nogva (49) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle from 10-2013. Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin but creamy white head. Complex floral aroma of unripe apples, lambic yeast, sour candy and hay. I could spend a whole day smelling this. Light body, slick feel fizzy carbonation.
Taste is super tart and dry with citrus (most prominent: grapefruit and lime), herbs, grass, sharp cheese and even some vanilla. Long lasting astringent finish. Delicious geuze that I’ll definitely want to drink more of!
arnold931 (814) - Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly cloudy muddy orange with nice white head. Nose is sour apple and sourdough bread. Taste adds some vinegar. Dry aftertaste.
Alpha10 (417) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015/04/27 - Bottle at 't Brugs Beertje in Bruges. Pours a translucent dark orange honey colour with a thick, frothy, off white head that lingers and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is fermenting bread, floral notes, apple, citrus, mild cider vinegar, wet wood and mild funk. Taste is tart citrus and apple, oak, slight funk and floral notes. Mouthfeel is medium with effervescent carbonation and an astringent and slightly salty finish. This is an exceptionally crisp and refreshing geuze.
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Unde (550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow colour with magical fluffy head on top. Straight 5/5 appearance! Aroma has zesty lemon and sour green apples. Taste is zesty and sour. Green apples and hints of vanilla and lots of dry sourness. Medium body with high carbonation. Excellent geuze.
huineman (395) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy golden amber. Thick ivory head.
High intensity aromas of fermenting bread, cider, lemon pulp, greek yogurt, lilies and roses.
Very dry and very sour. Salty, savoury and metallic notes under the sour foundation. Mouth-cleaning, no bitterness, long finish.
Punkero (73) - FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Winelike mouth twisting gueuze. Sour apple. Ruthless, but gentle. Elegant. This is something I’d keep in basement and serve in special occasions like Friday.
jmanock (28) - - APR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wonderfully acidic on the nose. like champagne and hard cheese, sweat/feet, and green apples.
pours straw gold and with a fluffy white head.
very effervescent, taste is of unripe fruit, white grapes, champagne, and green apple skins.
a bit funky, but not overwhelmingly so. most of the aroma and flavor is green apple and champagne with enough damp cave must and barnyard to make it interesting. ends very dry. with a lingering sourness that is refreshing.
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apparently this one is such a classic to me that I hadn’t rated it yet... Slightly hazy, deep and warm orangey blonde, cloudy but still warm and pretty with deposit; irregular, yellowish white head with good lacing and decent retention. Classic, strong lambic aroma: spritzy lemon zest, sour cream, leathery ’horseblanket’, starfruit, oaky tannins, a delicate and refined, floral sweetness (rose petals, even acacia honey), hints of red wine vinegar, cava, fresh pineapple, moist wood, gooseberries, apple peel... Very crisp and refreshing onset, acid but still elegant, lemony, bit astringent as it should be, estery but in a very balanced, noble way, with a subdued fruity sweetness underlying the acidity; spritzy, champagne-like carbo, minerals, ’deeper’ lactic tartness in great balance with the more impetuous citric acidity, bready and wheaty background, long dry finish with continuing carbonation, very stimulant and satisfying, with a beautifully balanced ’woodiness’ and a hint of soft, leafy hop bitterishness in the end; sour berry and lemon acidity cleans the back of the mouth and throat without becoming overly ’biting’; the overall result is simply mouth-watering. This is a world classic in sour beers, tastes just as perfect, balanced and quenching as ten years ago; in spite of the variations in the lambics used since then, it has managed to maintain its own personality among ’oude geuzes’. One of the best for me, the special editions notwithspoken. Great to meet with this one again after a few years.
DavidBe (34) - BELGIUM - APR 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vind hem persoonlijk veel beter als de Geuze van Cantillon, daarstraks nog een paar kisten kunnen scoren van deze godendrank.
Bijzonder rijk smakenpallet, en bovenal, een zeer vlotte drinker.
thirstyrabbit (1410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small bottle (23.10.2013). Slightly hazy golden body, tall steady head. Aroma has cumin seeds and some dandelion blossoms. Also general cellar notes. Surprisingly balanced mouthfeel and taste with not only sourness (medium to high level) but also balancing notes of sweet wheat and something lightly oaky. Did I say "surprisingly balanced"? This is because my experience with proper Geuze is limited and the few ones I have sampled before seemed to be more acidic and less complex. I may have to re-rate Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René because it looks like I really underrated that at the time.