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Belle Vue Gueuze Ph. Vandenstock | Brasserie Belle-Vue

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Belle-Vue

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brokenleadedcask on 10-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oscar Export 1983 edition. Consumed 9/2017

Light white head. Still shows carbonation. Amber copper color.

Port, brandy, and sherry. Tons of oak. Malty. Caramel. Dark fruits. Grapes. Candied sugar, plums, honey, and lemon. Sweet.

Light bodied. Low carbonation. Bottle held up well. An enjoyable experience.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Jspriest
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of t0rin0
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of brokenleadedcask
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
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
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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