De Troch Oude Gueuze
Brouwerij De Troch

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Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #30
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,544
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 7.8%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
112
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Brouwerij De Troch
 
Belgium
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Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  13
SCORE
91
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Reviews by Foeder82:
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Foeder82 from Belgium

3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had several 37,5cl bottles. All the same.
No carbonation, corky smell.
Taste was do-able, very tart in comparison to most.
But it was too flat for a good geuze.
Mouthfeel like lambiek.

Sep 03, 2020
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Gueuzedude from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Jul 15, 2010
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JackRWatkins from Alabama

3.73/5  rDev -9%
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

Jan 09, 2016
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redfox405 from California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 30, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Oct 27, 2015
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beerohya from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great color and classic peppery sour aroma. Taste was fairly lemon tart and the finish lingered with a sour fruity malt taste.

Sep 22, 2016
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klee44 from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 05, 2015
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mynie from Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a plain glass, a very pale and hazy yellow with a tremendous effervescence and a large, fluffy white head.

Smells pleasantly musty, with nodes of pepper and bright lemon, with some bready yeast becoming a bit more pronounced as the beer warms.

Tastes great: lively and complex. Tart yeast up front with lemon and cherries, a breadier and spicier middle, ending with black pepper and lingering lemon. Quite tart, even for the style, but never hard to drink. Also a very full flavor even while it's so drinkable. A wonderfully brewed beer.

Apr 20, 2017
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emerge077 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%
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, wafer candy.

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. For a while there, De Troch had lost it's way in candyland with the artificial Chapeau line... it's redeeming that they can still produce something traditional like this.

For some interesting local lambic history in Wambeek, look up the rivalry between Louis De Troch and Lode Willems, also Artevelde brewery, run by a De Troch relative. History that some would rather forget, but nonetheless an intriguing chapter of the 20th century.

Gueuze #47

May 30, 2015
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JayQue from Virginia

3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

May 06, 2015
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Hellpop65 from Kansas

4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 07, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle. Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled sour with black cherry aromas. There was a touch of caramel. It tasted of sour black cherries with a hint of lemon & apple and a touch of maltiness.

Dec 06, 2015
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ArrogantB from Colorado

3.14/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

375ml bottle of the 2014 vintage. Looks like I am in the minority as I just wasn;t impressed by this. Light yellow, clear. Aroma is tart and funky. Flavor is sour and one dimensional.I guess I am just not getting this one, especially in comparison to stuff like Girardin and 3F.

Jan 18, 2017
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jaymo18 from Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 09, 2015
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callmemickey from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Apr 08, 2013
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bcsbeer from Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 11, 2017
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animal69 from Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 12, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage. Been sitting on this for a while waiting to crack it.

Pours a light fizzy head that disappears almost instantly, a bit of lacing and legs, very clear honey color

Nose brings loads of acidity, funky bacteria, pedio funk, Brett lambic, a little barnyard funk, mild vinous white wine, fruity but not anything specific, maybe lemon and apple but barely, a high level of funk for gueuze almost Fantome like

Taste also brings loads of acidity and funk, again big bacteria souring funk, pedio, lots of Brett lambicus, maybe some B as well with that barnyard funk, again more barnyard funk than usual, more mild fruit, white wine, apple, lemon notes, vinous, with white wine vinegar right up front, and bright acidity, finishing fairly flemmy, tart, big lemon on the finish, and white wine vinegar.

Mouth is lighter bod, loads of acidity, flemmy finish, bright carbonation too

Overall a nice gueuze, fairly well blended, lots of funk and acidity, nice fruit characters, enjoyable for one that is readily available on the shelves.

Nov 27, 2017
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enelson from Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 10, 2016
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Sep 27, 2015
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Kelp from New Hampshire

3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 05, 2015
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desint from Belgium

3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 17, 2019
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davidwhatshisnam from New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

May 03, 2014
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 30, 2015
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Crittervision from North Carolina

4.84/5  rDev +18%
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. 

Aug 28, 2011
De Troch Oude Gueuze from Brouwerij De Troch
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 112 ratings