TH28 (216) - - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011/12 version. Appearance: dark golden and cloudy (yeast got into the pour), with minimal head.
Aroma: Funk, stale paper, fresh hay, barnyard, and apple.
Taste: Some sweet citric maltiness and apple, turning to an acidic, lactic sourness and hint of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: light to moderate body with a high carbonation.
Finish: Very dry with some lingering acidity and tartness, and a hint of Brett funk.
Overall: Good Gueuze. Solid balance of brett funk, lactic sourness, and some fruity yeast characteristics. Dry and effervescent.
suurjuust (1642) - ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Semi-clear golden orange, big soapy white head. Nose is fruity tartness, apples with funky notes. Flavor is tart, somewhat woody, fruity, wild yeast, funk. Long tart and dry finish. Pretty nice.
lachneger (378) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Geelgoud kleurig bier met een witte volle luchtige schuimkraag. Geur limoen en zuur. Smaak licht zuur van appel cider met een fijne bubbeltje. Badge 2011-2012.
MMR (486) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a thick yellow/orange glass of beer. I didn’t really enjoy it; there’s nothing much more to it than a rather heavy sourness.
overtheline (46) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, pours a hazy orange yellow. Aroma of ripe banana, a real sour yeasty bread/vinegar note. This is my first geuze and wow, taste is a sweet and sour carnival! Some fruit does creep through though, banana, grapefruit and lemon.finish goes completely sour and then some sweet fruit returns.
Punkero (65) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stormy orange appearance. Bubbly. Lovely foam. Faint aroma. Pouring the whole bottle brings more sourness. Easy gentle geuze.
JStax (3551) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. The beer is a light yellow with a soft haze. Not much for head, but the little that was there, was white. The beer had a soft acidity to it with a bready, straw like character to it. Mild acidity in the taste and the grassy, straw character remains throughout. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerGolem (741) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 375 ml from the 2011-2012 brewing season. Pours orange with foamy white head. Aroma: oak, funk, citrus. Wild taste, with citrus, funky and spicy notes. Medium acidity. Lively carbonation. Amazing gueuze, would drink it again anytime!
PietS (61) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2011-2012. The sourness is not overwhelming. It is fresh with sweet undertones. Easy drinkable, like a sparkling wine.
Muggus69 (1419) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004-2005 vintage in corked 750mL bottle. BB 14.06.2027.
Smuggled this back from Belgium years ago (’07 I think), and has been sitting in the cellar since.
Good uncorking. Pours a lively slightly cloudy orange-gold body, white head flairs up holding a small firm cap.
Decent intensity of aroma - typically dominant grapefruit rind, hay, unripe pineapple, hard cheese, yeast lees, faint sort of a tropical fruit character.
Effervescent body drives that acidity - not overly tart but certainly zesty, livening up the palate, and senses.
The aged "factor" seems more apparent on the body - chalky/minerally character, very hay/cut grass/meadowy (is that a word!?), citrus not as abundant as the nose would dictate, still some grapefruit & lime leaf. Aged cheese notes linger on a reasonably long finish with notes of white balsamic & funky apple.
Glad to finally try this, and certainly not disappointed. Oldest bottled lambic I’ve tried, by some measure, yet still seems youthful - testament to how long these beers can keep!