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This beer smells like horse stables

St. Louis Gueuze Lambic

In a glass, poured from a bottle in Brussels Main Square

Apparently Gueuze is a popular Belgian beer. I can somehow understand enough people like it: if you get past the “interesting” smell and taste, you somehow start liking that beer. It smells disgusting, but then again not. It tastes beyond weird, but you somehow enjoy it. Go figure.

In detail, it smells like horse stables; straw, wood and indeed: manure. When you get over the smell and actually taste the beer, it’s rather sweet and sparkly. The smell of manure and stables stays on, but you can also taste that artificial sweeteners have been used. A quick look into the ingredients list on the bottle confirmed that.

This must be one of the beers you will learn to love – or just leave it after having the first glass. I haven’t decided which will apply to me, yet.


The beer was poured from a bottle
Purity of Taste:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
2
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
4
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 8.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Alc: 4.50% Vol.
Type: Gueuze
Brewed by: Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Brewed in: Belgium