Beer Profile: Geuze Fond Tradition by Castle Brewery

Profiled by Ken Carman for PGA

Beer-Profile1-258x300gueuze_fond_tradition_37_5clRhubarb nose with big pillow head that fades fast. Very hazy with and orange tint to the gold. Sniffing it I feel like I”m about to bite into rhubarb pie. Slight sour to that rhubarb, as expected in any good rhubarb pie, but not crust. A bit of sweet to the nose. When you add sugar to rhubarb pie the same aroma happens. Some debris in bottom of bottle.

Mouthfeel: high side of light carbonation. Light side of medium body with slightly prickly carbonation. Sweet rhubarb caresses the roof of the mouth: obviously bug driven, as per some typical Geuzes.

Taste: slight sour with, again, rhubarb sense: yeast driven. There’s a malt way in the background… pilsner?

This is an incredibly good Geuze: very drinkable and something many might enjoy. It’s like some consider the style: almost not beer. The soothing, slightly sour, rhubarb sense is pleasing and seductive. This is all yeast as far as character. get no sense of hops. Malt background. The [performer is the yeast, and the applause should be plentiful.

4.7. Close to 5.
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Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”

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