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De Neve Gueuze Ongefilterd - Brasserie Belle-Vue

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De Neve Gueuze Ongefilterd
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brasserie Belle-Vue visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005)
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Reviews by ggaughan:
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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75cl bottle sampled at the Kulminator in Sep 2008 with my brother, his fiance and my wife. Vintage 1995. Beer arrived with a nice layer of dust and in a nice lambic basket. There was a nice pop when the cork came out and the beer poured a fairly clear, golden color with a thick white head from a vigorous pour from our host Leen. The nose was a bit musty but the nose and taste were still strong, tart and a nice touch of citrus. Overall an excellent beer and held up well after all these years.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL unlabeled bottle poured into a snifter. 1991 bottle.

Appearance - Pours almost flat. Hazy orange. A few stray bubbles.

Smell - Oaky. A little funky. Citrusy. Lemony with some orange. A bit of white pepper.

Taste - Acetic. Pretty sour. Oaky. Lemony citrus. A bit of graininess. Some cardboard oxidation.

Mouthfeel - Nearly flat and extremely sour. A bit sluggish to drink.

Overall - It's old, but still tasty. Extremely sour at this point.

Photo of claaark13
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1988 De Neve Gueuze. Cloudy orange topped by a tall fluffy white cap. Nose is funky and dusty, damp hay, strong barnyard notes with rotten lemon, moderate acidity. Palate has a nice lemon sourness, slight biscuit quality, wet wood. Very mouth watering and lactic. Ding dong largadeerio, this beer is tasty.

Photo of SourinQns
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

1991 bottle.
Deep brownish color typical of a 23-year-old gueuze.
Super sour. Funky. Got a bit buttery as it warmed up.
Was still pretty well carbed.

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to callmemickey for pulling out this bottle. 1991 vintage. Served in a mini tulip.

Pours a nice golden color with a short, bubbly white head. The nose brings some pretty heavy lactic presence along with some earth and mild acetic character in the background. A touch of oak comes through in the flavor along with a bit of earth. Nice acidity throughout. Medium body and moderate carbonation; very smooth and actually just a bit creamy. Quite good. This has held up well.

Photo of BucketBoy
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks, Bill!

This early '80s unlabelled bottle has held up remarkably well and has a beautiful sharpness overall. Not sure the exact vintage.

L - Beautiful glowing golden in my 3F glass, nicely craned, just a whisper of foam on top.

S - Mineral sulfur, honey, red apple and touch of lemon, perhaps a bit of grassy. Not super musty but a touch of wet basement stone.

T - Very flavorful, bright, and delicious! Lemon and lemon curd, mineral sulfur, some blond vinegar, apple skin and light apple flesh, perhaps some honey sweetness.

M - Light, smooth carbonation really helps this just enough. Could be a touch spritzier if I being picky, but for a roughly 30-year-old beer, as good as can be really.

O - What a delicious treat! Get some!

Photo of WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MordorMongo
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of LambicKing
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour courtesy of mrbubbler at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

1991 vintage.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain, wood, and cork aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic quality on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that has held up super well over 21 years time.

Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1999 bottle vintage at De Heeren van Liedekercke; July 2010
The aroma has been influenced by a sweet oxidation; slightly nutty, oxidized caramel notes and apple-cider aromatics. The oxidation clearly dominates the nose of this beer.

Lactic sourness up fron is backed by nutty oxidation flavors that are much more restrained than in the aroma (but still quite noticeable). Light cider flavors throughout and hints of acetic acid in the finish add a spiciness and even a very light burn to the finish. The oxidation couples with a light funkiness to produces a sort of nutty, woody, mushroom like flavor. The oxidation character, while not heavy, is definitely the second most noticeable flavor-component after the tart / sour notes. Thee is some texture to this beer too, it is definitely not watery, has a lactic slickness to it as well as a faint, tannic textural influence.

This is tasty, but I wish it wasn't so oxidized; though with the nature of aging, I wouldn't be surprised if another bottle had almost none. It is really so interesting that some Gueuzes oxidize (e.g. this one), while others that are even older don't at all (the Eylenbosch from 1984)

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beernads
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of drummermattie02
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

1984 vintages shared by Bill. Thanks!

The beer is orange with a surprising amount of carbonation. An inch of white head settles to a quarter inch and holds. Aromas of funk, oak, citrus, hay. Beautiful color and strong aroma. Impressive. Tangy citrus and oak. Lovely. What a treat to have a three decade old gueuze.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of kscaldef
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

1991 Vintage via trade with beerpirates. Opened for my 35th birthday.

Despite a nearly disintegrating old cork, this bottle still opened with an audible pop. Clarity is good, color is a nice orange-yellow. A small white head raised on the pour, with minimal retention. Aroma brings hay, lactic notes, and a citrus aspect that's not quite as sharp as the usual lemon I get from gueuzes. On the tongue this has great tartness but is only minimally funky. Carbonation is medium-low. Delicious and very drinkable, and has held up extremely well over 21 years.

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De Neve Gueuze Ongefilterd from Brasserie Belle-Vue
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