Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Tre Små Rum. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Funky aroma with plenty of sour notes and some wheat and lemon. Taste is citrus,sour and some oak. Really good.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Tre Små Rum. Gothenburg. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Funky, sour, horse blanket, smelly cheese, wheat, lemon, yeast. Dry finish. Balanced and very drinkable.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yellow with a huge white active head. Tons of citrus, dusty basement, barnyard acidic sour funk nose. Flavor is refreshing citrus, vinegar sourness, barnyardy. The second best gueuze next to Cantillon Classic.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cork pops explosively on the 375mL bottle and pours a hazy yellowish orange with a massive white head that sticks to the sides and stays on as a cap.
The aroma is seriously funky in addition to the tart vinegar aroma with some definite lemony tartness as well. There are hints of light fruit sweetness, especially peaches and apples, in the nose, but it’s definitely second fiddle behind the sourness and funk.
The taste is extremely acidic up front which really puckers the lips. After a couple of sips and as it warms, there is more complexity that comes out with the sweetness of the peaches and apples. The finish is a combination of lemony tartness, vinegar burn and straight-up barnyard funk.
The mouthfeel is light to medium and highly carbonated. It’s extremely and dry and very wine-like in the finish.
As with most of the Belgian sours I’ve had, I’m still working to get my taste buds prepped for the acidic onslaught that inevitably ensues when I try them. That said, I enjoyed this beer and it is very good for the style.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright golden orange with a finger thick white head. Huge funk citrus tart nose like grapefruit and lemon juices combined, with a hint of oak. Same in the mouth puckering flavor with a dry oaky finish.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml corked bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is funk, yeasts, sour, astringent, lemon, asprin, acidic goodness. Flavor is asprin, funk, yeasts, sour, lemon, asprin, acid, dust, mold. Im not sure what it is about 3fonteinen but after I drink their in house lambics (not their blends of others) I detect a cough medicine like aftertaste. Could just be me though. That aside as it could just be how my mouth reacts to something in their beer this is a fabulous oude gueuze.
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - APR 13, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A light fruity and sour smell , some yeast - very nice. Ar rather large white creamy-foamy head with a long duration. The body is cloudy and orange. The first taste is creamy, very sour, some sulfur. The finish is mild and long. The body is creamy, light to medium with a lot of carbonation. A really nice Oude Geuze.
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Fruit, citrus yeast and some strange rubber in aroma. Unclear yelloworange colour with white head. Sparkling mouthfeel from rich carbonation. Bitter flavour with a sour aftertaste. Grapefruitlike.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(75 cl bottle) Wonderful orange colour, big foamy head, heavy carbonation. Very sour taste which mellows out perfectly. Classic.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 Botella. Belgian beer no. 600. Courtesy of Anker, thanks! Rather cloudy deep amber golden colour. Lovely tart fruity citrus aroma (in the Cantillon way). Good rather mild tart fruity and yeasty flavour with citrus and barn. Well balanced geuze.