Tuesday, 12 November 2013


Untappd: Bottle Share Badge

  • Country: Belgium
  • Style: Gueuze
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • Serving Type: 375ml Bottle
  • Price: Slightly Pricey
I was shocked to find out I haven't reviewed a Gueuze on here before and knew I needed to right this wrong. It's a style of beer that has really grown on me over the last year or two so hopefully I can do this one justice.

Bottle Share is a badge I would have thought I would have got by now. To get this one you have to share you check in on other social media platforms 10 times. Considering I've got over 900 check-ins that's very restrained. Anyway onto the review.

This beer definitely deserved a better close up of the beer itself, but when you've had quite a few before midday on Cup Day the brain doesn't always work the way it should. Anyway it looks like you would expect a Gueuze to look. It pours a cloudy deep golden colour with a brilliant white head. There were no signs of the explosive head that can occur once in a while with one of these.

For the nose I'm relying off iPhone notes, which is always a bad sign. There was plenty of citrus aromas with a tart aroma that gave off a vinous feel. There was a bit of Belgian funk with some spices on the back end. I remember the nose being quite alluring.

How this beer tasted I remember more; it was spicy and there was plenty of citrus and vinous qualities but it wasn't hugely sour. Most of the citric flavour came from lemon but there was also some grapefruit and even some oranges. The mouthfeel is wonderful! It has this light feel and spritzy carbonation, which makes it dangerously drinkable.

Overall I was a bit disappointed with this one. It's a beer I've heard very good things about but for me it wasn't sour enough for the style. Since getting into Gueuze's I've developed a taste for the extreme; the sourer the better. Although this one didn't do it for my extreme palate, maybe it will appeal to you. It's certainly a beer that people rave about, maybe I'll have to get a couple more for further investigation. I'd love to know what you guys think, let me know your thoughts on this beer.

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