PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 Bottle 2006: Pours a hazy deep golden orange with a creamy off white head. The aroma is super funk with a soft malt note in the back with subtle vanilla. Amazing funkiness with leather, farmhouse, horse blanket, acetic acid, rich old oak- just classic wild fermentation. Great fluffy body. The flavor starts with a musty basement note, along with horse blanket, leading to a citric acidity, cobwebs, cork, lemon-rind, a rounded, sharp, wheaty body, and an acidic finish with a late dryness. Has a touch of sweetness on the back when it warms. A quality Lambic with great funkiness and subtlety.
nick76 (4372) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
The aroma is sour with tart fruit, lactic bacteria, yeast, urine, wood, and sugar. The appearance is cloudy and copper with a small head. The flavor is tangy is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall not something I want again despite being complex and highly ranked here.
Palidor19 (3151) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gueuze is not very favorite style, however I can appreciate this beer because of the expressive flavors, and the non abrasive tartness of the beer. its pours lively with some substance, it sourness is strong tangy with the mild wood in the background. well done.
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (vintage 11.30.05): Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Still full of carbonation. Smells sweet and fruity, woody, and tart. Apples and oak. Taste is again, sweet and fruity followed by lots of tart and some woody notes. A wonderfuly smooth and puckering experience. Thanks to BuckDich for delivering this splendid gueuze.
oakbluff (436) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2000- bottle shared courtesy of piscator34- nice looking stuff- golden hay colour and good carbonation. Nose- wood, citrus, leather. Taste- nice citrus zing, some green apple, very dry and woody. Goes down easy.. Finish and mouthfeel is more dry than puckering. Very solid
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes like lime, lemon, and grapefruit juice all romed into one dry, funky concoction. Sour and acidic but still very enjoyable and drinkable. Lively carbonation gives this a light and refreshing mouth feel. Too bad it’s so expensive where I live, but I’ll buy it again.
piscator34 (2312) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #900. Bottled sample (2000). Light orange in colour with a bit of haze and lively carbonation. Aromas of lemon, dry wood, and funk. Extremely dry in the mouth, with lots of earth, light lemon, horse blanket, moss, and wood. Almost a little too dry, and lacking a bit of fruit to make it top class, but still a very good gueuze.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
[From the archive]
First time I tasted this favourite and then I lost the rating. The times I’ve had it since I’ve always thought I had rated it – well, I had – so didn’t make a new rating. Doubtful it would make a 4.5 the second time around but definitely closer to 4.5 than 4.0.
Even the aroma is dry! Tarty outhouse and wild yeast. Flavourful, loads of acidity but I’d still have it as a session beer. My stomach would probably spring a leak, however. Some metallic tones (copper, iron?) in the dryness.
The head is persistent and creamy leaving good lace over the beatiful amber body.
Calls for some fitting food or snack but I’d never spurn it even if all by itself.
LilBeerDoctor (3713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bottled 1/2006. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is quite funky (barnhouse, sour cheese). Flavor is super tart, of nice tart candies, oakiness. Just like other 3 Fonteinen beers, this is nice and tart and sour but not too acidic on the palate. For a lambic, it is extremely drinkable. Awesome beer!
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 Bottle, bottled 01/06. Aroma of a funk: mild horseblanket, relatively fresh chesse, leather; light fruits: lemon, strawberry, melon, pear. Flavor has mellow tartness and some sourness up front, lactic acidity on the back end. Great stuff.