kramer (4363) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with zero head, not much pop on the cork, minimal to no visible carbonation. The nose is very acetic and sharp with a good bit of funkiness and some slightly cheesy notes. The flavor is especially bitingly acetic, a little over the top for me. This is some rot you esophagus out acidity. If there was any subtlety to this beer, it’s long gone. Bone dry and bracing with a light touch of carbonation remaining. This was OK, but I probably couldn’t have finished a whole bottle by myself. I like my Gueuze a little softer and funkier.
thome50 (769) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
1999 bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours a hazy yellow to orange with no head. Loads of barnyard and another good example of horse blanket. Funk is strong in this one with a little lemon and cheese rind. Thin in the taste with straw, lemon zest, lactic acid, vinegar in a mild form and some more funk. Overall, this held up really well, thanks for sharing!
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Surt med Chris Anker. 1999 vintage. Pours hazy golden orange with a small white head. The aroma is barnyard, wheat, acid, citrus and light hay. Very acidic flavour. Citrus, grapefruit, barnyard, vinegar, lemon and barnyard. Long sour acidic finish. Wow!
dudebun (130) - GERMANY - DEC 15, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer. Smells very sweet, almost vanilla but then the barny notes take over. The taste is like a red and brown like sweet and sour... So amazing. 1999, bottle number 06676. If you see this buy it. If you have this, drink it. Life changing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 1999 vintage, 11/17/2012. For a gueuze, pours an amazing dark orange amber, but absolutely still. Aroma is quite musty with a lot of wood, heavy funk, a bit of acetone character, with tart lime, orange, lemon, vinegar- this opens up with a bit more fruitiness as it warms. Taste sour, acetic, quite bracing and puckering as others have described, with citrus and lemon peel, tart tart apples with bitter grapefruit, a bit sweet. Moderate, thick palate. Bit of a letdown, this was too aggressive for my taste.
fredrik_ (79) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from 1988 shared by Ludvig.
Had so much higher hopes on this one. Looked beautifull when we poured it but it had some strange sweetness in it that i did not like.
Ludvig (98) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 had a 1988 vintage bottle shared with a friend. i dont know why this is so high rated. too sweet in some kind of way and... well it just did not make me..
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl. bottle w/ cork and wire. 1992 vintage. Rated 8.9.2012.
Low carbonation; the cork is removed soundlessly. Clear, deep gold. Funky, intense aroma w/ obvious acidity, cellar notes, and vibrant complexity. Taste is intense and acidic, funky, barnyardy and surprisingly fresh and youthful. A very good gueuze, especially considering its ripe old age.
PhillyCraft (2581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1989 bottle shared by Frank. Thanks man. Hazy orange brown pour with no head or lacing worth noting. Scents were very young for a gueuze this old, notes of chardonay oak, lemon, barn, spicy cedary wood, so sour and layered. Perfectly aged dusty tasting lambic with further tastes of sea salt, sand, fruit skins, belgian yeast. Acidic full flavored sour, with some peachy undertones.. what a great lambic. I’m sure the 23 years of age didn’t hurt either
Damico (2211) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pure amber clear with a decent whitish tan head. The aroma brings nice sweet tart notes, you would never know the bottle was from 1989, lambic deliciousness as usual. The flavor brings some great sweet sour tart notes that end with yeasty malt flavors blended so well.