Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 75 cl) This version simply called "3 Fonteinen Geuze" at 5% ABV - bottled 011297. Hazy, dark golden/amber with a fine, white head. Very classical, traditional gueuze - dry and very vinegary nose. Earthy, notes of over-ripe apples. Sour indeed, but far from the most extreme example. 140499
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2005 1999 vintage. Hazy, toasted straw body with a persistent velvety head that pleasantly violates my impression of the style. This looks like beer... damn good beer. Qualities of sharp fruit and horse blanket make this smell like a fresh cut grapefruit pulled out of a saddlebag. Mature and sour, but not the least bit sharp. This is pure, unadulterated gueuze goodness. Straight-up fantastic. The 2000 was equally as enthralling.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange with an initially large off-white head. Aromas are sour apples, lemon and some mustiness - though not as "pongy" as some gueze. Flavours are sour apple, crisp and zesty with some dry woodiness. Not as overtly musty as other gueze but no worse off for its differences.
rederic (2790) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden honey color with fluffy white head, tart, winey, hint of oakiness, good traditional lambic aroma, follows through on a tart palate with earthy, wet wood, vinous, winey, rhubarb acidity in a dry sharp agressive finish. This is what traditional lambic is all about.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
vintage 1999. sweet aroma, with a touch o facidic vinegar. pours a cloudy apricot, with a slight head. sour, but not as sour as some lambics, with a hint of citrus. sour afterbite. it coats the mouth in a pleasant way.
Tejas (824) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2005 My bottle reads 5% ABV. cloudy copper color. white head that dies down pretty quick. huge citrus aroma and not too much of that typical geuze smell. some woody aroma too. now onto the flavor: i think i just bit into a lime. believe it or not as this one warmed up, i think it detected some celery flavor, if thatís at all possible. wet dog flavor doesnít over-power this one. this is good. considering this isnít my favorite style; I donít know if iíd drink it again but compared to the other geuzes iíve tasted, this is really nice.
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange coloured with floaties and a huge lasting white head.
Acidic aroma of fruits and lactic acid with notes of wood.
Acidic and fruity flavour of wood.
Dry finish of hops and wood.
Nice on a warm day.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 1999 vintage) Less sour than other lambics, but much more of a dry finish. A sublte hint of funkiness in both the aroma and flavor. Pretty damn good.
Belgo (154) - KÝge, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Orangey with a firm lasting head.
Sour citrus aromas in the background and tobacco notes at the forefront. The tobacco is there in the flavour as well as typical brettanomyces flavours of horseblankett and saddle leather. A bit softer than some of the other top level traditional geuzes, but still with a sharp acidic finish. Great geuze.
maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy orange coloured lambic with a nice white head. The aroma is dry and apply with some farmyard notes. Not as mouthwatering as some lambics but still nice. The taste is dry and sour. A bit salty and sweaty; tasty and fruity with apples and oranges coming through.