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La Spontanée 2006La Spontanée 2006

Brewed by:
Ferme Brasserie Schoune
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by uno99 on 03-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 10
Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My bottle, from a past Quebec trip. Big cider geuze wafting aroma. Peachy look with lace. Sharp cider cahracteristic, finishing with sugar. No off flavour.Its somewhat Like a cyser, and at this level of ageing, understated carbonation. Better than expected with good drinkability.

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Photo of liamt07
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, 750ml into a tulip.

Orangey yellow, slightly unfiltered with no head or lacing. Nose has light lemon notes, tennis balls and a sharp acidity. Taste has harsh acetic notes, some peach and lemony fruit notes. Not too much funk, but rather straight sourness. A bit of sweetness comes in mid-late palate to mildly offset the acidic and cidery notes. Medium feel, low carbonation and medium high acidity, which becomes less prominent as I moved through the glass. Decent, but not all that memorable in terms of a gueuze.

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Photo of SebD
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves very little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart green apples, citrus, and some Brett funks.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sour apples upfront, tart lemon, some peaches and Brett funks.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of uno99
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Back with a 2006 edition, (and allegedly less alchohol) Schoune brings us another Gueuze to try. I Bought a couple of these on a recent Quebec trip. I figured if it was good I'd enjoy it, and if it was bad, I'd finally know what a bad or mediocre gueuze is like.

A: Pours a straw cloudy color with no head or lacing of any kind. Quite still as well. No bubbles seen climbing out of my Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

S: My relieved first thought was "well, it smells like a gueuze!". Quite par for the course, but definitely appealing, and became more so as the beer warmed up.

T: As the beer warms this keeps getting better and better. It does however have a quite juicy and sweet middle. Lots of honey and apple. Quite funkified finish. Not too sour but certainly sour enough to please the gueuze heads out there.

M: This does have a sort of sweetness you probably wouldn't find in a Belgian gueuze, Its almost like a Faro... However the finish is adequately tart. Carbonation is a little on the low side.

Overall I'm pleased with this bottle of beer, the only gueuze made in Quebec and (I might be wrong) the only one in Canada! I didn't get the chance to try the 2005, but based on the mixed reviews, it seems like Schoune has done a better job with this one, I hope they continue to brew it as I will continue to buy it. How about some Ontario Distribution?

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La Spontanée 2006 from Ferme Brasserie Schoune
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.
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