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

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RATINGS: 1381   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
This has been and always be my favorite geuze. As I sip the bottle from my hotel room in Brussels, I am reminded how important this beer is to the history of Brussels. The aroma is powerful with hints of lactic and Brett that remind me of all the complexities of this beer. The beer bone dry with a good biting acidity that comes alive with all of the carbonation in the mouth. The brewer closed down in 2003, but opened up and are starting a revival of sorts. They are making a wonderful triple to help get the lambic side of things going again. The color is of straw with lots of effervensce and a slight whippy white head. The taste is amazing with so many layers and depth. There is citrus, hay, wet horse, wool and a soft malt character that is there for those who choose to dig deep into this beer. The finish is dry and grainy/bready with a zesty sour note. It is a must try even if only to keep this tiny brewery alive !!!!!


3.1
fajry (2257) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2017
Flasa od Beermalade. Zlata farba, slaba biela pena. Vona kysla, acetonova. Chut kysla, ovocna, acetonova az prilis. Sladkost v dochuti, trpkost.

3.9
GoufCustom (2178) - HONG KONG - NOV 10, 2017


375 ml cork bottle as “Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille” opened with very loud “pop” bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Clear dull golden colour with a ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; One and a quarter finger head with crumpety white foam which last for 2 minutes; Fair sticky lacing with active slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and tart malt, with strong white wine, strong white grapes, yoghurt, wine vinegar, strong funk, lemon, light barrels and tannic. Pretty pleasing!

Taste: Very strong tart taste of malt, with strong yoghurt, strong white wine, grape skins, raw green fruits, alcohol, carbo, light floral, moderate funky spice, light biscuits, strong lemon, light bitter hops and grass.

Body: Medium body. Dry and slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Good maltyness in a solid carbo-ish background, a lot like a sparkling wine. Very tart but not too dry, very white winey and fairly alcoholic, full of unripe fruits and green grass. Yoghurty but not too vinegary, moderately funky spicy with light floral with no sweetness. Strong lemon to round. Refreshingly nice!

Hoppiness: Lemon in nose, floral, strong lemon and green grass in taste. Bitterness is low for an abrupt, low astringent grassy malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Winey fruity and very tart to mouth.

Comments: This one isn't as complex as some other Gueuze, but the focus is more on very tart sparkling white wine with green fruityness. Bubbly and exciting to drink. A keeper!

3.9
pjotrapostou (362) - POLAND - NOV 6, 2017
W pierwszym odczuciu mocno kwaśne, trochę w stronę cytryny, skórka z zielonych owoców, później przebija się trochę nut skórzano-stajennych i lekka cierpkość na finiszu. Wysokie wysycenie tworzy ładną pianę i sprawia, że ogólne wrażenie jest bardzo lekkie i orzeźwiające. Z każdym łykiem lepsze.

3.5
thorongil2 (3429) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2017
(Bottle) hazy, bright yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of sourness, sour fruit; sour flavour with a medium long, medium sour finish with a light bitter ending

4
martpez (338) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2017
Not too tart this lovely bit of fizz. But its gentle for a Gueze while retaining a fair bit of complexity and a lovely bit of sweetness with a farmhouse blue cheese tinge. Its very drinkable and gentle a perfect introduction to one of the most interesting beer styles. I could have a few of these! Well nice!

3.1
GarageBrewer80 (610) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2017 På tap från Bier CAB i Barcelona. Klar, gyllengul kulör med lätt vit skumkrona. Doft av äppelkart, citrus och kokta grönsaker. Vattnig, lätt syrlig kropp med liten kolsyra. Smak desamma som doft.

3.3
Helsdon (421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2017 It just seem a little... bland, for a geuse that is. Sure it delivers a decent astringent sourness, with some reasonable sweetness to offset, but it feels like it's lacking in complexity.

3.9
PlutonowyMan (885) - Baardegem, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2017
Kolor przypomina słabą herbatę z nieznacznym zamgleniem. Piana biała, wysoka i bardzo trwałą, tworzy sporych rozmiarów pióropusz. Aromat owocowy, są jabłka, agrest, mirabelki, nuty octowe kwaśne i chyba te najbardziej wyczekiwane, dzikie i wiejskie. Smak: tutaj klasycznie kwaśno i nieco cierpko. Kwaśne jabłka, ocet, niedojrzały agrest, MInimalnie słodkie mirabelki, które przełamują nieco kwaśność. Delikatnie wiejskie akcenty domykają walory smakowe tego wyśmienitego Gueuze. Na finiszu delikatna goryczka, przypominająca tę z pestek winogron. Średni nasycenie nadaje świeżości. Ciało średnie.

3.6
Dahlstrom (440) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2017
375 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden with a large white head. Moderate tart aroma, green apples, funky yeast, barnyard, wood and pilsnermalt. Moderate sour taste. Medium body, sticky at first, dry finish.

4.3
crazy_cat_lady (706) - - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep golden yellow with a white head. Lovely clean sour grape, green apple, and tart lemon aroma, with prominent oaky notes. Tastes of sour grapes, tart green apple, with some lemon and woodiness. Long dry finish.


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