De Neve Gueuze Ongefilterd | Brasserie Belle-Vue

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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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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 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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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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 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 Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to callmemickey for pulling out this bottle. 1991 vintage. Served in a mini tulip.

Pours a nice golden color with a short, bubbly white head. The nose brings some pretty heavy lactic presence along with some earth and mild acetic character in the background. A touch of oak comes through in the flavor along with a bit of earth. Nice acidity throughout. Medium body and moderate carbonation; very smooth and actually just a bit creamy. Quite good. This has held up well.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
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 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 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 JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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 aasher
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of beernads
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1999 bottle vintage at De Heeren van Liedekercke; July 2010
The aroma has been influenced by a sweet oxidation; slightly nutty, oxidized caramel notes and apple-cider aromatics. The oxidation clearly dominates the nose of this beer.

Lactic sourness up fron is backed by nutty oxidation flavors that are much more restrained than in the aroma (but still quite noticeable). Light cider flavors throughout and hints of acetic acid in the finish add a spiciness and even a very light burn to the finish. The oxidation couples with a light funkiness to produces a sort of nutty, woody, mushroom like flavor. The oxidation character, while not heavy, is definitely the second most noticeable flavor-component after the tart / sour notes. Thee is some texture to this beer too, it is definitely not watery, has a lactic slickness to it as well as a faint, tannic textural influence.

This is tasty, but I wish it wasn't so oxidized; though with the nature of aging, I wouldn't be surprised if another bottle had almost none. It is really so interesting that some Gueuzes oxidize (e.g. this one), while others that are even older don't at all (the Eylenbosch from 1984)

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Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of kscaldef
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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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of drummermattie02
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of tom10101
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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