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De Troch Oude Gueuze | Brouwerij De Troch

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De Troch Oude GueuzeDe Troch Oude Gueuze

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gueuzedude on 07-15-2010

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 79
Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love sours, and I liked this beer but I don't think it's a great sour, and while not as expensive as many sours, it was $9 for 375 ml, so it's hard for me to give it a higher rating.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Again, I fail to become a devotee of the style... try as frequently as I still do.
I bought this because MJ "Great Beers of Belgium" focussed on the De Troch family's traditional brewing methods (read if you are a fan of the style.)
As for his review: "oaky, earthy, cellar notes in its from and palate, with a refreshing acidity in the palate and finish." I suppose I got all that, but not the "refreshing" part ... more like a very tight pucker, as the acidity was too sour for me (and others I shared with).
But if you like the traditional gueuze without the syrup/sweetener, then seek out De Troch's rendition.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a perfect color. You can see the carbonation through the bubbles. It's not super carbed. There's a lot of that wash rind cheese funk, as you'd expect from a gueuze. Lots of lightly tart flavor with small amount of that cheese funk emanating through. The carb is actually really low, which kills the mouthfeel for me. It's a little thin too. Can't say I love it.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

In the bottle at church key dc. Excellent flavor, exceedingly tart, good balance of fruits of the citrus persuasion as well as hints of Granny Smith apples and pear. One big complaint: way under carbonated other than that, outstanding

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Photo of frasergrove
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottling. Super pale body, almost no head. Aroma is of honey, Valencia oranges, over ripe mango. Some funkiness and a subtle tone of lemon acidity, but mostly sweet. Taste is tart and sweet at the same time...some toffee/burnt sugar, good medium high acidity which lingers enjoyable. A very delicious Oude Gueuze.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle.

Hazy gold with zero head and light carbonation, a few dots of lacing at best.

Tannic fink, quinine, soured pineapple skins, and dried lemon pith on the nose.

Light bodied with a flattish mouthfeel.

Soured fruit pits, grapefruit seeds, plenty of wheat-twang on the palate.

Finishes sharp, dry, and tannic with lingering sour notes.

Tasty enough, but the low carbonation robs this beer of greatness and beyond that, not too challenging.

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
3.04/5  rDev -26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Aroma light isoloveric acid (smelly feet), strong lactic sourness. Simple taste - mostly lactic sour. Not much funk or complexity. I found it rather boring.

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Photo of avalon07
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an amber-ish color and a hazy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A big, pungent aroma that's alternately fruity, funky, a little dank, and yeasty.

T: Tasted of fruit (some citrus, some fruity esters), Belgian yeast, and a hint of malt. Very complex, very funky and extremely sour. Lots of personality in the flavor; it gets better as you go along. Excellent.

F: A lot of carbonation with a lively, clean finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An amazing example of a gueuze. Extremely well made and tasty.

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Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really well done tart bomb. It is nicely citrusy with just the right hint of saltiness. It is very representative of what the style is supposed to be.

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Photo of 303beer
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow just pouring it has an awesome smell. It pours a slightly cloudy yellow with little head that dissipates rapidly. It has a mouth puckering sour with a touch of citrus. Love the mouth feel. About a minute after drinking it turns to a slight sweet citrus. It leaves little lacing.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold with stray rising carbonation, soft edges, bright clarity.
Thin layer of foam, not much but enough. Wispy skim across the surface.

Lightly funky like sourdough starter yeast. Minerally, wet wood, lemon rind. Necco wafers?

Taste has a soft citric quality, lemon rind and apricot tartness. Moderately puckering, dry and woody aftertaste. Light on carbonation, sort of a soft Basque cider feel. Nice and quenching, not the most complex, but good. Hopefully over time they add more 3 year old lambic to the blend and it develops more funk and depth. A promising new direction, they were pretty far gone for awhile there... it's redeeming that they can still produce something traditional.
Gueuze #47

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Pours a fairly clear, go.den orange color with a frothy, white head. Mild lacing. Aroma is very interesting. Musty. Decayed hops. Almost smells like an infected Pilsner...in a good way. A bit of cheese rind. Plenty sour. Wet hay. I can sense more of the un-funked aspects of this beer more so than most Gueuze beers. Enjoyable nose. Flavor is very sour and tart. A blast of acidity. Lemon flesh tartness. Hay, cheese, apple cider vinegar. One of the most intensely sour beers I have run past in recent or maybe total memory. Has some body to it. My lips are stained with the sour flavor remnants of this beer. It isn't as complex as others but it packs the bracingly acidic sourness I was craving. Pretty good!

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Photo of JayQue
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Oude Gueuze. Poured a hazy straw color into a flute. Nice carbonation, lots of bubbles in the glass but only the faintest of bubbles around the edge of the glass as head. Good aroma of fruit (apples), yeasty funk and moderate vinegary sourness,

Flavor is more of the same. The sourness is pronounced but not off-putting for those of us that don't want a beer to taste like a glass of vinegar. Nice contrast between the apples and the sourness.

A bit pricey at $6.99 for a 12.7 oz bottle. But worth it!!! Pairs well with cheese and pears.

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Photo of 77black_ships
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Notes from 2011: 1999 Vintage 75 cl. [email protected]: no label, completely covered by dust, appearance is slightly hazy, light golden with nearly no head, smell is lots of musty, sour lemons, plenty of horse blanket, rainwater, tart, barnyard funk & minor leather, taste is lots of sour lemon acid, light rotting lemons, plenty of barnyard funk, acidic, light pepper, sour slightly watery, definitely not as extreme as I expected something like this to be but certainly very nice.

Drank another 75 cl. bottle later on, no notes but tasted lovely.

Notes from 2013: Sampled one of these again from 1999 - probably overrated this one a bit but didn’t take proper notes so I will leave the score for what it is. Still not a bad one esp. compared to the new stuff.

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Photo of Crittervision
4.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Shared with Ronny and Rita on 11 August 2011 at Kulminator. A dusty, unlabeled bottle of De Troch [Oude] Gueuze from 1999. 

An aggressive pour by Leen results in a gold body with ample carbonation. 

Incredible smell. Old shoes. Stanky cheese. Rotting peaches. 

Taste is over the top. Cheap Camembert rind, chlorine, a mild acidity, old lemon, tart candy, malodorous socks. Yes :-)

Mouthfeel is simply smooth and dry. 

So! full of character. It was a bit overwhelming and a good beer to split. Would gladly enjoy again. 

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried at De Heeren van Liedekercke; July 2010
The beer pours with a very fluffy, pillowy, pale colored head. The beer is a lightly hazed, gold-straw color. The aroma smells of woody mushrooms, definitely musky, funkified, interesting overly ripe farmhouse cheese aromatics as well as having notes of straw and wheat towards the finish. A lactic tartness is noticeable in the nose and brings about a touch of lemon-like character or even some notes of grapefruit.

The beer is extremely tart and sour up front and finishes with a solid astringency. There is a very woody mushroom character here that is followed by a rip farmhouse cheese note. Lots of sweat soaked, sun cured blanket character further enhances the funkiness of this brew; this almost epitomizes the farmhouse funkiness that is found in Lambics, it also is bracingly lactic with hints of lemon and rounded tart grapefruit flavors. Warming brings out a hint of acetic spiciness that boosts the complexity even a bit more.

This is really my type of Gueuze; bracing sourness, extremely funky, so complex, yet so light and spritzy. This beer captures quite well in its character why I love Lambic so much. Surprisingly, this blows the 3 Fonteinen that a friend is drinking out of the water.

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De Troch Oude Gueuze from Brouwerij De Troch
4.11 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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