kazin (286) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes from backlog. Highly acidic, with strong notes of citrus, funk, and sour candies
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 bouteilles de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume. Apaprence: La couleur est orangée opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de plamplemousse avec une pointe d’apricot et de pomme verte. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de pomme verte en arrière goût. (Rating #5298)
kermis (7150) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Klooster, Delft. Pours cloudy golden brown with a big off white head. Aroma of barnyard, horse blanket, tart fruits, citrus and wood.. Flavour is light sweet and moderate to heavy acidic. Very balanced in the palate with the soft sweet aspects against the sour. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Certainly the best of the seasons.
Fred82 (2117) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml botle from IPB. Side by side tasting of the four seasons. Slightly.hazy pale amber.Quite a lot of pacing and long lasting head. Nose herbal citrusy funk. Light lactose.Taste nice funk with hops floral funk soft carbonation for the style. Finish funky nice floral notes citrusy funky slightly sour finish. Juicy herbal notes. Really juicy herbal hops quite tasty and aromatic. Quite drinkable and refreshing. Not very dry. Very elegant and drinkable smooth. A rather easy gueuze.
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This surprisingly easy-drinking Oude Gueuze showcases doughy yeast, grapefruit juice and piercing wilderness in an intensity level which could be appealing to most non-hardcore lambic drinkers.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-The aroma is crazy complex.
-The flavor profile could be more refined. There is a lot of yeast floating around.
-Had this one first out of the 4, and it’s first impression as being soft turned into being ’the softest’ of them all funk-wise and acidity wise.
VsXsV (2875) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Hazy golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, light funk, light wood, light pepper and light red berries. Taste is dry and medium to high sour with notes of lemons, apples and light funk. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Excellent.
merc7186 (2607) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Apricot, Belgian Yeast, Floral
T: Apricot, Floral, Belgian Yeast, Mild Acidity
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Acidic
Overall, WOW....mildly acidic but not over the top, completely solid.
stoutnick (752) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2013 Golden peach. Aroma is strong funk city - amazing depth and potency of smell. This is going to be good! Taste is perfect blend of strong sour full bodied slight peppery finish - best of the series. Overall, the best gueze I’ve yet had. Beautiful.
Errl (2173) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle- very healthy golden pour with a very thin white head...Nose is beautiful , musty, basement, wet wood, gunpowder, wet sock..Taste is ripe green apple, funk, sock, fresh grass, nice light tartness
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shared all 3 Armand bottles with UrbanCaver, forgetfu, eyeenjoybeer and Caleb at Upland while picking up the Sour Reserve.
Pours a rich gold with copious amounts of bubbles cascading up the glass.
Wonderful funk smell. Sweaty gym sock, lots of dank earthy notes and some crisp apple/lemon flavors as well.
Wow. Oh I should write more than that. Ok. Everything in the nose comes through as well. Very dank and earthy funk throughout balanced perfectly by the crisp lemon/citrus zest. Finishes with a very clean crisp sourness.
Mouthfeel is spot on. A bit of body and heavy carbonation.
This is the most fantastic gueuze I’ve ever had and resisting the temptation to drink one again immediately. The best of the 3 we tried.