Belle-Vue Sélection Lambic

 
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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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3.6
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
1999, thanks Mac! Lemon citrus galore, some rhind in the background, puckering sourness is relentless. Funk is oddly missing for a gueuze: this is a one-trick pony with lemon juice front and center. Even the dregs don't bring the funk, but man is that citrus tasty.

3.4
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with zero head, not much pop on the cork, minimal to no visible carbonation. The nose is very acetic and sharp with a good bit of funkiness and some slightly cheesy notes. The flavor is especially bitingly acetic, a little over the top for me. This is some rot you esophagus out acidity. If there was any subtlety to this beer, it’s long gone. Bone dry and bracing with a light touch of carbonation remaining. This was OK, but I probably couldn’t have finished a whole bottle by myself. I like my Gueuze a little softer and funkier.

4.1
thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
1999 bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours a hazy yellow to orange with no head. Loads of barnyard and another good example of horse blanket. Funk is strong in this one with a little lemon and cheese rind. Thin in the taste with straw, lemon zest, lactic acid, vinegar in a mild form and some more funk. Overall, this held up really well, thanks for sharing!

4.3
Plovmand (8534) - Grindsted, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle at Surt med Chris Anker. 1999 vintage. Pours hazy golden orange with a small white head. The aroma is barnyard, wheat, acid, citrus and light hay. Very acidic flavour. Citrus, grapefruit, barnyard, vinegar, lemon and barnyard. Long sour acidic finish. Wow!

4.8
dudebun (140) - GERMANY - DEC 15, 2012
Amazing beer. Smells very sweet, almost vanilla but then the barny notes take over. The taste is like a red and brown like sweet and sour... So amazing. 1999, bottle number 06676. If you see this buy it. If you have this, drink it. Life changing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
jbeatty (1255) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle, 1999 vintage, 11/17/2012. For a gueuze, pours an amazing dark orange amber, but absolutely still. Aroma is quite musty with a lot of wood, heavy funk, a bit of acetone character, with tart lime, orange, lemon, vinegar- this opens up with a bit more fruitiness as it warms. Taste sour, acetic, quite bracing and puckering as others have described, with citrus and lemon peel, tart tart apples with bitter grapefruit, a bit sweet. Moderate, thick palate. Bit of a letdown, this was too aggressive for my taste.

3.9
fredrik_ (102) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
750 ml bottle from 1988 shared by Ludvig. Had so much higher hopes on this one. Looked beautifull when we poured it but it had some strange sweetness in it that i did not like.

3.6
Ludvig (134) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 had a 1988 vintage bottle shared with a friend. i dont know why this is so high rated. too sweet in some kind of way and... well it just did not make me..

3.7
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
75 cl. bottle w/ cork and wire. 1992 vintage. Rated 8.9.2012. Low carbonation; the cork is removed soundlessly. Clear, deep gold. Funky, intense aroma w/ obvious acidity, cellar notes, and vibrant complexity. Taste is intense and acidic, funky, barnyardy and surprisingly fresh and youthful. A very good gueuze, especially considering its ripe old age.

4.3
PhillyCraft (7602) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
1989 bottle shared by Frank. Thanks man. Hazy orange brown pour with no head or lacing worth noting. Scents were very young for a gueuze this old, notes of chardonay oak, lemon, barn, spicy cedary wood, so sour and layered. Perfectly aged dusty tasting lambic with further tastes of sea salt, sand, fruit skins, belgian yeast. Acidic full flavored sour, with some peachy undertones.. what a great lambic. I’m sure the 23 years of age didn’t hurt either


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