maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has a amber body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had no carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is acid.
Tejas (844) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first Geuze. Big puffy white head. Some deep musty aroma & flavors as this one warms up. Hard to believe this is a beer. Dry palate. Tart. Loaded with green apple flavor. Refreshing on a hot Texas summer night.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle, bbe Oct 2023. Amber, honey coloured, very slightly hazy, with several necklaces of fine bubbles which meet on top to form a white, frothy, glass-sticking head. The latter dissipates readily, nevertheless leaving a rather stable 1/2 cm... The aroma is vinous (sherry), dry, tart (vinegar) and woody, with some cakey sweetish notes. Sour, dry and sharp flavour, also a bit woody. Harsh hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Less lemony and more hoppy than most geuzes, does lack some complexity. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 75 cl) My version was only 6% ABV. Golden, hazy - pretty much no head at all. Complex sour, vinegary notes. Very traditional blend with all the horseblanket, sweaty esters. 201297
Cornfield (5344) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Vintage 2003: Hazy yellow with a minimalist’s head, this has a "barnyard sour" aroma, musty with subtle hints of yeasty fruitiness. Tart yet malty to taste, it carries flavors of sour pomes and citrics along with a hint of leather and bleu cheese. Puckeringly tart finish. Refreshing.
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JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 on bottle) Nice with a geuze with multible elements equaly represented for a change. Pears, malts and acidicy balanceses beautifully in the aroma. The citrics pearls nicely with the carbonation. Has a good rs- strawberry feel to the finish. Complex and yet a whole.
RERATE on a 1993-bottle tasted in 2007). Clear, dark orange, white head. Extremly mellow and divine wild-yeast aroma; raisin, drenshed wood, cassis, cellar: fantastic. Perfect berry-sour mouth feel and tartness. Lots of yeast and acid. Some wood, freshly cut wood. Slides back and forth in this symphony of berries, wood, moulded paper, autum leaves and urinal; fabouless :) 4.4.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 A Mes rate:
This was my first ever lambic style beer. Straight from a wooden barrel at the paradise beer festival in Brussells. I must admit the first time I tried it i was knocked back and didn’t know what to make of it. Years later...
Love it! Funky and barnyardy with lemonesque sourness with lots of straw thrown in. Rather tart but just before that becomes too much the buttery smooth finish hits you. Almost exactly what I want from a geuze. Mr. Boon deserves all the respect that he gets. Excellent all the way around. Save the last inch or so for the finish! It becomes very murky and scary! Wonderful!
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 golden hazy beer.aroma:barnyard, yeast, cobwebs, kriek?
(red fruit, no strawberry)). taste: sour, earthy, bit bitter(peppery)., blackcurrant. no Etoh present. finish is dry, sourrish, long and fruity. yummy beer.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Young bottle: Cloudy golden beer with little head. Big aroma: Oranges and lemon. Hay and leather. Winegum and port. Sharp acidic flavour, fruityness that lands between lemon and a gin&tonic.
htsprint1 (51) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Post Dark Lord Ratebeer experience. This was not a young bottle, but it sure was good. Very smooth sourness with grass and yeast. The mellowed out tartness is very nice. Thanks Eyedrinkale.