jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2008
25 cl bottle from Belgium via Dirk’s suitcase. Thanks! I guess I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t ante up a 33 cl bottle, it’s not like it’s an 8.5 - 9% ABV. My bottle actual said 5.5%, not 5.2 as shown here. Pours sort of an orangish/golden/with red hue. Head shows up and goes away. Tastes of sour green apples, carbonation, and white wine. This is my first gueuze - tasty. It appears that people on this site think there are better ones, but I enjoyed it, for as far as it went. A nice departure from a lot of the American micros I’ve been drinking lately. kraddel (7783) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2012
bottle at a non-beer-related-bar in antwerp , called de kits ( or however they wanna write it )
my first ’commercial geuze’
pours blonde, small white foam, smells rather.. sweet???
tastes very diffrent than other (oude) geuzes i had. like oude geuze combined with candy.. very weird. i can drink , even enjoy it. but i’m having a hard time calling this a geuze, cause geuzes are sour, and this is .. sweet... User235212 (17) - - DEC 25, 2012
A good gueuze for people who do not have a lot of experience with gueuze beer. It has a sour taste but not overwhelming and a sweet touch to compensate.
I would call it a light gueuze, ideally for warm summers Alusmamuts (1903) - LATVIA - SEP 29, 2014
Laight amber, clear, rich white creamy head. Strong fruity acidic aroma. Sour, bit cherry taste with certain sweetness and biter notes, waerness. PlutonowyMan (750) - POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Kolor pi?kny, herbaciany, klarowny, "smaczny".Piana spora z du?ymi oczkami w kolorze z?amanej bieli, nie utrzymuje si? zbyt d?ugo, jednak jej ?lad pozostaje w szkle do samego ko?ca . Aromat winny, octowy, owocowy. Z owoców dominuj? czerwone porzeczki, m?ody agrest, gdzie? w tle ?okciami rozpycha si? brzoskwinia. Jest kwas.Pierwszy ?yk i ... wcale nie jest taaaaaak kwa?no. Tym razem do g?osu dochodz? wi?nie które racz? nas swoj? kwa?no?ci?, pó?niej maliny ze swoj? s?odycz? i wreszcie delikatnie m?ody agrest kwa?ny i trawiasty. Brzoskwinie niestety nie przebi?y si? i pozostawi?y swój ?lad tylko w aromacie, nie na te? ?ladu po winno octowych nutach, co wed?ug mnie bardzo uspokoi?o trunek. Piwo jest bardzo fajnie zbalansowane, nie jest cierpkie, nie odrzuca, super. Reasumuj?c Gueuze od Belle-Vue jest bardzo delikatne, "mi?kkie", pijalne, brakuje mu mo?e troch? pazura (nie jest bardzo kwa?ne) i akcentów wiejskich, które s? tak charakterystyczne dla tych trunków, ale jest bardzo, bardzo dobre. Dla tych co nigdy nie próbowali Gueuze na start idealne.
MasDen (365) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2017
Aroma: Peach, sweet, fruit
Appearance: Golden without head.
Taste: Peach, a little sweetness
Palate: light body, light carbonation, dry finish dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
One of the worst commerical examples of a Gueueze,but even in the grungiest of Belgian Cafes,you can be sure that they atleast have this when you are about to order some mussles. Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2002
Sweeter than I’d want out of the style, but the ’old books’ mustiness is nice. JorisPPattyn (9927) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 This one was Gueuze La Bécasse
(Truth to tell, I cheated a little. This old sample has not only a different (earlier) label, it was still named slightly different - Gueuze lambic de la Becasse . Mind you, ten years ago the original Brabrux was closed already - maybe still from De Neve...) No head; dark foxy-golden, like liquid honey. Nose of sugar syrup, touch woody, but before anything, very fruity. I must confess it has a certain Sauternes-like aroma; grapes with the "noble putrefaction". Maybe also like "Muscat de Samos"; bit liquorice too. Woody, taste much less sweet & fruity than the nose. Liqueurish still, bit of "madeirisation", rather again more like a grape liqueur than port or madeira. Something burnt in the finish. slick, oily mouthfeel, viscuous, higher alcohols? This has turned out rathergood. It has, unfortunately, nothing to do with gueuze. Very sweet.
Real rating for Geuze Belle Vue; 7/4/6/1/12/ 3.0
Hazy amber; thick creamy head, collapsing and very lacy. Very fruity and woody nose. Not "horseblanket" but something very similar, both sweeter and more winelike. Taste is both sweet and tart. Nothing sour. Very woody in character, vaguely almondy. Demi-sec winish character keeps very outspoken. Also wet wool? Creamy mouthfeel. In the aftertaste, everything goes wrong. The character gets outspoken artificially sweet and "forced". This isn’t gueuze. I’ve tasted American pseudo-gueuze that comes nearer the real thing. But until the abysmal finish, this is a decent beer in its own right. It reminds me (well, well, well...) of some old-time mixtures of spontaneous & top fermenting beers (Jack-Op from Wolvertem, Knal from Halle...) krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2005
as an inveterate non-appreciator of gueuze, i found this charming. with just a bit of sweetness, it is to me more like a not-very-malty flemish sour. the lightly clouded liquid is the color of my old wallet, with a nearly orange sheen to a well-worn leather brown. the head was an unremarkable wispy gasket of biege whose idea of lace was a battered battle flag of thready tatters. the aroma was an intriguing estuary of sour apple and orange, dusty drying wheat, and just a faint upper octave harmony of cellar mildew. i liked the sour dough, citrus and apple, and, although the feel is watery and the carbonation fails, the slight sweetness offsets the cranberry and pump handle tartness. i know it’s just a weenie entry level lambic with training wheels , but i’m so pleased that i like it that i may just buy the very next bottle of rene cuvee that i can find.