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Eszett Geuze - Braustelle

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 5.29%
Wants: 156
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Germany

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thehuntmaster on 05-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed: Autumn 2010 Total bottles made: 130 Blended in conjunction with Uli from Huisstekerij h.ertie, using lambics from: Hanssens, 3 Fonteinen, Oud Beersel, Cantillon, Lindemans and Mort Subite.
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jaken0ss
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mbrown44
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of claaark13
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of brian4beer
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of eggs
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Quackus
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of gn0sis
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of leschkie
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of joel66
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Joe(bucketboy) for bringing this one to the table.

Poured a copper rusty color with a small pillow of white head.

Nose was lemon, wood, horse blanket with a light funkiness

Taste was citric, wood with a cheese funk which is much stronger in taste than nose. wet dog, horse blanket must quality

mouthfeel was smooth. More carbonation in appearance than tounge

Overall, if you dont consider this a whale now, their will be no question in a couple years. Very happy to have been able to try, and thanks Joe for letting me keep the empty, its a really cool bottle to display

Photo of ChrisPro
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of callmemickey
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of pixieskid
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of readbaron
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Preismj
4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: White head, little lacing. fades quick and doesn't show much carbonation . amber in color, very hazy.

S: Funky cheese, citrus, sour green apples. Hints of floral notes at the end. Light oak presence. Smells great.

T: Tons of citrus and loads of funk. Lots of sourness in the form of green apple, but a nice balance of funky cheese like flavor. Lemon zest, earthy. Great taste. Stays tart through to the finish and touches of oak on the end. Tons going on in here and the flavors are great. A wonderful blend.

M: light and crisp...better than I expected. not much carbonation, but whats there plays well on the tongue and helps make the flavors pop. Nice and smooth all the way through.

O: Wish there were more than 130 bottles of this. Would love to have one every night. Fantastic beer...was fortunate to get to try this fresh and look forward to saving another bottle to see how it ages.

Photo of jbuddle
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled shared by Josh at our Dave tasting 1/12/13. 4oz. pour into a Cantillon glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a light white head with little retention. Beer is a slightly cloudy peach orange. Thin legs but little lace. Pretty average for the style.

Nose is rancid cheese, horse blanket, barnyard, lemon rind, wet wood and tart peaches. Really aromatic and funky.

Peach, orange, lemon, hay, wet wood. Tart but soft with mild acidity. Cobwebs, wet wood. Finishes lemon tartness with a quick, clean lemon rind aftertaste. Great balance.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Spritzy, dry and puckering in the mouth. Dry finish with a slightly lingering, sticky aftertaste. Very drinkable.

There's been a bit of talk about this beer among big lambic/gueze enthusiasts and it really does live up to the hype. Well crafted in every area, this one doesn't disappoint.

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of AgentZero
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Frank aka Lurchingbeast at one of our UFC viewing events.

A - Slightly hazy, orangish golden bodied beer with a bit of a white head that faded quickly into oblivion.

S - Hello funk. Very nice, with a bit of oak in there for good measure. Barnyard, vinegar, lactic sourness, slight bit of citric tartness. A lot going on there, but it manages to still be a great smelling gueuze without the sharper notes dominating.

T - Sour with not as much funk as on the nose. There is a lemon tartness to this, and a slight vinegar finish, although it's not distracting. Some oak, a bit of musty something, very good. There's a lot of complexity to this beer, and it changes a little as it warms up.

M - Lower carbonation, dry finish, medium bodied.

O - Outstanding beer, would really recommend drinking this in a gueuze lineup with things like Lente, Golden Blend, Classic, etc. Would love to have it again, although I don't know how likely that is.

Photo of Jeffo
4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Was very happy to get a taste of this at the Borefts festival a few weeks ago. Cheers for sharing this very limited brew man. This was a lot of fun!

From a 75cl bottle into a snifter
Brewed with Uli from Huisstekerij h.ertie
Fall 2010
Bottles: 130

APPEARANCE: Pours a medium, thicker looking, white head with great retention. A hazy amber orange in color with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a thin wisp and leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Very funky for sure, with lots of citrus lemon, green apples and floral hop notes. Some oak from the barrel aging as well. Slightly acidic, and very bold and enticing. Good stuff.

TASTE: Funky with lots of citrus flavors, lemon, green apples and a tart sourness through the middle and into the finish. Not at all acidic, but very funky and sour. Bold aftertaste is sour with piles of citrus lemon and lime, floral bitterness, and some oak from the barrel aging. Plenty complex and enough going on. Stellar stuff fresh, and I can only imagine how it'd age.

PALATE: Really thick body for the style, which I appreciate, moderate carbonation and very creamy smooth on the palate. Goes down smooth and finishes rather dry. Perhaps a little thick and full for the style, but this is the exact feel I've been looking for in a gueuze. Perfection.

OVERALL: I've heard quite a bit about Uli, and this first commercial offering certainly did not disappoint. I'd love to have this in mass quantities on a regular basis, but given the limited nature of this brew, I don't see that happening anytime soon. Excellent fresh flavors at this point, and a feel that I've longed to find in this style. Hopefully Uli will release more of his blends sometime soon. Thanks again for sharing man! Fantastic stuff.

Photo of jrallen34
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared by Sean.

Pours golden yellow, light carb, spotty lace. Nose is funky, barn, light citrus, smooth. Tastes really mellow, well-blended, nice funk, good tart citrus character. Really nice beer and I hope to try this again in the future. Great gueuze.

Photo of Sean9689
4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared by me at jrallen's.

Pours a sunny orange/yellow color, white head, thin collar, spotty lace. Nose is lots of orange peel citrus, funky barnyard, nice level of fruity tartness in there as well. Not very sharp at any point, very smooth and well-blended. Flavor is funky cheese, excellent tartness, citrus peel, slight pucker from the sourness, barnyard musk. Light body, light carbonation, dry finish.

This beer is simply outstanding and amazingly blended. As good or better then anything coming from 3F or Cantillon for sure. Not sure if I'll be able to try this again, being that it's so limited, but man I would jump at the chance to try more of this. Simply, a winner.

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Eszett Geuze from Braustelle
96 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.