RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Brewed in the tradition of the Lambics of Belgium but using a blend of Ale Yeast, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Acetobacter. These microorganisms came from our culture collection as well as many collected by Dan around the wilds of Wisconsin! Fermented and aged in Oak. This beer spent the summer of 2009 aging outdoors in used oak barrels. Then bottle fermented. This is a funky and very sour beer not for the faint of heart. If you are unfamiliar with sour or Brettanomyces beers you may want to pass this one up!

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JaBier (8235) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Malty aroma with plenty of funk and sourness. Sour lemon flavor with malt and funk before a lemony fin.

alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Really nice yellow gueze look, carbonation is minimal but this beer smells sour and there is some oak but not a lot. Really crisp funk in the nose. The taste is clean and sour all the micros have done their jobs well. NG needs to make this and the Kriek again.

dmac (6451) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle from theALum, possibly. Poured a hazy brownish amber body with a smaller fizzy white head. Aroma is F-U-N-K-E-Y, vinegar, band-aid, lemon and cherry juice combo. The body is just a touch on the bubbly side from the carbonation with a long lingering sourness and a medium body. Flavor is sour, with slight cherry and a hint of lemon along with lots of funkiness and slight band-aid, wet wood. This is a great beer, get this shit out of retirement!!

pushkinwow (2895) - Ottawa, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
500ml bottle from a trade (but can’t remember who - so thank you). Mostly clear apple juice amber with a white head that fades fairly quickly. Tart, definite funk, tannins, lemon curd. Moderate to high carbonation, quite tart that becomes acidic, very dry on the finish with a nice gueuze mouthfeel. Very tasty offering from NG.

orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
I brought this one to our recent gueuze tasting. Served alongside the Kriek. A - Pours golden straw yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving patchy lace down the glass. S - Smells of light funk and sourness, dash of herbs, green apples, oak and some wet straw. Compared to the others we opened this ones nose wasn’t as good. T - Starts off with bright lactic sourness kick quickly giving way to hints of barnyard funk, green apples, lemon zest, oak and a touch of spice. Not as sour as I was expecting, also a slightly metallic flavor develops as it warms. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the pallet after the finish. M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Dry, tart feel that lingers through the finish. Nice and soft at the start growing a bit watered down toward the end of the glass. O - Second time I have had this one, once fresh and once aged, and I have enjoyed it both times, altho I think I preferred it fresh. The flavors where mild and it was easy to drink. I would recommend it.

pineypower (3348) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle, shared much thanks to Dmac. Pours out a clear golden color with a small head. Aroma is sweet and funky, maybe like funky granny smith apples a little bit of oak and some tangy tartness. Taste is complex, much more tartness comes through in the taste, some funky barnyard notes, light sweet fruits with an underlying tangyness. Tasty.

drfabulous (8563) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2012
500 ml thanks to ogglethorp. Nice aroma of peach and tart. Taste is green apple and peach. Nice subtle sour tart taste there as well. Apple a bit intense as well.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
In short: A not-so-sour golden sour ale with a strong cider/apple-juice flavor. Just decent.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed almost exactly one year after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by justn, thanks a lot Justin
The look: Clear golden body topped by a quickly dissipating beige head
In long: Nose is fresh cereals, cider, some barnyard funk with a hint of acidity/sourness. Really smells like some kind of funky green apples cider. Taste has a lot of fresh cereals, lemon, wet wood, green and red apples, iced-tea, peaches, vanilla extract. Mild tartness, mild sourness, medium acidity. Soft carbonation with an oily body, rather boring mouthfeel actually. There was a few things I liked about this beer but the lame cider flavor (borderline apple-juice) was too dominant in this beer for me to find it more than just mildly enjoyable. Pretty sad to see a fake lambic like this getting rated as high as a real lambic. When I see people drinking and American Gueuze I assume it is because nobody told them about Belgium lambics, and they are probably the same ignorant people who wear sleep masks because nobody told them humans are born with eyelids.

joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Pours a pale gold with slight white head. Aroma is sour yeast, candy. Taste is very sour the most sour lambic I’ve had. sweet fruity, and some candy flavors..This is one of my favorite lambics.

boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle... Poured a clear, pale, golden/yellow with a fizzy, white head. Not totally funky for me but rather sharp acidity and sourness. Quite nice with a light palate, light fruits, white grapes, hints of oak and yeast spices. Hard candy sweetness with a touch of malt. Paired excellent with the salty crackers and fatty cheeses war were having. Lemon, citrus, sour apple, and a cutting acidic tartness in the finish.

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