Brewed by Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Beersel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Geuze is a classic among the Belgian Ales, following spontaneous fermentation in wooden barrels (no yeast or sugar added), young and old Lambic are blended; which results in a dry, tart and fruity wine like taste. Oud Beersel Geuze Ale is the white sparkling wine of the ale world.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Bottled at Derby BF 2006. Not normally a fan of Lambics but anyway... Cloudy, orange/yellow appearance. Very, very malty, grassy and slightly citrus scent. Very fizzy with a silk mouthfeel. Sour grapefruits in the mouth, perhaps a lemonade-like flowery aftertaste. Im sure Lambic-lovers would enjoy this, but its not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
This is one excellent gueuze. After having a sub-par Boon Gueuze, I was more than happy to lounge in the land of Gueuze with this one. An acidic and vinegary nose with a healthy doese of cheesy funk and barnyard. Where the Boon fell well short of impressing me with the nose, this one does it in great style. Appearance is a hazy orange color, nice head with a bunch of carbonation. Flavors were just awesome to drink. Notes of stinky cheese, vinegar, apples, saddle leather, barnyard and dust. Excellent beer to have, but Id probably warn people if theyve never tried a gueuze. This is definitely not for the faint of heart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Aroma is tart and musty with apple and citrus notes. Body is a vibrant gold in color and holds a diminishing thumb thick white head. Fore has some hearty malt notes that are not sweet but rather acidic like ripe fruits. Some definite unsweetened lemon meringue and peel notes. Some soured overripe orange notes appear toward the finish along with tangerine and tangelo. Finish is abrupt crsip and dry. Some lingering mustiness and old cork flavors appear in the aftertaste along with white grapes and apple. Very nice range to it and lots of unameable subtle flavors appear throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2006
Bottle. Hazy and golden in colour with a fizzy white head. Lemon and grapefruits. Moderatly dry. A mild and nice beginners geuze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ha1ag (889) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2006
6%, 37.5 cl, BB 1/2025 (!) a bit more bitter geuze, with hazy dark copper colored with soft bubbly head. The geuze sourish taste disappears quickly and clearly bitter at t he end. A dry moutfeel remains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle into geuze tumbler, Hop Duvel cafe, Ghent. Fizzy white-peach head, proto-rocky (not quite rocky, but looking like it wants to be someday). Golden orange in the glass with fast carbonation up the side. Head is very durable, diminishing to about 3/4" and staying there. Smell explodes all over the place (the glass is more than a foot away and I still smell the sucker): brett with peaches, cream, and a little bit of cherry. Good initial burst of sourness that also persists late into the finish. Finish is not as long as Cantillion or Drie Fonteinen, but more sour than the former. The sour disappears right after the swallow (before that, it was quite prickly with the carbonation), but reemerges 3-5 seconds later. Finish also has some vague mint. Unfortunately, this loses its body as the carbonation dies; it becomes kind of watery. Id love to live in a country where this is a disappointment, because its really a good beer; but since Id had tons of geuze in the past couple of days, it suffered in comparison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2006
somewhat hazy oragneish yellow color, almost like a hefe, but a bit darker and not as hazy. Giant white fiamy head that dissapated quickly, almost champagne like. Aroma is of sour apples, some citrus, vinegar, musky. Flavor is citrussy and fruity with a lot of sourness. Finish is bone dry with a hint of astringency.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Amber color with thick white head and some lacing. Heavy citrus notes of grapefruit. A nice change of pace, but not something for every day drinking. Very dry finish, it would work well with a sweet dessert or cheese.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 Bottle, Derby Ale Festival. Yellowy-amber colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, grassy. Lemongrass and chicory. Flavour is great, grapefruit, lemons, limes. Dry finish, fizzy in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Bottle at the Map Room: Pours with a straw body and a typical head; quickly dissipating. Aroma is acrid, vinegar, malic acid, and sweaty feet. The body is dry and semi-sweetish. The flavors are dominated by acidity and apple vinegar. There is an underlying sweetness that is unpleasant. Finish is dry.

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