mattyb83 (734) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sent by an amazing secret Santa. I honestly never thought Iíd get the chance to try this, so thank you for sending this bottle Santa. Lightly hazy, orange in color, and a small, fluffy, white head sits on top. Fruity aroma, with a little dustiness, and a bit of funk. Not as tart as I had anticipated, but not that isnít neccisarily bad. Good amount of sourness and acidity upfront with some lemon, some yogurt character towards the finish. Nice puckering finish that goes on forever. Really, really good beer, and Iím happy to share this with a couple good buddies and the girlfriend.
cfrances33 (22) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Enjoyed July 13, 2013. Poured from a basket into a Drie Fonteinen stem. Cork shot out with a pop, and gushed about 2 ounces. Have glasses ready! Pours a mildly hazy, golden orange with three plus fingers of sticky, frothy white head. Lots of retention, and lacing. Smell is stunning. Overly ripe peaches and apricots, lemon rind, and a deep earthy funk. Incredibly well balanced and integrated. As it warms, the funk evolves, opening up with barnyard and minerally earth. The stone fruits become more prominent and tropical. I could smell this forever. Taste is bright peach flesh, funk, and tropical sour fruits. Some lemon rind. Lightly sweet. The funk becomes more pronounced as it warms, yet never overpowers the beautiful fruit aspect. Truly incredible how vibrant this is after 10 years. Despite being a massive gusher, this was perfectly carbonated. The balance of flavors lends this to be incredibly drinkable and refreshing. Simply, this beer was nearly flawless, and probably the best beer Iíve ever had the pleasure to enjoy. Vibrant in every way, yet utterly balanced.
teorn88 (1620) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle at Akkurat as Gold Gueuze 50/50. It pours a golden/light amber colour with a nice white head. Aroma is nice and complex: wet wood, strong funkyness with fruitiness and some spiciness. Nice acidic notes, recalling the classic cheesey and horseblankety notes. Taste is rich and probably as complex as it gets, every sip is a different note, stunning. Strong funkyness again and tartness sorrounded by a sort of yogurt-like sweetness. Huge citrus and lemon peel notes. Grassy notes in the background. Some wood and fruit too. Mostly dry finish. Palate is creamy, silky, with good carbonation. Amazing complexity and drinkability. Feels like this is a mature world class Gueuze, but not sure it tops the Millennium.
PatrickGav (23) - - AUG 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A great lambic. Sourness nicely combined with the fruityness. A nice cleaner.
fredrik_ (79) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle @ Akkurat, 50/50 gold label.
Amazing gueuze perfection. Armand proves once again heís the best-
wedgie9 (1664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted in early 2013 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle, big thanks to whoever brought this to an epic tasting. Pours hazy orange with a white head that leaves thin lace. The nose is classic, cheesy 3 Fonteinen funk, tons of citrus and white wine vinegar, and a bit more malt than some Gueuzes that I have had. The flavor is very dry, nicely sour, and orange zest with a touch of oxidation actually adding complexity to this brew. The body is medium with some tannic texture, light carbonation, and a very long, sour and complex finish.
b3shine (3505) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (HUGE thanks to dudeabide). Looks great; a hazy orange with white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells incredible! CHEESE and funk! Tastes like it smells with a nice, lively mouthfeel. B.O.M.B.!!!!!
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The pour is golden orange with a thick white head. The nose is lemons, orange funk, leather, straw, berry. The taste is high sweet, low bitter, nice and tart. The texture is crisp and clean, body is light and finish is long.
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Godofthecellar (488) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle poured(secretly) uh hmmm
huge white foamy head after each pour, amazing how much head came out of this single 750ml
smell was cheese... cheese... and more cheese.
flavor was one of the most well balanced geuze i have ever had. much more mild than the nose.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Consumed about two years ago. Iíve been waiting to get the label before entering it. Thanks Thomas! Pours orange gold. Nose and taste of aged cheese, funk, lemon zest, tart funky barnyard and oak. Medium body. Lovely gueuze.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 750mL bottle at Akkurat, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Nose has incredible barnyard funk...wow...with horse blanket, and more funk - holy shit this is complex. Flavour brings out leather, barnyard funk, horse blanket, and some dry citrus notes. Tremendously complex and funky. Feels a little tired, as though this has peaked a year or two ago, but the complexity is wonderful and the drink ability is extremely high. A world class brew.