MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
$5.99 for a 355 ml bottle at Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo. Golden yellow color with a thin white head. Upon closer inspection there seems to be some particles suspended in the brew. Aroma is an oliy cherry wheatish...but not in a good way. Something with this, smells a little metalic and turned. There isnt much of an acidic aroma, and really not one in the flavor. This just tastes like an old beer with a hint of lambic bitterness. Don’t think I’m gonna finish this one.
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy golden colour, with a fine white head. Very fresh an delicious nose, with grapes, fruits and acidic notes. Sour but soft flavor, still with lots of grapes. Finishes with a soft bitterness.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 (Bottle 37,5 cl) Comes as "Geuze Boon" at 6% ABV. Beautiful, fully golden beer albeit very hazy. Marvellous almost exotic nose - sherry perhaps - but also very acidic notes. The acidity continuous in the flavours, but this is far from the extreme sourness found in other traditional gueuzes. Wonderfully aromatic with some metallic notes. Well-conditioned - good one. 060200 and 110700
Sten (694) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 First rating thursday, july 21, 2005: 3/3/4/2/10. A very sour beer, smells awful (sences of yeas and vinegar) but tastes a little bit better than it smells, it even tastes a bit like bad wine. However even the more commercial belle-vue gueuze is better (bottle corked 37,5cl brewing season 2002-2003)
Had to re-rate this one, I’m much more into geuzes now than I was back then. Well it’s a typical geuze coloured beer with a nice white head. Soft acidic aroma. Nice slightly sour and wine like flavour. Can’t remember why I disliked it before, really enjoyed this one. (corked bottle 75 cl, brewing season 2006-2007)
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried this for Jimmack05. This was sour and tart, smelled like yeast and sweet candy , and cheese with some feet? Tasted like it smelled. Yuck, but...
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very appealing tart barnyard aroma with some white grape highlights and moldy book/paper smell. Pours clear and peach colored with a firm white head. Clean, sour and bitter. Quite straight ahead in flavor.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2000-01 Vintage) (05/07/05). Musty with a touch of ripe cheese. Refreshing grapefruit sourness, body a touch thin.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
sour acidic aroma, vinegary with the slightest fruit hint. pours a nice golden color with a bit of a slight whitish head. the flavor is sour and musty, a complexity that i can’t quite make out fully. outside of the intense sourness, not much else to recommend it.
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours out dark yellow in color with a thick white head. smells fruity, sour, oaky, and complex. taste is - (to me, and this is the first rating of this sytle of lambic) - slightly off. it is sour and rich, but there is something that tastes odd that i cant quite place a finger on. ah yes, as one rater describes - old tasting - i think that is the taste im going for. it was a different brew, thats for sure. an interesting find.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rusted orange. Full foaming, wispy and creamy head. Aromatically vibrant, with horsey, fruit (lemon) and barnyard aromas. Typical lambic aromatics. Flavor is much more approachable, less acidic, less sour, sweeter and generally less flavorful than lambics from say 3F, Girardin, Cantillon, Hanssens. I haven’t been impressed by Frank Boon thusfar, to be honest.