mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy grapefruit orange color with a fair amount of egg shell head that faded fairly quickly. No legs and light lacing. Good thin collar. Aroma is very much like when I would march in my highschool homecoming parade and the floats were all covered in straw. I also pick up some lemon and grapefruit. The flavor provile is very citrusy tart up front, then some dry grass. Nice silty mouthfeel, very dry, and that tartness stings the tongue. Very glad I got to try this, but I wouldn’t put it in my top 5, maybe not in the top 10.
radagast83 (5493) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2014) at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting. This is pretty amazing and I’m shocked I haven’t had this one yet. Wow. Poured a cloudy, orange pour with a nice fluffy off-white head. Aroma was subtle tartness, with a nice lemony zest note. There’s a bit of dust on this one, a touch of funky barn in there that produces a very intersting, highly drinkable, very complex beer. I can see why this is a gold standard of geuze.
GenDV138 (2976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2014) at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of barnyard funk, floral notes. Tastes of tart acidic notes, floral notes, barnyard funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Tried a bottle of 2004 as well, less floral and barnyard with more tart acidic notes.
tomekk1978 (811) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromat wyraźnie kwaśny, dziki, z przysłowiową końską derką. W tle lekka słodycz, herbatniki, karmel i nuta alkoholowa.
Barwa głęboko złota, do pomarańczowej, klarowna. Piana w kolorze ecru, drobno pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnie trwała.
Smak wyraźnie kwaskowy, dziki, z nutką karmelu i alkoholem. Goryczka symboliczna, niewyczuwalna. Średnia pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie, wyraźnie kwaskowy i nieco alkoholowy finisz.
Ysok02 (274) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tout aussi tendue que la Girardin black label, elle est juste un peu moins complexe et puissante, néanmoins une gueuze d’une élégance rare. Un délice
koleminer20 (940) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. 2010 Vintage 750 mL bottle. The pour is a nice foggy golden yellow with a larger white head that leaves some wonderful lace. The aroma is definitely sour. Lots of tart lemon and a little bit of cherry. The taste is very acidic. There again is the good tart sourness throughout with lemon and a hint of cherry. There is a little wood in the background on this as well. The mouth feel is decent. It hangs around enough, and the carbonation could be toned down just a hint. It’s damn good. There is a lingeringly sour, fruity aftertaste that is really good. Glad I got to enjoy this one!
Saeglopur (839) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml, bottled 01/2010, shared by Werckmeister. Thanks Stefan!
Deep amber, clear body, with a small, creamy, bit lacing, off-white head.
Complex aroma of barrel notes, various sour fruits, dried fruits, cherries, some sweat, some sweetness.
Taste is also complex, but more sour, tart and dry, with wood, lots of sour fruits and lovely, sweet barrel notes from the background.
Medium mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes sour, medium dry, wooden, fruity.
Very tasty! Perfectly balanced, very complex and not all about the sourness, but also a lot of lovely barrel notes, that I like a lot. The Gueuze style isn’t my favourite sour style normally, but this is just how I like my sour beer.
Humlehode (278) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden with large white head. Dry. Highly carbonated. Unpleasant farm aroma. Taste slightly sour, but well balanced.
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borre_m (608) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden, frothy head. Aroma is sour, barnyard. Taste is citric, refreshing.
Werckmeister (701) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home vintage 2010. amber almost clear color. very small white head. smells cherrries, wood, vanilla, very light sour notes, hints of coconut, dried fruits, plums. wow, very nice smell, was expecting more sour notes, but those are only very lightly noticeable. medium body, bubbly carbonation, slick silky mouthfeel. tastes sour, cherries, wooden notes (more subtle than on smell), some vanilla, apples. quite dry / lightly sour / fruity finish. wow, quite nice, very much liked the nose, taste almost a bit too sour for me, but overall great.
Hugi (463) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange, cloudy, little head. Lactic sourness, notes of strawberries. Milky and sour taste, but not very strong. Fruity and dry finish.