hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dirty yellow brown tinted pour with a scant head.
stinky, funk filled nose with notes of bruised apples, dust, moist earthiness, must, minerals, lemon peels and lemony tartness and an herbal grassy quality.
the flavor is everything i just typed... along with being spicy, intensely dry and not overly sour.
the body has some yeasty oomph to it yet it is crisp, dry, refreshing and terribly easy to drink a lot of... 7/4/7/4/17/3.9
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, many thanks to hobbersr for sharing! Pours cloudy orange with a thick white head. Nose is nice and sweaty, lemon and dust, good acid, soft mouthfeel, earth and sherbet lemons. Good.
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Cloudy, but bright golden with lively, effervescent look. Fingerwide, airy, fluffy white head.
Aroma: Fresh lime peels, grapfruity bitersweet-tartness, balanced leather and horse-blanket notes.
Flavor: Tart, but not puckering, grapefruity main impression. Almost sharply dry initially, and gets more sour at the end with some spicy somewhat sulphurous interplay.
Mouthfeel: Bittersweet, dry, fruity, tart with mineral background. Filling yeasty texture, effervescent quality.
Overall: Interesting Gueuze with lot of citrusy tartness and dry mouthfeel.
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours into a chalice with lots of carbonation, very little head, which dissipates quickly. Has a scent of dry cider with ammonia on the nose and some stuffy armpit smells in there. The taste is incredibly unique, very sour, very tart with an antiseptic finish that almost made me gag on the first sip. Given that I’m a huge Geuze fan, this didn’t seem right, and the taste was better on subsequent sips but still definitely not refreshing. I give it extra points for uniqueness, but it reminds me why they usually add berries to lambics, to cover up this definitely acquired taste. Palate is perfect, however. Ultimately this is one that every lambic fan should try, but those unfamiliar with the style will want something a little easier to deal with.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Into snifter pours a hazy yellow orange with a good sized sudsy white head. Aroma is sour lemon, grass, wood/oak. Taste is mouth puckering sour/tart citrus, lemons, earthy quality, and oak. Crisp and light mouthfeel. Nice sour lambic.
canicule (90) - IRELAND - DEC 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2006-2007, drunk Dec 2009. citrus, pale, hazy, rocky head, lightly bitter, medium sourness, soft carbonation, bitter. Fruity, sharp aroma. Sour taste gives way to a balanced, bitter finish. Pretty nice.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. i don’t see a bottling date (lambic with no date??) anyway, best before 8/6/2027. truly wonderful aroma fills the area without even holding to my nose. aroma of fresh fruits(orange, lemon, apricot) and berries(strawberry), very light tartness. lightly hazy gold under medium sized white head. a bitter apricot-ish geuze. light, dry, and crisp. low on acidity.
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy straw colored with a medium white head that settles lowly and leaves moderate lacing.
Decent fresh bread aroma with a hint of barnyard.
Nicely dry, citrus and dust, with an edge of sourness toward the end and a dry bitter finish.
Great body for the style.
Good one, a winner.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a stable white head. A true funky nose, wood, citrus, hay and lemon that comes through on the nose and flavour. Quite heavy carbonation. The mouthfeel is slightly acidic that follows right through to the finish. Not a bad gueze but lacking the refreshing dryness I prefer. (RateBeer Sydney Xmas Gathering 2009 - cheers Bridge!)
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up at Greens on Ponce De Leon. I purchased this for a friend who said he liked champagne, and I never tried it. Cork was a mother fucker to get out. Transparent light copper color with a small head that fades away rather quickly. Smell is sour and a nice funk aroma. Burnt wood and slight cheese aroma. Nice aroma, but not very complex or nuanced. Fairly pungent brew. Taste is a short-lived sour funk. Sourness lasts quite some time. The beer doesn’t have a complex flavor. Some charred wood in the flavor as well. This beer is fairly carbonated, and a nice Gueuze if you ask me.