Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a yellow hazy colored beer with a nice bubbly head with standard retention. Aroma is quite sour with some citrus notes also noticeable. Taste is quite refreshing with again some citrus notes and a quite powerful sour taste. The acidity level is just perfect and doesn’t unbalance this great beer. I was quite surprise with the high level of ABV for a gueuze but since it hard to notice taste-wise I didn’t mind. Overall, a great gueuze with good balance and complexity.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Updated rating from Gulp’s 1995 vintage bottle. Massive horseblanket, bordering on used kitty litter, perfumy underneath, dry hoppiness too. Thick sour and wheaty body with plenty of soury goodness. If you have a bottle of this please let it sit a few more years! Finished dry and grassy, awesome aftertaste of soured hay.2003 vinatge sampled in 2003- Orange/gray color, the ugliest of the gueuzes I’ve seen. Too young, too, as it’s harsh acidity was overpowering and it’s dry grassy finish seemed like it had a papery/mint taste, like licking a stamp.
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw color. Blend of sweet and sour nose. Highly sour taste with a kind of medicinal Band-Aid quality that was rather unpleasant.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2004 1995 Bottle - Very cloudy bright orange body with a medium-small white head. Not much of a pop when the cork came out, but it sure was a bitch to get out. Acidic and mellow semi-sweet aroma. Very non-assertive especially for the style. Whoa, this is the most mellow understated gueze I have ever had. A tiny bit sour, but mainly just neutral malt. Some fruity flavors and a decent amount of acidity, but not at overwhelming. It shocks me how mellow this beer is. This is my first experience with a gueze of this age. Maybe this is normal. Not sure. Medium not at all fizzy or lively. Maybe a bit watery. An experince to be sure. My expectations were for lots of sour funkiness, barnyard, leather all of that jazz so I am wee bit dissapointed.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(1995) Opaque amber body with small-medium head. Aroma is mild sweet, horseblanket sour, yeasty, some acidic, fruity, clearly mellowed from the aging. Taste is really mellowed, light sweet, fruity (peach). Finish is mild horseblanket sour. Somewhere there is a middle ground, between the absurd sourness of most guezes and this aged-mellow beer, and I look forward to finding it.
rickgordon (3841) - 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 (5287) - 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 (3550) - 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.