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

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RATINGS: 1101   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.


stefanberggren's rating

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 !!!!!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrandonDoughan (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Big has that fades quickly. First smell is bretty then faint citrus. Bit of haze (I could have poured away from lees better). Bright, lactic w lemon. A hint of bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (751) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Orange amber pour with white head and lots of sediment. Aromas of lemon, hay, cough drops, funky. Quite tart and funky with water crackers, lemon cough drops. Herbal. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Bouteille de 37.5cl, anno 2011 octobre. Dorée présentant un léger trouble, col blanc fin onctueux. Arôme offre la signature typique de gueuze, côté rustique, de grange, léger grains avec un petit bouquet fleuri. Palais offre également un léger profil de grains offrant ce côté rustique, une certaine douceur s’en dégage, et cela après quasi 3 ans de bouteille. Pointe de funk, léger pétillant, fleuri et sec au palais. Le côté aigrelet reste modéré sans être agressif ni même trop au devant ce qui est un peu dommage. Au final et à tort de vouloir comparer, cette version reste plus douce que une version Tilquin, je le trouve moins raffinée, moins complexe tout en restant agréable mais pas ma préférée des gueuzes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (336) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Un nuage de mousse se pose sur un liquide doré et légèrement voilé. Le nez est très sulfurique, ce qui est typique au genre. Des traces de cuir et d’écurie sont également notables. En bouche, l’acidité est violente et permet aux saveurs fruitées rappelant un bon vin blanc ou un champagne d’exploser. Superbe bière, un grand classique dans le genre.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Big cork pop, rich head on crisp amber. Light dusty mouthfeel and rich flavour profile. Clean, refreshing, tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3001) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
On bottle at Sandefjord Ølfestival. Golden/ orange color, good foam. Aromas of stable,, quite intense . Medium body & high complexity . Good sourness, some bitterness. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
Bottled. Pours a hazy amber with an average, off-white head. Aroma of brett, notes, barnyard, some citrus, caramel and dried fruit. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and a little tart. Medium body, watery o oilytexture and soft carb, A very nice Geuze.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Tart berry, acetic, gooseberry notes, slight bandaid notes, earthy, perfumed, woody, spicy. Taste: Medium sourness, low sweetness and low/medium bitterness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, average carbonation, fairly dry, tart, spicy, gooseberry, malty notes. Comments: Very good but probably a bit too soon to have this one. Best before 08.11.2030.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birabirabira (2) - - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
S: Sour berries, refreshing. A: Light amber, medium head that dissolves quickly to a ring around the rim. No lacing. T: Very tart, some funky earthy notes, some gooseberry on the side. Lingering sticky bitterness. O: Speaking as a beginner, this is one good lambic. Really solid, well balanced between the main tart part and some bitter/sweetness in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seynie (141) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2014
Pale yellow with a foam top that lasts longer than with other gueuze. Indicative of the high carbonation that dominates to much. Not very sour, more earthen notes. Medium finish, moderately dry with some nuts


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