pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber with an off white head that fades. Fairly sour with a nice funk, grass, lemon, dry. Full body, very dry moderate carbonation, sour, funky, hint of sweetness on the finish that eventually overwhelms. Like this but think it needs a bit more time.
ben4321 (4545) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: Bottle at Paulís Blind Impy Stout Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: It has a barnyard funkiness, brett, sour fruits, and some yeast
Appearance: This beer pours a fairly cloudy golden color with a white head
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, it has some brett yeast funk and sour fruit flavors
Palate: This beer has a fairly easy drinking feel for the style, its smooth, and a little dry
I liked this one quite a bit. Itís got a nice combination of funky flavors that I look for in this style. Good stuff. Iím glad I got try it.
50belair (2877) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Big pop of the cork. Huge frothy gushing white head. Deep golden yellow pour. Big lemon zest, brett, and foggy wood aromas. Not overly tart or sour, with reserved lemon, tangerine, and other assorted citrus flavors. Highlights of brett, lowlights of damp wood. Slightly acidic. Medium body, with surprisingly balanced carbonation. A tip of the cap to Armand as he truly is the master.......
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Cloudy dirty yellow/orange-brown body, thin off-white ring. Wheaty, grassy nose, tart and lactic, with noes of lemon and sharp, dusty wood. Dry, tart body with lemon pulp, dust, and cobwebs, grassy. Light, dry, and tart but not too sour. Expectedly excellent.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at ít Antwaerps Bierhuiske (Antwerp, Belgium)
Aroma: Brett, lemon, basement aromas
Appearance: Amber in color, slightly hazy from sediment
Taste: Very sour, but not overpoweringly so. Itís somewhat offset by a sweeter finish
Palate: light body, thin texture, and a lively carbonation despite a mostly absent head
I had been looking forward to trying this one for a while and am very happy that I finally had the chance. That said, the price is a little exaggerated considering its not a big step up from the Oude Geuze.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
$22.00/375 ml green bottle. Hazy golden with a small head. The aroma is spicy, and sour. It also has aromas of lemons, green apples, and bubblegum. Itís really smooth and almost delicate. The taste has more lemons with a sharp acidic middle. There is also a funkiness that shows itself more as the beer warms. Itís well carbonated with a sparkly mouthfeel and finishes with an oaky dryness. A very good geuze and I like the concept. Although I would reach for a more affordable option of a comparable tasting gueze when given the chance.
daniele (6280) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
oro buona schiuma piuttosto persstentente leggero affumicato acetico buona acidita legno noce finale quasi speziato ginepro
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Quez. Golden with high carbonation and thin stubborn head with no lacing, notes of vinegar,
Cider, barnyard. Very nice gueuze.
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bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very hazy golden orange with huge slightly offwhite head. Took forever to get it into the glass. Aromas are dominated by sweet sour apples, lots of burnt rubber like funk and sharp lemony acidity. Slightly bitter taste with plenty of lemony acidity to finish. Medium mouthfeel.
jookos (3226) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Yellow, light orange with sediment, good carbonation. Nose has malts, sour apple, funk, horseys. Body is sharp, acidic, with some vinous tones. The funk is soft and mellow, but strongly present, old like a good horsey wine (e.g. cht. musar). A bit mouth drying and sharp on the fruityness, otherwise perfect.