Fredd_an (161) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Litet vitt huve som som försvinner snabbt. Små grumlig fin glansig smått gyllene bärnstensfärgad öl med fantastisk sur doft & sur smak. Syrliga höslövskompott. Wunderbar!
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Alengrin (2929) - BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic ’oude geuze’, bottle of two years old. Actually the continuation of an old ’substyle’ of geuze, where much more old lambic than young lambic is applied, so a bit different (also in its relatively high ABV). Beautifully orangey peach blonde colour, clear with fine, ’champenoise’ fizz supporting a medium, snow white, opening head remaining stable around the edges. Powerful lambic aroma displaying the maturity and nobility of ’malse’ old lambic, suggestions of lemon peel, redcurrant, unripe pears and green plums, sweat but in a ’noble’ kind of way, barnyard, sour yoghurt, wet wood, sorrel, leather (Brett), cellar dust, dry white wine, field flowers... Very complex and extremely elegant, as well as appetizing. Taste follows the aroma perfectly: an extremely refreshing acidity, lemon, sour red berries, starfruit, with minerals in the background and a pointy, champagne-like, fizzy carbonation just as it should be in this style; a ’brut’ dryness is in perfect balance with the fruitiness, remaining firmly in place without becoming wildly estery, and making room for a deep background wheat sourishness and a gentle, faintly sweetish bready maltiness, upon which the complex structure of the old lambic is built: tart lactic acidity joining the initial lemon acidity, woody tannins creeping in only to intensify in the finish, and of course the leathery, drying, funky Brettanomyces effect; finishes long, woody and mouth-watering dry, with lingering tartness, a subtle hint of lingering bready malt sweetishness and strong oaky tannins, as well as a late and brief hop bitterishness, adding further structure and complexity. Somewhat different indeed, but interesting in letting the reserved, mature funkiness of the old lambic come to full glory. In being somewhat more ’easy-going’ and mellow than the regular Oude Geuze (or, for that matter, most old geuzes from other producers), this could mistakenly be interpreted as a ’simple’ and introductory example of the style, but I think this is to be fully appreciated only by those who have a thorough understanding of the difference between young and old lambic. Besides this, this was the first ever ’oude geuze’ I tasted, many years ago, so it is good to revisit it now, after years of gathering knowledge of the beer world. Thoroughly enjoyed this.
danielecamo (663) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia da 75cl, Vintage 2010. Colore giallo dorato, velata con schiuma fine e mediam persistente. Aroma pulito, e frizzante con sentori di cuoio, frutta gialla sotto spirito. al palato buona scorrevolezze e discreta secchezza. la bevuta viene rovinata da una netta nota di zolfo molto fastidiosa.
Patrickctenchi (4520) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2009 vintage, BB2032)
Hazy.....light yellow gold with a small white head.
Musty apple/peach aroma.
Taste is basement funk, tart fruit...
Soft, but nicely sour....
fellebag (1058) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml. Small white layer diminishing. Fizzy with a hazy peach color. Aroma is apples, wine, yeast, citrus and light gasoline or nail polish remover. Taste is sour, slightly hay. Acidic and fresh of green leaves or nettles.
MMR (452) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried a bottle from 2011. This is a wonderful Gueuze with a very nice sour taste. It is very nice dry and sparkling.
atrox (336) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange colour with low but good head. Sour aroma, vinegar, barnyard, fruits. Taste is medium sour, fruity with belgian notes. Drinkable and refreshing.
MonsterMagnet (448) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Earthy, lemon zest, berries, rubarber. Medium sour, medium body, fruity tart finish. My first try at geuze and I like it!
andriesradu (549) - ROMANIA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2009. Pours hazy orange with a big, but fast diminishing head. Aroma is heavy sour with notes of lemon, vinegar, fruity. Quite complex. Flavor is dry with a moderate to heavy sourness and notes of apples and wood. Really nice
ksiwzos (82) - GREECE - JAN 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.375L bottle, 2010 Vintage from Belgian e-shop
Pours quite clear, medium orange to amber with big, white, open head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is tart with some fruity funkiness, ash and burned notes, very good! Flavor is fruity (berry like, strawberry), nice smooth lactic acidity, quite complex and so beautiful. Aftertaste is smooth tartness with just a bit of earthy hopiness. Medium body, soft carbonation. Just beautiful
0.375L bottle, 2010 Vintage from Belgian e-shop
Pours VERY clear, medium orange to amber with big, white, quite dense head that dissipates. Aroma is similar to 2009, maybe the tartness is a bit stronger and some ash. Some overripe fruit from Brett and baryard is stronger too. So so so beautiful. Can’t wait to try it. Apples, lemony, light malty sweetness and lovely tartness, the taste is almost dazzling, I love it. Medium carbonation, very dry, light body.
Very consistent in taste, just 1 year older than 2010, not much more from aging.