argo0 (13231) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2004. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Powerfull sour great aroma. Moderate bitter exstremely sour flavor. Long finish. Oily palate.
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2002. Hazy light orange with a small but steady white head. Aromas of lemon, grapefruit, hay, barnyard, leather, even a bit of mushroom. Tart, acid, slightly yeasty and musty flavour. Very dry.
Lubiere (12878) - 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.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, “Vintage version” dated 13/04/2002) Pours a clear yellow body with a tall white head. Aroma of wood, mustiness, barnyard, horse blanket, light grapefruit, cork, and apple. Flavor of citrus (light acidity), earthiness, and brett with a carbonated mouthfeel and dry wood finish.
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle (dated 17/12/07) from White Horse, Parsons Green. It pours a golden yellow colour with moderate carbonation and a large foamy white head. The nose is farmyard, grape, lemon, lime, grapefruit and even some sour tomato. The taste is dominantly tart: lots of lime, lemon rind, grape, redcurrants, grapefruit and granny smith apples, which mellows out to slightly sweeter notes of red apples and pears. It’s complex, very well balanced and smooth. Absolutely brilliant stuff and one of the best beers I’ve tasted.
bierkoning (12359) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Bottled, 375 ml, 07.03.2002. Oak, honey, lemon and a hint of pepper in the perfect aroma. Sour flavor, but an eased down sourness, not too harsh. Oak, lemon, grapefruit, raspberry. Still some sharp edges, that need to be eased down by further cellaring. Great balance, great potential. Very long oaky and citric aftertaste. Close to perfection, I wish I’d bought more bottles.
Bottle 375 ml, vintage 2-2005. Special label. Honey, lemon and sewer in the aroma. Sour flavor with sewer, lemon, grapefruit, oak, honey and rubber. Very complex and especially aromatic, but the aftertaste is too rubbery. (8 4 8 3 16 = 3.9)
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2003. Pours hazy dark yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw, meal), light hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (horse blanket, earth) with notes of grapes and cask. Light bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a sour finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness.
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
#2 Birthday beer.
Pours clear golden with a medium, frothy, white head. Fine duration lots of bubbles - impressive for a gueuze. Aroma is very nice, some cellar, lots of green apples, funkiness, lactic and citric acids. Still maintains a softness and elegance with just a tad of vanilla and oak. Highish carbonation, super dry mouthfeel. Just a tad on the watery side. Flavour is tart, but not overwhelmingly so, apples, citric and lightly lactic. Very soft and nice, but not near the best gueuzes IMHO.
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2002 vintage - hazy bright and dark orange colour with a little white foam; very complex aroma of hay, rhubarb and grapefruit; medium-bodied, juicy and very acidic; somehow smooth; very long acidic aftertaste with more dust, vinegar and rhubarb - a great beer!