Style: Lambic – Gueuze
Other Notes: Bottled at De Troch, Belgium by BIIR Brewer Assoc
Brewer Description: (from bottle) BIIR Oude Gueuze ia a 100% lambic beer, aged 12, 18, 24 & 36 months in French oak barrels. Blended by Gunther Bensch (Montaigu), the maker of Tripel Gueuze.
Oude Gueuze is a traditional Belgian style beer made exclusively of lambic beers and brewed in the Zenne Valley. It is also known as Brussels Champagne.
4B is the name of our Oude Gueuze because it is a blend of 4 lambic beers from 4 different brewers of 4 different aging, made by Gunther Bensch between Barcelona and Brussels.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1
Intro: A 750ml corked and capped bottle, bottle no. 1680/2700, with a best before date of June 2024. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a one finger beige head that had decent retention and settled to a nice thin cap, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Tart, red apple, apple peel, oak, lime, lemon, funk, musty, dried grass, and a touch floral.
Taste: Light to moderately sour, tart, red apple, lemon juice, citrus zest, oak, funk, hay, dried grass, with notes of apple cider vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: In truth probably left lost in the cellar for too long (at least for a first try). But, what I did try 9 years in the bottle was bright, vibrant, and enjoyable to drink.