bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
(750ml Bottle, 1999 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a spare ring of white bubbles. A complex gueuze aroma of grapefruit, lemon, vinegar, apple, earthiness, musty, and white grapes. The flavor smacks you in the face with the intensity of the tartness that after once taste makes your taste buds stand up for attention like basic training solders for their drill sergeant. The tartness lingers even after several minutes in between sips allowing you to savor the magical experience endured. An absolutely fantastic brew at a unbelievable tasting that I will certainly not forget.
Ferris (12695) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 1999 - Great light fruit and funky tart notes. Hazy gold with almost no head. Bright white grape Tart notes, light funk and a clean finis. I wish I had more.
Scopey (12504) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1992 vintage at the 20th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. It pours hazy dark yellow/amber, with moderate carbonation and a thin fizzy white head. The nose is clove rock, light floral, light smoke, wood, varnish, barbeque, HP sauce, soy sauce, tamarind and farmyard. The taste is wood, sour lemon and lots of sour berry: redcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, red apple and blackberry, with a dry-tart finish. There is some pleasant alcohol warmth, low oxidation and high acidity in the finish. This has truly stood the test of time, the complexity and flavours are amazing and yet it is so drinkable. I reckon I could polish a whole bottle of this off myself.
bierkoning (12350) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009 Vintage 99. Aroma has pear, lemon, lychee and oak. Very sour flavor with pear, yoghurt, fresh cheese, lemon. This geuze is amazingly fruity, and, in spite of the mouthpuckering sourness, softer than you might expect. I understand now why Belle Vue hides this beer from the crowd. If they get to know this beer nobody buys their normal crap.
Another tasting @ the RBESG in Sheffield showed that this beer has mellowed down a bit over the years and has further gained in complexity.
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ plan B, Cph.
Pours muddy orange with no head. Aroma is tart, oranges, ginger, oak, apple, peach and a good degree of vinegar. Low carbonation, good oily mouthfeel. Super flavour, good oranges, geat tartness and dryness. Good oak with peach and apple. Good, but just a tad too much vinegar that gives a light burning feel in my throat.
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
’99 Shared by forgerfu at mikkeler bar. Thanks a million, man, for buying and sharing this expensive and rare bottle.
cloudy orange, small white head.
phenolic sour aroma, pretty acid, fruity. Clean.
flavor is very nice, acid, citrussy and pretty sour. A great gueuze.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vintage 1999, bottle #03958. Very hazy orange with a small white head. Wonderful aroma of citrus, barnyard, some oak, some leather hints and some sweetish malty notes. A sour funky flavor with a good dose of citrus, lactic notes, and some sweet honey-ish, maybe slightly malty, notes. Getting ultra-acidic and slightly astringent by the finish. Medium-bodied. I was hoping for more and I feel something is lacking in the flavor (the aroma is amazing) but it’s still a very good Gueuze.
hopdog (11527) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle shared courtesy of Axilla (thanks!). 1999 vintage. Bottle # 06660. Poured a dark and cloudy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of caramel, brett, musty, leather, citrus, and wood. Tastes of green apples, citrus, wood, and sour lemons. Nice pucker factor. You have to love a beer that when you lick your lips a minute later, it still makes you pucker! This one was fantastic. Everything I would want in a Gueuze!
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled Vintage 1999: Orange coloured. Unclear. Off white fluffy head. Sourness, earth and spice in the aroma. Very citric. Flavour of fruit, earth, tart, citrus, yeast and loads of sourness. This is my kind of gueuze. Is very dry and refreshing. Very complex. Ends on a delicious sour note, balanced by a light sweetness.
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy yellow pour. This was from my friend Ryans sourfest on Halloween. Cheesy aroma is evident immediately with some sour fruit and barnyard aromas too. Flavor is sour as hell. Lemony, acidic, vinegar, earthy tones, dry. Sour. wow.