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

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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2500) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
[bottle] Sour cherry, white grape, lily, and lotus root aroma. Murky yellow-orange with lasting, thin film. Refreshingly sour flavour that is as close to vinegary as possible without being vinegary. Lemon, lotus root, balsamic notes and dry. Sort of tingly tangy feel with a mouth left watering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5279) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
This Lambic-Gueuze pours a slightly hazy orange gold color from a 375ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is some fruity, tart, must and horse blanket. A medium bodied gueuze. A very tart and acidic gueuze, yet there is some nice fruit flavors in the middle. The malts are fruity. Lots of tart/sour citrusy flavors, with some nice must and horse blanket in there as well. Lively carbonation. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is very dry. Aftertaste is tart with some sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2003 bottle. Hazy orange with some large chunks. Vinegary, cidery aroma, with a hint of barnyard and barn door. A bit softer on the palate than most gueuzes. Very cidery, with a distinct sweetness that’s nicely balanced by a medium-high acid finish. Much better than I remember it young.

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 (31114) - 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 (3442) - 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 (2137) - 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.


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