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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(From the label) "Ville De Rivere Geuze is a wonderful blend of one year old and three year old sour lambic beer. Following the blend the beer is allowed to mature in the bottle for up to six months. The result is a beautifully well rounded ale: Dry, cidery, musty, vinous, and sour."

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle share. Clear golden color, no head. Oak, fruit, funk nose. Sour funky taste, woody, some fruits. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4560) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
Golden colour, white head. Sour aroma, apricot, vinegar. Sour flavour, fruity notes, funk, butter. Quite thin. Funky finish, light bitter, butter, light tannins.
(from 75cl bottle @ Lets drink all of Richs American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (8432) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 75cl bottle @ Were drinking all of Richs American beers tasting - BB: n/a, 2011 vintage (2015-1064) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Clear pale blond beer, no head. Aroma: little funky, sourish, quite some chlorine (which usually only appears in sours with fruit). MF: light to no carbon, medium body. Taste: little bitter, funky, watery, weird. Aftertaste: some tannins, dry, bit funky, watery finish. Pretty weak...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4771) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
At Richs Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Ville de rivere Geuze 2011 Light cloudy gold with a horse blanket and wheat aroma + mild amonnia. Mildly tart and acidic a pretty dull sour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle @ Drink Richs American beer, thanks to Omgrich. Dore, lger voile, pas de col. Profil reste sec avec une pointe de bois/chne, lger fruit gardant ce profil similaire la version lambic qui tire vers le cidre. Le tout reste aigre-doux. A le mrite dtre agrable boire sans tomber dans le ct wild-brett des bires amricaines, mais on reste trs loin dune gueuze belge.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4440) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Shared large bottle. Moderately tart and mildly bitter. Soft ripe fruit flavors. Lively feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4487) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2015 On tap at the brewery: amber pour with no head to speak of. aroma of tart vinegar and apple . tastes are fairly tart, apple berry, woody, funk, citrus, leather, dusty. nice. love the funk level. - 7.8

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4571) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2015
2 Bombers acquired in a Rivertown sours trade back in 2012. Traded one away, drinking the other finally. Stoked to try this as their blackberry sour was very nice. golden pour, 3 finger fluffy head that faded to almost nothing. Very funky with a light sweetness, hints of balsamic, peach and wood with intense sour lemon. Taste is very acidic, sharp and quite sour. I should learn my lesson to stop aging american wilds. It has a nice funk factor but ultimately is very thin and not that exciting of a beer. Not sure this should be in the Gueuze category. No mention of spontaneous fermentation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11879) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart fruit, straw and spices. Light to medium body with flavors of tart cherries, vinous oak and mild spices. The finish is tart with a cherry and citrus aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (15011) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Nose is fairly funky, with light citrus and farmhouse notes. Flavour brings out citric notes, moderate acidity, and very light funk. Finishes on acidic, vinous notes. Certainly not like an authentic gueuze by any means, but pretty nice sour.


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