pityu (302) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Hazy golden colour, medium size, collapsing white head. Fruity nose, green apples, peach, grapes, some earthy and barnyard tone. Taste is mostly sour with some sweet malty hints. Low hop bitterness. Light to medium body, average carbonation, clean dry finish with lingering sourness. Well balanced, complex but refreshing Geuze, highly recommended for the style lovers.
ciocanelu (365) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage. Orange color, slightly hazy, with an off-white head. Aroma has farmhouse funk but also a slight caramel / butter funk. Taste starts somehow sweet, getting the caramel notes from the aroma. Gets more sour and acetic in the middle but balances out in the finish, having also some bitterness. Body is medium with a good amount of carbonation and a slight alcohol presence. Really interesting gueuze, I think the age has something to do with the slightly sweet caramel character.
Enno101 (12) - - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent aroma, apples, oranges & pears. Some light wood in the background. Lovely bright granny smith apples on the palate with some well balanced tartness to go with it. I’m a fan. Good carbonation to go with it. Overall, this by far my favourite lambic/sour beer from the Boon Brewery. Well worth a purchase if you see it.
willisread (1304) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 vintage from Tanakaya. Pours a lightly hazy harvest gold with a small white head that lingers throughout. Aromas of cobwebs, oak, grass, pear, green apple and light wood. Active carbonation with a nice creamy mouthfeel. A little bit boozy as it warms, but not overly so. Nice dry and crisp finish. Some tartness present on the palate, but muted with age clearly. Still, very enjoyable.
hackobock (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
September 13, 2015. Bottle at home, 2010 vintage.
Hazy orange with a large, frothy, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is grain, minerals, funk, light tart green apples and hints of oak and earthy leather notes. Taste is tart, light sweet fruitiness. Finish is light tart, some citrus and apple hints, dry oak and leather, light funk. Light to medium bodied, average, small bubble carbonation, slight oily texture.
Smooth, light tart and light funky easy drinkable gueuze.
Silvan7 (930) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home (2011 vintage). Ambrata, riflessi dorati schiuma bianca poco fine e poco persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato agrumato, legno, vaniglia, polvere, fermentazione spontanea. Acida, secca abbastanza amara, classico gusto peculiare delle geuze. Equilibrata piuttosto carbonata astringente, non molto calda, poco corposa.
drjoeng (326) - - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8%ABV. Lambic Gueuze.
Had the 2011. Poured out of a caged and corked bottle that opened with a lustily gaseous pop a beautiful amber, about 16ºSRM.
Nose was full of yeasty, funky, pinot-like aromas.There is a champagne-like dryness to the nose that speaks of ripe grapes giving up all their sun-drenched goodness to kiss your palate with sec sweetness. There is that telling funkiness suggesting its farmhouse-wild orgins.
Saison, wild ale like sourness with a clean dry finish. The mouthfeel is light with pronounced carbonation. There is that beautifully crafted champagne drynes that lightens the palate which is already full of malty, wheaty flavors that are so nicely balanced by the horde of yeasts from who knows where that have been working on the malty mash.
Alcoholic but in the very best traditions of a fine sparkly from the Champagne region. An ale that drinks like a champagne. who’d thunk it! Wildly fermented and tasted with no expectations whatsoever
Goes on Favorites list.
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber Gold, Not a very big or lasting head
Smells of old towel and urine and metal
Dry, Tart but too tart, old towel, metal, a bit medicinal. Long mildly bitter / sour finish. Zero acetic component, which is wonderful.
Sour level is good for a glass or two. More than that would be a bit much. Funk is great - nice, but not too much.
Probably great for the style (I haven’t had enough to know, but it is definitely is drinkable and very complex). I like it a lot more than I thought I would.
Tuuker (38) - - SEP 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: sour apples, pepper, white wine
Appearance: murky yellow, lasting head retention, lively bubbles
Taste: tart, tannic bitterness, peaches, soft sour, suprisingly bitter
Palate: light to medium body, tingling tannins, lively carbonation
Overall: very nice sour with a good balance of sour. Pithy bitterness was a bit off for me but really loved the sour balance and funkiness
guzgorog (533) - FRANCE - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière blonde, mousse blanche fine. Nez aigrelet sur la pomme verte et le raisin blanc. Bouche rappelant également la pomme, le cidre, l’alcool est présent mais de manière harmonieuse. Corps interessant, bonne pétillance, belle acidité et amertume, rappelant un peu le tonic. Très agréable, rafraichissante malgré l’alcool.