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.
AdamJackson (2524) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco. One of the last few bottled 3F beer I have yet to track down. Flipped my crap when i saw this on the shelf. $180 for a 75CL bottles split 1 way with me, myself and I and like all good Lambic, savored for 3 hours. Delicious. I believe it was around 50F temp when served.
A - First pour was a burnt dark orange / gold appearance. The cork had a HUGE pop exploding but not gushing. GREAT SIGN! First pour was a 5 finger solid white huge bubbly head. Subsequent pours got more cloudy obviously. Dregs were dark brown w/ hints of red.
S - Nose is a mix of blue cheese, cardboard basement musk and funk with a lot of wood, mold and more cheese the 3F funk with lemon nose is there but super subdued. Reminds of the same funky moldy basement funk that I got from Blauw.
T - a know what....taste is pretty freaking awesome. Yes a lot of cardboard and shoe polish. A lot of leather and wood and moldy grapes. But it’s incredibly tart and well done. Lots of lemon, cloth aged old cheddar and funk classic 3 F. Tart overall.
M - Bursting classic 3F mouthfeel. Bubbly, filling and huge.
O - Great beer. Like all 10+ year old Gueuze, it’s not wonderful as super fresh stuff but it’s still fantastic. I’m happy having had the chance to try this delicious beer.
AndySnow (3074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: Shared with rlgk, Aniela and omhper at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy yellow colour with a thick white head.
Aroma: Sour, grass, hay, citrus, barn.
Body: Medium to full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, citrus, grapefruit, tart, fruit, hay.
Comment: Balanced and smooth.
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer #10000! Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear pale golden/yellow beer with a quite nice offwhite head. Sour rubber aroma, grassy, leather, barnyard, sour, biscuits, hay, floral, funky, woody, grapefruit, citrus notes, lemon and some cheese. Sour woody flavor, citrus, earthy, tart, grapefruit, cheese, hay, grapes, hay, dandelions, floral, lemon, fruity, grapes, red apples, notes of berries, citrus, some pome granate. Very smooth, i guess the years have taken away some edges on this beer. Very nice, a perfect beer to celebrate with!!!
vtafro (3217) - 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 (6152) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, 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 (3455) - 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 (1022) - 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 (2965) - 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 (34) - 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 (1923) - 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.