GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottle at Kulminator] Orange colour with a big fluffy head. Complex aroma, grapefruit, yeast, wood, lots of acidity. full bodied and very very tart.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Deep hazy orange coloured. Very complex aroma with wood, acidity, horseblanket and grapefruit. Loads of grapefruits in the flavour. Quite full bodied. Excellent.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange, rich cotton-like foam. Grapefruit, brets, wood, cork, lemon and sour apricots in aroma. Acidic flavour of wood, lemon-peels, cork and brets. Lively carbonation. Sour grapefruity and woody aftertaste. Really nice.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2009 No#80. Eh maybe i wasnt ready for this yet. Aroma is sour and salty. And taste is just sourness, way to sour for me. Up from 2.6 -4.9 Bottle in Da hearen, the 3rd last bottle in Belgium? Pours with still massive carbonation, big rocky head. Aroma is unmistakably drie fountainin, appley dry tartness, funky dusty yet clean balance of wheat malt and old hop. Taste is just as desirable. This was such a treat a one off special that i thought id never get to try again. Too bad this is most certainly the last.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange colored, tall frothy white head. Rather odd aroma dominated by toasted bread with only little tartness and light spices. Different and interesting, but as said, not as tart as prefered. Bready in the flavor as well, notes of grapefruit and some dry woody hints. Sharp and sparkling with a foamy mouthfull. Long tart finish. Nice, but quite different from the other top gueuzes.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Alas I got to taste this beer. Thanks Jeppe. Golden coloured. Unclear. White medium sized head. Light barnyard, earth and some wood in the nose. The sourness is there for sure. Flavour of wood and earth. A sharp sourness is barely held in check by the sweetness. Ends on a dry and grapish note. Probably not fair to drink this side by side the Goldackerl, but anyways this is a delicious gueuze.
bibi (18) - De Panne, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Overall sour nose. Very sour taste. Clear pour and fresh. Notes of grapefruit, lemon, leather.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This will go down as one of the best ever. delicious and amazing peach hints with nectarines and apricots floatin on a lemon sea. It dances and teases and beckons you to take more until that sad moment you realize that the trist is over.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like most traditional Gueuze and like Most Drie Fonteinen, this is pretty damn good stuff but compared to Drie Fonteinen’s 50th Anniversary Gueuze, which was consumed earlier in the day, it was clearly obvious that this was the lesser of the two. Hazy Nectarine. Aroma of lambic funk, grapefruit, horseblanket, wet oak and mold. In taste, very sour, as expected, more sour than their standard Gueuze and more sour than the 50th. Notes of grapefruit, lemon, horsetail, flies, shoe polish and leather. Fizzy, bursting bubbles on the palate. A good Gueuze.
Ernest (5869) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head is initially huge, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket, cobwebs), with notes of lemon, hay, flowers, wood. Flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively to fizzy carbonation. Great appearance, and a very funky aroma...very good, but not among the top five I’ve had. Much thanks to Nick for sharing a sample of this ultra-rare brew!