luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beeer pours a cloudy medium-orange color with a huge frothy head that lasts and leaves a nice lacing. The aroma is a complex, earthy wall; full of yeasty barnyard, cellar, hay, lemongrass, citrus, wood and sour apple. The palate is light-to-medium, thin and highly carbonated. Quite fizzy and smile-inducing in the mouth. The flavor—like the aroma—is a wall of complexity. It begins with a blast of sour and moderate sweetness, quickly giving away to a clean, dry finish. I can’t wait to come revist this beer after I build my frame of reference a bit more.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1999, 750 ml bottle, cellar temperatue in a Lindemans flute. Not very often anymore that I get to rate a "new" beer that has a lot of ratings and a 4 average...excitement! It pours with a surprisingly stable, dense snow-white fine-bubbled head, topping a slightly oily, relatively clear gold body...it smells, well, like gueuze, lots of farminess and horseblanket, but also some lovely perfumy notes and a bit of white grape, very complex, subtle and engaging....there is light oxidation also, but it merely adds to the mysteries...sourness up front and center on the tongue, moderate carbonation but appropriate with six years, tart appleskins and light metallic & alcohol bitterness...at the end, strong black pepper is felt, and the mouth tingles and tingles. The flavor and mouthfeel don’t quite live up to the extraordinary nose, but this is still world class, no doubt about it...I suspect that in this case, I would prefer a slightly younger sample.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate:
As barnyardy as they come in the nose. All straw and hay and grass. Dusty, old and musty. Barnyard is exactly what it is. Wonderful cloudy orange appearance. No head at all until some big soapy bubbles for the final top up. Fantastic flavour. Just as you would expect. A typical gueuze but with a touch more lemon than usual. Pretty much all the tarty and sour character comes through at the fnish. In fact it is almost too much just for an instant then it mellows just as quick to something much more enjoyable but sadly just a little sticky. Great beer.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with a slight haze and a big foamy off white head. Fruity and acidic aroma with notes of yeast and oak. Fruity flavor, dusty and earthy notes, quite acidic finish. Very complex.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours oily hazy orange with ring of film. Very sour aroma and flavor, lemon-like. Lots of woodsy, musty yeastiness come into play as it warms. Very mouth watering and puckering. Very nice gueuze.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, ABSdrinks. Golden colour, nice white head. Sour, yeasty aroma; equal flavour. Easy to drink, nice beer.
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - NOV 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice head and a great scent on first.Aroma is very very sour.dime taste and and very bitter sourness stays much on mouth one of the stragest beer i have ever drinked in my life.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Bottled at Delirium, Gothenburg. Golden, with almost no head and carbonation. Sour, citric aroma with hints of green apples. Tart, biting on tongue. Lovely. Rating: 8-4-8-4-17-4.1. (051008)
Bottle, 37.5cl corked. A slightly hazy, orange beer with a white head and some fine lacings. The aroma has barnyard, horse-blanket and lemon in a nice union. Acidic, lemony flavor with a touch of barnyard and horse blanket. Tart and astringent, really mouth puckering. Lemony finish. Yummy. (080926)
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003: Pour is golden straw with big bubbled fast fading off white head...smell is sour, dirt, apples, vinegar, and for sure horseblanket funk...taste is sour and musty with hints of dirt, cobweb, slight bitterness, and apples...good, but I think maybe a touch over-rated...
Sammy (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 2000 is the beauty, great geuze..creamy, smooth.
2003Malt and vinegar. Very smooth. Enormous head. Creamy in mouth. Great for its style, which I am trying the highest rated for the experience. Vinegar in aroma. Tough to finish a bottle,