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

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RATINGS: 1130   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.


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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 !!!!!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
traPISSED (104) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 21, 2014
75cl bottle Vintage 2002. Very musty yet light. Funky aroma but the taste is very easy going for an Oud Gueuze. This one is great for the beginners but has enough to please the more hardcore fans. Balanced, drinkable and it held up well. On a level with Lindemans Cuvee Rene.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3135) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from at Cotteridge Wines; hazy amber pour with a creamy white head, zesty lemon aroma, taste has sherbet lemon, light berry action, sour funk excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1199) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
Pours hazy orange amber with a Tiny fizzy head. Aroma of classic wild barnyard, horse blanket, stable, vitamin pills, citrus, dry wood, elderflower, sour goose berries and a weak note of leather. Taste is tart but not overly sour with fresh notes of unripe green apples, barnyard, stable, citrus, very dry champagne, some oak, raw elderflower and some grapefruit peel. Pretty refreshing and drinkable gueuze!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
375ml bottle served in a flute glass. A: Pours a yellow to orange color. A little bit cloudy. Lots of carbonation coming from the bottom. Forms a big and very bubbled (alive) white head. Fizzy with a great retention but only few lacings formed and left in the glass S: Smell is quite grainy and fruity. Characteristic Lambic character. Notes of pale fruits like white grapes, apples and peaches. Vinegar. Sour with a metallic and slightly flowery hops in the end T: Strong notes of fruits and pale malts in upfront. White grapes, apples and peaches. Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of Lambic yeasts. In overall, a quite dry taste. Sour and vinegar but not overwhelming. Quite smooth, I would say. Lovely Gueuze M: Light and carbonated body. Malty, fruity and mainly metallic aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Great Gueuze. Lambic fans will really enjoy it as I did... [ BA Review @ 3/25/2014 ]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (136) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
These beers are like if you had a hay-infused champagne that didn’t taste like the floor of a barn. Nice balance between tart and sweet while having a dry bit of sparkle on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle shared in Belgium with Bruce and Colin. Pours faint hazy gold, lightly effervescent, with a large, frothy white head. Nice tangy grass aroma with light sweat, sour wheat. Light sweet flavor with assertive grassy bitterness, lemon rind, more sour wheat and sweat, soft earth. Light to medium bodied with average to lively carbonation and massaging mouthfeel. Restrained sourness in the finish, hints of pine, tight grassy bitterness. Clean and refreshing. Solid.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Pourquoi ils ne vendent pas de ce genre de bière près de chez moi? :-( C’est tellement plaisant à boire! Pétillante et raffraichissante, juste assez sûre, je pourrais peut-être (en cherchant des bébittes) lui reprocher de n’être pas aussi complexe que son nez ne semble le promettre. À faire vieillir quelques années avant de boire? En tout cas, une excellente Gueuze!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (664) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Light golden pour with almost no head at all. Lemon, light tartness, hay, grains and some light bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (575) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 29, 2014
Color cobrizo pálido con ligera espuma blanca. Aromas equilibrados de fruta fresca, bertt y madera. Cuerpo medio, acidez afrutada y equilibrada, toque de brett. Final moderadamente seco. Muy rica.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (750) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle 37.5cl. With caged cork. Unclear to cloudy orange amber color, big off-white frothy head, recedes slowly to a thin layer with good lacing; acidic nose, wheat, some barnyard, light vinegar, gooseberry; taste fresh mild sour, slightly bitter; medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, finish mild sour, slightly more bitterness in the aftertaste. Very nice mild sour geuze.


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