Brewed by Brouwerij De Troch
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Ternat-Wambeek, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MiP (15484) - Snderborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2007
I ordered a De Troch Geuze and got this :( Bottle, 5.5%. Moldy, sour aroma. Hazy brown colour. OK white head. Sweet, moldy flavour with a hint of sourness. Way too sweet, making it a faro IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
cgarvieuk (23898) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
Light brown in colour, It was sweet far far too sweet to be easyily drinkable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2007
Hazy amber colour with a small off white head. Yeasty acidic aroma with notes of cheese. Malty, fruity flavor with dusty notes and a yeasty light dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
joergen (27736) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a white ehad. Light acidic aroma of yeast, cheese and fruits. Sweet flavour of yeast, cheese and fruits.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Stew41 (2007) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 31, 2006
Marketed and priced just like real gueze but in reality doesnt come close. Nose and palate is dominated with fermenting grape and apple juice aromas, the latter character to a fault. A good example of sweetened gueze that just doesnt work. This isnt beer - its moscato! (e4.20 @ Kaffe Hop Duvel)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2006
Bottled. Oh dear. This is so so wrong. Amber coloured with almost no head. Extreme sweetness and slightly fruity.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
bottle. dark amber color. no head. taste like extreamly sweet fruit concentrate. just nasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (18008) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
Bottle. No head at all. Color is brown and it is a bit hazy. Sour sweet taste. Not very lasting taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Same vintage as Styles bottle (Best before Oct/Nov 95 or 96) purchased from Embassy Liquors. Shared with OldGrowth on 2/17/2006.
Popping the wetted cork reveals vegetal and corn syrup like flavors, very powdery and quite well summed up by the "baby diaper" moniker. Corn cobs, wet wool, musty corks and a high amount of acetic acid. Any lambic qualities that this may have possessed have been completely subsumed by the thick, caramel/candi sugar. A slight sourness on the end, not a lactic, but a sharp, dry sourness reminiscent of spoiled veggies soaking in rusty water. Faint in the aroma at least.
Not so in the flavor. The beginning I can handle, that being thick, syrupy, sugary, plant-like notes, mixed with vanillin and musty, dry cork flavor. However, this sharpness/rusty sourness, whatever you want to call it, ruthlessly invades the palate providing strong notes of iron, dirty, cold steel and rotten veggies. Not palateable, and in fact, I couldnt even swallow a single mouthfeel, not trusting the integrity of the ingredients. Mix of wateriness to smooth syrupy sugariness for a texture, with some fair carbonation still perceptible. The beer is much too dark for a gueuze, something like Lancaster Old Sourpuss (though not quite so dark), with an immediately diminishing ring of bubbles.
I can understand the heavy sweetness of this pseudo lambic, but where are the veggies and hugely mineralic/metallic notes coming from?? Glad I tried it, in that it makes me appreciate the true lambic producers that much more (though de troch did a decent job with the chapeau cuvee, oddly enough).
Poor mans faro is right. This wouldnt even score too much higher in that style.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
smcd (366) - USA - FEB 20, 2006
I made the mistake of thinking I was getting a "De Troch Gueuze" when I accepted Chapeau. It was not a good mistake ... this beer was off-color with syrupy aromas and the odor (and flavor) of grape-based apple-cider with a dark syrup added for flavor. Not an enjoyable experience. Oh yeah ... its color was very odd ... greenish murky maple syrup is the only way to describe it ... maybe it was the light. And was that worcestershire sauce in the background? I wanted an AMERICAN Budweiser after having this.

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