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

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RATINGS: 1397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
Aggie80 (832) - 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.

3.9
RoyceH (1200) - 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.

3.3
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.

4
FROTHINGSLOSH (8272) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 This is the first time I have encountered the beers from this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sour, bitter, citrusy and tart. The flavor is very tart and bitter with a hint of vinegar and a sour tangy finish. The body is light and airy and rather pleasant.

3.8
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 2003 bottle. Pours a pale, clear straw with a big pillowy head. Lasting cover with sticky lacing. The aroma is heavy horseblanket, light cheese, loads of lactic acid, lemons and cobwebs. The flavor is quite sour, lots of lactic acid, a touch of acetic, fairly dry, but some sweetness has survived. The mouthfeel is light and sparkling with a very dry and tannic finish.

3.8
Lowe1983 (1656) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Pours a light amber color with thick white head. The aroma is of barn-like aromas, vinegar, and apple. Flavor is very much the same with a tart, dry finish. For my first gueuze this one is very good.

3.4
User37895 (3085) - - JUN 9, 2006
Good through 26.01.2025. Poured an amber color with a nice initial head. Significant pop of the cork upon opening. Carbonation was significant, lacing minimal. The aroma was of funky barn and hay. The flavor was similar, certainly tart, with the cheesy aspects much underplayed. Not as complex as the other gueuze examples out there. Mouthfeel was highly carbonated and somewhat light relative to what it could have been.

4.3
henrikb (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 Bottled 2003 - Beautiful slight hazy orange dark golden body with a huge creamy white head leaving thick lacing; Quite big nose very acid, you can actually fell the lactic acid in your nose in the warmest way imaginable, a little cowshed, quite a lot of big malty warm barrel aromas, with time in the glass the acid mellows and the aroma becomes very balanced and very well composed; Very soft textured body with a soft carbonation, the lactic acid aint as distinctive as in the nose and there is a bit of malonic acid as well, quite balanced and pleasant; Long warm finish with lots of barrel aromas, supported by fresh, ripe and rotten apple. This beer is much better then the first batch from the "new" Oude Beersel, but not nearly as good as the bottles from the "old" Oude Beersel. Damn, I love Geuze! Bottled 2006 (first release from the "new" Oude Beersel (obviously released before it was ready)) 6-4-5-3-12 = 3.0 – Very clear golden body, with white head; Strange nose that is only a bit sour, but otherwise not very Gueuze like, well it smells like it is not ready at all: some apple, some hay but just as much fresh malt; A bit acidy harsh actually a bit alcoholic body; Lacks length in finish of warm malt, harsh. Not yet ready, a least I hope it ain’t.

4
CMUBEERMAN (458) - - MAY 31, 2006
Pours a rosey gold with an gigantic pour white head. Aroma is tart fruit, yeast funk, sweet vinegar, and barn. Flavor is tart lemons, sweet lettuce, cheese, acid, strawberries, and drying pepper. Mouthfeel is very dry and carbonated...this is not as good as the girardin, but it is damn good.

4.2
Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bottle. Hazy yellow, tons of carbonation. Huge white head. Sour, musty hay nose. Flavor is tart, gets you that little buzz in the very back of your jawbone. Slightly citrusy and acidic. Dry, dry finish. Really liked this one.


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