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Eylenbosch Gueuze - Brouwerij Mort Subite

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Eylenbosch Gueuze
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BA SCORE
89
very good

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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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -75.4%

07-16-2013 12:16:50 | More by ShanePB
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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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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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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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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

09-02-2012 15:32:45 | More by t0rin0
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.1%

06-10-2014 01:13:58 | More by brother_kenneth
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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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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to FooFaa for selecting this vintage 1984 gem from Ebenezer's cellar and sharing with our group on 2/27/10! Opened and served by Chris, owner of Ebenezer's, and poured into a wine glass.

A - Appeared from the dusty bottle as a cloudy reddish orange liquid with surprisingly quite a bit of carbonation for a Gueuze bottled when I was ten years old! No head, unfortunately, which also meant no lacing.

S - The Gueuze packs an intense funkified musty basement character with a characteristic earthy quality. Aroma suggests sour fruit, band-aid, acidic notes and an herbal spice character. Needless to say, the aroma was ridiculously complex and definitely benefitted from such a laborious aging process.

T - Aggressively tart and sour with a potent astringency and acidity, suggesting citrus fruit and sour Sweet Tarts candy. Hint of saltiness in the backend.

M - Light bodied with a bristly, prickly mouthfeel and a very sharp tartness on the palate. Finish is quite dry and acidic with an astringent quality.

D - This reminded me of (for lack of a better description), a very tart pink lemonade. Needless to say, I found this to be an exemplary example of the Gueuze style and, while not one of my favorite styles, this one was probably the best I've ever had... how could it NOT be? Thanks Dan!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 17:00:54 | More by ffejherb
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largadeer

California

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

'84 vintage, thanks for sharing this one, Joey!

Murky, muddy pale amber body. Plenty of carbonation, but no head to speak of. The aroma is loaded with funk; musty damp basement, soil, rotting lemons, cheese, urine and other excrement; just over the top funky. There's a surprising hint of sweetness as well, almost honey-like. The taste is hilariously sour, with bracing lemon juice-like acidity. It's literally like biting into a lemon. There's plenty of cheesy funk backing up the sourness, along with some earthy, tannic wood flavor. Crisp, dry mouthfeel, just a hint of sweetness up-front leading into a long and intensely sour finish. One of the most complex and interesting beers I've had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 22:48:09 | More by largadeer
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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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DefenCorps

Oregon

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

Well, what do we have here? A beer from 1984! Thanks, Joey. Opening this beer proved to be an enjoyable challenge, what with the cork looking like it needed CDC certification

A: Hazy orange with a thin white head.

S: Insane amounts of funk along with an aroma that reminds me of wet cork. There's a lot of honey and citrus with candied lemons. Very funky, with musty, barnyard aromas, and wet oak.

T: Opens up sour with a musty, mildewy wet wood character before a big, bright citrus sourness with limes, lemons and grapefruit. Cork is present on the palate too. Cheesy and funky. Finishes dry and sour, drier than anything I've had. A definite tobacco character is observed on the finish

M: Light, *extremely* dry, with a rather light carbonation. Excellent

D: Unique, I'm thankful for the chance to try this beer. It's also one that makes me want to buy multiple cases of every authentic gueuze I can find and age for 20+ years.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2009 21:21:44 | More by DefenCorps
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HopHead84

California

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

1984 vintage. This beer is as old as me. This was brought to our tasting by Lord South Bay at on 7/25/09 - 7/26-09. Thanks Joey!

I removed the wrapping around the top of the bottle and beheld the most rancid and funky cork I'd ever seen. We slowly and carefully removed it from the bottle, but it was so fragile that even then we almost broke it in half.

The beer is hazy golden orange with a one finger fluffy white head.

The aroma is a lot of oak, with lemon, orange, and honey. The beer smells highly acidic. The Brett funk is unbridled, cheesy, and salty. Notes of cat piss, wet horse blanket, and barnyard mustiness are present. There's lots of wood and some earthiness as well.

The flavor opens up with soft citrus notes of lemon, orange, and grapefruit. A heavy wood flavor is pervasive, with notes of cheese. Brett is more restrained in the flavor than it was in the nose, imparting notes of horse blanket and musty barnyard. Acidity is medium at all times, bordering on high. The beer is tart throughout the flavor, but more so in the dry, acidic, citrus finish.

The beer is light bodied with and effervescent. The mouthfeel is acidic and incredibly dry

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 18:13:50 | More by HopHead84
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Floydster

California

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

750 ml bottle thanks to Yves over in Belgium, thanks a lot for this gem man, have had two different vintages of this now, shared this bottle at Blue Palms last night with Chris and a few others, poured into a tulip glass

A-Golden yellowish orange color, 1/4 inch of slightly bubbly white head that did not last long, not much carbonation left in here but that was not expected by any means, some legs but no lacing in this bad boy
S-Citrus including orange peel, grapefruit, and lemon juice, also funkiness, white grapes, oxidization, brettanomyces, wild yeast, mangoes, oak, saltine crackers, light wheat, barnyard, and other sour aromas
T-Starts off with a big citric acid welcoming, not a big tart like most gueuzes but more a rounded sourness, citrusy and sour fruits make up the middle, finish is both sour and very dry at first, as it warms the tartness becomes more developed and that is when I really notice the wood in there, lots of lemon after a while too, puckering in the last few sips with a mix of sweetness and granny smith apples, not vinegary at all but rather very acidic with citrus
M-Citrusy with a lemon lime sprite-like feel, dry, acidic, sticky, burning, and sour mouthfeel, medium bodied on the thicker side, like I said before there is light carbonation, aftertaste lasts a very long time and is mainly because of its acidity
D-Good drinkability for how acidic this is, tingles the throat a little but still not very harsh for the style, can even be refreshing at times, the drinkability could be better but still goes down pretty easily and no alcohol present, really enjoyed this stuff overall

This gueuze is a great interpretation of the traditional style, I would take this anyday over a lot of the super hyped sours out there, it is truly awesome, I look forward to having again in the future, recommended

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2009 02:11:11 | More by Floydster
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seaoflament

California

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

Thanks to Joey for opening up this bottle at the 'You Bring the Cheese Tasting' which took place on July 25-26th 2009. This seemed to be a 1984 vintage.

Mesmerizing and gross...Once we took off the foil we could see some black fungus or gunk surrounding the mouth of the bottle and covering the top of the cork. Opening this bottle really took some teamwork. The cork seemed like it was going to break into pieces as Chris was removing it, a piece of about an inch in length did break off. The beer was hazy, cloudy, and a light orange color with hardly any head, good ring retention though.

Super funky on the nose, loads of cheese, wet and rotten wood, very musty, lemons, maybe a bit of honey in the background, kind of hard to describe the sweetness I was getting. A bit of sulfur, nail polish remover, rotten lemons and citrus fruits. Very complex with an aggressive funk, must, and cheese profile.

Really tart lemons, oak, must, hay, horse blanket, sour grapes, grapefruit, lots of rotten wood and rotten citrus flavors as well, some sweet wheat flavors mid-way, and a salty finish. Moderate carbonation with a very dry and puckering finish. Nice acidity and settles well in the stomach so the drinkability felt high, yet this was a beer that begs to be sipped and is overwhelming on the palate. A great beer experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2009 01:34:57 | More by seaoflament
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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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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-21-2014 02:16:12 | More by BARFLYB
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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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Eylenbosch Gueuze from Brouwerij Mort Subite
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