tom10101 (2096) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by David Paquet, huge thanks David! Unclear orange with a medium diminishing white head that leaveís a small forever lasting white head and superb lacing. Beautiful beer! Aroma is lemony with herbal/floral notes and mild Gueuze aroma characteristics. Taste is incredibly smooth and wonderfully complex. Fruits (lemon, grapefruit, apple, pineapple), wood, barnyard and leather. Dry and citric mouthfeel. Well carbonated. Except for the aroma that could have been a little more complex (probably mellowed with age though), thereís no flaws in this beer. Perfect balance, amazing complexity and great drinkability . Itís the nearest thing from a perfect Gueuze (and beer) that Iíve drank so far. The saddest things about this beer is that it would be the perfect "go to" gueuze but itís rarer than Popeís sh**.
jackl (3780) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ THE Sour and Saison Tasting. The pourís deep, hazy gold with a massive white head. Lively indeed. The nose is sharp lemon peel, sweaty sock, dank basement and a bit of dusty cork. Very earthy, musty aromas. The taste is more musty dust and buggy wood. Some light sweet lactic lemon cake. Barnyard yeastiness, hints of meaty grapefruit and lemon pith. A bit of cheddar cheese. Soft, complex flavors. Wonderful, but the taste is a bit muted and lacks some of the vitality I was expecting. Smooth and very drinkable. Active carbonation on the palate. Overall, a very pleasant experience. This bottle felt like it was starting its decline. Still, very good.
Scopey (5299) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to jackl at THE sour tasting (part 1). It pours hazy amber, with a gigantic off-white head. The nose is faint spice, light sulphur, grapefruit, lemon, sweetness in the background, floral, damp wood, dusty and cork. The taste is wood, sour lemon, grapefruit, pomello, lime, pithy, some acidity, dough, spice, sherbet and wood, with a dry finish. Medium body, fairly lively carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Pretty big on the grapefruit. Tasty and well-balanced. A great blend, but feels a bit tired, a touch over the hill perhaps (this specific bottle anyway)? Still a great gueuzey experience.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
And this is what Sean finished the tasting with. Had this back to back with the Roze. 750 ml bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip.
A: Much darker amber color than the Roze. A nice frothy white head forms on the pour and slowly recedes to a thick collar and thin cap. Splotchy lace is left behind.
S: Sour raspberry, tart cherries and some oak. Light sweetness and mild funk as well. blends really nicely together.
T: Dark sour cherry with a nice pucker. Almost like a warhead candy with out the artificial sugar flavors. Tart raspberry, vanilla sweetness, some woody oak and nice funky cheese on the finish.
M: Light bodied with a crisp, drying mouthfeel. The sourness gets in there gives you a nice pucker. A real jowl hitter.
O: I enjoyed this just a tad more than the Roze as it had more a sour kick to it. The Roze was more vibrant, but this beer went deeper in flavor. Huge thanks again to Sean (Sean9689) for sharing this rarity!!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-19-2012
Ludvig (106) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
had this bottle at mikkeller bar. well we didnít finish it there we finished it at KFC (kind of a good paring :D) itís a must have if you havenít had it and like geuze!
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold pour with a white head. Amazing musty, earthy, funky aroma well integrated with tart lemon and grapefruit. The huge funk translates into the flavor. Musty basement, earth, horse blanket, wet hay, lemon, grapefruit and grain are seemlessly interwoven. I loved the massive funk, but would have liked a little more citrus or sour/unripe fruit to brighten the flavor. With that said, this may be the best geuze Iíve ever had.
_angst_ (2279) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Akkurat. Labeled Akkurats Gold Geuze 50/50. Pours hazy golden with a huge frothy and bubbly goldenish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is intense, sour and funky with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, crackers, dry soil, green grapes, unripe red currants, wood, plums, hay, barnyard, leather, brett, mandarin oranges and hints of horseblanket, brett and rubber. Taste is sour, tart and tiny fruity with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, unripe peaches and mango, green grapes, wood, dry soil, barnyard, unripe plums, horse blanket, rubber, leather and unripe red currants. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour, dry and tart with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, lemon grass, wood, hay, dry soil, brett, lemon zest, unripe berries, barnyard and leather. Pretty fucking close to perfection!
larsniclas (5308) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled at Akkurat
Lightly tart aroma with wood, rubber and cork.
Not extremely sour, but with a good punch.
Very smooth palate and extremely pleasant and fresh to drink.
Flavour from oak, rubber, lemon-cest, lime
rlgk (9034) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a bubbly white head. Rubber aroma, sourish, grapefruit, hay, citrus, lemongrass, leather, acidic, tart, lemon, some apples and woody, some berries. Sourish rubber flavor, acidic, grapefruit, citrus, lemongrass, rubber, leather, barnyard, quite tart, lemongrass, hardly no sweetness at all, hay, berries, woody, floral notes, woody. Long sourish finish with citrus, grapefruit, vinegar, leather, rubber and notes from berries. Just plain wonderful.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(750ml bottle during RBWG - thanks to ericandersnavy, Rating #4400!)
cloudy gold, obvious thorough carbonation. Nose of char wood, tart, berry, earth, complex, perfectly tart, amazing. I really donít know how to describe this beer, but as of 4,400 ratings, itís simply the best beer Iíve ever had. Big thanks Eric!!