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

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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 7, 2008
THOUGHTS: My first gueuze. Nice, but not as different of an experience as i thought it’d be. But that’s probably because it was a fairly young bottle with an expiration date of 2017. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy, medium to dark yellow with a large to huge, slightly off-white head that slowly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was moderate cobwebs and a sort of dried saliva sort of yeastiness and a slight leather yeast. The saliva part lessened as the beer warmed. There was also sour fruit. Overall less funky than I expected. The initial flavor was moderately acidic and sour; while the finish was lightly acidic and very sour. There was mostly sour fruit. It was sorta like Sour Patch Kids candy, but not as sweet. Actually probably closer to sour Atomic Warheads candy with slight funk. The medium body was dry with sort of soft carbonation and a heavy astringent finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a creamy off-white head. Barnyard aroma from the distance already, orange fruity and tart. Flavour is solid citric to acidic, yet with a mild remaining sweetness coming through. Dry and citric finish: mild wooden dryness beneath a solid citric finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Bottle, best by 9/2017. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head and lively carbonation. Flavor is quite funkaliscious, also lots of banana. Flavor is tart tart tart, lots of sweet candies, sour funk, tart acidity. Quite tasty and not too puckeringly sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Bottle, best by 9/2017. Aroma of horseblanket, pineapple, yeasty bread, rasbperry, strawberry. Flavor has a decent tart bite, even lightly playing with the lips, with sour funk still hanging around and an odd sort of moldy (I don’t use the term negatively) sweetness in the background. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Hazy straw colored beer with a mid-sized white head. Very tart beer with notes of green apple, lemon peel, horseblanket, grass, and a light pepper. Very thirst quenching in it’s tartness. Not a bad beer at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2130) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Pours a hazy goldenrod color with a healthy eggshell head 2 fingers high. As the head reduces, all that’s left is a few chunks of lace and a nebulous cap atop the liquid. Aroma is shiversome in its sourness. Pure lemon juice with an earthy rotting wood character to it. Also a touch of solvent, like a lemon scented all-purpose cleaner. Flavor is sharp but not as harsh as, say, Beatification or Girardin 1882. At the front of the palate, a high amount of carbonation really sticks the acetic acidity to the tongue. This quickly washes into a more fruity tartness, with sour apple and lemon. The finish is decidedly woody with a little band aid. This beer is well-carbonated but not roughly so. Finish is pretty dry, leaving just a bit of stickiness as the mouth attempts to recover from the acidity. Drinkability is pretty high but overall it lacks some complexity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2008
33cl. bottle, a new arrival at Sam’s in Durham. I have never seen this in the states before. Pours with a medium grained head that fades to a surface with a few spots on the glass. Light amber color. Aroma is a bit funky, some decomposed roses, old fashioned bar soap (the rendered beef tallow kind), animal sweat. Got a whiff of uncut muskmelon. Acidity is firm but not aggressive, a bit of body gets clobbered right away by astringent dryness. A good gueuze, better than I had expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle. Nose is light horseblanket and very farmy and earthy. Flavor is acidic and with some nice sourness. A solid gueuze, and a bit underrated in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. Haze yellow with white head. Sweet sour, floral. Nice but I prefer Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2008
33cL green bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours an amber-red body with about an inch of off-white head. Smells slightly fruity (banana?) with a fair bit of sour/acidity thrown in. Tastes somewhat fruity (lemon?) balanced with a fair bit of sourness. Not particularly complex, but subtle and balanced. Not a bad beer, but not what I’ll be going to for a sour fix.


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