Poured clear into my pint glass. Huge frothy, white foam covered the beer. Retention as lasting. Lacing is sheeting but quick to fall back.
Aroma has some tart citric acid. Subdued oak gives a nice level of complexity. Vinegar and apples round out the profile. Apples are more tart and green.
Taste almost made me pucker from the tartness level. The oak comes through again in the middle and it is a really pleasant oakiness. Green apple is main flavor, sweet is htere to balance the tart, while there is a bit of citric acid.
The body is light end of medium with plenty of prickly carbonation too.
Since I mainly stay with American craft beer, I had to look up an official definition of a Gueuze. If you take the loose definition, then this is a Gueuze but I thought the usual was blended. Not having any other Gueuzes in my past, I will have to say that I will grade this on the over all thoughts of this beer, since there is nothing to compare it to.
Long winded there. having this makes me want to try some other gueuze beers to get an a better understanding of the style and how close this is to normal. I really liked it and am glad I could score six of this one. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 15:54:23
Tasted: Sunday, August 15, 2010
$8.00 for 16 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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One time release on Friday, August 13th, 2010 of 1,900 bottles. Limit three per person per day.