austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(37,5cl, bottled 2006) Lightly rusty or orangey golden, no head. Apple juicy (and seedy), sour aroma. Quite fresh for a gueuze, not that earthy. Tart flavor with that same apple juice with little of that barnyard and quite strongly tannic, dry finish. There’s even little hops, how odd that may be. Medium bodied, almost totally flat palate. Quite simple for a gueuze, but enjoyable. I love that tannic apple.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle paisley beer fest thanks to tom- pours cloudy amber golden smells grapefruit strawberry, tastes lemon lemon peel, grapefruit. most drinkable lambic ive drunk.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden appearance with strong head. more carbonation than cantillon gueze. Flavor is more malty with less sourness than Cantillon. Possible less complex, but more drinkable than most other lambics
LinusStick (3036) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man I love the gueuze. This isn’t as tart as some that I’ve had, but this is still near mind blowing. The aroma was perfect. Strong funk, wet blanket and vinegar. This beer smells like wet dog/horse which is a good thing. Pour was a nice light gold with a 2 finger off white head. Taste was nice and sour. Not as full as some of this style that I’ve had, but still awesome. Funk, wood, grapefruit and strong acidity. Nice carbonation and very citrusy/grapefruity aftertaste. IMO not as good as Cantillion but close.
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Clear orange body with almost no head. Sour nose with some citrus. Very tart. Can barely detect a few fruits here. Texture is quite nice, as it really envelops the tongue. I can appreciate the style more - but still have an emperor wears no clothes feeling about lambics...
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a large head. Aroma of wood, funk, citrus. The most woody beer I’ve ever had, not in a good way. A little sweet, a whole lot of sour and tart. Ugh.
theisti (3524) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2008 375 ml bottle mail ordered from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Bottled 30 Nov 2006. Pour is hazy orange golden with a big fluffy white head and audible carbonation. Aroma of tart, sour, funk, barnyard and some sweet citrus fruit. Really beautiful nose, stunning. Taste is initially sweet rounded sourness, transitioning to a funky, woody, earthy tart, dry slightly bitter finish. Orange, lemon and pineapple tart sweetness is also present. The taste is both dry and mouth watering at the same time. Hard to explain, but really works great. This was a really good one, a joy.
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light sour lemon, apple, pear, apricot. Somewhere in the finish there is actually this touch of marshmallow, which doesm’t make sense given the style and the other flavors, but it works quite well. The flavor kinda disappears after the initial burst on the tip of the tongue. Sure there’s a little wood here and there, but it’s mostly a rather simple beer. Certainly enjoyable, but just doesn’t have a ton of depth.
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at delirium. Poured hazy gold with white head. Nice aroma of sourness and wood. Flavor is sour and acidic, but not overpowering. Nice tart dryness at the end. Wonderful beer.
surmont (12) - USA - APR 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Oude Geuze is not a stomach-killer like some other geuzes but indeed a sweet revenge after your meal on dishes with too much sugar.