MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found a bottle at a shop in belgium on a recent trip.
An off brownish orange color with a small soapy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Aroma has some tart citrus qualities I know this will be sour, a good amount of dry oak. Palate is puckering and coated. Flavor is very tart lots of sour fruits I thought a hint of berry and some apple skins over a dry wood taste that pulls the moisture off my tounge. A nice beer.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[1250-20080404] 375mL bottle. Sour flattened cardboard malt aroma tucked in a bed of old pine needles. Hazy, light brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Mostly sour flavour with mild grains, mild malt and mild citrus. Medium body is super bitter. A puckerer! Yum.
(2004 Vintage; w/ jerc, tupalev)
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 38cl, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good sour Geuze, a topper!
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
37,5 cl bottle at Den Tatoverede Enke, København. Cloudy amber orange color, fine white head. Aroma is acidic with oak and wood - just fantastic. Flavor is acidic with green apples. Wonderful long lasting aftertaste. A great gueuze!
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2004 vintage at Pikkulintu on 2008-07-12) Pale orange. Hazy. Largish pale white head that disappeared quickly. Sour nose with wood and bit of cowhouse. Medium and dry palate with little carbonation. Bit fruity flavour, sour, wood, some bitterness and bit of sweetness in taste. Very good geuze.
daniele (8100) - ITALY - JUN 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 chiara buona schiuma persistente note acide di cantina legno legggera ossidazione ma delicata in bocca acidità media non agressiva note aspre leggermente astringenti tocco di buccia di agrume amara leggero legno ossidazione molto piacevole non agressiva negli aromi
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37,5cl 2004 bottle. Hazy golden/brown, lacing foamy head. Sour and malty nose, some funk, apple seeds. Quite smooth, but not that special. Flavor is something else alright, strong apple seedy sourness, apple wine and earth. Natural dry apple finish. Medium bodied and smooth palate. Just keeps getting better with every sip.
beastiefan2k (3597) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Bottle from bu11zeye, thanks. Dated 13/04/2002, 6 years old. Pours with a big foamy head, the bottle was a light gusher. The color is dark murky/dirty golden, cannot see through the beer. Aroma is signature 3 Fonteinen rubber heavy. Then there is thick aged gueze maltiness to it and even a light malt sweetness, again from the age. Flavor is light citrus and barnyard. It’s lightly drying with lots of tartness at the end. Again, age shows with a heft in the none sour parts of the beer. Low acidity and pretty tame for a lambic. Very nice aged experience and definitely a defined difference from a fresh bottle.
750mL bottle, De Neve tumbler.
Thanks to mreusch, 15/03/2003 in a generic tulip glass. At first a very large head, bubbly. Clear dark golden color. I guess I wont get too much detailed here anymore its 3F, all rubber, dry dry rubber, their house character. rating stays.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 A cloudy geuze. Light brown colour like in the photo. Lots of sourness. Mild nose some hints of honey. Grapefruit in the taste. A 0.375 l bottle of 2004 vintage.
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from JoeinUccle. Thanks Joe! 2003 vintage. Deep golden orange with a solid ring of white lace. Nose is leather, horseblanket, oak, must. I love the smell of lambic, I must admit. The flavor is acidic, tart, dry, and funky. Slightly sharp and acidic mouthfeel. Will have to put my other bottle up against the regular gueuze and see how it compares. I really enjoyed this as I do with everything Drie Fonteinen makes.