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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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."

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1792) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
bottle, pale straw colored pour, medium bodied. lemony tartness, not so sour. green apples, musty. good flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1572) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
[Bottle / 2011] 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4413) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3427) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (4902) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5022) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3603) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1034) - 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

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