JohnnyJ (4988) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Feb 04 bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with nice lacy white head. This was really tasty. Very acidic with citrus, lemon, apple, hints of berry, pepper, barnyard funkiness, and peach. Also some oak and leather. Very dry and very sour, this is not an easy to drink beer, but it is very complex.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.375 l bottle, bottled 2006. Hazy peachy color with small head. Very acidic aroma with grapefruit, lemon, strawberry, sulphur and perfumed-flowery notes. Acidic, grapefruity, lemony and mentholy flavor with wild yeast bitterness. Highly carbonated. Excellent, balanced and very satisfying! We tasted this and 3 Fontainen vintage oude gueuze 2004 in a same session but I prefer this.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at tasting 2-24-08
Very sweet vinegar smell - not too tart, but mostly vinegar in the nose. Cloudy yellow orange in appearance. Quite tart in the flavor but not much more to it. It is sour but just not as balanced as I wanted. Vinegar becomes more and more prevalent as it warms.
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally tried this one out of a 12.7 ounce bottle. Aroma had some solid funkiness, citrus, and some yeast to it. Flavor was not all that sour which was nice when you are drinking a whole bottle yourself. Pretty tastey overall.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2008 Pours into my Lindemans flute with a hazy golden color with thick frothy white head. Aroma is of sour apple, horse blanket, yeast, and light peach. Taste yeast, sour apple, light citrus, and note of peach. Moderate carbonation and sharp dry finish. Good stuff!
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to TheCheeseMan for this one! Pours a cloudy gold color with lots of bubbles and a thick foamy white head. Aroma is funky, barnyard, and tart. Taste is funky, some green apple, and dry. Tastes great but the palate finishes a bit flat and bitter. Awesome, but I prefer the Cantillon Gueuze over this.
ekstedt (6082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 Bottle (375 ml) from Biertempel, Brussels, Belgium. Deep hazy golden with a short-lived white head. Cidery aroma with green apples and grapefruit, and some very faint oak and leather notes. Very dry with firm acidity, albeit more restrained than in Cantillon brews, and a mild grapefruit-like bitterness.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, split with after4ever. Pours clear warm amber with a lacy white head. Seriously funky nose. But the funk doesn’t carry over into the taste so much as I expected. I get some cherries but not a lot of the barnyard - which is completely OK with me. Light body, active carbonation. Lightly sour taste with a tart finish.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Geuzelover for this aged sample, bottle reads- 1/22/2004
Cloudy orange color with very little head (maybe to due age of this sample).
Smells tart with some spice and horseblanket.
Leathery spicy horseblanket, sour lemon, lactic acid taste/feel.
One of the more complex geuzes I’ve sampled, but not sure how much is due to age as I’ve yet to try a fresh sample.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 bottle sampled at a hotel in Beersel since I went there on a Tuesday because of poor planning I didn’t get to go to 3 Fontenien. Aromas were sour, funky, woody, musty, and all around rustic. Beer poured a cloudy golden color with a white head that dissipates rather quickly. Flavor is sour, with must, lemon, and grapefruit, and pretty dry. Seems a little less edgy and lemony than Cantillon’s Gueze. Mothfeel is lightly carbonated . Very good