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


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RATINGS: 1375   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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DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2006
Aroma is grassy, sour and dry. Taste is complex, a light sweetness to start with goes to lemony sourness, then turns juicey but a dry finish. An excellent excellent beer. " Lamp punching good!" due to my smahing of GarethYoungs lamp while drinking the beer.

gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Thanks to Immy! Poured a faint orange with big foamy white head. Lots of carbonation. Sour nose, earthy with some barnyard smells. Sour, acidic and dry flavor. Only had a couple of these, but really liked this one.

ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2006
A lambic for 4 dollars? Sure why not. Pours out orange colored with a thick white head. Smells woody, fruity, sour, sweet, marvelous. Taste is very similar with a nice tart up front and a sweet long lasting end. This is a gueuze done right, probably the best in the style I have had. A pleasure to drink, and my glass was empty far too soon.

blankboy (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & Dave B. -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size somewhat-lasting white head. Great aroma of white wine, funky cheese, some sourness, fruit and more -- nice and complex. Flavour’s a bit of a letdown, for the most part it follows the aroma but it’s a little watery and not as flavourful as I expected -- still pretty good though. If you’re looking for a very compex tasting geuze you may want to look elsewhere but if you want a nice easy to drink, almost "session" geuze, then this will do just fine.

fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2006
375 ml bottle thanks to Kramer17801. Very tart and fruity on the nose. Vineous, apple, pear, currant. Tart on the flavor as well, and somewhat bitter. Very grapefruit, but not from hops. Sour at first then bitter, with a bit of a lingering sweetness. But not really sweet, more like just not as dry as I had expected. Pretty good.

HogTownHarry (6942) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
Bottle (375ml). Shared with blankboy and Dave B, my bottle. Murky orange with a solid white head. Really dusty, sour, funky yeasty - plenty of citrus, tart cider - solid geuze aroma. Flavour is a wee bit of a let-down - quite watery, lemon juice, yeast, funky and sour, peppery, woody but just not .... amazing like the Girardin Black label. Mouthfeel is watery, lightly acidic, sour but quick off the tongue - nice, but not great.

Zeswaft (1773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2006
Has a pretty nice appearence...Light copper color and big fizzy head. Aroma is bad champagne, sour apples, but not that bad. Flavor is monsterously sour and has some woody/cork flavor. Pretty gross, i don’t know why or how anybody could enjoy this. thank god it’s only a 375 ml bottle.

OldMrCrow (2442) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 From the bottle. Pours a lovely gold with an ample white head and lively carbonation.

The aroma is musty, some sour vinegar, a bit of inner-tube rubber; the flavor is a full and delightful sourness of lemon juice and pith, very little by the way of sweetness, laid-back hints of the funky wild yeasts, with an ample dry bite on the finish. Fizzy and refreshing and beautiful balance in the palate.

I really like this one. It’s easy to drink (despite a serious tartness) and is definitely a go-to gueuze of the ones that I’ve tried thus far. Another top-notch offering from this brewey.

Note to self: Delightful as it was to drink, this one didn’t agree with my stomach at all, and left me with something that felt like food poisoning for a few days; it seemed to be the yeast and not the acidity that did it. I haven’t included this in the ratings, though, as others may have no problem at all and given that I probably should have (1) shown more moderation instead of drinking the whole thing myself and (2) not been so greedy as to even drink the dregs.

HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Somewhat one-dimensional on the sour side, without very much complexity. Still, good citrusy sourness with leather & tocacco hints. Nice aroma, but was served in a framboise flute, which I thought didn’t let the beer breath enough. Never cared for those girly little glasses - much prefer the tumblers.

1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Bottle from tjthresh (I can get it too for $4.39) Thanks, however because this beer is a steal! The beer pours to a glowing golden 24k gold body with a nice foamy soapy whitish head. The aroma is spicy, leathery, sour, lemons, pepper. The flavor is VERY tart. Nice leathery flavor with oaken acid. The palate is very acidic. Dry feel. Tart. Such a great valued beer.

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