ogivlado (5714) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(375ml). –Shared with Doggythedog at the Hopdevil in Zagreb
Hazy orange/apricot coloured, almost no head, sharp acidic nose. Strong citric and green apple with few yeasty hints. Faint slight sugary finish. Overall a way too sour brew 2003/2004vintage, best before 10.03.2026?!
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. High withe and lasting head. Hazy yellow body with a good deal of yeast leftovers. Acidic lemon aroma with notes of damp. Astonishingly well rounded though a bit thin flavor of grape fruit.
Marko (3932) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.375l bottle, shared with ozujsko at the Hopdevil. 2003-2004
Misty orange colour with a small white head. Funky nose with hints of fruits, brett, caramel and lemon. The taste... acidic, dry, typical Boon brett character (which I don’t like much), ashy, funky and sulphury. A bit appley. Ok, refreshing, but not as pleasant as some I’ve had before.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 1. Bottle at the King’s Hall, Stoke on Trent 27/10/2006
Sour and a little spice aroma. Golden coloured with a slightly hazy appearance. Very fruity sour flavoured. Smooth on the palate with a lasting malt finish.
2. From the Bottle at the Valley, Scarborough 08/02/2009
Fruit aroma. Golden coloured and very lively with a crisp dry and slightly oaked finish.
ha1ag (716) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled, champaigne-like, with taste of yeast and cheese. Aroma is refreshing and ciric mouthfeel. bitter aftertaste. nice blended lambic
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 The real deal. Dry, sour, almost painfully so, a little smokey. Sour grape notes on the bouquet are striking and remind of visit to a winery during ferminatation. Dirty sulphur-like notes appear on the palate early - a slight distraction. Finishes sour and hard. Very young despite the fact there’s a little ageing on this sample. (2003-04 blend, e4.60 @ Kaffe de HopDuvel).
I drank the 2002 - 2003 blend recently as well. (Oct 2006). Amber in colour, thin head. Sour notes, quite soft, good drive. Soft again to drink, sour fruits, some slightly dirty grapey notes. A good example of gueze but not a great one. Hmm...bad bottle? 13/20.
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle - These lambics are a total assault on the senses. The pour looks great, a lot like Duvel. The nose, like a wet, yeasty dishrag is the first clue this is something else. The lemony, acidic flavors are powerful, your palate jerking around as much and as furiously as that woman at the start of Jaws. The rating is a little bit higher than I think it should be, but the love and care that goes into these lambics means to me they should rank higher. I am not ready.
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle. Rerated. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are nice brett yeast, malt, fruits and hops. Old rating from 2006.
"Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma is fresh and citric. Bitter acidic finish. 5/3/5/3/11"
JohnnyJ (4358) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
03 bottle. Poured a hazy orange with white head. Aroma of barn, funk, and some wood. This is my first gueuze. Tastes very acidic and tart. Flavors of funky old barn and cheese, herbal notes, lemon, and some sweetness. Dry and sour. Probably because of my inexperience with this style I found it fairly hard to drink.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Cloudy orange-copper body with a large white head. Pleasant aroma of old barn & old wood. Taste is a bit of a letdown. Red apples, some hay and even a light cardboard note. Medium acidity and medium sourness. Some unwanted (to me) sweetness seems to attenuate everything. Unusually soft body for the style. A soft and mellow gueuze for the masses. Lacks the aggressiveness of other gueuzes, but then it would be a Goon Gueuze.