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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1372   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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lb4lb (2627) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 Bottle shared at tasting. Thanks!
Pours the color of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice with a light filmy head. Smell is funky barnyard sourness. Taste is mild, bland, faintly sweet and a hint of funky sourness. Pretty mild overall with a light lingering funky flavor.

3.1
HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Acetic/Citrus aroma. Powerfull acetic flavor. Oily palate.

4
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle. Acidic citrus nose, very clean funk. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Great balanced sourness, very mild, with a good amount of lemon. Fantastic palate, very dry.

3.8
smith4498 (3650) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours a hazy straw color with big white head. Aroma is fruity and sour, very funky. Flavors are weird. This is the first gueuze I have tried. Flavors of oak and sourness with a dry finish. Some musty notes. Medium body with soft carbonation and a velvety mouthfeel. The more I drink, the more I can appreciate the style. I look foward to tying more of this style.

3.7
GRM (4108) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2008
Green bottle, 375 ml, best before 20.04.2026, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on April 5 2008; eye: golden with a light caramel hue, lightly hazy, light effervescence, white head made up of average size bubbles, a bit of lacing; nose: gueuze, fruity, horse, light malt, light wood, sour, blue cheese, yeast, dryness; mouth: starts curiously in a non-aggressive way, blue cheese, fruity (green apple), floral, a bit watery, finale is surprisingly dry with a hint of fruitiness, nice balance between the acidity and sourness, average carbonation, lightly sweet, mildly sour, medium body, rather carbonated; overall: a nice surprise FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 375 ml, meilleure avant 20.04.2026, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 5 avril 2008; œil : dorée avec une légère teinte caramel, légèrement voilée, légère effervescence, mousse blanche formée de bulles moyennes, un peu de dentelle; nez : gueuze, fruité, cheval, léger malt, léger boisé, sure, fromage bleu, levure, sècheresse; bouche : commence curieusement de façon non agressive, fromage bleu, fruitée (pomme verte), floral, un peu aqueuse, finale curieusement sèche avec une pointe de fruitée, bel équilibre entre l’acidité et le côté sur, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, moyennement sure, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée; en résumé : belle surprise

3.4
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle. Maproom. Light barnyard funk on the nose. Slightly floral with hints of lemon rind and mint as well. Pours a bright cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Only mildly tart and sour on the tongue. Slightly oxidized. A hint of wet hay. Mint. Old oak. Interesting but uninspired. Where’s the funk?

3.7
DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Re-rate 4/1/12: Bottle shared at the 3rd Israeli Sour Tasting. Bottled 10/09. Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of barnyard and light leathery notes. Flavor has light sweetness, bit of malt and lovely bretty sourness. Medium-bodied. Nice and refreshing, but maybe still a bit too young. 8/3/7/3/16=3.7

(3/2/08) Bottle sample at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas. Bottled 2/07. A rather clear golden color with a white head. Nice barnyard aroma. Sour citrusy flavor (lemon, some grapefruit). A bit bitter in the finish. Pleasant softly carbonated mouthfeel. A great Geuze. 7/3/8/4/16=3.8

3.5
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a fluffy, white head that diminishes to a thin cap; patchy lace. The aroma is of musty, funky, sour citrus up-front. It opens up as it airs out and as I swirl the glass, going from fairly muted to full-on tart and sour. Medium-bodied with creamy-soft carbonation transitioning to a tart, dry finish. The flavor more-or-less follows the nose with a mild vegetal note at the swallow. This being my first gueuze, it didn’t blow me away, but it’s interesting enough that I will explore others that I come across.

3.9
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle. Thanks dchmela. Poured hazy pale gold into a flute with a large white head. My first lambic in a long time. I was half expecting an offensive funkiness, but instead I got a pleasant vinous, fruity, sour and slightly funky aroma. Nice. Very tart, crisp flavor. Apples, grapes, doughy yeast flavors as well. I’m pleasantly surprised by this refreshing beer.

3.9
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2008
37.5cl. bottle: Poured a bright copper (unusual as this is normally hazy) with a very nice large off-white head. Citrus, green apple, hay, slight bleu cheese, and a moderate farmyard funk. A metallic twinge behind the rest. Sometimes a sharp lactic acid pops through. Flavors of dry grapeskin and appleskin with a tart and tannic bite. Perhaps bite is too strong of a word. Green apple juice with some hints of wood and a dash or white wine vinegar take you through to the smooth and light finish where a green note and some tin come in. Always a good geuze that walks on the milder side.


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