ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2009 From a 75cl bottle; vintage 1998. Pours a light hazy full gold color with a fantastic amount of lasting Champagne foaming head. Aroma is a little musty with that slight note of horseblanket bouquet. Taste was very light and refreshing, sour notes where not that present for what I like in a Gueuze, still a very satisfying brew that I could drink all day. The mouthfeel was well-balanced with medium to light acidity, and nice lemony Brett tingle. Without question is a classic!!
Re-rate: 25 May 09
Was lucky enough to sample this wonderful brew again; thanks to Ryan(Rciesla)! Aroma again like I remembered; musty with a slight note of horseblanket! Taste was light and refreshing with some sour notes along with a little lemon zest. A very refreshing Gueuze which will keep on getting better with time; still not quite as good as the 50th Anniversary or 1999 Gueuze!
ctipping (697) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Big head. Deep orange. Smells oxidized. Citrus. Deep oakiness. Oxidization kinda overpowers, though. Tastes brighter. Lemon. Some orange. Oxidation behind it. Oak. A little cardboard. High carbonation. Swirling helps. Oxidation is tough to get past, but itís nice.
biggsbowler (580) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours a pale amber color. Nose is slight funk and tart, slightly oxidized. Highly carbonated. Taste is slightly tart/lemony but oxidized.
ippopotamo36 (1081) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the multi-national tasting held in Rome-Italy on 29/08/2015 (Jow, Mortlach, ippopotamo36 and Marco). an epic sharing (bottle) of Mortlach, many thanks man! Pours golden dark cloudy color, quite bright with a big and persistent white foamy head. Nose: a bit of a vinegar (sadly), dusty, wild yeast, cheesy. Mouth: very fruity, blast of sourness, flat body. This epic beer is getting a bit too old and in descending phase, bummer!
Jow (3032) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to Mortlach for sharing this at Rome tasting and not one to leave beer behind I got to have a lot of a beer I never thought Iíd get to try. Orange pour slight white head. Sour wood, funky cheese and citrus on nose. Tastes of lemon, lime, basement, slight vinegar, oak, slight cheese. Imagine the age has mellowed this and itís doing great. Amazing part of amazing beer day. Thanks Luca.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Joost for helping me rate a very hard to find beer. You and your wife make great food and are extremely generous even to us American beer geeks. Enjoyed @ DHVL for 125 Euros split 2 ways. Actually, I poured a half glass for some Americans sitting beside me to also try...they also got my dregs which is great..this is an old beer and Iím not convinced the dregs would be any good.
A - Great color. A bronze color with a 2 finger dense cream-like head. fully carbed!!!
S - Smells pretty good for a bottle thatís so old. Aroma is blue cheese, lemon skin, a mild oak and light acidity.
T - Taste is good. Acidity and sour is very well balanced. Peach. Kiwi, tropical fruits and a solid lemon presence. For sure a 3F Geuze with a great overall balance despite its age.
M - Very sticky on the teeth. Really coats the mouth.
O - Very enjoyable! I was given the option to take this home and drink there and honestly, if you are going to rate a beer of this age, enjoy it at the cellar it was bought and stored in and kept for the life of the bottle. To take this away , ship it home and store @ my cellar and drink in a year might have significantly changed things. It was nice to have on-site with some good stew and cheese and frites. Prost.
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My 1600 beer review. Bottle sample poured from the master himself! Finally one of my biggest wants! Poured a Fuzzy yellow golden colour with a fluffy white head. Still a lot of carbonation after all those years.
Lot of musky yeast, dust, Bread, tart lemons, funk, sour acid, lot of funky barnyard, not as sour as i was expecting but boy this has such a smooth finish! Some green apples, melon, this is still true class! Maybe the best geuze iíve had. Incredible experience, the smoothest geuze iíve had. Lovely
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy unclear bubbly golden orange with a grayish white head. Aroma is sweet viney and light tarty yeast. Flavor is quite tart with subtle bitters and some grapey yeast notes with carbonation still prevalent!
radagast83 (6328) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle opened for Beernblues2 10k mini-tasting. Whoa! This is pretty amazing. Poured a cloudy, orange pour with a nice fluffy off-white head. Long lasting head that is still sticking around after a long while. Aroma was subtle tartness, with a nice lemony zest note. Very melow, subtle sweetness that builds to a wonderful light mandarin orange finish. Ver delicate, held up amazingly. Thar be walez.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, my 10,000th rating, graciously poured from Travlrís cellar!!! Gene, thank you very much for this rare gem! Pours very clear dark gold with rapidly rising small bubbles and a medium, fizzy cream colored head, long retention but no lacing. Aroma is freshly squeezed lemons, earthy black walnuts and wheat malt with funky and barnyard yeast notes. Some light phenolics enter late. Flavor is tart and lactic grapes, lemon notes, earthy and cellared wheat and black walnuts with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. This does not suck!
vtafro (5527) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks rciesla. Orange pour with white head. Funky, oak, tart aromas. Has mellowed out, dry and funky tones, sour and wild flavors.