jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thought I had rated this before, oh well. Hazy orange/amber color with a medium sized white head. Nice funky, tart aroma of citrus, wet leather and dirty socks(in a good way). Flavor starts off mildly sweet before turning tart. Citrus fruit, a touch of Brett and an astringent, grassy finish. Enjoyable, but not on par with the great gueuzes IMO.
Ibrew2or3 (6998) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fancy 12 oz cage corked bottle. There may have once been a date listed on the label. If so it has since rubbed off. No way to know how long its been on the shelf at Lueken’s in Dunedin. I’ve bought five year old bottles there before. It poured clear gold to copper color with white head. The aroma is tart grape fruitiness and hints of sourness. The flavor is much like the aroma with tart grapes, tart sourness, hints of funky sourness and then more tartness. Tough to judge this one considering its my first sampling of the style.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful colour, hazy and orange. Sour, quite fruity, not too challanging but well balanced and very enjoyable. Nice to see a geueze available in the desert of good beer (Ireland.)
OldBoss (27) - Tuttle, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a bottle of this with a friend. He had never had a Geuze before and the sourness shocked him - I smiled. Mild sourness, with some citrus funk in the background. Poured dark golden with a light white head that quickly faded. The taste was surprisingly dry with a sparkling quality. Pretty decent as sour beers go.
IrishBoy (3859) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ledgers; Nose of tart barnyard with some citrus notes; hazy gold with a small off-white head; flavor of tart, funky citrus witha sour finish.
badgerben (4483) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, hazy copper with a thick and rocky white head. Subdued sour aroma and a pinch of malt. Pretty decent tartness up front in the taste, but it fades off to a very weak and almost watery finish. Quite a plain Gueuze.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375cL bottle from 2003. Copper color and a small head. The aroma is pretty sour with pedio and lacto. The flavor is balanced with sour and sweetness, with a hint of a woody, burnt flavor. Might be a bit too sweet. Good beer.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a clear and effervescent light copper color, with only a thin topping of large foamy bubbles. No head retention and no lacing. No worries. Tangy aroma, a bit floral with some subdued tart lemon and tangerine.
Tart and dry flavor with citrus, herbal, very ripe (over ripe even) pineapple, and a bit of sharp cheese. Lightish body, very carbonated (champagne-like), and very refreshing after working outside for a couple hours in the summer heat. Tangy lemon, dry French cidre, and sour pineapple in a lingering aftertaste.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002-2003 bottle at home. Very sour start. Yellowish color. Champagne-like sure, and I love Champers, but this is too sour for such pleasure. Tart and full of apples. I respect but not my thing.
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 Seemed like a dry slightly sour champange and a delightful beer. Bought this bottle at John"s Market in Portland. Page 66 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 199 Classic Brews left to have from this book.