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

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RATINGS: 850   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottles on: 2010 01 20. 375ml capped bottle poured into a palm tulip, close to 50 degrees. I like the foil around the neck, but Iím a little bit let down there is no cork. Iím a sucker for corked guezes...A - Dark copper orange. Nice white fluffy head that dies down to one finger. Well carbonated. Classic gueze-look. S - Oak, apples, lemon, some spice and a little bit of funk. Very well balanced aroma, and the oak and musk seem to be fairly dominant over the fruity notes. T - Sour apples and lemon, with some oak and spice. Mouth puckering tartness. Not as much funk as I would have liked. O - This is well balanced in all the right areas. This was also priced pretty well at $7. A great entry level gueze to try along with a cuvee rene. Iíve been drinking more and more lambics now through, and Iím just really craving the funky brett notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Pours and effervescent light gold. Large bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is wonderful, I donít know what to compare it to. Great sour flavor, a lot of bite from the heavy carbonation. Finishes quickly, but makes your mouth water for more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jim_teacher (7) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2011 does not count
Lambics generally are a bit of a love or hate... This one is fairly dry, certainly ígrassyí I enjoyed a slice of fresh orange in it -one good bottle is all ya need i.e. I wouldnít say three-bottleídrinkableí as much as ísavoryí - in this way, closer wine, which is true to style! Fairly sour ;) maybe ítartí. Wouldnít call it ícomplexí exactly or full or layered, but still... love me a gueuze so... Quite enjoyable. Itís hard to find good lambics stateside unless you brew your own ;) and the price is pretty good too, that helps!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4350) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2011
Bit hazy, light golden colour, small white head. Rather sour aroma, citrus, vanilla, funky. Flavour rather sour, grapefruit, quite sweet. Bit thin. Somewhat too cloying sweet to my liking, though by no means as sweet as the sweetened St. Louis Geuze. Quite a nice, standard, traditional style geuze.
(From 37,5 cL bottle)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2011
375 ml bottle a hazy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma sourness fruits lemon and some wood flavor sour fruits lemon apple and some wood

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5419) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
The first time iíve tasted this was during the so-called Cafť Buitenlust Beerchallenge. 1 year, 130 beers to be tasted. This, back then, was absolutely the hardest part of the challenge. Iíve tried it 2 times after that, last time not so long ago. This is my final opinion: I think itís a pretty good gueuze. Itís a fair product, kinda in your face. Hate it or love it. Not for the beginner, good for the gueuze lover. Iím still not a fan of this one, but i must say itís a good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (12191) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
Little bit cloudy, golden color. Very sour smell, didnít like it. Taste was fairly reasonable though. Light body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2574) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Pours cloudy light brown with white head that mostly dissipates fairly quickly. Acidic aroma isnít too enticing but the sour lemon taste works great, offset with just enough sweetness and earthiness. Very light, bubbly and dry, almost like a brut champagne.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2011
This was one of my first Gueuzes. The smell was spicy and zesty, full of hops and lemon - straight lemon zest that almost burned the nostrils. It was also fairly sweet too, so it wasnít really a turn off. Tasted bright and sour, almost like a sour patch kid - just a lilí more on the sour side. The finish was tangy and sweet like a tangerine, and left the mouth bitter and dry. It was so funky I actually liked it, but the flavor was so intense it is definitely a sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2565) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Tasted on 6/12/11 from a 375mL bottle at Lush West Town. Pours clear light orange with an average white head that recedes rather quickly to a thin and spotty collar of lace. The nose is sour with lemon, and a touch of vinegar, lightly funky, with hints of vanilla and cinnamon oak. The flavor is abrasively sour up front with lemon citrus, moving to a light malty flavor, with hints of funk and vanilla. The body is light with nearly sparkling carbonation and a long citrus sour and tannic finish. This one smells amazing, but falls a bit short on the palate.


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