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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1376   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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3.5
ParkSloper (16) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Aroma is sharp, citrusy. Color is hazy, pale yellow-orange with a persistent thin head. Flavor starts with citrus, then moves into a slightly wheaty, slightly funky phase. Finish is crisp, almost abrupt. Palate is light and a bit astringent. Overall, it’s easy to see why the label copy calls it "the white sparkling wine of the ale world."

3.9
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold, cascading bubbles froth up to a large white head that then settles down real quick. Quite acidic on the nose, lemon, leather and some old cheese and barnyard funk. A little spiciness from the brett is apparent too. Taste is tart initially, apples and leather and some spice. The flavor doesn’t live up to the suggestion of acidity in the nose. That was a disappointment. Some wheat flavors, along with a slight bitterness at the end. Well-carbed, tingly and fizzy. Nice and dry. Most affordable of the traditional lambics that are locally available.

3.7
ekstedt (6947) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Hazy amber golden with a large white head. Quite complex cidery aroma with green apples and grapefruit, along with woody and funky barnyard fecal notes. Moussy mouthfeel. Relatively mild acidity, very well balanced.

4.1
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
375ml caged and corked bottle, served in a flute. After battling to get the cork to budge it exploded into my hand with a thunderous pop. Pours lemony yellow with a large audible white head. Smells of lemon, leather, wheat, fruit juice, pepper. Amazing smell! Taste is leather, wood, funk, lemon, lightly tart, some smoke, and a touch of pepper. Prickly mouthfeel compliments the flavor well. Finishes very dry with a bit of lingering lemon flavor. An excellent experience.

3.7
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
375, corked and baled, Brouwer’s. Pours a rich-looking cloudy orange with a thick platinum blonde head. Big lemony tart nose. Creamy, fizzy, medium body with sharp carb, almost prickly. Lemony, vinegary tartness on the mid-palate with some pronounced mineral dryness near the finish. Clean, crisp, refreshing beer.

3.3
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
This beer made quite an impression right away - on my ceiling! As soon as the cage was loosened, the cork rocketed right off, taking the cage with it, hit the ceiling, and then landed somewhere in my kitchen, to be discovered tomorrow morning I’m sure. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a massive (massive!) head with good retention (which I killed so I could drink the damn thing!) Pungent, tangy aroma, lightly sweet. Tastes much drier but not as tart as some Gueuzes I’ve had before. Light fruit, quince & pear, peppery, saison-like. Nice dry hoppy finish. Body is moderately carbonated, thin. Not too bad, not a favourite style, but I can’t really find fault with this one.

2.3
nearbeer (5560) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2008
375 ml, bb 20/04/2025. Lightly hazy, golden pear color with a lasting cap of foam. Aroma of musty grapes, tart apple and cider vinegar. Flavor initially is earthy grape and apple; quickly gets totally knocked over by lemon juice and cardboard. Light-medium body is tingly and dry with acidity. Not a fan.

3.5
gnoff (10838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 First rating
37.5 cl bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm.
On August 9, 2008
BB 20.04.2025
Shady pale golden color, fluffy white head. Acidic, sour, tart, sourplum scent. Sour, acidic, metallic, apple taste. Not very complex compared to many others in the same style, still not bad at all. Slight bit fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/3/7/3/14=3.4

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37.5 cl bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to deft!
BB 04.06.2028
On October 10, 2008
Slight hazy pale golden color, big lasting fluffy white head. Acidic, sour, lactic, raspberry, lemon, fruity scent. Sweet, metallic and lactic with sour taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, no bitterness. Turns quite cloudy with the last of the bottle.
7/4/6/3/13=3.3

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375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. BB 25.03.2030
Purchased from Swedish Systembolaget.
Cloudy pale golden color, small white head. Cheese, acidic, stable scent. Acidic, metallic, lactic taste. Metallic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/3/7/3/13=3.3

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Bottle 2x37.5 cl on March 14, 2014, thanks to Dunbar72. 2009 vintage - BB 2029.
Hazy apricot color with floaters, fluffy off-white head. Acidic, ash, currants, sour berries scent. Acidic to sour, grape peels, light metallic, apricots taste. Acidic, grassy aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, very low bitterness.
8/3/7/3/14=3.5

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75 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet, sampled on September 23, 2014 in Ludvika.
2014 vintage.
Hazy orange color, white to off-white head. Light sweet, some zest, hints of acidic scent. Light acidic, light sweet taste. Metallic, berries, grape skins aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
8/3/6/3/12=3.2

4
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Pours out a hazy golden color. Smells of citrus. Tasty dry and a little funky. Lower on the tartness scale than other guezes. Which makes it more drinkable, crisp and refreshing. Good stuff.

3.6
PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle: Pours a nice hazy golden color with a pillowy, thick white head that lasts the entire time. Sharp citruses in the aroma. Some lemon, along with funky notes of damp basement, horse blanket, cork, and an acetone note as well. Pillowy feel with an acidic touch on the throat. The flavor seems a bit skunked (from the green bottle and the floor to ceiling sun exposing windows at Whole Foods) Has some chemical flavors (acetone), with earthy, wild fermentation notes underneath- cobweb, damp oak, leather and a smooth dryness in the finish. I wish to try a bottle of this stuff with less exposure to light. I see it’s potential.


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