cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured orange with a surprising amount of initial white fizz, though the head settled down quickly and left nothing behind as it sat and warmed up. The nose on this was wonderful, tart like apple cider with some horsey brett notes. Flavors of the same, a funky tart and sour that fills the whole mouth. Dry and not sweet, occasional bubbles bursting in the mouth, couldn’t have told you this was 8% at all.
My first gueze, so I can’t put it line with others, but this was fantastic.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 12, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Bottle from nolankowal on 3/7/08. Strong carbonation easily pushes the cork out when the cage is removed. Initial skunky saaz hop aroma. Lots of farmhouse funk. I’m guessing it’s going to be very dry. Yellow color. Small bubble head that is small, but lingers because of continuous replenishing from the carbonation in the liquid. Really great to smell. Taste is dry and lightly sour. Easy to drink. Wonderful. 4.1-4.2...yeah, I’m crazy, but I like me sours.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 from Flaco Alto, I bought a bottle today and his arrived in the mail guessing its older can’t quite tell from the back. Pours orange with a off white head that faded nicely to a ring. Nose is big and sour and barnyard. The taste is sour, acidic and slightly furity. I was kind of expecting more here. I like this but it is not my favorite gueze yet.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA--Poured a yellowish, clear fizzy white-straw body. Great example of a lambic. Crisp, effervescent, dry, and clean. Like a fine champagne, I could indulge in this all day. Sparkles in the belly and brings a smile to the face.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Re-rate 7/14/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. 2008 vintage. Aroma is oaky and lemony. Sour-bitter flavor, oaky and lemony. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5
Re-rate 3/6/11: Bottle at ZBF 2011. 2005 vintage. Clear golden. Funky aroma of wild yeast, some citrus, leathery notes and a bit of alcohol. Tasty sour flavor. Medium-bodied. 7/3/8/4/15=3.7
(3/1/08) Bottle sample at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas.Cloudy orange. Aroma of oak and lots of citrus. Sour and really dry barnyard flavor with a rather big bitterness in the finish a tiny bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Good, but I think something (I can’t really define what) was a bit off-putting about this one. 8/3/7/3/15=3.6
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not sure what year, it has been in my house for a year already. Pours out a golden color with a little bit of a white head on it. Smell has some lemons and a little bit of oak flavor. It was not as sour tasting as I thought it should be; and it had a little bit more sweetness than I am used to in a lambic. It was still a good beer, interesting and unique, but not my favorite guezue by any means.
BeerandBlues2 (10781) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received via trade with jayg. Pours hazy dark yellow with an average, fizzy, white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw), light hops (grass), average yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of bubble gum and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, fizzy carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
DietPepsican (1526) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured gold with no head. Light citrusy funk aroma. Flavor is lemon, funky grapefruit, apples. Finished pretty acidic, but about normal for the style. Medium carbonation.
ekstedt (5990) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (37 cl) at Tre små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear golden with just some tiny bubbles. Mildly cidery, with notes of green apples, grapefruit, wood and some leather. Medium bodied and smooth. Well balanced with a gentle grapefruit bitterness.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice champagne-like effervescent pour. Very lemony funk in the aroma. Faintly sweet, lemon juice flavor, like funky lemonade. Quite drinkable and delicious.