ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL bottle, Feb 23 2006, drunk from a Duvel snifter on Bastille Day 2008.
A surprisingly dark color for a gueuze, with deep orange and tangerine shades playing about a strong copper background. Sparse bubbles appear on the very edges and the clarity is medium-high, leaving the sediment behind, as always.
Heavily lactic in the nose, with light mushroom suggestions and less tartness/sourness than I would expect. I must admit to reading David’s review before trying this and some residual sugars, that he mentions, certainly seem to be prominent in the nose, for a gueuze. They somewhat dull the resulting phenol bouquet, but I’m still hopeful for the flavor....
Hmmmm, very sweet for a real lambic, and without as much of the dry, oily woodiness that is presented in the Grand Bruocsella. Not to say it dosen’t taste mostly proper for a flat lambic, but there is a quick transition from sweet malts to a watery, overly loose finish. No flaws though, I don’t even get any obnoxious rubber or sulfur. Could just be my tolerance to it though. You want to score this one high, but it just dosen’t seem to be nearly as complex as, say, a 2001 oude gueuze or any Cantillon Gueuzes. More sourness please.
Will compare this side-by-side to a Loerik after a few more years. Loerik has the last word on lazy gueuzes, at this point.
Tstamba (722) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to a pint in Edinburgh. Orange tinged straw with no head. Notes or sour cherry snd tart raspberry with some dank funkiness. Dry tart, sour finish... Excellent!!!
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jfb (5429) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of squished limes, white pepper and heavy barnacles, with a touch of bread dough, some gooseberries and chlorine. flavour is mostly bread dough, lemon juice and bitter orange pips, quite tart, with more barnacles, some barnyard, coconut milk, cashews and a dry herbal-hoppy finish. full-bodied with soft carbonation.
thellgren (789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, I forgot to rate this two weeks ago. So this is from my memory. Small champagne bottle from Uba ja Humal, Tallin. Apperance is like lambic: golden, cloudy and still. No head, no sparkling. This is no ordinary gueuze. Taste is like oude lambic, maybe a bit softer. Dry but not so dry as some other lambics I have tasted, or maybe I’ve grown accustomed to the taste.
DwarfeD (2621) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pale orange with almost no head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice sour and bitter tones with subtle fruity sweetness. Oak, apples, hay, sour berries, tart and citrus. Nice!
VamboladeTolly (1483) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@deTolly, Tartu. Pours slightly hazy golden with minimum white head. Aroma: sourish, hay, barnyard, sulphur, raw apple peals, sour berrys. Taste: medium sour, apple juice, hay, some dryness. Thin body. Sour finish. Nice.
Enno101 (73) - - JUL 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: the Brett on this is so aromatic. Pears, green apple, peach and subtle funk. Appearance: copper, no head. Taste: follows the nose with a lovely balanced tartness. Palate: very little carbonation, just the way a lambics should be. Overall: one of the best. So well balanced. Can’t wait to try the gold blend of this.
hallinghansen (2815) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Hazy amber body with a small white head. Yeast, light hops, barnyard, cheesy notes, citrus, tartness, oak. Low carbonation. Good.
andrepintado (2674) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5cl bottle. Light hazy orange color. Very thin white head. Medium sourness, light sweetness, medium light bitterness. Medium body. Light carbonation. Aroma is peach, citric, hops, cheese. Super balanced!
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, v2006, at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Light unclear golden color with no head. Yeasty and light malty aroma, funky, barnyard, floral, grassy, fruity, some sweet notes like honey, wood. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Light to medium oily body with flat carbonation.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful orange-peach pour. Great tart and barnyardy aroma. Aroma of cherry, apricot, melon, and manure. Super tart and astringent.