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

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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 16, 2007
375ml bottle (07/2003) from mj! Nose is lightly funky barnyard with a little apple esters showing lightly; Very hazy gold with a small yellowish head; Flavor is lightly tart apple with some background sweetness, not near as sour as most real guezues, but quite drinkable since it doesn’t pucker up your tastebuds too much!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle from Nelson Wines. Hazy gold with a short lived fluffy white head that quickly subsides to a film. Strong balsamic and barnyard aroma, maybe just a bit of yeast, orange peel and candi sugar. Initially tart and salty with some grainy malt or wheat but also oddly sweet with subtle caramel hints. Quite gassy and acidic although not half as bad as I expected.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2007
Golden, hazy almost no head. Rather flat mouth feel. The aroma is sour with notes of fruit, the flavour is fresh, sour and perfect on a hot summer day. But it needs to go quite a few miles more to be among the better ones.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 19, 2007
375 ml corked & capped bottle (2003) from Blue Max in Burnsville, MN (July 2007) consumed a bit below cellar temperature from a Maudite glass. Pours quite a hazy, luminous gold with a smallish white head that dies quickly into a thin coating....quite lovely aroma, the typical horseblanket/farmy qualities are there, but also a light, sweet biscuity character, sour apple and faint whiffs of licorice; not as sharp as some traditionalists might prefer, but lovely....on the tongue, it’s more typically sour/tart, fairly dry after a touch of fruity sweetness at the very front, lightly grainy and dry and tart, lightly vinous at the finish....a bit on the thin side, which could be attributable to aging, but then 4 years isn’t that much for a solid lambic, which this overall is. Quite a nice, fairly simple and eminently quaffable example.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (6389) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle. Contrary to my expectation the head is actually quite high creamy white and lasting. Body is thin looking hazy amber. Aroma of lemon grapefruit vinegar and lovely spicy. Very nice acidic to sour with powerfull grapefruit vinegar flavor. Low carbonation but a long lasting sour bitterness. Nice surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle Delirium Cafe: Pours a clear light copper color with a white head. Aroma is tart fruit. Flavor is a hint of malty with a long tart bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2007
Yellow-orange. A bit hazy. Very small head that quickly disappeared. Hardly any carbonation noticeable. Fruity aroma. A nice mild but very refreshing sourness with a lot of fruitiness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (3513) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle at home. Yellow, slight hazy, no head. Moderate malty (fruity), sour, but not extreme.

3.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2007
Tasted 2007-08-01. 5 years old, 37,5cl. Big chunks - very unattractive! Orange, unclear, almost no head. Aroma of vomit and rotten apples. Taste: WTF? Tastes very good! Lovely sourness, surprisingly round and drinkable. I’d say, that blind folded and with plugs up your nose, this is a very good beer after 5 years in the cellar!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
malrubius (1581) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2007
2003 12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Pours cloudy pale orange with quickly disappearing white head and some floaters. Faint aroma of orange, barnyard, and baseball glove. Tart flavor with some funk but not the clean, complex horseblanket of other gueuze. Medium body, with a surprising carbonation bite. Ok, but not great like the other gueuzes I’ve been drinking. Still, more drinkable than the completely flat 2004 3 Fonteneins I’ve unfortunately come across.


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