rickgordon (3828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. DBF 2004.
Hazy, pale orange. Earthy, sourish aroma with notes of wood and grapefruit. Full flavour, with a frothy palate. Dry finish is an understatement.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#34).
Hazy muddy yellow colored with a medium white head. Heavy in the aroma, tart and dry woody and grapefruity. Flavor is tart sour of spontaneous fermentation with wood tones. A really fine Geuze, very complex and not too sour.
I have really grown on Geuzes, at first I found them too tart and sour, but now I really enjoy a good Geuze once in a while!
larsniclas (5192) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at DBF 2004.
Golden and hazy.
Really sour aroma and flavour with a lot of fruit in it.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at DBF 2004. Hazy golden appearance, little head. Aroma is barnyard, dry, tart and musty. The flavor is very nice, sour, yet sweet, tart, fruity, magnificent. The flavor explodes in your mouth. Very good one!
rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, ZBF 2004. Hazy amber, thin white head and a good delicate condition. Pleasantly sweaty lambic nose with some trace plastic phenols. Gentle citric tartness with delicately rounded lambic notes in the mouth, and a long leathery finish.
TheBeerGod (4906) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First, thanks to whaleman for sending this my way! This has a black label with Geuze F. Boon in white and Mariage Parfait in cursive red underneath it. Vintange unknown although whaleman said it could be from 93-97. Pours a orange amber body with nearly no head. Sour aroma with a white grape, oak, rotten fruit, and some sweeter notes in the background. The taste has some tartness but is VERY mild. There's some more wood, lighter sour fruit notes, some definite sweetness, light leather, and lighter soggy cardboard as well. Finish is magnificent! Very sweet, surprisingly enough. Has almost a thicker champagne like mouthfeel but not as carbonated, due to it's age, I'm sure. I don't taste the 8% alcohol. Very drinkable beer and even more drinkable gueuze. Damn good beer and a nice way to hit 800!
skortila (4176) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tart aroma, wood, sweetness sourness, some citrus. Hazy, orange coloured with a nice lasting white head. Decent looks. Taste is sweet, alcohol is noticeable. Tart, some sourness, citrus and wood. More bitter in the end. Complex, but lacking some essential balance due too sweetness and alcohol.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy pale orange colour, little foam, rhubarb, haye and vinegar, refreshing, tart, lot of carbonation, acidic, long dry alcohol finish - simply wonderful ! - a big thank you to fiulijn for sharing this with me.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 29, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013
2012-08-31, corked bottle, vintage 2006, bb 2030.01.28, 6 years old, 9-4-8-3-17=41
Cloudy golden color, with frothy head. Deep aroma, horseblanket, with a sharp manure presence, pungent, and some fruitiness (grapefruit, pink grapefruit). Highly carbonated; the body is maybe too bold for a Gueuze, and even a bit oily; it has a strong character, with cellar elements, some alcohol perception and relatively strong bitterness.
Aggressive, maybe excessive.
Expiration date 2020, 9 years old, 10-4-8-4-17=43
Hazy golden color; good head retention. Very good Gueuze aroma, plus a nice fruitiness (grapes, grapefruit…). Aggressive, more because of the astringency than the acetic character; woody, mature.
Peculiar, my favorite Gueuze, so far.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off-white, frothy head, which is virtually not lacing and lasts mostly. Normally clear, amber body. Barnyard and cask wood sour aroma. Lightly acidic, lightly bitter initial flavour, heavily acidic, moderately bitter finish. Oily texture, fizzy mouthfeel.