ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a 75cl bottle; vintage 1998. Poured a light orangey color with a medium bubbly head. Fantastic aroma with a funky barnyard musty note. Taste was a mixed well balanced lemony, tart, and light sour note along with some medium light oak. Without doubt drinkable with almost no acidity and some great carbonation! Mellow, soft, and a well balanced, quite refined Gueuze. Without question an outstanding Gueuze for the ages even after ten years.
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(backlog) Bottle. Very hazy golden pour with tan head. Funky wild aroma, light woody, nutty, musky tones. Citrus, funky and musky tones, some light off mint(?) tone.
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, at Bill’s place. Opened with a pop, slight gush but not bad. Pour was clear golden pour big fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of big mineral, earth, salty grain, hints of floral, hot springs, early rainy grass notes. Taste is a mix of vanilla oak, floral, nice mineral, iron, nice grassy, fresh earthy smell, slight horse blanket, finishing bitter, tart, slightly earthy, dry. Wow.
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange of color with an off white head. An aroma of chalk, flowers, dust, wood and sour. A flavor of flowers, herbs and sour.
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 750 ml shared with kraddel, BelgBeerGeek & Dennoman. Pours little hazy yellow to hay. Very soft aromas and flavours. Extremely gentle and drinkable. Gentle citrus, hay, soft barnyard funk. Incredible beer. Prefer it a tad better than the Millennium. Tasted it at cellar temperature.
kraddel (2430) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thnx to geus
Pours blonde , good white head
Smells very intence funky
Taste is sour , but very well balanced . Funky , very soft . If this were affortable , i’d drink this all day . Very nice one
cfrances33 (27) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a wine stem. Enjoyed 12/7/2013.
Pour is a deep orange with a billowing, 3 finger off white head. Lots of retention and lacing. Smell is a deep musty funk up front, with some lemon, and a floral touch. Taste is a bit subdued on all accounts. Nice lemony bite, cobwebs, hay, and mineral funk, but with the same floral aspect, and a touch of mint on the finish. Drinkable, and only a touch dirty on the back of the throat. Medium dryness. A privilege to try this one, but I think it falls short of other geuzes of similar age.
teorn88 (1915) - 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. Not on the list. It pours a golden/light amber colour with a large 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 with 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. So easy to drink, I’m glad I had a whole bottle for myself. This is now rounded, complex, almost on par with the Millennium.
Godofthecellar (594) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemon oak, with a musty finish. Drank along side 99,2000, and 2001 and found this to be second to last. .might have been a bad bottle?
PatrickGav (23) - - AUG 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
the aroma is reminiscent of a white wine, with grapes, and a little barnyard.
ineedbeer (544) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Mikkeler Bar SF.
Aroma is nice and complex with an amazing earthiness and herbal note to it. Light citric acidity to compliment the beer. Musty hay and barnyard notes to compliment. Almost no acetic note. Herbal character is a touch minty.
Pours a fairly clear pale golden color with a fairly big, light pillowy head that recedes until it is just a film along the top and edges. The film persists for quite some time.
Flavor has a bit more citrus than the aroma and has a touch less barnyard character. Flavor still has quite a bit of that earthy, herbal note. Really pleasant balance of acidity and funk. The moderate acidic note is clean and citrusy while very smooth and not in your face.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Such a nice silkiness to this beer which is shocking for an acidic beer.
Overall an amazingly complex beer with so much nice earthy notes, barnyard notes, some hay and really light, pleasant acidity. The two most noticeable things are the clean acidity and the herbal note. The acidity works so well and the herbal note is slightly minty and refreshing for a geuze.