jckp64 (347) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is barnyard, funk, lemon and grass. Flavor is big on the barnyard and funk. Also has hints of lemon and grapefruit. Pretty good gueze overall.
mattyb83 (734) - Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, poured into a 3 Fonteinen tulip. Slightly hazy and golden orange in color. Some blonde highlights and a massive, frothy, white head on this. Loads of carbonation, as you can see a bunch of tiny bubbles continuously floating to the surface of the beer. Other than the slight haze this is looks absolutely amazing. Very fruity aroma, some oak, and very acidic. Green apple, green grapes, and peach all appear. My mouth is watering just smelling this. Fairly acidic on the palate, but not as overpowering as I first expected. Maybe a bit thing, sadly. Oak, peach, some funky cheese, and finishes tart and sour. I really enjoyed this, but it still could have been better.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a tulip. 2011 vintage, which is given a 10 year lifespan.
4.0 A: Lots of carbonation in this. The cork started moving as soon as I started twisting the cage. It took more than a few pours to fill the glass up due to the plentiful head. Well hazed (probably from the many pours) light orange brown color. Big frothy white head. Good retention and plentiful lacing.
4.5 S: Lots of fruity funk in this. Plenty of apple with lemon backing it up. Lots of farm aromas in this - apple orchard, dry wood from a barn, hay, livestock. Mildly cheesy and minor musty notes. Not very sour smelling, but plenty of tangy lactic acid giving it the pleasant fruitiness.
4.5 T: Like the nose, this is very fruity and funky. Apple is all through this. Light lemon zestiness underneath. Super woody, but not all from the oak. More like dry, dusty planks of wood. Slightly metallic. Light, though appreciated, cheesiness. Load of lactic acid and perhaps a touch of acetic as well. Less "barny" than the nose suggested, but much more earthy. Wet grass, apple orchard, rotting wood, and must.
3.5 M: Normally I’d probably give this at least a 4.0, but I’m pretty sure the Armand’4s have spoiled just about every other gueuze’s mouthfeel for me. Very active, spritzy carbonation. Good there, but missing the creaminess that the seasons gave me.
4.5 D: Very tasty, super complex gueuze. I’m more than happy that I purchased a few more.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-01-2012 03:05:50
IluvatarMilan (221) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beatiful copper body. Nice aroma with grains and nuts. Some dried fruit. Taste is very balanced in its complexity. Well rounded sourness, even some slightly sweet yellow fruit tones. Aftertaste has some great dry bitterness.
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Medium vast lively bit airy white head, which disappears with regular speed and leaves a airy thicker white lacing on top of a light cloudy to an almost clear darker golden colored beer. Aromas of wild yeast, oak, earth, apple juice, sweet older grains, older soury hops, light tartness, light creamy fruit notes like apricot and berries. Taste is gently sour, with old hops, some spices, earth, brett/wild yeast, light vinous, older light sharper grains and wood and a light yoghurt sourness which keeps gently souring on into the aftertaste and beyond. Very nice. Gentle tart brett hoppy older grainy oaky aftertaste. Medium carbo, soft mouthfeel upfront and a light tingly sharper mouthfeel in the back (typical geuze), an almost full body and a texture between watery and creamy, leans more towards creamy. Good stuff, gentle tartness and very well balanced. Old fashioned delicious.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, from bu11zeye 10k, cloudy yellow with white foam, very tart and peppery aroma and flavor, bright body , brett and funk finish
madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by CaseyK...thanks Casey! Pours light amber with a thin white head. Musty, earthy nose with cheesy citrus and a nice tartness. Taste is bitter citrus rind, tart but not overly so. It dries out nicely, really bitter, with some white grape and cheesy funk. Good stuff--much funkier than the regular Oude Gueuze.
Fratto (2446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from bu11zeye’s 10K tasting. Cloudy yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma is sour fruit, sharp cheese, and lots of wood. Taste is more old fruit, wood spice, lots of funk, and apple cider vinegar.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, earth, barnyard, grapefruit, straw, cheese, grass, and wood. Flavor of grapefruit, lemon, earth, and plenty funky with a dry wood finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3760) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
FREE bottle from MattyB. Thanks so much for your generosity. Well the carbonation is very high in this one. Tomme take note. Opened the cage and cork was already 80% out; luckily i had my hand over it and was able to make it to the sink without losing any of this precious geuze. Once the massive head dies down it settles out nicely with lots of lace and a layered orange yellow color. Nose is fantastic- lots of wood, leather, citrus, funk, barnyard, cheese, mushrooms, earth. Flavor is nice as well with mild acidity, notes of funk, lemon, pepper, wood. Very good now, should age nicely.