good drinkabilty. Will keep my extra bottles a few months to welcome the summer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (465) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 15, 2016
Draught. Pours a hazy orange with a quickly dissipating bubbly head. Aroma of grapes, butterscotch, flowery, citrus, natural yoghurt, hay. Taste is of grassy, caramel, tart, lemon zest, natural yoghurt. Oily mouthfeel, no carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle at the Fleur en papier dore. Very distinctive. Bone dry, grapefruit, funky, sour. Creamy and cheesy. Initial high sourness. Finish is long lasting. Gooseberry. Chalky.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bubeer (224) - - JAN 8, 2016
Slightly hazy amber. Medium to large head, medium retention. Aroma intensity 4/5. Metal and flowers in the nose. Significant bitter and sour. Carbonation is too fizzy, gives it a weird structure. Sort of light body. Not the best geuze, still a geuze

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (228) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Aroma: Acid, barnyard, lemon, some grapes, bit of lactic notes, very intensive and crisp. Appearance: Of course low head, color is hazy golden. Taste: This is great, ideal balance of fruit tastes and sourness, lime, lemon, sour apples, no vinegar, funk, lactic notes, intensive, crisp, really great. Palate: Finish is something awesome: very crisp, combination of lime, hops and grapes, body is medium, carbonation is soft


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