whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Vintage 1995. Lemon colored body with a slight haze and copious floating particles. Sweet and musty aroma of a stable (hay and leather), peaches, and citrus. Crisp, refreshing tartness and pleasant bitterness, as if from plum peels. Considerably more bitter than the few other gueuzes that I've sampled. Deep and intense earthy complexity. Very enjoyable.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The big bottle pours yellowish amber with a nice creamy head. The aroma is sour and interesting. The flavor starts out on the malty side but quickly morphs into mustiness, then into an acidic finish. The body is quite light and pleasing. Yes, this is good. It is great before dinner with some blue cheese.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity, sour/tart aromas. Cloudy amber, pours an enormous off white head. Musty fruit flavour, barnyard quality. Extremely dry, tart, acidic, plenty of carbonation. Sensational!
Ungstrup (27765) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is sweet and sour with notes of metal, the sourness coming from the wild fermentation and the sweetness from the malt - a very inviting aroma. The color is orange and it has a fantastic head, and is very lively. The flavor is sweet, metallic, bitter, and bitter. It starts out as a sour orange, but then a the flavor of grapefruit takes over and lingers thru to the end. A great Gueueze - but I can recommend sharing a bottle.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sediment. Good carbonation. Not as sour as I was expecting for some reason. Overall easy to drink; complex.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Cloudy golden coloured. Lasting white head. Sour and yeasty aroma. Dry sourness in the flavour. Crisp and fresh. A little nutty in the aftertaste. Nice gueuze
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pungent aroma. A little haziness, looked kind of like iced tea. Not at all sour. Some sweetness. Easy to drink.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy murky golden color with a thin white lacey head. Tart cheesy barnyard aroma. Thick cheesy flavor with subtle malty notes and good complexity. Smooth, flavorful, and not overly tart. A good geuze, but not as good as the kriek.
caesar (4508) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 Clear yellow color. Tiny particles floating around. Sparkling at the tongue. Tart gueuze aroma, oak. Taste is tart, acidic, green apple. Sharp alcoholic palate.
jerohen (1933) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Cloudy orange coloured (at least in the light i have here), initially very nice head, ok lacing. Tart typical gueuze aroma.Very smooth flavour, not overly sour, very fruity (apple). Very soft and balanced gueuze. Very good. Additional note: i only saw afterwards that this gueuze has 8% ABV, ridiculously high for the style. That explains i drank it so slow... and the headache the next day...