BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Green 37.5cl bottle: best before 9th Dec 2019. Poured carefully into two old ’Home Ales’ half-pint countryman tankards on 3rd Nov 2012.
Almost clear old gold to new golden in colour, no real head to talk about.
The smell and taste reminded me of good quality scrumpy, cooking apples, baking powder and Bicarbonate of Soda: very acidic. I actually thought this was OK and drinkable compared to others in this style.
Try as I might, this style of brewing/bottling and blending still leaves me unimpressed somewhat. I want to embrace the idea of Lambic beers and Geuze but struggle to feel the wonderous excitment other ’beer geeks’ get from having beers from this stable or other Lambic breweries.
EricTeusink (437) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not believing the hype. Nothing about this beer made feel it was any better than a Boon, St. Louis, or other lower priced Geuze. Pours bright and bubbly. The natural tartness is not backed up with complexity or a hint of sweetness. Will probably try again, but only to confirm this opinion. Bottle - The Porter Beer Bar - Atlanta, GA
Nische (442) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy yellow colour, minimal off-white head, which fully disappears in some minutes; aroma of yeast, wine cellar, dry white wine, sourish taste with yeast and some bitterness
dansac (29) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutely fantastic Gueuze by one of the best. Extremely funky nose, hitting you up straight for pungent brett notes, and citrus. Considerable carbonation, pours a moderately hazy yellow, with about an inch and a half of head. Mouthfeel is frizzly; flavor is prominent brett, citrus, and backdoor yeast. Absolutely delicious, rustic and yet extremely refined.
harrymel (516) - 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 (630) - 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 (137) - 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 (294) - - 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 (352) - 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.