PhillyCraft (5330) - 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 (3137) - 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.
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
1999 bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours a hazy orange-gold with little carbonation. Dusty cobwebby aroma, straw, barnyard, musty acidic citric. Gorgeous complex flavor with lactic fruitiness, lemons, light stone fruit, berries, acetic accents. Very smooth and mellow with lots going on. An absolute delight and one of my favorite beers of the day.
traPISSED (106) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1989 vintage unlabeled bottle at home, 75cl. Thanks to Olly! Was a bit apprehensive about this one as I’d heard the 1999 is bracingly sour and I prefer a more balanced lambic. Was not dissapointed though as this was not extreme. It was fairly lactic but refreshingly so. Lemons and lime no oxidisation. Still a light golden colour and a sharp barnyard aroma. This actually reminded me of a Hanssens Gueuze in it’s sharpness yet drinkable nature. Very nice Gueuze
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle huge thanks to Doug. Poured cloudy with very little head. There are notes of lemon/citrus, dusty, apricot. A brilliant sour from Belgium.
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26/V/2012 - 75cl bottle @ WoSF 2012 (Opstal) - 1993 vintage bottle# 07497 - BB: IX/1999 (2012-548) Shared cost and beer with adamjackson and 77ships
Clear amber beer, no head, little bit of small bubbles. Aroma: pretty metallic, orange peel, bit dusty, some cork, some bretta. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: very sharp lemony sourness cutting through mouth and bone, little sweet, fruity, some bretta, mainly just sour. Aftertaste: very sour, little bitter, moldy cork, spicy bitterness and some pepper. Held up pretty good against time.
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this at the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. Vintage: 1993. Paid 20 Euro for the bottle and split with 4 friends. Served in a Gueuze glass at room temperature.
A - Zero carbonation / hiss on the cork pop. Dark orange appearance and minor cloudiness. SRM of 14.
S - Very little nose left. Mild acidic scent. Big vinegar scent as well.
T - Grapefruit, lemon, limes and apples. Peaches as well. It’s a whole rainbow of fruits. Still a big sour bomb and some dry grape skins taste as well.
M - Still a decent carbonation in the mouth. 15% on the mouth swish. Insanely dry finish and the tast runs away very quickly leaving this gigantic sour bomb.
O - Even still, it’s a rocking great Gueuze and one I’d love to have again.
douglas88 (8106) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle thanks so much to Ayrton! 1999 vintage. This was a major want that I should have had a few years ago in Belgium. Bright orange color, pretty hazy with a small bubble of head. A rich nose of apricot and wood, some lemon. A very nice Gueuze: light tartness, very smooth apricots, oranges and lemon, vanilla, wood. Very smooth and tasty. Dusty. Has lost a good bit of carbonation I think. Awesome nevertheless.
Sledutah (6837) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1999 750ml C&C’d bottle generously shared by Doug, thanks man
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a small white head
Aroma: Tart apples and vinegar
Taste: Tart, vinegar, citrus with a very dry finish
Great, glad I got a chance to try this.
77ships (7350) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 1993 Vintage split between me, tderoeck & adamjackson (Tim & Adam) @ WoSF 2012 // bottle no. 7497 // bottle has a thick, solid layer cobwebs and layer of dust // looks like it just spend a century in ancient cobweb riddled basement (pretty much true) // neat // pours a darker shade of amber with no head whatsoever // smell is quite sharp, tart, lemons with a medicinal flair, mixed with health store “tea” & herbs // taste is bitter, herbal, mouldy, candy, reasonably tart with some herbal candy sweetness mixed up, tea, funky, tart/herbal/dash medicinal thing goes into a tad bitter finish, lemons // this is not muted, very clear, sharp & bright // substantial body, pretty much no carb. now // quite unique, don’t know whether the flavours described before were part of the original pallet but this is still very clear, sharp, dry, is holding better than you would expect at 19 years // not sure why they ceased doing this one, financial reasons, I suppose?