La Spontanée 2006 - Ferme Brasserie Schoune

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La Spontanée 2006La Spontanée 2006

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BA SCORE
82
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ferme Brasserie Schoune visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: uno99 on 03-01-2012)
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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My bottle, from a past Quebec trip. Big cider geuze wafting aroma. Peachy look with lace. Sharp cider cahracteristic, finishing with sugar. No off flavour.Its somewhat Like a cyser, and at this level of ageing, understated carbonation. Better than expected with good drinkability.

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of liamt07
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, 750ml into a tulip.

Orangey yellow, slightly unfiltered with no head or lacing. Nose has light lemon notes, tennis balls and a sharp acidity. Taste has harsh acetic notes, some peach and lemony fruit notes. Not too much funk, but rather straight sourness. A bit of sweetness comes in mid-late palate to mildly offset the acidic and cidery notes. Medium feel, low carbonation and medium high acidity, which becomes less prominent as I moved through the glass. Decent, but not all that memorable in terms of a gueuze.

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of SebD
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves very little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart green apples, citrus, and some Brett funks.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sour apples upfront, tart lemon, some peaches and Brett funks.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Photo of FrankHammer
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wtkphoto
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Caudalie
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of uno99
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Back with a 2006 edition, (and allegedly less alchohol) Schoune brings us another Gueuze to try. I Bought a couple of these on a recent Quebec trip. I figured if it was good I'd enjoy it, and if it was bad, I'd finally know what a bad or mediocre gueuze is like.

A: Pours a straw cloudy color with no head or lacing of any kind. Quite still as well. No bubbles seen climbing out of my Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

S: My relieved first thought was "well, it smells like a gueuze!". Quite par for the course, but definitely appealing, and became more so as the beer warmed up.

T: As the beer warms this keeps getting better and better. It does however have a quite juicy and sweet middle. Lots of honey and apple. Quite funkified finish. Not too sour but certainly sour enough to please the gueuze heads out there.

M: This does have a sort of sweetness you probably wouldn't find in a Belgian gueuze, Its almost like a Faro... However the finish is adequately tart. Carbonation is a little on the low side.

Overall I'm pleased with this bottle of beer, the only gueuze made in Quebec and (I might be wrong) the only one in Canada! I didn't get the chance to try the 2005, but based on the mixed reviews, it seems like Schoune has done a better job with this one, I hope they continue to brew it as I will continue to buy it. How about some Ontario Distribution?

La Spontanée 2006 from Ferme Brasserie Schoune
82 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.