Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated at the Pewaukee Tasting II 5/5/07.
Musty, dusty lemony begian yeast aroma
Cloudy straw yellow
Flavor – tart, sour, very, very dry; crisp
Palate – Light-medium bodied
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I could see the reference to Champagne being true as this tart, sparkling, and hop-
laden beer produced a similar aroma. My first taste reminded me that I had this once before at a party as it has an unexpected taste if you have been drinking hearty ales previously.
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of yeast, and alcohol. This is dry, sparkling, with a retaining crowning head of gold onto apple juice colour. Taste has characteristics of apple juice and much better deeper in the meal, and not as interesting outiside of geuze geeks before. Not too dry nor sweet.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 250 ml bottle. Firm off-white head over hazy, plain golden body. Aromas of apples and grapefruit with wooden and slight earthy notes. Taste is acidulous fruity and rather subdued for the style; mainly citrus and apples, without any heavy sourness or tartness. Still enough acidity to make it utterly refreshing. Crisp and dry mouthfeel.. Easy to like and very quenching.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 Bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with amber highlights. Rich frothy head that dissapates quickly. Quite sour on the nose. Barnyard at dawn; wet, musty yet slightly fruity.. farm-y. Quite firm on the palate. Very metallic tasting (copper). Slightly dry and hoppy. Dry cherry notes develop, but still quite iron-y. Maybe my bottle needed more time. Tasted too young. Not oaky enough.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Translucent, magnifying pale caramel with only a few sulphite strings on top. Tart screams out of the gate. Barn planks stricken by the sun, followed by soured chardonnay grapes, parched picnic baskets and key lime time. High, tart flavor crests subside into the lemon buttered sweetened nips. Carbonation pipes up a more active body while the souring lemon currents weave through sourdough for a tart and sweet bready treat. Something whispers sandalwood and then takes on salt water by sandy shores. Mild, aged hops and cheese-like suggestions. The waves lap fervently and flavorfully as we remember our May palisade. Thanks, Blake!
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours to a hazy coppery golden body with a nice white head and awesome lacing. The aroma is pretty awesome too. Sour, tart, acidic, funky cheese (aged Brie, Blue, and aged Havarti). The flavor is sour, tart, and acidic. Nicely blended but there’s nothing really super outstanding. The palate is tart and acidic. Not as sour or as complex as I want in a gueuze.
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 Huge white lasting head. Hazy deep yellow body with slow
carbonation. Deep waxy barnyard aroma with wooden floral
marzipan notes. Clean and fresh. Strong dry-acidic wooden
floral apple taste with barnyard metal notes. Mid-bodied. Sharp
mouthfeel, slightly fizzy. Sharply dry herbal wooden floral
aftertaste with barnyard and mineral notes. Highly unusual, and
a much fuller-bodied geuze than the norm. I found it very
drinkable. (0.375l bottle, Beer Palace, Oslo. Rated it in 2007, too, but didn’t understand it at all back then.)
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle.
Full creamy head on top of a golden cloudy beer. Sourness, sure, but also a round fruitiness. Oaky finsih, very dry. Nice stuff.
thebeertourist (4996) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Cloudy amber colour, fine white head. Lemony nose, hints of cheese. Woody flavours, lemons, ending very dry. Fizzy, with a medium body. Rich and complex as you would expect an oude geuze.