ComradeK (859) - Blue Mountains, - JUN 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a large white head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. The aroma has a very strong sour funk character, with plenty of weighty, savoury oak, off-dry lime and some almost rose-like floral notes. It is powerfully sour up front, with lemon, tart apple skin and black cardamom notes. A funky, leathery flavour comes in towards the mid-palate, which gains weight and body from savoury, tannic oak. Fresh, biting sourness combines with the oak in a dry finish, which leaves an oaky, leathery aftertaste. This is simply a superb beer, even better than the standard Oude Gueuze. It is powerfully sour, yet beautifully weighted and balanced. A delightful, complex gueuze.
bytemesis (2165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with huge thanks to RobertDale! Pours cloudy amber gold with a small white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is quite simple, funky, barnyard, lemon, green apple. Flavor is medium tart and medium funky, a bit of fruity sweetness initially but otherwise dry dry dry. Medium body, champagnelike carbonation. This is a refined gueuze.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared @ Dak’s Black Friday tasting. Dark 24 karat gold with hints of brass, copper, and tangerine accompanied by a small ivory fizz. Loads of funky cheese, vinegar, lactic acid, tart citrus, lemongrass, horse blanket, wet hay and sweat. Also get some mild peach, apricot, and tropical fruit. Incredibly complex, sour, and refreshing. Two thumbs up!
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, enormous thanks to Ian and Savvy1982! Shared with Davey. Dark gold, medium white head. Loads of funk here, LOADS, with standout elements of rindy cheese, vinegar, rubber bands, lemon, apricot. Moves beautifully across the palate, nothing harsh, and very much more than the sum of its parts-- so drinkable yet o fascinatingly complex.
barn0216 (305) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, big thank you to bytemesis. Cloudy yellow orange color, lots of bubbles, nice head of foam. Funky, sweaty, lactic aroma, a little fruity. Dry palate, brut champagne, similar flavor characteristics to the aroma. Very good.
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a hazy light orange with a small off white head. Aroma was of.barnyard funk, citrus rind, apples, and vinegar. Flavor was similar, a nice melange of tart, sweet, funk and fruity to be very complex and inviting
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with big thanks to beerman6686. Pours a cloudy orange with a white foamy head. Mineral like aroma with a slight burnt rubber background some apples and vinegar. Tastes super tart. Refreshing for a hot day, drinking in winter though.
NordicV (923) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange öl med storbubbligt gulvitt skum. Doft av gröna äpplen, stall, hö,lätt syrlighet och en balanserad funkighet. Riktigt bra balans mellan syra och sötma i smaken. En rigtigt bra blandad geuze.
mathieuc (695) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice golden with a nice white head that leaves a great amount of lacing. Aroma is funky/cheesy with freshly cut grass. Taste is of lemons and green apples. Light and refreshing, I’m sure I could drink a lot of this. This is a great gueuze but I think it suffered from being compared to the 2008 Vintage we had just a few bottles ago. It felt less polished or maybe it needs to age a little more. Still, go for it... you won’t regret it!
Marheb (1527) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Un nez alléchant de citronnelle, sauvagerie de grange, du gazon frais, des courants tanniques, extrêmement complexe et suave. Le corps est assailli d’une texture champenoise, très frais et acidulé. Je pourrais la boire d’un trait mais je tente d’étirer la rencontre, quel brillant liquide!
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, large sample. Cloudy orange color, medium frothy off-white head. Aroma of barnyard and horseblanket, some soft spicy notes. Good mix of slight lactic and citric notes. Medium sour in taste, slight bitter. Good balance on the malt base together with the complexity of the sourness. Just a wonderfully balanced and complex geuze.