Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lemon wedge, sourdough, rather clean gueuze aroma coming out of the flawless deep cloudy gold hued liquid covered by an eternal healthy, dense and uniform white head. Not particularly intense perfume, citrus focused in a rather juicy way. Elegant and focused, but not from memory, perhaps not as complex as others from the series. Salt crackery wheat is fresh and accompanies the lemon focus nicely. Dry all throughout. Minerally lemon finish, brightly acidic yet soft, never feeling agressive, with no edges. Boasting a rare elegance on the palate, its bubbles being sharp and fairly large, but tingling and activating the palate, calling for thirst rather than biting viciously.
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Pours an orange-ish yellow with no head. Aroma is citric, lemon and slight pepper. Taste is peppery, slight herbs, citric acidity, lemon and slight hay. Slightly more carbonated than the others.
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brad. Thanks!
A: Red color with a huge foamy white head.
N: Peppercorn, apricot, acetone, vinegar, musty attics, hint of cherry, old growth oak, grapefruit and lemon rind.
T: Good and tart. Some light malt. Funky.
M: Light body, foamy carbonation, no alcohol.
O: Really good blend. Complex and well-rounded; lacking in the over the top vinegar pucker in favor of something more sublime.
RexTalionis (3109) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy darker orange in color with a frothy whitish head. Notes of lemon and funky stable in aroma at first. Tart and sour notes as well. Lemon notes in taste, some funkyness and wheat too. Smooth but tart, with apples later on. Dry and slightly oaky finish with pleasant sour notes. Good, but my least favorite from these four seasons blends.
Foffern (1441) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Now 5 year old bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour, with a soapy, big, off-white head. Aroma of oak, forest floor, horse, barnyard, rowanberries, vinegar and dried apricot. The flavour really follows up with more sweet fruit blended with barnyard and forest floor. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A fantastically balanced gueuze with a nice mix between sweet and sour fruit, and feels quite fresh as well.
RichTheVillan (4689) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury; hazy light orange pour with a frothy beige head, grain and zesty lemon, taste has lemon, apricot, apple, dry, funky.
Atom (1821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a hazy Orange/golden with a medium white head. Potent aroma of horse blanket and funky spicy yeast. Taste had a mild overlaying sweetness, light pepper, contained barnyard funk, and Brett. Tamed and declicious.
thome50 (1233) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at the Libertine February bottle share. Forgot where I got this one but glad I have a full set left. Pours a light yellow to golden yellow. Aroma is a great funky gueuze, wow! Taste is pepper, funk, light to moderate sour and just an outstanding beer.
suprchunk (2672) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden. Big white head. Little lacing. Peppery funky aroma. Sweet taste with pepper and funk.
Enegaard (68) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Booom!!! Very big Gueuze, havent had a beer like this for a long time. Very intense in the nose, it’s like the funky sour hay-thing transcends into something else, very fresh sour apples, sourdough gone bad and vinegar. Tthe taste produces sunshine behind my closed eyelids - just incredible! Really worth the wait and money!
slowrunner77 (7282) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"similar to Herfst (the descriptions are identical) but this blend comes across a little mellower, with the flavor and aroma not being quite as explosive. i don’t know if that means an older blend or a newer. i slightly prefer the Herfst to this, but they are both damn good. Lemons, aged hops, stinky cheese...very nice."