nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source:750 mL bottle split during a massive beer weekend.
Appearance:Hazy to cloudy orange pour with a small but lasting white head.
Aroma:Nose was wet horse blanket, strong scent of limes, some general citrus and a whiff of bread.
Flavor:Strong lemon/lime sour flavor. The sour-pucker didn’t linger like it does with some other sours. Almost no hint of vinegar in this.
Palate:Smooth, light body with strong carbonation.
Overall:Absolutely excellent flavor, but I wouldn’t say earth shattering. I expected this to be more complex. It wasn’t bad, but it was just a few steps better than Lindemans Cuvee. Solid Gueuze, but too high a price point for a "good" beer.
harrymel (515) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours turbid golden with loose, soda like finger of white foam. Funky monkey here – soil, manure, lemon, baking soda, a hint of cucumber. Flavor is initially like soda water, then lemons come thru with a good amount of tartness, but softened and accented with a buttery tone. Thin body, dreadfully thin and empty with tight fleeting carb and a wet finish. This beer is not as disappointing as last time I had it, but nonetheless, I don’t care for it one bit. 3.5/3/2/2/2.5
Original review from 04/2011
A: Golden, hazy beer (haze likely related to person pouring). Minimal head formation. Thin, broken sheet of some white foam. No lacing.
S: Horse manure. Very, very farmy. Reminds me of a hot day outside a relatively clean dairy farm. I love gueuze, and I’m struggling to enjoy the smells of this one.
T: Sour, classic gueuze tartness. Unfortunately, still very super farmy, earthy, and fungal.
M: Medium body with light to spritely carbonation.
O: Very disappointed with this beer. Too bad. I will stick with Cantillon, Lindeman’s for my go-to gueuzes. 3/2/2/3.5/2 - 2.2
Serving type: bottle
MikeJslc (628) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold/orange, hazy, fluffy off-white head. Aroma: cracke/biscuit malt, lots of floral notes, pear, grapes, light fruits, earthy notes, almonds, pollen. Flavor: buttermilk biscuit, lemony acidity, light honey, light fruits, earthy spice.
thebsmitty (64) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2012. Pours a hazy copper color with medium to white head that fades with little to no lacing. Smell is lemon grass, white wine, oak, squeezed apple, beautiful yeast, mild horse blanket, leather funk, floral, and pineapple core. Taste is fresh squeezed apple tart, sour lemon, orange peel, grapefruit, sour pear at the end, pineapple core. Fantastic!
Tomy63 (136) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plus acide, plus puissante, impression d’être moins diluée, plus expressive que la Cantillon, un peu plus de notes de pomme et de citron de mémoire.
allesmetkaas (166) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared @ 3 Fonteinen. Pours amber with a white head. Funky aroma. Initial tart/sourness which quickly mellows.
Bryanvdv (281) - - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Goudgeel bier totaal geen schuim. Aroma is ZUUR, bospad na een herfststorm. Smaak is minder zuur dan je verwacht, zitten wat zoettonen in met een klein bittertje in de nasmaak. Mooie geuz.
rikstar (341) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fles gedeeld met bryanvdv, Goudgeel zonder schuim. Zuur aroma, met verbrande olie. Mooie volle smaak met een zoete start, doorlopend naar een zure afdronk met een klein bittertje.
mikedR (726) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a huge fan of this style but this is superb. Sour throughout with a dry finish. Getting a nice sweetness lingering under the sour, too, and which fades in and out. Sourness adds to the flavor and doesn't overwhelm.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tectactoe (656) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: hazy copper color with little bits of golden at the edges; soapy & bubbly white head grows large and recedes in one, fluid motion leaving behind only a small bit of lacing. Aroma contains stone fruit skin sourness, tart, lightly acidic, lacto, mild grassy & herbal notes, tons of funky yeast, sweaty socks, wet oak, hay, barnyard floors & musty blankets. Super funky & impressively tart on the nose. Flavor is the same; tart up front, sour apple, stone fruit, lemon flesh, drub & musky funk notes, burnt oak, a bit of sweat sock, & other characteristic Belgian critters. Super dry finish, crisp mouth feel. Different bottles vary in tartness but the funk is always full force. Great gueuze, even better price.
Cunningham (3661) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a big frothy white head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Rich fusel. Acidic and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet, moderate sour and an ok bitterness. Acidic and an average carbonation. Really dry texture.
Taste: Rich fusel. Acidic and fruity.
Overall impression: I did not expect that heavy fusel aroma/flavor. So my rating is maybe a bit weird.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo Vika, Norway