bierkoning (9999) - 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.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, 1989, courtesy of ygtbsm94 - thanks Brad! Pours golden color, still a few bubbles after all these years. Aroma of citrus, dust, peach, apricot. Taste is sour and acidic, dusty, dry, bleu cheese. Outstanding.
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Säuerlich vollmundiger, sehr breiter Antrunk. Die Säuerlichkeit ist hierbei absolut harmonisch und vielfältig aromatisch ohne beißend zu sein, höchstens im Nacgeschmack etwas scharf. Fruchtige Ansätze sind im Mittelteil besonders erkennbar, im Abgang eher noch Essigsäure, wobei dies gerade noch in angenehmem Rahmen bleibt. Dennoch schon etwas heftig. Super erhaltenes und schmeckhaftes Bier /13/12/11/9/13
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009 (1999 Vintage)
Big sour aroma. Golden coloured very hazy in appearance sour and tart with a crisp and slightly dry tangy finish.
daknole (8867) - 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.
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle #6772, 1999 Vintage... This beer rocks!... Murky amber ale. The aroma is an acetic mega-swirl of biting acidity, honey, caramel, aged cheddar, fallen ash or oak, a forty-year-old-yellow-paged book and old baseball glove. In a word; dank! Most intense flavor I’ve ever encountered. Mild sweetness up front with a note of apple. Involuntary eye-squinting sourness on the backside. Nothing balanced about it... no residual sweetness to buffer the onslaught of pungency. Beautiful lemon/orange zing. Full-bodied with a 1%-milk mouthfeel. Finishes delicately sweet with a well-rounded, refined tartness. Oh, so very good. Thanks to boboski for making it possible for me to finally try this beer!
hopdog (8773) - 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!
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (vintage 1999, purchased at Streekprodukten, Halle, 06/06): Orange to amber coloured, small foamy layer; strong sourish fruity nose (citrousy, cidery) with a bigger touch of horseblanket and barrique; strong sourish (woody), dry flavour; finishes dry, sour, citrousy with a tart tinge of brettanomyces....
The dry acidity knocks You really down.......
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle, vinitage 1999, shared by pivnizub – many thanks !) I had the vintage of 1990 once before, which was my first Gueuze ever and called my attention to the style.
Hazy and slightly murky orange colour with a short off-white layer. Fine sourish, musty and woody aroma with citrus and subtle notes of peach. Sour flavour, slightly lactic; woody and fruity taste; very well-balanced fruitiness and sourness; almost astringent dry and tart lingering finish. If I only could by that stuff right around the corner, with 10 €uro per bottle, it has a phantastic price – enjoyment ratio.
JoeMcPhee (8313) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to beastiefan2k for sharing this. Deep amber-gold beer with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, with lots of apricot, melon, lemon and more tart fruitiness. Very sour, but this is balanced by a light kiss of sweetness on the back. Heavy rich pineapple character. Funky and rich with a bracing acidity that is complemented by lots of nice fruity complexity.