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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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(From the label) "Ville De Rivere Geuze is a wonderful blend of one year old and three year old sour lambic beer. Following the blend the beer is allowed to mature in the bottle for up to six months. The result is a beautifully well rounded ale: Dry, cidery, musty, vinous, and sour."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4161) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle Thnx to 77 ships . Pours fuwwy orange, no foam Smell is acid , oaky , funk Taste is very , very dry . Sour, funk , oak , brett . In the aftertaste it is very resembling to a ’ real ’ Belgian geuze ’ . Bit too high carbo in comparancy to the body . Good, not great

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4545) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2014
750 cl. bottle obtained in a trade with AdamJackson. Thanks. Shared with Kraddel. 2011 Vintage. Poured myself almost a full pint from this bottle. Head disappears so quickly that it isn’t worth mentioning. What remains is a murky dark orange liquid that makes me think of unblended lambiek. Smells of water funk and barnyard that is totally lambiek but overall it is a bit weak and watery, juicy peaches and apricots are blended in, hay,… Tastes somewhat watery with real lambiek funk mixed with apricots plus carrot juice and multifruit juice, light funk, touch white pepper, barn and hay bitter but only very lightly, funky, some malts. Little carbonation; This makes me think of a weaker unblended lambiek which is hilarious because I have had the Rivertown lambiek and it was better than this which is just bizarre. This is nice and quite enjoyable, taking rarity and everything into consideration this is just a bit silly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1547) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle 2011 pours a clear orange/golden with no head light bubbling. Light dry card board aroma slight white pepper and mild sour funk. Taste is dry and vinous white pepper, horse blanket with a not over bearing g a sour funk punch in the middle. Nice! I like this a little more than the lambic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6524) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
bottle, pale straw colored pour, medium bodied. lemony tartness, not so sour. green apples, musty. good flavor

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2298) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2011 thanks to Steve for sharing. Pours a hazy light gold with almost no head. Big aroma of sour lemons, grapes, barnyard, and apples. Taste has acidic lemons, vinegar, apples and a moderate sourness. Lingering barnyard taste. Solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2631) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 Bottle: 2011 vintage. Thanks, Steve! Shiny, golden-yellow, appears pretty oily & pours with NO head, just a few lazy bubbles that rise to the top. Is this really a "gueuze"? Aroma has a nice sour stone fruit essence, notes of lemons, apple skin, damp hay, lightly vinous oak tannins, & some notable lactic tartness. Taste is just mildly tart, but not "sour"... Again, I get notes of typical lemon, green apple, & stone fruit, but it needs to be amped up in tartness. Mild lacto presence, but not much. The lack of acidity makes it super easy to drink. The absence of any real funkiness makes this even more less-gueuze like, along with the lazy, oily, non-carbonated mouth feel. Honestly, it’s a pretty tasty beer, just not much of a gueuze... Just call it an American wild ale or sour. If I was rating perfectly to style guidelines, it would be much, much lower.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5243) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of tart/apple cider, citrus, and lemon. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with Apple and lemon peel. The finish has moderate-heavy lemon, lemon peel, citrus, vanilla, and oak. It’s light bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 750 ml. 2012 vintage. Lightly hazy golden body has a slow steady stream of tiny bubbles effervescing upwards that maintain a small ring of cream above. Pleasing nose of funk, earthy white grape must, a touch of vinegar and light honey. Tastes of tart green apple and grape must with hints of vinegar, citrus zest, honeycomb and oak. Light body is crisply dry with an astringent acidity, but has enough sweetness to unpucker your face. High level of carbonation is smooth and fine. Refreshing, easy drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Murky orange, no head. Smells like tart lemon, stone, and oak. Taste is actually a bit sweeter than I was expecting. Plenty of citrus and oak and balsamic vinegar. Tart, winey finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Dave. Aroma is funky barnyard, tart lemon, and oak. Pours hazy orange with decent carb. Taste is super oaky with a buttery sweet chardonay flavor. Hints of funk, lemon and cheese. Finishes pretty sweet. Very pleasant sour and an interesting version of the style.


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