pintbypint (2358) - Edmonton, Alberta, - AUG 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 green bottle, corked. Green label. Bottled on 03/11/21. A very carbonated bottle, one of the loudest cork pops I’ve heard in 10yrs of opening Belgian beers... had a full turn left on the cage when it decided to go, no idea where the cork ended up, the cage came down 3 seconds later. It pours golden with haze. Huge nosiy head upon first pour. It dies down to an even covering of fine bubbles, more head retention that I’ve seen from most geuzes. Tart nose, lemons, green apples, assorted funk. Big sourness in the mouth, notes of lemons, white grapes, grapefruits. Dry and quenching finish, oaky, touches of straw. Sour lemony aftertaste on the lips. Very bubbly, tingly on the tongue. Highly satisfying.
hopwine (117) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Abundant white head with large bubs. Lemon citric acidity, vinegar, leather nose, with light herbal character. Lemon, leather, briney, intensely herbal mid palate, hay, moderate funk. Absurd complexity, changes sip to sip. Really really dry. Among the best geuzes for sure.
Bozo_skeleton (361) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde or voilee a la tres genereuse carbo. Col moyen persistant.
Aromes complexe pomme verte, vinaigre doux, fleurs et note boisés.
Belle presence meme si je n’accroche pas des masses avec les lambic.
Le petit cote aigre passe difficilement. Toutefois c’est la meilleure de toutes celles testées. les notes boisés prennent le dessus en final pour minimiser l’aigreur.
Jmar33 (41) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Mighty fine beer. Very woody smell and flavour (as expected) which helps to balance the sourness perfectly. Love it!
neuromatt (999) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 mL bottle from Willow Park Wine and Spirits in Calgary, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy amber with a moderate off-white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of caramel, dust, barnyard, oak, flowers, citrus peel and tart fruit. The flavour is moderately-intensely tart with grapefruit and citrus notes. Hints of oak and flowers come through as well. The finish is long and tart with oak and dust. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth texture and intense carbonation. Overall, this is a nice gueuze; it is quite assertive and tart, one to savour. 2014-03-10
krumbum (357) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy pale yellow, active followed the cork pop right out of the bottle. Huge un nose. Dry sour some slight rubber tire tastes.
SamTheBarrel (288) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml green corked and caked bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy orange with small white head, that reduced quickly and left no lacing. Aroma of lemon peels, green apples and a hint of barnyard. Flavours of lemon peels, green apples, wheat bread, table grapes and oak wood. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and heavy sourness. Palate is medium-light bodied, smooth texture and lively carbonation. Overall a great Gueuze, liked that the barnyard funky aroma typical for the style, is not as prominent in this beer.
Advocate_Ames (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a champagne like fizzy carbonation and an off white foam head. The aroma is barnyard like with a noticeable tart like quantity to it. I also picked up on white grapes, yeast, faint oak, and a sugary sweetness. In tasting I caught on to a semi funky and tart fruit flavor. The white grapes are defined. There was subtle malty tones in the flavor with a pleasant but yet weak bitterness. The finish is full of tart dry fruit that gently fades with a mild semi sweet bitterness. Overall this beverage was very kind to my palate and I enjoyed the blending of flavors here. Age surely has been kind to this batch.
gaga1 (11) - - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A yellowish orange color with a large fluffy white head. Musty, barnyard, lemon, sour green grapes aroma. Very sour taste along with the green grapes and sour apple. Carbonated and dry finish. Very nice.
chribban (141) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bought in march 2014 at Systembolaget, Sweden. Bottled nov 15 - 2012. Best before nov 15 2022.
Pours a little hazy, light-yellow with a fizzy, white head. Almoust like champagne.
Nose: Sour, green apples, hay, spices, oak, green grapes and citrus.
Taste: Sour up front. Apples, grapes, citrus, pears, oak and some vanilla.
Dry and clean!
Medium body with a great texture. Moderate carbonation.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Sybarite Pig. Small snifters shared with Mike and Brian. Pours a golden yellow with a medium head and some nice lacing. Strong aroma of fruits (apples and green grapes), wild bacteria, fresh hay. The taste was simple but powerful. Sour fruits, wild yeasts, mouth puckering finish. Very refreshing, heavy heavy carbonation. Crips finish. Give me MORE! Very very good.