desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vintage 2000, opened on the day I officially finished graduate school. Brewed at the beginning of my college experience and consumed at the end of my schooling. Pours a brilliant effervescent straw gold with a voluminous off-white head. Aroma is tart and sour, with notes of cherries and grapes. Flavor is tart and acidic, but much more refined than younger gueuzes I have drank. Instead of harsh tones, they’re subdued and balanced. Mustiness and ripe fruit abound, with some cheese and lemon coming through. All the flavors, while distinct and complex in their own right, mesh beautifully with one another. Just fantastic all around; a truly memorable beer.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1999 Vintage. Well-hazed golden/amber under fully-diminishing white. Acidic, grapey, winish aroma. Flavor finds a fruity lift after a sour start. Thin, dry body. Highly drinkable. (3.6 is an excellent rating from me for a gueuze.)
<font size=-4>Sampled at Delilah’s <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eve Annual Lambic Beer Festival.</font>
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle dated 01/28/03 This beer pours a cloudy orange and slightly yellowy color with a thin white head with fluffy lacing. The aroma is super duper funky with leather, banana and barnyard. Hints of wood and acidity dance in my head. Holy puckering assraming christ...funk-o-ramic! Lemony, grassy, cheesy, pearish, acidic, FUNKY CHEESE, with a hint of cardboard toward the finish. Cheese cheese cheese...!!!!! Not that i have anything against cheese. Dry finish, tart!!! Que fantastico. Prickling carbonation hints of hay and plums.
thebeertourist (4757) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Restobières, Brussels. Hazy amber with a stable offwhite head. Complex pineapple and woody aroma. Pineapples flavours, good acidity, very dry, ending on an oakey vanilla and woody note. Well-carbonated, medium to light body. Simply one of the best beers on the planet.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe dorée foncée voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes acides de poussière, de liège et de houblon amérisant. Saveurs âcres et acides de pommes vertes, de citron et de liège.
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus and sour fruit. The flavor was not for me, overly sour. I am not a Lambic lover.
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2011 (Bottle) Pours hazy yellow. Nose of unripe berries and some wood. Tastes sour lemon and gooseberries. Ends with redcurrant and a woodiness. Dry. 7/3/8/4/16. Second try: (Bottle, Oude Geuze 1999) Pours hazy golden with a small off-white head. The aroma holds pineapple and horse (blanket) up front. Undertones of elder lemonade, leather, citrus, apples, cheese and crackers. Clean with a fantastic balance between the lacto and the brett. The flavour is dry and medium acidic with no bitterness. Tones of citrus, horse blanket, tropical fruits, mould, hay, crackers, cheese, tar wood and tart berries. The mouthfeel is fresh and tart yet round with medium carbonation. Cracker-like malt and citrus acid linger. Medium bodied.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma had soury fermented fruit, slight citrus, and slight flowers. The beer poured and orange color with yellow highlights and thin lasting head and lacing. The flavor had soury fermented light fruit and slight citrus and flowers. The mouthfeel was light and crisp with good carbonation and a dry finish.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG DC 2006: Bottle dated 1999. Straw-amber colored, cloudy body with a small white head. The aroma is sour fruit, barnyard, funk, horseblanket, and shows fresh strawberries when swirled. Taste is quite dry, lightly acidic, sour hay, horseblanket, light citrus, barndyard, lacto-brett flavors, along with some mild vinegar.
haukur (1259) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 1, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
hmm .... my bottle is somewhat different from the ratebeer pic and is listed as 6% instead of 6.5&
Outhouse aroma, with a hint of dryness and something you might expect in your attic. Taste is explosively dry and tart, followed by a massive sourness. High carbonation level, and very acid. Complex and unusual