Chapeau X’mas Gueuze

Surprised to see this on my recent visit to the Charleston Beer Exchange, Charleston, SC, USA. $6.99 for the 12.7 fl oz, dimpled, green, corked and capped champagne type bottle.
The guys at CBX were a little surprised that I bought this (and so was I), but although I have seen some of the De Troch lambics in ATL, this is one that has not been here yet.
Poured into the Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs chalice, the body is copper colored with very little head, lace of retntion. A few floaties.
Nose produces a little musty nature but not much else.
The tastes are typically SWEET Geueze like, without any hint of tartness or funk. Drinks easily until the finish which is a touch too earthy for me. Definite soil like note which is not funky and reminds me of the musty nature of the nose. Lacks charm. Very mild acid like apple nature in the back and a touch a sweetened wine/blackberry vinegar.
Easy to drink and pretty sweet but this beer does NOT feel fresh – not as good as Lindemans Gueuze in the sweet Gueuze category.

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01/10/2009
Style:
Gueuze
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.6 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.38
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