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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Ingelmunster, Belgium

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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - FEB 20, 2015
Green Sour Apple, with a kick to the arse! Not for the weak hearted. Go for it' ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (390) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Bouteille datée de 2012. Dégustée après 2 ans. Arômes de lambics, chêne, pomme verte, citron et vin blanc. En bouche, c’est très doux et pas trop sûre. Des saveurs de pommes fermentées et de raisins parviennent aux papilles. Peut-être ce que j’ai pris pour le vin blanc au nez. Goût de pain mouillé en finale qui est d’ailleurs très brève. Bonne gueuse en général.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wischylini (163) - Grimstad, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Opens with a faint pop and a slow gushing. Pours clear amber with a small, but dense and lasting, white head. Aroma is lactic, cheesy, hay, lemons, dusty, and funky, fruity, esters, green apples, stale hops. Taste is moderately sour, and just a wee bit sweet - quite mild for a gueuze. The beer feels light and dry, and is somewhat sparkly, but not champagne-like, like some lambics tend to be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3019) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2015
The western Flemish version of lambic also has this attempt at an ’oude geuze’; rating from old notes, but this still exists, apparently. Hazy straw blonde under a medium, off-white head; ’mellow’ lactic acidity, cheese, sherry, wet hay, lots of fruity esters, sweeter, less complex and softer than the average Senne valley geuze, but still very funky, dry and credible. In fact, probably the most interesting Van Honsebrouck product around. Isolated case, very interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alexd8 (52) - Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Légèrement ambrée et translucide, col absent, bulles fines. Boisé présent, sucre d’orge, nez acidulé. Cerise et kirsh, citron, lime et orange amère. Surette, carbonisation moyenne à faible, rétro de Sour Patch. Finale sèche, longueur acceptable et analyse analytique ... pas d’émotion ... pourtant bien fait. Merci pour la Gueuze, archétype de son style sans entrer dans l’histoire.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (708) - CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours slightly hazy pale amber with one finger of loose ivory head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (4/5) Nose is sour lemon, woody oak, mild dusty and cobwebby vinegar, slight funk. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderately strong tart. (7/10) Medium body, prickly carbonation, dry and tart finish. (4/5) A fairly plain gueuze - nothing exciting or complex, but decently well-behaved. The sour tartness is strongly pronounced, with restrained sweetness and mild cobwebby funk. (15/20)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle, 375 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours unclear yellow with almost no head. sourish fruity aroma. Citrus and sourness in flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (601) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Apple cider looking pour. Good head, but gone quickly. As far as gueuze goes, this is fine but straight forward. Sweet and sour, plenty of acidic fruity notes. A little cobwebs and dust. Plenty enjoyable, but not transcendent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Vinegar sour aroma and cloudy gold color with a slight brown sugar note in the sour flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
15th January 2015
Almost clear amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Medium sourness. Wet wood, slightly dusty. Touch of dried fruits. Light dry finish. A bit over emphasised on the wet wood but okay.


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