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De Troch Oude Gueuze - Brouwerij De Troch

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De Troch Oude GueuzeDe Troch Oude Gueuze

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BA SCORE
89
very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 62
Avg: 4.13
pDev: 17.92%
Wants: 12
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
Gueuze | 5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 07-15-2010

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 62
Reviews by callmemickey:
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

In the bottle at church key dc. Excellent flavor, exceedingly tart, good balance of fruits of the citrus persuasion as well as hints of Granny Smith apples and pear. One big complaint: way under carbonated other than that, outstanding

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Photo of JakerLou
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sour to a vinegary sharp point.

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Photo of lambpasty
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold, soft edges, bright clarity. Thin layer of foam, not much but enough. Wispy skim across the surface.

Lightly funky like sourdough starter yeast. Minerally, wet wood, lemon rind. Necco wafers?

Taste has a soft citric quality, lemon rind and apricot tartness. Moderately puckering, dry and woody aftertaste. Light on carbonation, sort of a soft Basque cider feel. Nice and quenching, not the most complex, but good. Hopefully over time they add more 3 year old lambic to the blend and it develops more funk and depth. A promising new direction, they were pretty far gone for awhile there...

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Photo of jaydoc
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Geobus
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottling. Super pale body, almost no head. Aroma is of honey, Valencia oranges, over ripe mango. Some funkiness and a subtle tone of lemon acidity, but mostly sweet. Taste is tart and sweet at the same time...some toffee/burnt sugar, good medium high acidity which lingers enjoyable. A very delicious Oude Gueuze.

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Photo of MenardMa
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of klee44
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 77black_ships
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Notes from 2011: 1999 Vintage 75 cl. bottle@Kulminator: no label, completely covered by dust, appearance is slightly hazy, light golden with nearly no head, smell is lots of musty, sour lemons, plenty of horse blanket, rainwater, tart, barnyard funk & minor leather, taste is lots of sour lemon acid, light rotting lemons, plenty of barnyard funk, acidic, light pepper, sour slightly watery, definitely not as extreme as I expected something like this to be but certainly very nice.

Drank another 75 cl. bottle later on, no notes but tasted lovely.

Notes from 2013: Sampled one of these again from 1999 - probably overrated this one a bit but didn’t take proper notes so I will leave the score for what it is. Still not a bad one esp. compared to the new stuff.

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Photo of Allurex
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loganburgh
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Crittervision
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Shared with Ronny and Rita on 11 August 2011 at Kulminator. A dusty, unlabeled bottle of De Troch [Oude] Gueuze from 1999. 

An aggressive pour by Leen results in a gold body with ample carbonation. 

Incredible smell. Old shoes. Stanky cheese. Rotting peaches. 

Taste is over the top. Cheap Camembert rind, chlorine, a mild acidity, old lemon, tart candy, malodorous socks. Yes :-)

Mouthfeel is simply smooth and dry. 

So! full of character. It was a bit overwhelming and a good beer to split. Would gladly enjoy again. 

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Photo of suckaj
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 303beer
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow just pouring it has an awesome smell. It pours a slightly cloudy yellow with little head that dissipates rapidly. It has a mouth puckering sour with a touch of citrus. Love the mouth feel. About a minute after drinking it turns to a slight sweet citrus. It leaves little lacing.

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Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really well done tart bomb. It is nicely citrusy with just the right hint of saltiness. It is very representative of what the style is supposed to be.

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Photo of JayQue
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Oude Gueuze. Poured a hazy straw color into a flute. Nice carbonation, lots of bubbles in the glass but only the faintest of bubbles around the edge of the glass as head. Good aroma of fruit (apples), yeasty funk and moderate vinegary sourness,

Flavor is more of the same. The sourness is pronounced but not off-putting for those of us that don't want a beer to taste like a glass of vinegar. Nice contrast between the apples and the sourness.

A bit pricey at $6.99 for a 12.7 oz bottle. But worth it!!! Pairs well with cheese and pears.

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Photo of sd123
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hellpop65
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of animal69
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an amber-ish color and a hazy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A big, pungent aroma that's alternately fruity, funky, a little dank, and yeasty.

T: Tasted of fruit (some citrus, some fruity esters), Belgian yeast, and a hint of malt. Very complex, very funky and extremely sour. Lots of personality in the flavor; it gets better as you go along. Excellent.

F: A lot of carbonation with a lively, clean finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An amazing example of a gueuze. Extremely well made and tasty.

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De Troch Oude Gueuze from Brouwerij De Troch
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.