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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2011 bottle. Pours golden yellow with no head at all. Just a trace of white lace around the rim of the glass. Aromas of white grapes, light vinegar, lemon, and some funk. The flavor is light. No carbonation except a few trace bubbles. Light vinegar, citrus, and very light acidity. Seems like this has past it’s prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottled offered by phaleslu @ north woods. All bottles offered poured. Ticked. Tasty easy drinking lemon yogurt sourness. Light dusty leather. Clean. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu at the LuShawn pre-wedding bonfire. Thanks, Peter! Pours nice rich golden hazy hue, gentle orange glow on the bottom and edges. Firmly hazed, frothy whitish head sits atop, dies to a firm ring, laces ok. Aromas offer decent sourness, lactic lemon and orange, a bit of yogurty elements. Firmer oak, bread, bit of straw, some decent bretty funk. Touch of vanilla, good sourness starts to grow as it settles. Initial is lighter end of the fold, firm sourness, lemon and lactic sourness is quite enjoyable. Not acedic. Some funk, firm yogurt. Oranges and lemon, touch of lime. Middle is actually the mose sour part as it really kicks. Tapering out to some funk, firmer yogurt, a bit bretty and citrusy. Gentle oak, bit of wood, some vanilla. Sourness is potent, a touch acidic as we move on to the backend, some straw, yogurt, orange and lemon, some fruit, gentle funk. A good sour fruit over dunk really is the theme here, not really funky, not acedic at all. Pretty well blended actually. Which is not a surprise with the quality of the regular lambic. Backend is dry and sour, very lactic, a bit tangy. Big lemon, sour, natural yogurt. Pretty tasty and well blended. Impressed. Nose is a touch mellow and deadened. Beer is pretty damn good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Courtesy Tossed by Phaleslu @ the Loines campfire, just then, just before I first spotted RapeBeer.
Pours a hazy blonde with a small well retained head.

The aroma is lemony & funky with a little bit of yogurt and musty woodiness.

The flavor is tart with only a light touch of vinegar. The beer has a nice woody expression, is nicely earthy with a well controlled sourness... it’s a touch briney like some of the vintage gueuze get to be sometimes.... cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
750 ml bottle from The Party Source. Labeled as a 2011 release, though it was released in 2012. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head. Notes of lemon citrus, white grapes, dust, earthy grains, oak, apple cider, and some barnyard-style funk. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, tart mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Another solid lambic from these guys. Really pleased with the fact these are made and sold here in Cincy. How unexpected. Also glad to see them getting out to other places and rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1824) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Tasted on 7/5/13 from a capped 750mL bottle purchased at Midtown. Pours clear, light orange with a very thin white head that quickly disappears leaving no lace. The nose is close to classic Gueuze, with plenty of vinous and citrus sourness, a touch of oak vanilla, a bit of candied orange zest, and a bit of cereal malt aroma. The flavor is pleasantly sour with citrus, a vinous vinegar note, the same touch of vanilla from the nose, and a bit more of a cereal malt note than I have ever tasted in a Gueuze style beer. The body is medium with a bit of a sticky texture, very light carbonation, and a long cereal malt and sour citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle shared by Jason. Thanks! Golden pour with a white head. Strong lemon aroma, grass, oak, yogurt, and Smarties. The flavor has a candied lemon, almost Lemon Drop quality. Oak, grass, Smarties, and some green apple. Dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2013
75cl bottle courtesy of pellegjr - cheers Joey! Hazy gold pour - not much of a head to it. Aroma gives plenty of tart lemon juice, lemon rind, light mustiness, spices, light sweatiness, some slightly damp leather. An initial sour tart kick of lemon in the taste - dies down quite quickly. Some musty barnyard stuff happening, but fairly tame. A bit if dry apple cyder, some cyder vinegar. A touch of leather, lime, some spice. Quite subtle. Everything peters out somewhat towards the finish leaving a sour lemon kick and not much else. Very easy drinking and refreshing - would be an excellent beginner-sour for the uninitiated. A good attempt, interesting stuff from a completely new brewery to me. Cheers to Joey for making this happen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle at Clockwork’s 4K/5K/10K gathering. Pours a hazy, golden-orange body with light lacing. Aroma is light citrus and funk. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of funky citrus fruits, light oak and faint tart acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Acquired in a trade with phaleslu, thanks Peter! It poured a slightly hazy yellow color with a small white head. The aroma was a touch of sour notes with sweet fruit notes. The taste was a touch tart, with some sour notes. Very enjoyable.

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