De Neve Gueuze Ongefilterd | Brasserie Belle-Vue

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4.16 w/ 36 ratings

Brewed by:
Brasserie Belle-Vue

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black label from the 1970s

White head. Golden orange color. Well carbonated.

Starts out a bit sweet and then goes sour. Lots of lemon citrus with some acidity. Oaky. Not much horseblanket or funk with this one as the sour has taken over.

Light bodied. Nice carbonation.

Maybe a bit to sour, but a very nice bottle for how old it is.

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

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

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 PlutonowyManiek
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Blend unlabeled 1989. The color just ugly, a little amber, scanned the pear compote with driers. All very cloudy, with a big rusty sediment at the bottom.
Foam virtually non-existent, all very fine, exists only in the form of a yellowish solid.
The aroma is reminiscent of semi-sweet wine, grape syrup, natural juice with red currant.
The taste, however, is simply hardcore, very sour and dry, even unripe white grapes (acidity), is a red currant, a slightly sour taste calms down, you can feel the dates and at the finish of each sip a little unpleasant, acrid, sharp pepper, pickled cucumbers. Gentian weak, light, stone fruit. Saturation high, but not having the character of sparkling. Blend with De Neve is a bit of an unidentified product to my question about the alcohol content, I was given only approximate value. Anyway, this is a beer really sour and tart with strongly marked wine, dry character, it's all very good, ideal for slow tasting. And age.

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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

Photo of LoveStout
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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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Photo of erbu
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LambicKing
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL unlabeled bottle poured into a snifter. 1991 bottle.

Appearance - Pours almost flat. Hazy orange. A few stray bubbles.

Smell - Oaky. A little funky. Citrusy. Lemony with some orange. A bit of white pepper.

Taste - Acetic. Pretty sour. Oaky. Lemony citrus. A bit of graininess. Some cardboard oxidation.

Mouthfeel - Nearly flat and extremely sour. A bit sluggish to drink.

Overall - It's old, but still tasty. Extremely sour at this point.

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Photo of tom10101
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of beernads
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of drummermattie02
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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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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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Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MordorMongo
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Beer rating: 91.7% out of 100 with 36 ratings
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