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


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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
available only in Belgium. if you had "St Louis Geuze" on draft in the United States, be 99.9% sure it was "St Louis Geuze Fond Tradition": http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/st-louis-gueuze-fond-tradition/6098/

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
altonbrownd (5163) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle at Bazar, A’dam. Very sweet, tart cider taste. Very fruity, old apples perhaps? A bit of a dissapointment. But I’m not a Geuze guy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a lightly golden body with a small white head. Aroma of earthiness and tart. Flavor is tart (chardonnay grapes, apple) and sugary.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ClarkVV (5205) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 5, 2007 Best before 11/2004, 250mL capped bottle from Jacob Lovenlund, consumed on 8/5/06. So almost 3 years old, I think? That or 4 years old, I can’t imagine the brewery recommends keeping this pasteurised, filtered crap much longer than 1 year.
The appearance says Belgian ambree, as it’s quite ruddy-orange and too dark for a true gueuze (and this is obviously no specialty gueuze). Off-white head is large, foamy/fizzy and quickly recedes to partial cover and then ring, leaving little-to-no lacing behind. Fizzy, large bubbles rise languidly to the top, but can not bolster the head for long.
Heavily, heavily sugary in the nose. It pretty much smells like priming sugar, like corn sugar/syrup, was used to give this beer aroma. DMS is certainly rampant. Behind the vegetal nightmare, lies a sugary, caramel-like "maltiness". Wheat is lightly dry, nutty. No alcohol in the nose. No lambic either.
Flavor - sigh....it’s like the rest of its brothers; chapeau, mort subite, lindemans, belle-vue, sadly lacking of any lambic notes, sugary, corny, vegetal, metallic, watery, cloying. Just a horrid mess. The good news is that I’m almost through the gauntlet of these fake gueuzes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Theis (14942) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Draught at Sankt Nikolai Pub. Not that interesting, i expected a geuze, but got a cider ??!! Golden, white head. Aroma: Grape, solphur. Taste: Green apples, fresh, grape. But too fresh and pleasant....I bet I could sell it as a Cider to Douglas !!! Do you know Douglas, well you are gonna !?!? Well I am not a cider-boy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
3fourths (8980) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 33cl bottle, purchased at some bar in Brussels
While walking around the center touristy part of Brussels, we decided to get a drink at an unknown bar, which was dressed in common touristy decorations and served the common touristy beers like Jupiler, Maes and Duvel. We really just needed a place to pee, so decided to get a beer as well. I finally decided to try a commercial gueze. It was not very good at all. It had a perfectly clear dark amber appearance. The nose had some moldy yeast scents, very lightly prickly sour on the nostrils. Flavor was sickly sweet spoiled apples and tinny metal flavors. This truly is terrible stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2006
Dark amber coloured with an average and diminishing white head. Sweet-sour aroma, little fruity. Medium body, sweet taste. Finish is light sour but the sweetness is somethimes to much. Not the best one I had

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bullrup (20) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2006
Bottle. Slightly sour yet some kind of (honey) sweetness. Some smell of yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (9151) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2006
(bottle) Amber coloured with a small and slightly beige frothy head. Dusty sweet and sour citrus aroma. Sugary sweet initial taste with notes of apples and oranges. Light bodied, crispy mouthfeel; slightly tart and woody sweetbitter finish. Mediocre Gueuze.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tessic (1026) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2006
This Lambic poured a slightly cloudy light yellow with a rocky head. Scents include apples and fruit with a glue background. Almost a slight burning sensation in the nose. ??? First sip is shockingly fruity and sparkling with lots of carbonation. Lots of glue too. The finish is winey with a small amount of ripe fruit flavours. The palate is more like regular ale with a splash of cider. The Glue has got to go!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
Green apples are lightly tart and contrast with citrus and wheat aromas and a mild lambic character. Clear deep copper coloured body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled white head that recedes to a thin but lasting cover with plenty of lacing. Candylike sweetness undercuts the tart green apple flavour with a mildly musty herbal finish. Some notes of pears and peaches are apparent especially in the aftertaste. Light body with strong, sharp, pointy carbonation that prickles the tongue. Snifter. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Bièropholie, Nov-05).

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