scarletfire65 (1150) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2004. Snifter. Bright orange pour, small head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is pungent barnyard and funk, Brett, leather, apricot. Rather light bodied, high carbonation. Good acidity. The flavors mirror the nose, bright stonefruits over a funky, earthy, leathery base. The finish is dry with a roasted mushroom note and a lingering twang. Pretty good geuze.
willisread (1100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 vintage from Tanakaya. Pours a lightly hazy harvest gold with a small white head that lingers throughout. Aromas of cobwebs, oak, grass, pear, green apple and light wood. Active carbonation with a nice creamy mouthfeel. A little bit boozy as it warms, but not overly so. Nice dry and crisp finish. Some tartness present on the palate, but muted with age clearly. Still, very enjoyable.
hackobock (2300) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
September 13, 2015. Bottle at home, 2010 vintage.
Hazy orange with a large, frothy, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is grain, minerals, funk, light tart green apples and hints of oak and earthy leather notes. Taste is tart, light sweet fruitiness. Finish is light tart, some citrus and apple hints, dry oak and leather, light funk. Light to medium bodied, average, small bubble carbonation, slight oily texture.
Smooth, light tart and light funky easy drinkable gueuze.
Silvan7 (903) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home (2011 vintage). Ambrata, riflessi dorati schiuma bianca poco fine e poco persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato agrumato, legno, vaniglia, polvere, fermentazione spontanea. Acida, secca abbastanza amara, classico gusto peculiare delle geuze. Equilibrata piuttosto carbonata astringente, non molto calda, poco corposa.
drjoeng (248) - - SEP 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8%ABV. Lambic Gueuze.
Had the 2011. Poured out of a caged and corked bottle that opened with a lustily gaseous pop a beautiful amber, about 16ºSRM.
Nose was full of yeasty, funky, pinot-like aromas.There is a champagne-like dryness to the nose that speaks of ripe grapes giving up all their sun-drenched goodness to kiss your palate with sec sweetness. There is that telling funkiness suggesting its farmhouse-wild orgins.
Saison, wild ale like sourness with a clean dry finish. The mouthfeel is light with pronounced carbonation. There is that beautifully crafted champagne drynes that lightens the palate which is already full of malty, wheaty flavors that are so nicely balanced by the horde of yeasts from who knows where that have been working on the malty mash.
Alcoholic but in the very best traditions of a fine sparkly from the Champagne region. An ale that drinks like a champagne. who’d thunk it! Wildly fermented and tasted with no expectations whatsoever
Goes on Favorites list.
walrussell (190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber Gold, Not a very big or lasting head
Smells of old towel and urine and metal
Dry, Tart but too tart, old towel, metal, a bit medicinal. Long mildly bitter / sour finish. Zero acetic component, which is wonderful.
Sour level is good for a glass or two. More than that would be a bit much. Funk is great - nice, but not too much.
Probably great for the style (I haven’t had enough to know, but it is definitely is drinkable and very complex). I like it a lot more than I thought I would.
Tuuker (38) - - SEP 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: sour apples, pepper, white wine
Appearance: murky yellow, lasting head retention, lively bubbles
Taste: tart, tannic bitterness, peaches, soft sour, suprisingly bitter
Palate: light to medium body, tingling tannins, lively carbonation
Overall: very nice sour with a good balance of sour. Pithy bitterness was a bit off for me but really loved the sour balance and funkiness
guzgorog (510) - FRANCE - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière blonde, mousse blanche fine. Nez aigrelet sur la pomme verte et le raisin blanc. Bouche rappelant également la pomme, le cidre, l’alcool est présent mais de manière harmonieuse. Corps interessant, bonne pétillance, belle acidité et amertume, rappelant un peu le tonic. Très agréable, rafraichissante malgré l’alcool.
agent_persik (573) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden orange color, medium white head. Aroma of citrus, sour fruits, yeast, grass. Sour lightly sweet taste with subtle bitterness in finish. Light body and strong carbonation. Nice sour beer, sourness is not very aggressive and well balanced, quite enjoyable.
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hazy amber, with a thin vanishing head. Typical aromas, very round. Compared to other geuze it is not very sour and lightly alcoholic.
Unde (604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden yellow colour with quite small head. Aroma has sourness, white wine, green apples. Taste is really sour. There is green apples, some vanilla too. Really high carbonation with medium body.