De Troch Oude Gueuze | Brouwerij De Troch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch
Belgium
detroch.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gueuzedude on 07-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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Reviews by callmemickey:
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
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 Gueuzedude
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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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Photo of JakerLou
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sour to a vinegary sharp point.

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Photo of lambpasty
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.39/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -2%
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 with the artificial Chapeau line... it's redeeming that they can still produce something traditional like this.
Gueuze #47

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Photo of jaydoc
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cunning_stunt
3.14/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Geobus
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
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 dipso123
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle of 2014
Nice subtle gueze at a fair price

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Photo of straightlambic
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MenardMa
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dukeufo
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of klee44
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 77black_ships
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
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 Allurex
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loganburgh
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Crittervision
4.84/5  rDev +18.6%
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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