Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I don’t even know where to begin with the thanks. Sean (Sean9689) decided to pull out this beer I thought I’d never get to try. Massive thanks Sean!!!! 750 ml bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip.
A: Pours a hazy golden amber color with a frothy white head that leaves some sticky, splotchy lace as it slowly makes its way down the glass.
S: There’s really a lot going on in this nose. Sweet and tart berry. Some slight tangy blueberry, sweaty funk and some mild oak.
T: More berry combination. Tart blueberry, sweet strawberry, and a mildly sour lemon grass. Oaky vanilla sweetness with some nice funky after tones.
M: medium to light bodied with a nice carbonation. The finish is drying and refreshing at the same time.
O: Well a huge thanks Sean (again) for busting out this rarity. It was still incredibly delicious and vibrant after all this time and it was treat to have. I’m very happy to have knocked this off my "never going to have" list. But Sean wasn’t done with this one...
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-19-2012
Ludvig (116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
it’s a okay geuze! but the blauw is so much better! classic geuze aroma and classic taste, i would rater drink a ordinary 3F geuze anyday!
VsXsV (2329) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat (labeled as Akkurat’s Oude Geuze 50/50). Almost clear, orange liquid with minimal white head. Aroma of 3F funk (barnyard, light sweat), sweet orange peel, lemon and some light apple. Taste is dry and medium sour with nice balance and light funk. Light to medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Nice, but I prefer Blauw. Not as complex but nearly as balanced.
thirdeye11 (5610) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle during RBWG thanks to ericandersnavy) cloudy orange pour with fine white bubbles. Nose of charred wood, currant, tart, delicious. Taste of wet barrel, cranberry, chewable vitamins.
yngwie (13845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. Looking more or less clear in the glass, dark golden in color, and completely without any head. The aroma is funky and barnyardish, with horse blanket and some lemony hints. A faint rubber touch pulls my score from 8 to 7 on aroma, but it’s more or less gone in the flavor, hence the 8. Nice funky flavor with some lemon, as well as horse blanket and barnyard, tart and medium bodied and pleasantly carbonated. A super-smooth and tasteful beer, that’s for sure. 111229
nimbleprop (5017) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle consumed at Akkurat. Pours a hazy, deep orange with some foamy, fading white head. Nose is wonderful, lots of citrus rind, lemon and grapefruit, tons of grass and hay, funky, band aid, some crab apple, white grape. Flavor is tart but not overly acidic, slightly medicinal, refreshing citrus, grapefruit, blood orange, lime, grass, hay, light leather, a little scallion, a distinct wormwood character. Tart, zesty, refreshing finish. Hasn’t aged too much. Drinking wonderfully right now.
Earlier Rating: 2/22/2011 Total Score: 4.4
750ml bottle at De Heeren van Liedekerke. Pours a hazy, deep gold with a thin, creamy white head. Nose is grassy, musty, funk, lemon rind, herbs. Very inviting. Funk and barnyard, cheese. All of that lovely brett nose while still quite approachable. Flavor is tart, herbal, musty, lemon rind, orange rind, cheese rind, flower pollen, grass. Really has the flavor of an earthy, grassy cheese rind. Full bodied, lightly tart, lightly acidic finish. Worth all the hype, a really special brew.
adnielsen (9287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of skycracksopen. Thanks again! Cloudy orange appearance with an off white head. Quite funky, fairly floral, somewhat herbal, musty, tangy lemon, effervescent aroma. Refreshing, deliciously sour, quite cheesy, floral funky, earthy, dusty, musty flavor. Tons of must and cheese. Fuck yeah.
arminjewell (6294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to Dave! Hazy orange pour with thin to no white head, aroma has notes of big sour apple, tart lemon, biscuity bread, some slight lemon, nice dusty basement, cheesy earthy funk, really nice and balanced. Taste is a nice mix of dusty basement, tart funky fruit, hints of vanilla, sour apple, touch of cheese, some slight hints of earth, finishing fairly tart but more funky with a hint of sweetness. Very tasty.
Steve_0 (2765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2013 Rating #400! Bottle at Home with friends courtesy of Dave. Huge thanks for making this one possible man! Pour is hazy copper with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Smell is very sweet, sweet tarts, cobwebs, dust, basement, funk, white grapes, and tannin. Taste is very funky, white grapes, oak, spices, yeast, medium sour, floral characteristics and honey with a lingering tart finish. Mouthfeel is medium with fizzy carbonation. The body has held up really well and this beer is something special. Nicely sour, yet well-balanced, but funky and fruity; just a great beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at dak’s 1/22/12
cloudy golden yellow with a small white head.
big perfume-y aroma...mixed with white bloomy cork mold, dust, cob web, grass, skunky noble hops and pithy citrus fruits.
the flavor is the same... very dry. crisp and slick...almost expected it to torch my tongue, but alas. 8/4/7/4/16