hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 Bottled 4/13/02... This beer rocks!... Murky golden ale with a huge, wispy, white head. Great retention. The nose is acidic with a lot of funkiness; sharp cheese, lemon, wet leather and barnyard. Well-balanced for a gueuze. Just enough sweetness to hold the acidity down... unusual for a gueuze. Medium-bodied and a bit creamy with fizzy carbonation. Different… world class! Thanks to marsiblursi for providing the bottle!
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL, bottled 04.13.02; many thanks to hopscotch for bringing this along. Pours a large, off-white head, good retention and lacing; cloudy yellowish-brown appearance. Enticing, citrus and barnyard funk in the aroma. Nice, chewy tartness up front; medium-to-low acidity, fruity, citrusy core; something of a belgian ale profile buried underneath. Medium, tart finish. A fantastic, drinkable gueze rendition.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle, bottled 4/13/02, thanks hopscotch) Cloudy apple juice body topped by a big white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is mildly sweet, barnyard, some vinegar, funk. Taste is minimally sweet, horseblanket, lemon, funk, vinegar, light lime. Solid sourness, but not overwhelming. Somewhat dry finish. Light body, light acidity.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle, 07/03/2002 (march?), thanks to Madsberg as a bonus in trade! deep dark golden, mostly clear body with a good amount of fizz moving up the middle. big off-white fluffy and foamy head. aroma is tart apple, apple cider vinegar, and a little dusty leather. flavor is dry and tart, a little like dandelion greens, unripe sour cherries, and a little acidity. carbonation is very tingly, makes the mouthfeel fizzy/foamy. finish starts dry, goes tart, then clean, then fizzy again. aftertaste is a faded dryness. big thanks, Madsberg!!
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Defenitely even better than the other. It was sour and sweet at the same time, just impossible not to like. NIce colour and foam. Everything on it was great. The aftertaste is good.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Any first impressions?
-A ring of foam surrounds the veiled orange murk.
-Flowery orange juice is prominent, undermined by funky hay.
-The citrusy fruitiness and lemon and orange pulp prevails over the crispy wheat; this still remains sweeter than the usual 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze.
-The prickly carbonation cannot hide the fuller mouthfeel than usual.
What if you dig deeper?
-Peppery funk tickles the back of the tongue.
-I don’t feel this is as clean and cohesive as the usual Oude Gueuze.
-Sourness is pleasantly puckering, yet does not overdo it.
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden gueuze with a thin white head. Wonderful aroma of sweet ground cherries, leather, dust, and basement. In mouth, a restrained gueuze ewith light cherries, tart, gypsum and lactic acid. A smooth gueuze, a bit lighter than expected but very good. Enjoyed with the Mtl Crew Sept. 9, 2006.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
vintage 2002. Medium orange color, cloudy, white head. Incredibly sharp, pungent beer. Light bitterness, very sour, long biting aftertaste. High acid level, funky as hell. Delicious stuff. Thanks again Jeff
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Vintage 2002). Orange colored, vanishing white head. Ok, what can there be else than strong dryness, sourness and some fruits, good and rich aroma indeed. Medium bodied. Extremely sour and dry flavored lambic with fruity tones also. Aftertaste lasts long!
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 Aroma: very sourish, musty, flowery, vaguely soap-like, dandelion, lovely malt, leather, grass, apple peel, smoky, slightly burnt, cheeselike.
Appearance: turbid fruity orange yellow with yellowtinted, white head - which looks very healthsome.
Flavor: sour, not that strong, soft, vinous, some bitterness, full-bodied aftertaste, tannic acid?, acrid somehow, very dry. - weak, watery
Palate: pretty much co2 but w/ a fanstastic body, fat, meaty, sparkling noble.
Very special, dry and noble.