This one is for Jeff. He's put himself out there this weekend on the respect that is due to lambics and got sideswiped by my "but why" questions. The "but why" question is too rare a bird in good beer discussions so I am proud to carry the flag. Yet it is no fun sometimes, so pass the antacids 'cause I'm on the geuze.
Pours the colour of whiskey... or maybe the urine of the moderately dehydrated. Medium caramel shall we say. Clear and still. Just a light tickle on the tongue. Cattle barn and Gravenstein apple aromas. Fresh fruit and turd. In the mouth, that tickle opens up more tart apple, bread crust and maybe strawberry. A bright fresh acidity. A dry stoniness as well. A herbal finish framed rather than damned by the sour.
An experience not unlike fino sherry or cava but with more images of the behinds of bovines dancing in your head as you sip. 8% alc makes it one of he beefier gueuzes... which is probably spelled gueuzues. BAers have the love.