oricon (1) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Was recommended this beer by a fellow patron at the Delerium Cafe in Brussels. I received a 2003 vintage, served in authentic glassware. Head was pure white and sparkling. First taste was lemon, sweet and tart, and the aftertaste was wonderfully dry. I would compare it to a fine champagne.
KnutAlbert (6600) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle kindly shared by OleR.
Lots of citrus, fruit. Rather thin. Clean sour taste.
True to type, interesting, but not my favourite.
oakbluff (434) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared via piscator34, nice to finally try this gueze. Pours a slightly hazed golden straw, one finger white head. Nose- nice pungent sour fruits, vinegar, earthy. Taste- not quite as sour as expected given the sharp smell to the beer, but still had a nice citrus /apple tartness. Thin mouthfeel with a dry earthy quality to the finish. Very easy drinking and high carbonation. Alcohol is hidden for size the of this gueze.
piscator34 (2271) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample. Dark gold in colour with a few floaties and spritzy carbonation. Very potent sour aromas of lemon and orange with undertones of dried wood. Way more mellow in the mouth than expected. The sour fruits are upfront again, but without being overly tart or sour. Mild wood and funk are present as well. Rounded mouthfeel without the heavy acidic attack of a Cantillon or Girardin, but still quite dry. Good stuff, but my preference would be for a more sour gueuze.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003 vintage bottle from Barley Wine, Copenhagen. Tiny offwhite head. Hazy, well carbonated, golden brown colored body. A crisp lemony tartness in the aroma. Notes of metal, fresh wood and stable. Sour-sweet citric fruit flavors with stong notes of piney bitterness. Healthy body. Dry, tart fruity finish. A very powerful Gueuze.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle, 2004. Clear orange with a thick meringue head that settles to a smooth skin. Nose is lemon custard, pear, banana, lemon peel and light barnyard. Zesty and sparkling with a silky finish. Taste is lemon candy, green melon, pear, tomatillo and grapefruit juice. Beautiful fruity notes balanced by tart and sour citrus. Malty finish with a slight pucker. Excellent. Hmmm, i see this is not so highly rated; maybe i got a particularly good batch?
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden clear color with a large wispy white head that clings the glass with thicks sheets of lacing. Nose is sharp with tart, sour, funk, salt, citrus, apple, vinegar. Initial taste has some old "penny" metallic upfront flavors, wood, apples and citrus. Mid palate displays some earthy, grainy notes with sour background. Finishing dry, bitter, apples still lingering. Refreshing and funky. Balanced well. Looking for some more flavor. Great head retention and lacing of the glass. Palate duration above average. Body is light to medium with silky mouth feel.
larsga (7113) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy orange body with vigourous carbonation. Wooden metallic barnyard aroma, feels tart. Harmonic. Intense bitter wooden metallic barnyard taste. Thin body. Sharp mouthfeel. Interesting and unusual. (0.355l bottle from Ole R.)
dwyerpg (5327) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Maybe a bit of oxide in the aroma. Quite funky. I think all four of the adjectives on the bottle describing this beer are accurate. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing. Don’t know if I’ve ever agreed with a label completely before. You can add funky to it as well.
Travlr (19908) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A traditional bottle-conditioned gueuze, spontaneously fermented, and a step above the regular Boon gueuze, which is most likely sweetened and not conditioned. Citrus flavors with moderate sourness and a dry, bitter finish. Ages well.