De Neve Gueuze Ongefilterd | Brasserie Belle-Vue

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88
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36 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
8
For Trade:
2
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle of the 1991 vintage, shared as part of a crazy Lambic tasting. Big thanks to beerpirates for hooking me up with this ancient gem.

A: Clear, fairly deep amber body under a fine finger of tan foam. Good retention and light lace. Great, especially for being old enough to order its own beer.

S: Bright lemony sourness is right up front, followed by some deep, dry, oaky funk. Musty and fresh at the same time. Wow.

T: Balanced, rich, and complex. Citrusy, lemony sourness, vanilla sweetness, and incredible musty oldness. Terrific vintage Geuze.

M: Smooth medium body, creamy, moderate carbonation. Luxurious.

O: We opened this as part of a vintage flight alongside '84 Eylenbosch and '99 Belle-Vue Selection, and this was the perfect middle ground: it combined the musty funk of the Eylenbosch with the intense fruity sourness of the Belle-Vue, standing as a near-perfect example of well-aged complexity. Terrific beer.

Cheers!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

1984 vintages shared by Bill. Thanks!

The beer is orange with a surprising amount of carbonation. An inch of white head settles to a quarter inch and holds. Aromas of funk, oak, citrus, hay. Beautiful color and strong aroma. Impressive. Tangy citrus and oak. Lovely. What a treat to have a three decade old gueuze.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour courtesy of mrbubbler at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

1991 vintage.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain, wood, and cork aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic quality on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that has held up super well over 21 years time.

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4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

1991 Vintage via trade with beerpirates. Opened for my 35th birthday.

Despite a nearly disintegrating old cork, this bottle still opened with an audible pop. Clarity is good, color is a nice orange-yellow. A small white head raised on the pour, with minimal retention. Aroma brings hay, lactic notes, and a citrus aspect that's not quite as sharp as the usual lemon I get from gueuzes. On the tongue this has great tartness but is only minimally funky. Carbonation is medium-low. Delicious and very drinkable, and has held up extremely well over 21 years.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1994 vintage, cork looked nasty and had to come out in pieces but the beer survived fantastically. Great carbonation, super earthy and oaky nose. Citrus and oak, great feel.

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Photo of largadeer
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1988 De Neve Gueuze. Cloudy orange topped by a tall fluffy white cap. Nose is funky and dusty, damp hay, strong barnyard notes with rotten lemon, moderate acidity. Palate has a nice lemon sourness, slight biscuit quality, wet wood. Very mouth watering and lactic. Ding dong largadeerio, this beer is tasty.

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Photo of SourinQns
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

1991 bottle.
Deep brownish color typical of a 23-year-old gueuze.
Super sour. Funky. Got a bit buttery as it warmed up.
Was still pretty well carbed.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ggaughan
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75cl bottle sampled at the Kulminator in Sep 2008 with my brother, his fiance and my wife. Vintage 1995. Beer arrived with a nice layer of dust and in a nice lambic basket. There was a nice pop when the cork came out and the beer poured a fairly clear, golden color with a thick white head from a vigorous pour from our host Leen. The nose was a bit musty but the nose and taste were still strong, tart and a nice touch of citrus. Overall an excellent beer and held up well after all these years.

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Photo of imperialking
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BucketBoy
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks, Bill!

This early '80s unlabelled bottle has held up remarkably well and has a beautiful sharpness overall. Not sure the exact vintage.

L - Beautiful glowing golden in my 3F glass, nicely craned, just a whisper of foam on top.

S - Mineral sulfur, honey, red apple and touch of lemon, perhaps a bit of grassy. Not super musty but a touch of wet basement stone.

T - Very flavorful, bright, and delicious! Lemon and lemon curd, mineral sulfur, some blond vinegar, apple skin and light apple flesh, perhaps some honey sweetness.

M - Light, smooth carbonation really helps this just enough. Could be a touch spritzier if I being picky, but for a roughly 30-year-old beer, as good as can be really.

O - What a delicious treat! Get some!

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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