Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. No head. Quite malty, with fruity sourness. noticeable strangth but well balanced.
kwik-lime (1290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beautiful citrusey aroma, pours deep orange with a lasting bubbly head. Strong lemon flavour which is very nice at first but the sourness becomes quite overwhelming over the course of the drink and is far more prominent than ’beery’ tastes (hops, etc.). A very good beer with food but I wouldn’t want to drink it standalone.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold with a lasting white head. Funky nose, blue cheese with some citrus notes. Sweet grapes in flavour, with some citrus and funky farm notes. Medium refreshing feel. Alcohol well disguised. Nice beer.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2006 1993 750mL bottle drank January 2005. Light honey yellow color with some light orange tints, plenty of sediment and a small, weak white head. Aroma contains notes of hay, wet grass, musty stable air and light lemons. Flavor, having almost 12 years to settle down, is, not surprisingly, not spectacularly sour. Very easy-going, with still a lovely tartness of yeast, lemons, light dough and angel food cake. Some warm tones from the sweet malt brace the tart notes. Finish has light citrus, barnyard and creamy bleu cheese. Mouthfeel is, perhaps, the highlight. The experience could have been lessened by a tired, thin mouthfeel, but this was not the case. Even and soft, with an almost creamy consistency that add fantastically to the dough and bleu cheese flavors. Ends on a nutty, mild yeast note, with plenty of honey sweetness. I could easily drink a bottle of this in about 5 minutes if I was really thirsty.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting Gueuze.... Sweet but yet assertive in tartness. Not as sour as I had thought it to be. Kinda funky cheese and sweet yeast flavor. COlor pale straw with a white head. Small amounts of citrus. mild carbonation due to older bottle. Thanks for MHTG Bill Rogers for allowing this beer who had spent its entire life on its side to be emptied...
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1995. Brought to marinaro500’s post-Thanksgiving gathering by gulp. Cloudy yellow-orange body, thin off-white head. Funky sour musty aroma with brie cheese rind. Fruity body but not too tangy, with wheat, a touch of balsamic vinegar, cheese rind, and must but not really all that sour compared to the Cantillons. And I like sour when it comes to these lambics.
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Gulp for this rare brew enjoyed at Joe’s after thanksgiving gathering! Light coppery hue with initial fizzy head and some lace. The aroma is very traditional, lots of barnyard yeast esters, cheese, lots of acidic qualities, and a woody undertone. The taste quite matches the nose, full yeast and sourness. It however is not as sour as some of the Gueze I have had in the past. The finish is bone dry as expected with a hint of heather. The feel is quite lively but the dryness keeps it from becoming fully refreshing. Just what I expected from the beer and that is often a good thing.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle from the Pitfield Beer Shop, London.. Aroma is sour & woody. A pleasant sourness dominates the flavour, but it’s not overly sour, it is however very dry but it doesn’t dominate the flavour, the beer is pleasantly balanced. Notes of wood, lemon juice, potato, pencil shavings, and perhaps even some spice in the background. I’m surprised an 8% gueuze manages to remain this traditional, very nice example of the style.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange appearance, small thick white head. Soft woody stable aroma with hints of citrus-peels. Flavour starts round of hay and lemon but finishes a bit woody and tart. Mellow. Round mouthfeel.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Ostend Beer Festival 2004 in Oostende, Belgium.
Soft, mellow and traditional lambic funk. Notes of of lemon, radishes and horseblanket (cobwebs, snakeskin, blah, blah)
Very traditional and fruity but the lack of body and complexity effect the lambic in many ways. Still though, this is a traditional unsweetened lambic which says a lot and definately worth sampling. There are just so many better examples of the style.