jbeatty (1224) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2003 vintage,11/25/2012. Pours brilliant amber, huge fluffy head settles fairly quickly, sudsy lacing. Aroma is bright,floral and fruity, with tart apples and grapes, awesome barnyard earthiness, hay. Flavor has pleasant grape tartness, vinous quality, lemon, light funk and oak. Light, crisp and effervescent palate. The champagne of geuze, superb.
gEUS (1543) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark yellow to orange, fine small head. Incredible long legs. Gentle aroma of finely evolved geuze, with the typical 3 Fonteinen gentle funk, quite some oak and Pinot and Riesling notes. Light body, very fine carbonation, and then the soft touc of the malts. Very rich finish. Taste is sweet malts, oak and a hint of semi-sweet Riesling wines from the Rhine region. The carbonation is the finest ever experienced in a geuze, and even a beer.
PriorL (2810) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Some new ratings found back. Gladly shared this amazing bottle of lambic with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small rather unstable off white head.
NOSE: sour, vinegar, fruity, quite funky.
TASTE: very sour, funk, fruity, very balanced, nice in general! Quite impossible to say though that it’s grapes... Very much enjoyed it, but probably very much like a good aged geuze!
biggsbowler (568) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours light amber. Funky nose with hints of grapes and lemons. The taste is lemons, peppery, grapes, and sourness. Very tasty!!!
Damico (2983) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden yellow with a ice whitish gray head. Aroma is a little too sublte, bringing spritzy grapes lightly sweetened and balanced with a bit of tartness. The flavor brings sweet and light grapey carbonation that goes down really smooth.
ineedbeer (1317) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is rather funky with a really nice earthy, barnyard note. Lots of herbal, woodsy character. Nice acidity with hints of grape must and oak tannins.
Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a large pillowy white head that recedes to a film on the edges.
Flavor has less funky earthy notes, but the charter is definitely still there. Lots of bright citrus with some medium light grape akin notes. Light oak with faint tropical and stone fruit. Light mineral quality. Soft acidity.
Mouthfeel is medium light with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Soft carbonation.
Overall, a way better beer than I was expecting with more grape character than I thought there would be. After hearing from others who had tried the beer, this was a great bottle. One of my favorite guezes.
idontneedbeer (5) - Oakland, - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at my husband’s tasting.
Smells like sour vomit.
Looks like beer.
Tastes like five lemon sour faces. You could get some many delicious beverages for what this beer cost.
EDIT: This is ineedbeer’s wife’s account. I don’t like beer, but I thought my reviews would be funny next to my husband’s.
Strykzone (5818) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at a Halloween party. Nice funk to begin this with smooth but really interesting oak notes. Some lemon and vinous effects. Earthiness and wild yeast.
Staffan47 (894) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Andreas har med sig en flaska. Spanmål och 3F från sin bästa sida i doften. Funkig, elegant och delikat. Syran hänger i mot slutet, men initialt är det oerhörd balans. Väldigt hustypisk! Så 3F få det bara sprutar om det. Låg och lagom ton av ättika. Champangeskott efter bara ett varv eller två på grimman, dock ingen gusher tack och lov.
Hansen (7809) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy acidic aroma, sulfur, gunpowder, fruits. Heavy acidic flavor, more fruity notes, grapes, sweet too. Creamy, lightly astringent texture.
Zita (5650) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light sour fruit,golden, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, nice sour fruit finish.