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Ratings: 2,134
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 381
Gots: 555 | FT: 55
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This listing is for all vintages of the Oude Geuze, but not for bottles specifically labelled "Oude Geuze Vintage".

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Photo of DearthVader
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

375 C&C Bottle (Nov 18, 2010) courtesy of LSUPT*

*seems like all my reviews are thanks to this guy

Poured cautiously into my Fantome tulip after the frightening burst when popping the top.

Pours a very inviting straw-like yellow that has a very nice glow with or without the light near it. A huge head forms at first, but fades fairly quickly to nothing but a very thin crown. No lacing to be seen. I typically wouldn't be impressed at all by the appearance of this, but I feel like it's very standard for the style.

From the second the cork is popped lemon zest rushes to my nose. Not an extremely sour smell, just a slight tartness, but it's filled with very fresh lemons. Earthy tones like grass, bark, and hay peak through. From the aroma you'd think Belgian Saison, but that's just the aroma.

The taste is outstanding. I didn't read any reviews up to this point of this beer and I was really in the mood for a citrusy zest in my beer and this has tons of it. Very juicy lemon pulp which fades into that earthiness I was getting in the nose. Slight soil-like taste which I liked quite a bit.

The mouthfeel is spot on. The body was quite clear so I felt like I'd have a nice light, Chardonnay-like mouthfeel to it. And it didn't disappoint. Beyond easy to drink and very enjoyable on this warm summer night.

I really liked this beer. I paired it with some habanero pepperjack cheese and it was outstanding. I think I have enjoyed this more than I enjoyed the two Cantillon offerings I've had to this point (Iris & Classic Geuze). Very glad I'm finding a liking to this style.

Photo of JLeege
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz - Bottle Nov 18, 2010 – poured into a tulip

The cork shot to the ceiling before I finish twisting the cage off! Scared the crap out of me. Had to take a quick breather. Ok, on to the beer…

Appearance- Vibrant golden orange color, with a large bubbly white head. Violently fizzles out to a collar. This beer means business!

Smell- Lemon and leather (I feel I say this a lot). A nice dank, musty, earthiness. Damp hay and some barnyard. Very pleasant.

Taste- Tart lemon, grapefruit, slight apple cider, grape, subtle orange even. Nice complex fruit notes with hints of creamy cheese. Lots of wet hay, barnyard, musty basement, and earth towards the finish. A slight hint of oak and vanilla from the casks. Excellent funk overall, and not bracingly sour. Great complexity as the flavors play off of each other perfectly.

Mouthfeel- Medium light body, somewhat spritzy carbonation, and still fairly creamy. Nearly a bone dry finish.

Overall- I have reviewed this Cantillon and Girardin all to the exact same score. Subtle differences amongst all three, but they are all excellent in their own right. You cant go wrong with either of them.

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle graciously opened for me at Craft Ale House for my birthday. As the bartender was taking off the cage, the cork started to come off, evidence of the immense pressure and carbonation inside. After a quick pop, it was poured into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy golden orange body with a quite big, fluffy white head. This quickly settled into nothing but a thin ring around the edges of the glass. No lacing, albeit pretty standard fair when it comes to the appearance of a Gueuze. Let's be honest, they're not the most gorgeous things to look at.

S: Tart fruit notes come full force from the glass. Green apple, lemon, pink grapefruit and white grapes. The funky nature of the yeast comes through with a certain dry hay-like quality and some musk. A touch of oak is trailing off into the end of the nose and not leaving much behind. If your senses are too slow, you'll miss it.

T: Puckering, tart and somewhat vinegary initially. The rush of the wild yeast byproduct quickly goes clean and brings forward some very nice fruit notes. Green apple and lemon are most evident, as well as a bit of a caramel malt sweetness. The oak seems to be missing at first, but it does make a showing in the crisp, dryness of the linger. It's not substantial but definitely noticeable if you're looking for it. For the style, this is just absolutely fantastic.

M: Light bodied, effervescent, crisp and prickly. Somewhat sticky and dry in the finish due to in part how tart this beer is, but it's ideal for the style.

I much preferred this one to Cantillon's Gueuze as I felt the flavor profile was much more diverse and intense. The traditional elements are all here and seem carefully blended. A truly outstanding Gueuze in its own right.

Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle 6,0% Abv
Served chilled in a tulip wine glass
BBE 19/11/2020

The cork popped off with a loud bang as soon as the cage was removed - the wild yeast seems to have been very busy in this bottle.

Appearance: Pretty standard body for a gueuze - golden and lightly clouded. The head is massive, but recedes pretty quickly; leaving some decent lace and a small cap that lasts through the whole bottle.

Smell: Another beer confirming my view that gueuzes are some of the best smelling and most complex brews in the world. Tart fruit start things off - Apples, white grapes, over-ripe/rotting peaches and a touch of lemon. Funk is not far behind with stale cat pee, wet hay, cobwebs, mold, cheese and leather. A light oak aroma is also noted.

Taste: Very tart to start, apples, lemon, white grapes and a touch of sour passion fruit are all there. Superb funkiness - undergrowth, mold, rotting fruit, wet hay, leather, cheese and oak. Another gueuze that is so complex that it would be impossible to list all the flavours.

Mouthfeel: Quite highly carbonated (needs a few minutes to settle down), medium body and a wonderful dry lingering finish.

Overall: As many have said, this style is not for everyone, but if you like sours as I do it is a superb example and one I would highly recommend.

Photo of oline73
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a clear yellow/gold with a finger of fluffy white head that goes away quickly.

Smell: Sour vinegar and lemon. Funky with some hay notes.

Taste: Quite tart with a strong lemon presence. Funky but not overly so. Crisp and a bit bitter with a sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation and a super dry finish.

Overall: I thought this beer was very refreshing. A good amount of sourness. The lemon notes were very welcome. I would have this one again.

Photo of sjccmd
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date of November 2010.

Pours surprisingly quite clear golden with a large fluffy white head. Super active carbonation. The head sticks around and leaves sticky lacing.

Smell is quite amazing. Barnyard, sour, acidic, wet grass, cheesy aged hops, oak, and quite a lot more than I could pin point. There's a hint of malt/wheat sweetness, but I can tell it's going to be a bone dry beer.

The taste begins with an acidic bite that is rounded off with a mellow woody smoothness. Grassy funk and a slight bitterness. Overripe fruit and oak.

Prickly carbonation with a dry but smooth finish. The acidity clings to the side of the mouth. The carbonation makes it surprisingly refreshing.

An excellent geuze. I would probably like it even more with age, but not even a year in the bottle, and there's tons of complexity.

Photo of Filosoof
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great Oude Geuze. Such a harmony. After finishing the bottle I turned my glass four times to catch the very last drip, wishing this sensation wasn't over.

L: Nice top for a geuze. Golden, bright look.
S: Almost undescribable; earthy yeast, bit mushroom, every further description (a little bit of this and a little bit of that -citrus for example-)doesn't come near the unique round Geuze-smell;
T: In great harmony with the smell. Some geuzes taste like unripe, green apples. In this one the apple is crispy/fresh/ripe for the first day. Also cream and oak.
M: there's a little too much CO2, but further: excellent. The mouthfeel is like a beautiful accord. Sour, but not too sour. Alcohol of 6% is perfect chosen. Dry aftertaste ofcourse, but not too dry. It's an invitation to take another sip.

Sometimes the aftertaste is so dry (f.e. Boon Oude Geuze), it feels like a roadblock - and you have to start over again. This one is more like a stick for an endless relay-run.

Green label; 37,5 cl. bottle

Warning: I almost died when I unfastened the metal. The cork shoot to the ceiling and ,when returning, just missed me. Many Champagne wines would be jalous about this force!

Photo of xnicknj
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle poured into tulip - thanks to rob for sharing

Pours a hazed straw yellow with some brighter tones. A fluffy white head rests on top for a bit, leaving some layers of film and lacing.

Notes of spritzy tartness, funk and lemon peel in the nose. Faint earthiness and citrus, definitely sour but not overwhelming.

Spike of sourness on the tongue up front, highlighted by lemon peel and citrus flavors. Straw and biscuit tones with hints of earthiness. Smooth, balanced, and pleasant drinking, even with the welcomed notes of funk and hay. Not overly lactic, but still decently sour throughout. Finishes a bit dry while lingering on the palate.

Medium body, nice carbonation level, dry and lasting on the tongue, wraps around and holds tight. Pretty much an ideal, relatively easy to find gueuze, although I'll give the edge to Cantillon classic.

Photo of auroracrisis
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml into a RR tulip, this blend was bottled on April 26th, 2010

Pours a creamy marmalade orange, with a head that dissipates into a ring of foam around the edges. Cloudy with a tint of yellow around the edges too. Spritzy bubbles can be seen dancing around the top from all over the sides and bottom of the glass. Truly inviting.

You can already smell the beer seconds after the cork is popped. An earthy funk similar to a dank basement or barn is the general vibe of the aroma. Wet hay, horse blanket, and cobwebs. Tingly, sharp citric notes of lemon and a hint of cheese behind that fruityness. Dust and a bit of leather after agitation as well.

A sharp lemon flavor crowds the palate at first, followed by a funky lactic cheeseyness. Beyond that, flavors move into the barnyard funk. Wet hay and horse blanket, with some unpasteurized cheese as well. Leaves a stale bread and funky socks kind of taste in your mouth once swallowed.

On the palate, it's medium bodied with small tingly bubbles however, it has more of a creamy texture to it. Almost like slightly carbonated skim milk.

Overall, an outstanding gueuze for it's availability. Something I try to turn people onto whenever possible. Sharp citric notes with plenty of funk. Endlessly complex and subtle. Truly world class and something every beer drinker should try atleast once in their lives.

Photo of WankelEngine
4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12.7 ounce bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours a hazy golden color with an off-white head of about one finger with moderate retention.

S: Very tart and crisp with a lemony citrus flavor. There is also some barnyard funk.

T: The taste is very sour, funky and causes my mouth to water. There is a little bit of vinegar which fades quickly to a pleasant tartness. In the background I can make out some Belgian yeast and mild caramel malts.

M: Light to medium bodied with a nice effervescence from the carbonation.

O: A solid offering, although it is less funky than I would have imagined.

Photo of birchstick
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - pours a golden yellowish orange with a massive head that settles down nicely to form a fine head that sits atop the lambic

S - smells has a nice mushroom and humid barn scents with some citric tones and some sour tones. Really nice bouquet ascending from the glass.

T - starts off with a jaw-clenching sourness but soon settles down after a couple of drinks. This thing is amazingly sour with hints of soft mushrooms and a bit of funk, but these flavors a masked behind the citrus sourness.

M - full bodied, beautiful carbonation. One of the beat mouthfeels I have experienced.

D - this is a really solid gueze, one of the best I have had the pleasure of trying. As stated many times above, very sour and yet very delicious. Good thing I have 3 more of these sitting in the cellar!

Photo of rootbeerman
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours clear golden with a good finger of white head. The head falls but to a thin layer.
S: not as funky as others but it is still there, mostly barnyard. Some fruity notes and a touch of malt hidden in as well.
T: fruity funky and dry. Very refreshing. Funk is more plastic in flavor than barn.
M: very crisp and dry. Carbonation is high but with small bubbles.
O: gueuzes are ever growing on me, this is a little bit less funky than the others I've had and think it be a good starter.-

Photo of infi
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 12/12/2009.

Poured into a Corsendonk tulip.

Transparent and golden-orange color with a nice fluffy, bubbly, white head atop. Slowly dissipating away when left to idle. Great stream of tiny carbonated bubbles arising from the nucleation site towards the head. The nose presents candied sour apples with skin and cherries, a touch of the musty, oak casks, slivers of barnyard funk and yeasty breadiness of the barley malt. Reminiscent of a nice champagne. The pungency of the sourness really takes over the olfactories once you stick your nose into the glass. Incredibly mouth-watering.

Taste strikes the palate with flashes of brief lemon sourness and tart, puckering effects on the tip of your tongue and hard palate. But this thin, vinegary essence fades away quickly towards the bready malts, mixed with some of the open air funk and sea salt. Considering the age, the funk isn't very prevalent as I thought it might have been. However, this is a bit more sour than the Cantillon Classic Gueuze. But very comparable nonetheless! Very tasty, especially for the sour beer amateur that I am.

Mouthfeel is perfectly crisp, leaving a nice, brisk dryness to the cheeks and tongue. Great amount of tiny bubbling overall in the mouth. Definitely champagne-esque. Incredible beer– even if it is one of the few types of gueuzes I've ever had. Armand is a genius!

Photo of AgentZero
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A lighter, yellow-orange color beer with a fairly foamy white head that had good retention.

S - Barnyard funk, lemon grass, apple, horseblanket, hay. Great combination of what you would want in a gueuze.

T - Taste is a lot along the lines of the smell, with the funk and sour notes being slightly more prominent. It goes down quite smoothly, with the tartness blending well with the hay, horseblanket, and lemon. Good stuff.

M - Moderate carbonation that can give a little bite, but still pretty smooth with lighter-medium body.

O - Great beer, can drink this all the time and will when I get the chance.

Photo of ferrari29
3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beer poured from bottle into Snifter shaped glass

A - Beer poured with an orange opaque colored body; some lacing form on the side of the glass, but the beer remained thin in appearance; one finger size white head formed

S - Sour, white grapes; traditional lambic/sour nose, very thick and prevalent; champagne nose with a subtle touch of oak

T - Sour grapefruit taste; tart; hints of fruit, like pineapple; the sour taste lingers for quite a while; woody oak and cork follows up the sourness and finishes with a light white vinegar and lime taste

M - Thin and bubbly feel; could have had more body, watery; bitter aftertaste leaves very quickly

D - Good drink, easy sour flavor really feels and taste great on the tongue; probably one of the better Gueuze drinks out there; fantastic after-meal drink

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Ithaca Excelsior! Tulip Glass.
Bottled April 26th, 2010.

A: Pours a beautiful Golden. Tiny white head with absolutely no lacing left on the glass.

S: Sour and tart, like citrus and cherries. I also get an essence of sea water (a salty yet fresh waft).

T: Tastes exactly like it smells. Crisp, tart, and salty.

M: This beer has an extremely dry mouthfeel. Minimal carbonation to start, a bit of palate coating, followed by some lingering tartness that rocks the taste buds for a bit.

D: This beer is something that I would want to savor all night. Since it's a 750ml, I could make this baby last for awhile. One bottle is enough. No need to get drunk off of this beer.

O: Delicious, Tart, and beautiful. I'd love to grab a few more bottles and see how they age.

Photo of dantheman13
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in April of 2010, over a year old in the bottle when consumed. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Quite a unique appearance. A decently sized head forms when poured with moderate vigor, but it dissipates quickly to a light ring around my glass as the beer is sipped.. This is a more carbonated lambic than others. Pours an orange yellow color. It could be described as genuinely golden in color, more so than most beers. The uniqueness of the appearance is in the clarity. It is the color of a pilsner or light lager, and lightly cloudy, but not as cloudy as a wheat beer (there are wheat grains in this beer). The appearance is really unique.

S: Stinky feet, sweet fruits, perhaps grapes, and Belgian yeast. There is a wine-like aroma to this, mixed with a funk from the wild yeast. Quite a nice smelling Lambic really. The funk is not powerful enough to be offensive, and only adds to the interest in this beer.

T: Lightly tart, lightly sour. Very light and refreshing. No flavor is really overpowering, including the sourness. This makes for a well balanced beer, and a pleasurable experience. Very light grainy flavors behind the sourness. The bittering hop shows itself on the finish, but only lightly. Carbonation is moderately high on this one, and helps to clean the pallet and accentuate the almost unnoticeable hop bitterness.

M: The beer flows lightly on the tongue. There is a light and amusing burn on the tongue from the carbonation. The bubbles are fine and penetrating on the aftertaste.

O: Quite an enjoyable Lambic. Pick it up if you can. The only problem is that once you have tasted it, it might be difficult to age a second bottle. I love the fact that you can drink a lot of this, thanks to the low abv.

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled December 12, 2009.

A: Pours a bright yet slightly hazy golden color with a tight 1 1/2 finger foam head that has excellent retention. There is a moderate amount of lacing.

S: Has ample amounts of yeast, green apples, lemons, oak and lots of wet hay funk. Very appealing smells, makes you want to try this beer right away.

T: Starts off with an ample amount of yeast, wet hay, that barn yard funk. In the middle, there is some oak mixing in along with some granny smith apples. On the back end, there are still ample amounts of wet hay but there is an ice back bone of lemon zest.

M: A nice light to medium body. Almost as carbonated as champagne. Leaves a zesty dry taste on the palate.

O: This is a fantastic Geuze. Blended from 3 years of lambic. A fantastic representation of this style. This would be a great segway beer into this style.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer is golden with hints of red. The compact creamy white head fills the glass at first, then slowly sinks into decent lacings.

S: Black powder galore - brettanomyces! Very dry smell. Green apples.

T: Dry! just like a nice Geueze shold be. Green apples. Gundpowder from the brett. Acidic and citric.

M: Long dry aftertaste, bitter. Body is medium and carbonation is non-excistant.

O: A Geueze is Geueze - I still havn't had a bad one. This one is no exception.

Photo of OnThenIn
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Two fingers of fluffy off-white head of a on top of a slightly hazy copper body.

S: Some serious bubblegum and sour apple. Funky and slightly acetic. Absolutely incredible aroma.

T: Super funky with great acidity that is not bracing, but is instead refreshing. Somewhat grassy. Lemon flavor is present and there is a hint of bitterness. Finishes with a nice sour element.

M: Great carbonation with medium to thick mouthfeel.

D: Good drinkability and just awesome beer overall.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 375ml bottle.

A - Bottle opens with a nice loud pop. Pours a hazy and cloudy yet strong golden color with some slight orange hints. There is a nice 1 inch white head that has some medium-small size bubbles. There is some nice active carbonation rising up from the glass.

S - Super funky nose. Starts off with some horse blanket, corn husk and some nice barn aroma. There is some nice grain notes and fresh earthy malt components as well as some mild tartness to the nose. Not too intense with the sour notes. There are some granny smith apple notes as well as some white wine.

T & M - Starts off with some grain notes and some nice earthy malt. Funky, funky beer. Some nice husk is followed by some nice fruity tartness, mild vinegar as well as some white grape notes. The funk on this beer is intense it almost makes the flavor a bit burnt in some aspects. There is some nice champagne notes an some extremely woody oak notes that give the beer a nice dry and interesting flavor on the back end.

O - Very good brew. I still find Gueuze's a bit on the intense side but I have been moving close to enjoying them more. The beer does have a nice sweet sugary middle to it almost like a green apple.

Photo of CuttDeez
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As I got to the last turn of the cork cage the cork just popped off straight up into my hand - I knew I had something good going. Poured into a snifter.

A - Only slightly cloudy golden yellow color with some depth. The head was large white and produce tons of lace.

S - Incredible smell. Awesome funky barnyard sents that make the back of your mouth pucker a little. The fruits in the air were clear and smooth with some acitic notes. I could smell it all day.

T & M & D - Super funky sour awesome right off the bat. That is when it becomes amazing is the sweet fruits and sugars that come in and smooth out the sour and make the middle of the palate incredibly enjoyable and complex. Then on the back end instread of going dry and stale and sour the cool oakiness comes in and sooths the aftertaste - thus making it a great experience the entire way through. I have trouble with some guezes when they finish too dry and make you want to drink some water but this one just makes you want to take another sip. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbination and very easy on the palate considering the style, making it drinkable as well.

O - One of the best Geuzes I have had hands down, I don't think much more needs to be said. Get one.

-Cheers

Photo of stakem
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 bottle at cellar temperature poured into a cervoise. This brew appears a perfectly clear golden copper color with very faint particulate stuck in suspension. A finger of white creamy forms across the top of the brew and recedes back to a more than a thin film across the top and lasts throughout the entire duration. The cap is supported by a constant stream of bubbles. Some small patches and fingers of lace cling to the glass. A light swirl revives the cap back to nearly a finger's strength.

The smell of this brew is funky with brett. Lots of horseblanket notes sit atop some faint fruity notes of apple and pear skins. A light amount of floral aspect is evident before going back to the funk that is lightly cardboard-like mixed with a scent of raw oak. The warmer the brew gets and as it opens up, the oak becomes increasingly powerful as well as the funky brett notes. A light note of sulfur is mixed in with the other characteristics and is not distracting at all.

The taste is pleasantly acidic with a lemony flavor initially that immediately turns funky with brett imparting tastes lightly of plastic, cardboard and wood. There is a faint floral taste and fruity undertones minorly reminescent of pear or apple skin that get crushed by the brett characteristics that now come off more like horseblanket and leather. This brew finishes pleasantly funky and clean nearly crisp but with a nice tang about it.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate level of carbonation. Very pleasing brew that boasts quite a bit of salivation factor to it. As more sips are taken it gets increasingly drying on the tongue which makes this brew nearly poundable. The 6% alcohol hits home with a warmth that is expected and well integrated. Every once in awhile I get a thrist that only a geuze can quence and this was a plesant treat.

Photo of IKR
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden-yellow with a small white head.

Smell: Predominately barnyard funk with some very mild citrus fruit and acetic notes.

Taste: Lemons and grapefruit delivered with a tart note. Some mild barnyard funk also comes through in the taste. A very mild spiciness was also detected. The aftertaste finishes on a citrus note.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a fairly low level of carbonation.

Overall: Good tasting, refreshing beer. The sour integrate well with the flavor profile. I would have preferred a bit more carbonation but I can live with it as is. I will buy this one again.

Photo of sk8man121
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ml poured into tumbler.

A: Pours a hazy, semi-opaque apricot with light-orange highlights. 2-finger head dies quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: Lactobacillus, lemon and apple cider vinegar in the nose. Also quite a bit of barnyard funk; tart & sour for sure.

T: Holy shit. Acidic lemon/vinegary tartness quickly fades into a mellow barnyard flavor. Grassy center follows through into a beautifully soft and dry finish of green apple. Indescribable.

M: Spritzy and crisp, very much like a decent champagne. This geuze is creamier than most offerings, although very nice for the style. The lack of vinegar in the finish (common in lesser geuzes) makes this the most drinkable geuze i've ever had.

O: So beautiful and so complex, I can't think of anywhere near a better geuze. Beats Cantillon by far in my mind.

The best geuze I've ever had.

Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen
97 out of 100 based on 2,134 ratings.