thepatrickman (698) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Vintage. A perfect example of a blended Gueze. Tart and funk dominate, but with only a hint of sourness or barnyard notes. Effervescent and refreshing. Layers of complexity, with clean fruit flavors giving way to some sour bite, followed by a residual funkiness with a little bit of bitterness. Worth waiting for!
lambic84 (1) - - DEC 12, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle from Oct 2014 drank at room temp (18C).
in the glass nice cloudy orange with foam of medium persistence. Aroma of black pepper, lemon and light funkiness. Taste is strong black pepper, wood, smoke and acid (less than other geuze). Dry, low bitterness and quite carbonated. I was expecting more sourness to come through but overall very drinkable and enjoyable. Would buy again.
drsandman (976) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright gold orange rose, minimal light head. Aroma is earth, wood, oak, heavy funk, floral / rose notes, barnyard. Flavor is oak, earth, skunk, barnyard, light acidity. light/med sour, fairly flat carbonation on this one. lovely
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very carbonated with dense white foam of medium retention. Very complex and light body of pale orange color. Lime, citrus and funk on the nose. Citrus and high tartness in the palate and other flavours I couldn’t name. My very first gueze. Great stuff!
The_Osprey (5557) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2016
Nov 2015 - Bottle share at Drie Fonteinen restaurant, thanks to Steve. As ’3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze’. Presumably a recent bottling. Hazy orange, quite still, small foamy white head. Aroma is lime, mint, sour lemon notes. Body is medium to light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is tangy lime and spearmint, dry and earthy with a light acidity. Nice. (3.8)
Feb 2016 - 37.5cl cork and cage bottle at home in Richmond. Bottled Feb 2012 at 6%. Very attractive orange, slight haze, highly sparkling, big dense foamy off-white head makes a crackling noise. Aroma is sherbet, lemon peel, light metallic and papery notes. Body is light, spritzy, foamy, some tooth rot. Taste is pretty pungent and sour up front, sugars dissolved in lime juice. Paradoxically sweet and dry at the same time. Lemon juice finish. Long musty aftertaste. I was hoping this would develop a bit more complexity with time, but it’s not quite there. Still a very nice beer. (3.8)
tightslice (832) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is hooves, oak, aromatic woods, minor fruits (maybe peach / melon), lemon, citrus. Taste is tart and dry. Lots of minerals, vitamins, acids, piths, pits, dry skins. I was expecting a lot more from this beast. It’s certainly good but definitely overhyped.
Dahlstrom (197) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Yellow-golden coloured with a smal white head. Sweet and sour aroma with some funk and oak. Taste reflects the aroma. Thin bodied. Low bitterness. And medium carbonation.
SkillsFactory (507) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dorata leggermente pallida, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca abbastanza fine e poco persistente.
Aroma di stallatico, polvere, legno umido, lattico, susina acerba, leggera banana, citrico.
Al palato astringente, susina acerba, pompelmo, polvere e note legnose, coda amaricante erbacea ed acidula mista a frumento.
Corpo leggero, ben carbonata.
Gueuze da manuale.
jc1762 (572) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a teku showing apricot color and two fingers of clean white foam.
The nose shows a lot of dry citrus fruit of orange peel, lemon zest, etc. Probably a little bit of brett if one really searches.
The palate is fully carbonated and light bodied. Very pleasant flavors of the same dry citrus fruit leading the first impression, with a mid palate showing the oak, and a moderately tartness throughout. A slight citric spice on the palate afterwards that lasts for good finish.
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2016 Un bel colore dorato con un leggero velo è sormontato da una schiuma bianca. Al naso i sentori di agrumi ed uva lasciano subito spazio ai più tipici sentori del lambic: animale, cuoio. Al palato è acquosa e secca con il lattico e l’acetico che prendono il sopravvento. Il finale secco svela un ananas segretamente nascosto.