Belle Vue Gueuze Ph. Vandenstock | Brasserie Belle-Vue

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Belle-Vue
Belgium
ab-inbev.com

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brokenleadedcask on 10-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4
Reviews:
1
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
23.94%
 
 
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3
Gots:
3
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
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4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

10/02/2011 750ml bottle 1981 Vintage served in a Cantillon Tumbler. I let this bottle settle for several weeks before opening.

Let me start out by saying I was 5 when this beer was bottled!

This is by FAR the oldest Gueuze I've had. I've tasted a 1997 Cantillon Gueuze & it was too oxidized & musty (still amazing) A huge thanks to a gentleman in Geel, Belgium for finding this in the back of a basement.

Appearance: Corked 750, no cage, cork rotting on top after removing foil cover, carefully removing the cork a portion of it stayed in the bottle & effected the pour. A few very small fragments of cork ended up in the glass. Crystal clear with the appropriate pour but slightly darker than a typical Gueuze, think ESB color.

Smell: Mildly acidic, some horse blanket, barnyard, and some oxidization in a good way. Smells more like a Flanders Red.

Taste: Is surprisingly tart on the tongue! Acidic, musty & slight lemon juice pucker. No carbonation what-so-ever (duh, 30 yrs old). I get a tobacco aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Flat, but a really nice, dry finish with some lingering funk.

Overall: Amazed at how well this has held up. I honestly had low expectations for this beer. Some age issues that are inevitable but a very enjoyable experience. So glad to have the opportunity to drink this.

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Belle Vue Gueuze Ph. Vandenstock from Brasserie Belle-Vue
4.01 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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