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Eylenbosch Gueuze - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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Eylenbosch Gueuze
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 22.66%
Wants: 20
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 06-12-2009)
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.1%

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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-29-2014 17:55:44 | More by Kirk
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.48/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL unlabeled bottle. 1984 vintage.

Appearance - Revolting pond water. Black specks of some unknown substance
No head.

Smell - Oxidized. Mild acidity and a lot of fruitiness. It's got a gross smell, really.

Taste - It's really sour. And it gets more sour as it goes. Stone fruit sourness. Remarkably clean sour flavor. Very yeasty. Yogurty finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - It isn't as bad as it smells. It's a little gross, but it has its redeeming qualities.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 23:22:38 | More by Alieniloquium
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-22-2014 20:13:39 | More by kscaldef
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Pnell316

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-15-2013 20:45:00 | More by Pnell316
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

2.73/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

375ml bottle 5,0% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
Best Before: June 1993

A massive thanks to Futura for this one.

Appearance: Eylenbosch Geuze pours a lightly hazed amber-orange colour and appears pretty flat, with a rough pour not even yielding a a hint of a head. The beer does seem thicker than normal for a sour, with a swirl resulting in a light film on the glass.

Smell: Sadly it doesn't seem as though there is much in the way of sourness left in this beer, as the initial nose is comprised almost entirely of sweet apple juice, with a little old cork also present. After a few minutes the nose opens up with notes of old books, mushroom, sweet fruitiness and some oxidization, but still nothing in the way of sourness.

Taste: As the nose suggested, there is nothing in the way of tartness and is in fact rather sweet. The flavour offers a ton of apple juice, a little cardboard oxidization, some old cork and a little old wood.

Mouthfeel: As expected, the beer is absolutely still with no trace of carbonation what so ever and the body is medium, with an odd hint of stickiness.

Overall: Having tasted both this and the Eylenbosch Kriek, I can't help but think that these beers were sweetened and somewhat like the modern Lindeman's and I think that is the reason that they haven't aged gracefully like many other lambics.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 20:35:58 | More by Thehuntmaster
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -75.4%

07-16-2013 12:16:50 | More by ShanePB
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-06-2013 20:39:54 | More by yourefragile
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared by BucketBoy. Thanks so much Joe!

1984 vintage

The beer is golden to apricot in color with a small, fleeting head. The aroma brings well water, mineral scents. Notable signs of age in both the aroma and flavor. A touch of cider. Nice pucker and tartness in the finish. Citrus flavors have faded for the most part. Earthy and mineral notes. What a cool experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 23:22:01 | More by Huhzubendah
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-25-2013 07:23:47 | More by TurdFurgison
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-10-2013 17:17:27 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

'84 vintage (my birth year!), purchased earlier this year from In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst, and opened with good friends at a truly epic Lambic tasting on 8/25/12. Poured from the 750ml corked bottle in a Lambic basket into a 3 Fonteinen wine-style glass. Review #1500.

A: The cork has been completely soaked through, but it seems as though the moisture has been kept contained by the cap and yellow plastic shrink-wrap. The cork comes out in one solid piece, and the beer pours a cloudy, bright orange body with a thin, fizzy head of white foam that settles into a solid ring. It's just ok, but I'm excited to see carbonation at all given the leakage issue.

S: The aroma is old, musty, delicate, and earthy. There's lots of flinty, gunpowdery minerality; oaky cobwebs; and dry grape skin. As it warms, some more purely acidic fruit notes come out - lemon and peach. It's very complex, aromatic, and deep. Amazing.

T: Mmm. There's rich fruity sourness right up front, with lemon and tropical fruit flavors quickly giving way to dry mustiness and profound loamy earthiness. Very dry and oaky with lingering acidity on the finish. Delicious, and remarkably different from the nose. Terrific.

M: Light-to-medium body with light, soft carbonation and intense prickly acidity. Interesting.

O: This was one of the most complex and most delicious Geuzes I've ever had, and it was truly a special moment in an incredibly special evening. It's such a shame that this brewery has gone under, as this was truly a masterpiece of blending and aging. The funkiness was similar to that found in my beloved 3 Fonteinen Lambics, and was balanced with just enough fruitiness to keep any one aspect from dominating. So, so good. I wish I could afford to order more.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 00:26:24 | More by woosterbill
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-27-2012 16:04:33 | More by JAHMUR
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-16-2011 17:03:36 | More by andrewinski1
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-15-2011 02:26:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from De Heeren during our last day in Belgium. Ordered from the cellar list. They didn't know the exact year, but the guess was one of the bottles from the late 80's, so I'm guessing probably the 1988 vintage given the prevalence of that one. Reviewed from notes.

Served from a lambic basket into a HORAL mini gueuze tumbler.

Pour was the color of a dark apple cider with no head or lacing. Probably to be expected from a 20+ year old beer.

The nose was quite nice with light apple cider character and quite a bit of funk plus some mild acidity. There was a lice earthiness throughout. The flavor was a bit more acidic with a bit more cider and less funk. Body was super smooth. Light to medium body with light funk through the finish and a bit of acidity. Very clean and a pleasure to try.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 01:47:25 | More by Thorpe429
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cbanker

California

4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to bdige for sharing this at SourFest. Review written same day from memory and notes.

1982 Bottle - wine cork with yellow wrap, unmarked green bottle. Some degradation of the cork and some pieces were floating in the beer, but the cork came out intact. Cork said Eylenbosch and something else that I couldn't decipher.

Opened with a nice hiss, but no gushing. Poured carefully into sour fest taster glasses.

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow-orange. Low head that faded pretty quickly.

Aroma: Lemon, stone fruits, mild funk, a little bit of "basement". Nice blend of sour and funk, along with some extended aging scents.

Mouthfeel: Relatively thin mouthfeel, which is appropriate to the style. Medium-high carbonation.

Flavor: Sharp lemony tartness that starts to show some peach and apricot flavors as it fades. Moderate funk and aging character. A little bit of extended aging character that resembles the basement aroma. A very enjoyable blend of tartness, fruit, and funk. It is quite tart, so definitely a slow sipper.

Overall Impression: A well-aged, fine example of an early 80's lambic. I'm impressed by how well this beer has stood the test of time. I haven't had many extremely old lambics and this is my first from the 80's, but I truly enjoyed sampling this beer. Dr. Bill, who is more familiar with long-term aged lambics, sampled this with us and said it was slightly past its prime, but still outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 05:50:25 | More by cbanker
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BieresDesMoines

Iowa

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1984 bottle.
Pours almost flat and remarkably hazy, almost a grayish yellow.
The aroma is odd butterscotch and salty notes with a deep funkiness that really doesn't dominate the aroma like the salt water does.
The flavor is all sorts of lemon sourness with some apply fruitiness and a deep intense earthiness. There is some leathery and salty briny notes in there as well, this beer is all sorts of weird and lovely.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 15:13:25 | More by BieresDesMoines
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

1.9/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

375ml bottle, I think from 1988 or something. Lost my notes, but didn't really need them with this. Long story short, a complete buttery mess. Just nasty butterscotch, something has gone wrong here. I would have liked to have tried one of the "epic" bottles of this, but diacetyl just took over this poor bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 19:58:48 | More by JAXSON
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1984 bottle. Pretty excited to drink a beer that is a few years older than me.

Pooured into a tulip.

Pours a light fizzy head. Color is a hazed peach orange.

Aroma: Sour with lots of funk. A big peach flavor with some other fruit notes. Also get some spices. Then comes the vinegar and acidic flavors.

Taste: The vinegar and acidic flavors come early for the taste. It is sharply sour and tart. There seems to be some fruit flavors of apples, peachers, and lemons. This beer is very funky.

Mouthfeel: Sour, tart, and mouthpuckering. Medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Very tart and funky.

Overall, this beer was very good. It seemed to have held up very well. It was interesting to taste a beer as funky as this was. I could probably have a few glasses of it.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 19:01:52 | More by mothman
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womencantsail

California

4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I figured this beer would be worthy of review #1000. A huge thanks to Dstructo for not only bringing this to, but sharing it at, Stone Sour Fest 2010!

Bottle from 1982 (gotta love drinking a beer that's older than I am).

A: The pour is a muddled brown/copper/dark amber color with no head and some minimal carbonation bubbles.

S: The tartness is immediately noticeable, but surprisingly still not in a terribly degraded sense. The nose is quite lactic and pugent, but only a hint of vinegar (impressive for a 28 year old beer). A moderate funkiness that is quite earthy and somewhat barnyard like (hay, wet wood).

T: The funk is surprisingly not as pronounced in the flavor. A bit of musty wet oak, some hay, and a bit of earthiness, but not a huge brett flavor. Good tartness all around, in fact, this is one of the more sour beers I've had. The vinegar/acetic quality is minimal, and the tartness is very lactic and lemony.

M: The body is quite light and the carbonation is there, but not overdone, either. Fairly minimal carbonation for what you might expect for a gueuze, to be honest.

D: This is one beer that I've really wanted to try very badly and I was so pleased to have the opportunity. And even better, it was actually a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 16:05:15 | More by womencantsail
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1984 Vintage bottle, at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst; July 2010
It was pretty cool to pass the long closed Eylenbosch Lambic brewery as we drove our way from the airport to this, open only on Sunday for three hours and no other days of the week, cafe. The bottle arrives covered in a thick layer of dust and the cork at the top seems to have a thin layer of black mold / rot to it, luckily most of the cork, including that touching the beer is in prime condition. The beer pours into my straight sided, traditional Lambic tumbler (even with the Eylenbosch brewery markings) with a brilliantly clear, bright, pale gold color that doesn't show a hint of oxidative darkening. The head is bubbly with a thin, just barely off-white colored head. The beer smells lightly tart as I visually inspect it; a closer smell reveals notes of cork, a touch of cider-like notes as well as a lactic acidity that is not especially over-powering. The actual cork smells like a mossy forest bed. As the beer warms aromas of oak, or perhaps it is the woody cork, become more noticeable. A fruitiness starts to come out more too (though it is nondescript, but seems to remind me of cider or pears), mushroom like aromas also become more noticeable. After thinking about it for a bit I think the fruitiness here really is better described as being from an unripe version of a fruit. Very nice, and very vibrant smelling, you would never guess this was 26 years old.

The beer as it first hits my tongue has a biting sourness to it that is especially noticeable after the soft Kriekenlambik that I just had; big lactic notes, viscously stick to the palate as does some tannins from the oak character (though this last is fairly subdued, though it comes out more as it warms up). Flavors of urea add some extra sharpness to the acidity; there is even a hint of a burn as the beer goes down my esophagus. This is very, very vibrant and fresh tasting considering the edge; it is definitely something to marvel over. If this was aggressively funky at one point, then it has certainly mellowed with age; there are still some sweaty, leather-like notes, some woody mushroom flavors and just enough acetone to contribute positively to the flavor profile and complexity. The tannins in the finish lay on the palate with a light astringency that makes you want to take another sip. The texture is made that much more fantastic when you consider the age; light, yet it has a lactic slickness, boosted by oak-tannins, with a light-zippy carbonation, each of this combine to create a superbly drinkable beer.

This is hard to not judge this beer as the perfect experience; an ancient bottle, still so vibrantly fresh, shared among friends, and an exquisite beer, with a visually old bottle that few will have the opportunity to try again (including myself). My second pour of this beer I was able to pour out the last drop because the sediment at the bottom of the bottle was so compacted with age; it only picked up a touch of haze. The hint of sediment adds an earthy complexity to both the nose and the flavor. An outstanding beer experience, one which was unexpected on this first day of my trip.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2010 11:04:34 | More by Gueuzedude
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tpd975

Florida

4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Dstruco for this rare gem. One of my favorites of the ratebeer winter gathering which was no small task.

1984 Vintage.

A: Pours a cloudy orangish pink with a small head. No retention or lace to speak of.

S: Aromas of funky cheese, earthy barn yard funk. Mild floral notes with hints of hay and citrus.

T: Just wow, a real drinking experience. So complex for a gueuze. Citrus and cheese. Earth and cheese. Perfect level of acid, and vinegar. Boldly sour.

M: Light and zippy. Very dry finish.

D: Awesome. Expertly crafted, one of the best beers to ever pass my lips.

Ryan thanks for plunking down the $$$ for this one. It is one I am honored to have tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 21:18:57 | More by tpd975
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