Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Nuffield. Big brett nose that is seriously sharp and frsh. Wonderful nose. Lots of horse and barn funk. Taste-mildly acidic, low-medium brett flavor, light smoke, wheaty, citric, good mildly lingering sharp aftertaste. That big nose makes the mild flavor kind of a let down, but it is still overall very good.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$9.99/Bottle at Bottleworks. Sharp citrus smell, kind of like a cider...light, clear golden color. Strong sour apple taste. Iím pretty new to trying different Belgians, but this reminds me of champagne more than anything. Very fizzy on the tongue. Refreshing and tasty overall.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma initially is very tart and sour with lots of lemon. Once you get past that there is a moderate fruitiness and light yeastiness. Pours a transparent golden-orange with a touch of haze and a nice white head that lasts a minute or so. Sour/tart flavors are very subdued. Moderate woodiness. Finishes with some light acidity and a light flowery bitterness. Regular version is much better.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
If itís possible for something to smell sour and fresh at the same time this beer has acheived such a sensation in my nostril. This one is not a particularly cloudy bottle for some reason. In fact, the only thing interrupting the smooth amber color are the constant bubbles which give the palate a pleasant kick. The flavor of the beer is (as expected) very sour. There is the slightest metallic edge at the finish but it doesnít last. But compared to the other two Boon Geuzes Iíve tasted, Iíd say this one is the fruitiest. There is definitely a lot of lemon. This is a very dry, very tart beer. I love it. It needs food though. Iím not sure what food... I think this would go really well with a green salad and some bleu cheese. Iím going to say this is my favorite of the Boon Geuzes
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, nice white head. Smells of lemon and cold steel. Very lemony flavor, with notes of vinegar and dust. dry finish. Very tasty.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, straw colored body with a frothy white head. Musty, barnyard aroma with some green apple. Very dry up front, with some major oak notes and tartness that resembles granny smith apples. Light acidic vineagar note before the dry, woody finish.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a musty, citrus, acidic aroma. Golden blonde with a white head, and champagne bubbles. Musty, earthy, some lemon, and sour flavor, with a dry finish.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with frothy white head that wafts around tthe glass. Nose is bitter and sour with hints of alcohol. Flavor is bold and fruity with some ass kicking sourness. Crisp and refreshing, bottoms up suckaí!
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Golden, slightly dirty and cloudy, large white frothy head, fairly nice lacing, very strong carbonation. † Tart floral nose, wheaty, smells fantastic. † Moderately tart up front, quite dry, long lingering wheaty sourness, woody. † Fairly clean, slight citrus sweetness on the exit that includes a little bit of rind, remains fairly woody. † Big in body, nice airy/bubbley mouthfeel. † Very enjoyable.
JonMoore (1649) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear effervescent gold with a large white head. Sour apples, cider like aroma. Strong tart fruity flavour, nicely sour with noticable alcohol in the finish. Some background barnyardyness. Champagne like, but of course much better. Very good.