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

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Strawberry, peach, and grapefruit aromas with musk and raspberry. Cloudy light orange with thick head. Great lacing. Very tart, reserved with good depth and fruit in the finish (tart cherry and raspberry). Nice body with surprising depth.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Pours a golden color with a nice off-white head and a strong fruity aroma. Moderately tart and carbonated with various citrus flavors and a very dry finish. This is a nice traditional gueuze.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Good pour, nose is tart and a little peachy, the fresh kind. Entry is tart and hefty with tropical fruit until it dries quickly. Body is light and refreshing with citrus zest and fresh cut grass. A little too acidic, leaning into apple vinegar and barnyard. Age should do this beer some good. A little to acidic for me although, as a pair with chevre (preferably aged) or dried pineapple this works well. Not bad at all.. Should be a hit with Berliner Weisse fans.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2008
This pours a pale amber body with a hefty fizzy head. It’s got a lightly wild, funky aroma with juicy nectarines, tart citrus fruit, straw, and a splash of vinegar. Acidic mouthfeel. The flavor has a lemony tartness, grapefruit, wet hay, wheat, and vinegar. Tart, dry, citrusy finish. Nice.

Friar Tuck, Bloomington, IL

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle. Bland gold with an ok white head that lasts for most the brew. Sharp acidic aroma with no holds barred lemon, orange, apricot, and peach... and tons of funk. Hugely dry and sour in the mouth. Lots of funk - oranges, pears, lemons, sour sour cherries, vinegar, ad much more. Complex and interesting, but lacks balance. The dryness of the wild yeasts really makes it an interesting beer but it’s just a bit too abrasive to have more than one of.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2008
375 ml corked and caged green bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, sour citrus and funk. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, grapefruit and barnyard funk with a dry lightly tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2008
375ml Bottle @ Toronado SD. Pours orange with a bright white ring. nose is sour and funky and overal not bad. Taste is big with a massive sour bite, i was surprised that this was pretty good.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Pours apricot in color with a short lived froth. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. It’s vibrant like champagne. Very dry and sour with a puckering finish. I detect a little egg white and sock funk. I don’t know man. I just don’t like this style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy gold with fizzy of-white head. Nose is earthy sour mashy fruit, some woody peaty funk. Tastes tart, with sour fruit, mild hoppy citrus, and earthy funky yeasty notes. Pretty smooth and complex. Very enjoyable with a sharp cheddar cheese.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2008
375mL bottle from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Labeled 09/2017. Crown finished; not corked as depicted in the the RB picture. Pours amber-golden, with a small off-white head. Initial aroma is tropical fruit, which is joined by citrus, mild tartness, and some wood. Flavor is tarter than the aroma suggested. Lacks complexity; other than moderate tartness and some citrus, there’s not much else going on. Finishes dry with some lingering citrus.


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