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!
Damico (2720) - 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 (5178) - 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 (10246) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 Travlr’s 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 (3912) - 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.
Oldmanriver (55) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy orange with fine thick white head.
Blood orange with lemon zest on oak. Med-hi carbonation. Slight horse blanket funk, with a noticeable acidity. Complex with a relatively fast dry finish that leaves grapefruit on the tongue.
djd07 (3976) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, orange peel, hemp. Thick mouthfeel, nice funk, sweet orange grove, and good punch of sour, complex, amazing.
kraddel (3730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thnx to dennoman !
Pours clear , orange to blonde .
Big , fast fading white head .
Smell is pure , extremely funky , woody , 3 fonteinen . Bit of dust .
Taste is fleshy , sour , woody , funk , 3 fonteinen_taste in a typical , intense yet elegant way . Very full . Very damn nice !
Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Jean Moeder - cloudy orange beer with a persistent white foam; aroma of barnyard, cheese, pineapples; fizzy and fairly sour; medium-bodied, very dry and fruity, barnyard-like and cheese finish
tom10101 (3160) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle (750 ml). Hazy bright golden with a foamy white head and little lacing. Aroma is so fresh after all those years, while also being dusty and musty (not in a bad way), that it is completely amazing. There’s peppermint notes that are perfectly integrated with the barnyard and the wood presence as well as hay, funk, apple and some fruitiness. Taste is also minty with lemony notes, mold, dust, barnyard, hay, wood and apples. Moderate sourness. Medium body, but also a very special mouthfeel that I can’t describe accurately... kind of velvety while being woodsy too. Medium/lively carbonation. Dry finish. This beer is just unreal. The aroma is especially divine. I kept some in my glass all night just to be able smell it again and again. The balance is perfect and this beer might as well be, at the same time, the most complex and the most refreshing beer I ever had. Without a doubt, the is the best beer I have ever drank. It was hard to only rate the taste 9 out of 10, but the aroma is just so out of this world that I wasn’t able to give the taste the same score even if it’s nearly perfect. What is so sad is the rarity of this beer as it would be my perfect "everyday" gueuze.
GRM (3117) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Green bottle, 75 cl, from and with Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: apple sauce, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: sourness, wild yeasts, green apple, light woody, refreshing, musk; mouth: sourness, wild yeasts, green apple, light woody, refreshing, musk, dry finale in musk with presence of Brettanomyces yeast, medium body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille verte, 75 cl, 7 %, de et avec Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : compote de pomme, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : aigreur, levures sauvages, pomme verte, léger boisé, rafraîchissante, musc; bouche : aigreur, levures sauvages, pomme verte, léger boisé, rafraîchissante, musc, finale sèche en musc avec présence de levure Brettanomyces, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon