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RATINGS: 84   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."


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6421) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
750ml bottle, that I’ve been holding onto since the original release. 2011 vintage. Mildly hazy golden color. Minimal white head. Loose dots of lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, very light carbonation. Lightly slick texture. Nice funky geuzy character. Good lemony citric. Tons of oak, lightly sweaty sockiness. Moderate sour taste, light sweet. Not as sour as I prefer a geuze to be, kind of sweet even, but still a very enjoyable taste. Easier to drink than your typical geuze. Tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours hazy deep yellow with a small white head. The aroma has lacto sourness, light vinegar and a bit of malt. Clean and nice, but doesn’t come across as complex as I expected. It has a medium body that’s fairly smooth and has mild carbonation. The flavor has wheaty maltiness, lacto sourness, cream and vanilla. The finish has some oaky woodiness and citric acid added to the mix. Nice US Gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1191) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A - pours a hazy straw with very little head. S - hmmm. Aromas are super sweet overripe musty apricot and pineapple funk. Not geuzish at all. Much like the sole comp 7s that I've had. T - taste much of the same though cleaner than the nose. Musty overripe pineapple, apricot, simple sugars, and musty fruit. Interesting and good, but off and not great. 3.7

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1737) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a tulip. Pours hazy golden with small white head. Light tart aroma, medium body, low carbonation, and some thin small bubble lacing. Taste is tart, some lemon, some oak, and some granny smith apples. Not bad, but I prefer their Lambic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. 2011 Vintage. Poured a hazy straw color with a small sized head. Aromas were musty, cellar, funky, earthy, and woody. Tastes of citrus, funky, woody, some vinegar, and green apples.

3
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3259) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3281) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6517) - 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.


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