Goviken (12) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taste and you will not say a word for a while; this is definitely the missing link between beer and wine. Outstanding prototype of how a gueuze is meant to be (my humble opinion). Nice dry finnish, not to agrresive sour. Imagine yourself sitting on a nice teracce and drinking a....
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Murky, light amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention with sparse lacing. The nose is soapy, woody and musty with big notes of lemon. The flavor is medium-sour and woody with notes of grapefruit, lemon and fine, dry chardonnay. Medium-bodied and astringent with medium carbonation. Lengthy, tart and then bone-dry finish. Very enjoyable. Thanks to growler for picking up the bottle for me. World class brew!
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 Cloudy amber color with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor of fruits, strong acidity, fruity finish. Feels a bit like champagne. Full body. It’s complex but highly drinkable.
Aubrey (3412) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 1999: Clear and golden-orange with a sudsy white head. Sharp nose. Lively carbonation, but it was smooth and not spiky. Some notes of bandaid and plastic. Big sourness and tartness. Lesser hints of horse sweat and hay. Dry finish. Very well made, with great flavor combos and balance profiles. / Feb ’04, purchased Jan ’06: Cloudy and deep orange with a thinnish but lasting head. Absolutely fantastic, super vibrant nose, phenols and barnyard burst. Lively carbonation is prickly. Rewarding sourness throughout. Notes of horseblanket, burlap, vinegar, and white wine.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Green apple, rubber bands, and fresh turned earth. Very nice indeed. Major rubber band thing going on in the aroma. I really enjoy that aroma in a gueuze, it generally means that it is going to be a good one. And it is. Not as tart as some, the age seems to have mellowed it a bit from a young one. I just drink them and enjoy, and this one is highly enjoyable.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light-yellow color with warmgold-orange shine. Lively apperance with a fine airy head. Outstanding aroma’s of sour apples, greek yoghurt, green stonefruit, some wet wood and very old vintage champagne (Dom Ruinart 1971). Very lively mouthfeel with a green sourish attak ( to me a little out of balance ). In the taste again oxidized touch of apple and old Blanc de Blanc vintage champagne. Lacks a little roundness in the taste.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty cherry aroma, tart and floral. Big head, no retention. Clear golden. Taste is very tart and sour. Soft palate though, although somewhat fizzy.
skortila (4307) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Relative new bottle feb. 2003. Great aroma. Winey/fruity (some grapes/citrus), oaky, dust. Cloudy, orange/yellow coloured with a huge, lastig, off-white head. Great looking gueuze. Taste is quite sweet. Perhaps a little too sweet. Oaky, fruity. Moderate tart for a gueuze. well balanced. Dry. Perhaps lacking some complexness. Still quite decent brew.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 1999 bottle. Hazy amber or orange color with a white head, The taste is a sweet beginning with a very nice balanced sour finish. Has some notes of grapefruit. If you can say something bad about it, it would be that it comes of a little thin.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a frothy white head on a hazy orange golden body. Aroma is sour grapefruity with a hint of wood. Nice and complex. Flavor is tart acidic with the spontaneous fermentation shining through. Very grapefruity and not a lot else. Fresh and tasty but a little one-sided.