daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tartish, light fruit and hints of barnyard in the aroma. Quite a bit of tartness and finishing dryness that gives a sweet impression. Not a lot of fruit or anything else, but a nice, tart refreshing geuze. A good beginners geuze, but that’s probably where I’m at right now. Love it.
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy with a nice foam. Aroma of mostard. The flavour is quite aggressiv, tart and spicy. The finish is long and acid. A spiced beer with much character.
Indra (2625) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice yeasty, tart, but also somehow soft aroma, some woodiness. Deep golden/light amber in cast, with abundant lacing, head and effervescence. Mostly tart flavor, with some citrus, wood, wheat, spiciness and even a light grassiness (hay). Finish is very dry, body is light and lightly acidic. Tasty, especially once you get about halfway into the bottle.
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow orange in color, virtually no head.A simple beer that is tart but not really overly sour
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Clear & golden topped with a thin yet firm lather..an aroma of guezish barnyards and leather, mildew and sweat...skizzy barnyards in flavor, with mildew, dryness, and stale notes dancing on a wooden floor..acidically mellow said the horse to his skin...
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starts with horse blaket, citric acid, a little barnyard, and a Creamy fisheyed head. Glowing yellow orange honey color. New oak, lemon, mellowing malts, and a "just sharp enough" citric acid quality to make this a very deceptive brew.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wham, bang, sour! Nose is wonderful--lemony notes mix with freshly cut green grass and oregano and pepper. Flavor is just too overwhelmingly tart for me to appreciate. Literally like sucking a lemon, though there are some spicy notes kicked in to the equation. My wife, a lover of sour and sweet things, loves it however. Perhaps just not suited to my palate.
jaymobrown (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2001: Apple and plums with sugar caramel tones. Sour through and through. Decent but not one of the better gueuzes.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2003 Best before 2022 (1999-2000 vintage). Old rating 3.3: [This definatley needs more time in the cellar. It tastes very fresh and sour and is not very developed or complex. I've got eight bottles of these, which I won't drink until they are more mature. I'll be back on this one in a couple of years.] New rating 4.1: Very woody and mature. Sour, but not too sour. Refreshing.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
totally exploded on me, SOUR!! alcoholic, the sour patch kids of beer