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Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #54
Ranked #46,966
3.5 | pDev: 15.14%
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Shanex from France

4.06/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a Guinness pint. Color is orange body with a thin head fading fast.

Aroma: Tart; fruity; apple-cider-like

Taste: Very smooth; almost like Strong-Bow cider; delicious and refreshing.

Overall: Gueuze and Lambic beers are not normally my thing, but this one was quite good for a great price point. Cheers!

Feb 02, 2020
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marcbosch from Netherlands

2.37/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Look: clear dark golden. Ominously dark (caramel is coming).
Smell: funk and fruit.
Taste: it's sour definitely, but way too sweet. It almost feels like a fruit lambic without any distinguishable fruit (besides the trademark green apple).
Feel: good as expected. Light, fizzy... as it should be.
Overall: rather disappointed. Can't see myself buying it again.

Apr 14, 2018
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure if this is "Mort Subit Geuze Lambic".

Quick thoughts: beer was sweet as a Dark, too much Belgian candi present.

The aroma was also very sweet. Every other aspect was nominal.

Oct 01, 2017
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: pours bright amber with masses of bubbles rapidly rising from the bottom of the glass. Champagne-like carbonation kicks up a 1/2" white foam cap that dissappears almost as fast as it forms.

S: The nose has a wonderful funky barnyard aroma combined with fruit, over ripe fruit and old socks. Funky but not overpowering or harsh.

T:Very rich fruity palate with a fine balance between sweet and sour. The sweetness is just enough to keep the tartness from becoming puckering and helps accentuate the fruit flavors that suggest plum, berry and maybe gooseberry. Traces of diacetyl. Moderate and lemony tartness.

F: Medium light body, medium high carbonation.

O: pleasant and very drinkable.

Mar 27, 2017
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Schoeni from Germany

3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

.25 bottle. Kobbegem sign. Looks golden in the glass. Nice Aroma of grapes and sweet Fruit Juice. good taste sweet and sour. I can taste the spontanious yeast+sour fermentation style...But too much sugar added in my opinion. ..

Jan 08, 2017
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Marius from Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

25cl bottle. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Tons of sugar, some cherry jam and a subtle metallic sensation. No kind of lambic funk detectable.

Oct 17, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark clear honey amber with a this wispy head.

S - Aromas of almost sickly sweet caramel malts. Almost no tartness.

T - Taste is sweeter than the nose somehow, hardly any tartness, really lacking on all things gueuze.

M - Mouthfeel is very lightly carbonated, thin, watery .

O - Overall this was really underwhelming, incredibly sub par.

Serving Type: bottle

Mar 25, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

2.46/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Picked up in Belgium when I was there a couple years ago, shared with rudzud.

Decent fizzy creamy head fades at a med pace, little lacing clear dark amber tan color.

Nose is bad, bbq sauce weird sugar see thing, fruity apricot jam, little earthy tobacco, acidic funk thing, bad off characters.

Taste super sweet again, fake sugar, candy bbq sauce tangy acidic, pineapple like apricot sugar jam acidic bbq sauce, acidity, messy oxidation even.

Mouth is med to thin bod, even light carb.

Mar 25, 2016
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moose1980 from Germany

3.22/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Deep amber with a meringue-type head. If only the aroma and taste were as nice as the head looked. Aroma is more cider-like than geuze, although there is some faint funk in it. The taste of apple juice along with mild carbonation makes it drink more like an apfelschorle than a geuze. While this is certainly easy to drink, given what the style demands, it's just too watery to recommend.

Mar 21, 2016
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PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color: amber, clear. Foam slightly yellowish, medium bubble, sizable.
Aroma: white grapes, scanned the lemon, a little stable.
Taste: white grapes with a dash of lemon and sugar.
Gentian: at the finish, grassy. Saturation: high ideal.

Dec 12, 2015
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drmeto from Germany

3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-pours an amber with a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head
-Big tart,Grapes&Cherry first
-Definite wheat flavour
-slight citrus
-grainy,watery finish

ok Gueuze

Aug 29, 2015
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Zet from Netherlands

2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty weak in both smell and taste: hints of sour apple and white wine. Odd sweetness behind the sour flavours. Not that charmed by this particular gueuze. Tastes more like weak cider. Come to think of it, it even looks like one, due to the quickly disappearing head.

Jun 16, 2015
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edgarius7777 from Slovak Republic

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

My first gueuze. As I was hardcore wine lover started to drink beer just half year ago, I would advice to start with this type of beers when you are planning to change from wine- to beer-way :-)

Sep 24, 2014
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EmperorBevis from England

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned with a cork and cage stopper
Pours a rusty red body with huge foaming off white head that retreats but pretty much covers the surface

Distinctly average

Sep 03, 2014
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -5.7%

I enjoyed this bottle at tomorrowland served chilled at the Belgian beer corner in a gueuze glass.

The color is deep golden with haze and thin white cap with fine bead. There are streams of lace that stick. The smell is lightly sour with mild sweet mix and light fruity lemon with sugary scent accenting. The feel is semi-sweet with mild carbonation and low sour texture with slight tangy yeast effect with subtle dry finish.

The taste has a slight candy-like sour lemon mixed with a light malt flavor with light yeast taste which is a mild tangy with dried sweet pineapple and a sweet/sour finish. Overall this is not bad...just average as far as the style goes ok to try.

Aug 29, 2014
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GiaLvo from Italy

3.17/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My first geuze.
The beer has an orangey, not-so-transparent colour.
The smell is fruity and soft but not verypervasive.
The taste is extremeky sweet and seems to show off rather tge fruitiness than the hops. it's a longlasting powefuk sweetness. thehead is of a feeble but sloe to fade sort
all in avery refined beer
.i would advise to eat it with something bitter like,dark chocolate as its sweetness can be quite overwgelming without a counterbalance.

Jun 30, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks dark orange to amber, nice foamy head, sticking to the glass.
Smells like sweet and sour cherries, hay, low barrel notes. Like a gueuze, but sweeter.
Very sweet fruitiness, like an apple/pear cider. Lots of green grapes, but not as musty as expected. Not a huge tartness also, taste is of sweet (rather than sour) cherries. Citrus is sweet also, with a bit of zestiness. The malts are light and pale. Some tasty spiciness. Green grass, hay, barnyard notes that you can find in a saison mostly. Woody notes also from the barrel, but pretty low(ish). Low bitter finish.
Fizzy in the beginning, but it gets quite creamy as it sits.
Not the type of gueuze that i like, but not a horrible beer either. I guess it's a good introductory one into the style.

Nov 17, 2013
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IchLiebeBier from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear, orange body with a small head

Aroma: Tart; fruity; apple-cider-like

Taste: Very smooth; almost like Strong-Bow cider; delicious

Remarks: Sour beers are not normally my thing, but this one was quite good.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Jun 15, 2013
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deebo from Michigan

2.42/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

An old bottle brought home from first trip to Belgium in 2010. I believe it is stamped with a BB date of July 2, 2012.

Poured into a chalice this gueuze is clear light amber, little head with nice lacing. Aromas of weak wild microbial funk, white wine ish with apple fruitiness. Taste is very mild, more like a juice than a sour funky gueuze. Easy drinking but not very exciting, low to medium carbonation, weak bodied. Overall a cheapy.

Mar 06, 2013
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eric5bellies from Australia

3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Drank from my Cantillon Geuze glass

A - Pours a darkish golden colour with a white head that reduces to a film.

S - Bits of funk and cut grass.

T - Sweet up front and through the entire taste. It draws into a slightly sour finish but sugars are still dominant. Bits of oak, white wine and apple present

M - Light to medium body with medium carbonation.

O - Never had a geuze like this before. Reminds me of a Faro for its sweetness. I prefer the sour varieties of this type of beer

Feb 16, 2013
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MTNboy from Germany

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up in a grocery store in Waterloo. I believe the name was Carfour. They had a great selection and the prices were amazing and with most of Europe they let you break single out of the pack. It poured amber with a red orange hue. The aroma was earthy and farm like. It had a pasture like taste with a pleasant sourness. The mouthfeel was average and had nothing to really speak of.

Dec 11, 2012
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Tone from Missouri

4.17/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, orange/tan color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of slight alcohol, tartness, grapes, and slight sourness. Fits the style of a gueuze. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Strong tartness and sourness as well. Tastes of grapes, hint of sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and strong tartness and sour flavor. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, and body.

Oct 06, 2012
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allforbetterbeer from Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a glass at a hostel-bar in Brussels. Smells like processed lambic. Very bubbly. Things were going well until I took a sip and found it to be very sweet. I am sure that my expectations made this more shocking than it had to be, but since the packaging was so traditional with a heavy glass bottle and a Belgian style cork and cage I figured it would be real gueuze. It is not however, and though I try not to hold that fact against it, I am disappointed by the lifeless sweetened fizz in my glass. I wouldn't buy this again, but if you like sweetened pasteurized gueuze by all means give it a shot! A little cheesy bread and earth in the flavor, but have to search it out amongst all that sugar.

Jun 23, 2012
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metter98 from New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rattle ‘n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are light aromas of barnyard funk in the nose.
T: The taste has a bit of funk but this isn’t very strong and also has some flavors of lactic acid along with some hints of sweetness. There is a little sourness towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This has to be one of the easiest beers in the style and would make for a good entry-level beer into geuzes.

May 25, 2012
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stevoj from Idaho

3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, but darker golden color with swirling active carbonation and towering three finger fluffy head. Aroma reminds of cider and wine, slightly musty. Taste is smooth and tart, (apples) overall mouth feel is light and dry. One of the better gueuzes I’ve tried.

May 20, 2012
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