Belle-Vue Sélection Lambic

Formerly brewed at Belle-Vue (InBev)
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium


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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5909) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle (750 ml) @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst. Vintage 1999. Almost clear golden/orange with a small ring of white foam and little to no lacing. Aroma is very acidic with barnyard, funk, vinegar, light oxidation notes, light caramel and mineral notes. Taste is massively acidic with a fair amount of funk and barnyard, wood, oxidation notes, mineral presence and light carmel. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Bone dry finish. Mouth puckering. The quality is there, but this beer is a tad harsh. It’s at the border refreshing and too acetic and it crossed the line a few time while I was drinking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 8, 2013
75cl bottle at the Grote Dorst. It pours deep golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is very acidic with a bit of citrus and tannin. Taste is similar with loads of sour vinegar tones and lacto sourness with lemon zest. An interesting experience but I think this has gone downhill now and held up not nearly as well as some 3F from that period.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
75cl 1999 vintage, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: sour, horseblanket. TASTE: very very sour, horse blanket, some would say this is already too sour, but I enjoyed every sip! Amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
1992 vintage. Rusty orange with virtually no head. Aroma is cider vinegar, crab apple, dusty basement, apricot. Tart on the palate, medium bodied, smooth sour finish. Taste is cider vinegar, dried peach, apricot, lemon pulp. One of the nicest guezes that I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7558) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
bottle pours orange/yellow almost no foam at all soft, yet very sour . some fruityness. turns extremely sour in the back . one glass ( 20 cl ) was ’hard’ (yet pleasant ) to finish . probably the most sour thing i ever drank, hanssens experimental raspberry included ( ! )

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Purchased from HOG. Been looking forward to this for a very long time. 1999 vintage poured in a Bruery tulip. Pours a translucent orange brown in color and is entirely flat. Nose is pretty vinegar forward with a fair amount of oxidation. The flavor is bracingly sour with a significant amount of vinegar. It hits pretty hard at the back of the tongue. Light mouthfeel, no carbonation, bracing acidity, and a moderate finish. Didnt live up to my expectations, but definitely happy to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16624) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
1999 Vintage. 750mL bottle at DHVL, pours a cloudy night orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of tart dry apricot skins, and classic barnyard funk -- wonderful aromatics. Flavour brings out tart apricots, some grape skins, and medium funk. Moderate funky quality for a gueuze with a very higher than average acidity. Finishes fairly tart, with the funky quality no less pronounced and huge acidity. No sign of the age at 14 years old. Wonderful stuff, though not my favourite style of gueuze with all the sourness and intense acidity. Actually becomes overburdeningly acidic the more you drink, forcing me to lower the rating a bit. Still, quality stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
Rating #2400! 1999 bottle @ DHVL. Split with Deeblo. The pour’s hazy amber orange with a tiny white head. The nose is relatively faint. A bit of ribbon candy, musty barnyard wild yeast. Pollen. Building lemon juice. The taste is very, very sour. Loads of sour lemon juice. Biting acidity. General citrus notes. More subtle notes of cotton candy and wood. A bit of bile and old running shoe funk. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, not particularly nuanced, but interesting nonetheless. This beer’s definitely gone nuclear, so have some Tums handy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
1999. Huge thanks to Joe for opening this. A bit of must and basement with fairly-heavy lactic character. Very low carbonation but fairly smooth. Quite dry and very sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3690) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
1999 vintage shared BucketBoy. Thanks Joe! The beer is golden with a small white head. The aroma offers well water, mineral, funky citrus, musty basement. The flavor is brash and aggressive. Incredibly acetic and forward. Wow. What a bold and complex beer. A lambic that stands apart. Palate coating and sharp acetic finish. Lingering tartness and pucker. So good. A rare delicacy for the lambic connoisseur. I’m so glad I have a few more ounces to savor. Highly recommended. Wow.

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