DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Orange to amber colour with a small white head. Smells car tire, rubbery, sour. Tastes sour, dusty and car tire. But not in a bad way! Quite a lot of carbo and a medium body.
b3shine (5211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2013 750 ml bottle to snifter (HUGE thanks to LeAnn for opening the set!). Looks good; a hazy orange with foamy white head. Smells nice; cheesy and funky. Tastes like it smells with a nice, tart mouthfeel. Outstanding.
jfb (3705) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) pours a murky golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of young cheese and white bread, rose petals, onion skins and apple vinegar. flavour has a lot of earthy spiciness, a hint of pepper, cornflakes, herbal hops and peppermint, with a slightly tart finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
TheJvd (815) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours hazy light orange with a medium white head. Very nice and strong geuze aroma, bit sweet, barn, funk and some caramel. Taste is really nicely balanced between sweet and sour with barn, some green apples and fruitiness. Nicely balanced and very full in both aroma and taste.
Borresteijn (4574) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
75cl Bottle at RBESG’13 Grand Tasting. Hazy golden amber colour, white head. Aroma is a bit rubbery (fietsband), sour, lemon acid, funky. Flavour is sour, tart, light funky, a touch rubbery, apples. Complex?! As with most Gueuzes, I get nothing else but acidic sourness or green apples. Not the worst I’ve had though.
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Typical gueuze aroma’s of horseblanket and barnyard, but with some extra caramelly and spicy notes to it. Great tartness, some fruit, bit apple. Full, complex. Wonderful brew.
Bosbouw (1134) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bruingeel bier. Ruikt zuur als champagne. Smaakt extreem zuur. Als zure champagne.
Abijen (1402) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden beer with a good white head. Smells lovely sour. The taste is absolutely beast. Great sour.
illidurit (2126) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the RateBeer Gallery event in SF. Pours orange with a light khaki head. Lovely aroma of meyer lemons, perfumey citrus, limes, chlorine, brett. Lemon and nectarine notes in flavor, sour stone fruit pits, absolutely divine all around.
AdamJackson (2389) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Funky barnyard and leather. Ginger and lemons
Very tart. Lots of fecal funk. Lemony and peaches. Leather and wheat. Very dry and crisp.