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 (2046) - 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 (1863) - Loveland, 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.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
now this was a very refreshing beer, its very hot weather over here. acidic, cobwebs(old taste), straw, wine-like, berries. finish is dry, bitter and 15 min. later you still taste it. co2 is sparkling, effervescent(maybe a bit too much). classical geuze, loved it!!!
marcus (5896) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This traditional gueuze poured with a foamy off-white head that quickly dissipated. The fruity flavor is more tart than most other gueuzes I have sampled, but is very hearty. There was a significant amount of carbonation.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at le Mondial de la bière 2005. Pours a hazy caramel color with a thin white head. Excellent acid and fruity aroma. The flavor is acid and fruity, the texture is very dusty, this beer feels like it was left in an attic for years. The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. hazy golden body with fluffy white head. tart soapy funky aroma with a hint of cheese is rather pleasant. some funkiness and tart apple flavour. decent. I found it to be a little bit over carbonated but it’s always nice to try a new gueuze.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Both the aroma and flavour are buttery and slightly metalic with maybe some vanilla cake. Very slight funk and barnyard. Iron type flavour coming through instantly in the finish followed by a pleasant hint of strawberry. Too much carbonation for me. It’s all bubbles in the palate. Not the best geuze I have tried but fair. The Mariage Parfait is infinitely better. It settles quite a lot in the bottle. The last last bit is very cloudy but smoother and not as tart.
GonZoBeeR (2803) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:coope gold,huge head...
Flavor:Apple juic.small acid flavor,wood....
ClarkVV (3766) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2006 Bottle. No date anywhere to be found. Light copper-gold with some darker maize hues. Relatively small white head for the style. Aroma is lightly tannic and tart, but has a sharper flavor, like a mix of soda water and lemon juice. Bitter almost, perhaps white vinegar comes to mind. Flavor is tart, solid medium to medium-full body, texture is coarse, sharp almost. Seems very young, though it is not syrupy or too sweet, just very rough. Little complexity to be found, just a solid yeast tartness. Light pinot grigio notes on the finish.