cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 No no and no, this is not a beer for me not even if i try to rate it as a Geuze, it is just barnyard and that is it. New rating 27-10-07 I rely like it now
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2006 12oz, no date. Pours a clear light orange golden with a large, dissipating off-white head. Big barnyard funk, yeast, granny smith apples, sour cherries, there may be some oak as well. This is my first gueuze, and it reminds me of one of the Jolly Pumpkin beers, which I think is what JP was going for. Anywho, taste is pretty darn acidic, very sour fruits with a fair amount of <!-- i -->dirty?<!-- /i --> bitterness into the very dry finish. It does have the champagne-like tiny bubble carbonation, lighter bodied. Being my first gueuze, this is pretty good, though it may not be a style for my daily drinking. Side note--after you untwist the wire on the bottle, watch out. I was reading the label and the cork blew out, effectively scaring the crap out of my gf and the cat--and me.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid gueze here. The taste is dry and sour with grass and hay tastes mixed in. There is an earthy aftertaste that I didnít care for very much, but overall this is a good brew.
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had many examples of gueuze, my favorite style, and this is my first attempt to rate it. The flavors and aromas are so different from most other styles itís hard, but here goes.
The beer pours perfectly. Orangy-brown under a thick white foamy head with good retention. Aroma is classic gueuze. Apples, and flower aromas. The flowers are nice - theyíre milder aromas of rose and orchid, not the powerful perfumes of, say, gardenia. The other classic component of the aroma is the unmistakeable odor of a sweaty animal. Donít ask which kind, Iím not a farmer or a zookeeper. You can almost taste the aged soft cheese this beer is begging to marry.
On the palate, Boon Geuze is medium to light-bodied, highly carbonated, and dry, but not the driest of all time. The flavors roll out quickly. More apple and citrus fruits give way to a very interesting long finish. The fruitiness vanishes abruptly, replaced by what is unmistakably straw/hay and metal. The metallic wave recedes gently at the back of the throat.
This beer, like many gueuze lambics Iíve had, is really a complete experience. Boon Geuze has great depth of character, and would be rated higher but for the slightly odd finish.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy bright orange with a long lasting white head. Aroma is barnyard-like, vanilla and floral, with an acidity in the background. Body is med-light. The flavor shows only med. acidity with a great deal of funk. There is a sort of surface level depth to this beer that puts it quite behind many of the others. There just isnít the dryness or acidity of a Cantillon or 3Fs (F= fonteinen, not floyds!).
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Sour apples and a bit barnyard in the aroma. Sour fruits in flavour with hints of grass and hay. The aftertaste is dominated by dry fruits and some sourness.
peterstrongale (43) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 bottle @ moeder de gans te Teuven, Belgium. This was my second gueuze experiment, and I must say that this one has a lot more sourness in its body than the kriek. Poors an orange coloured beer with a beautifull head. Lotís of aromaís of grapefruit, and lemon. Flavours of tart, aples and barn yard ending in full sourness.
Juelze (1138) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Pours a hazy orange color with a bit pilloy head. Aroma of musty wood, barn, unripened banana, green grape, and the faintest of cheese (blue?). This beer as with the style is very sour however the sourness doesnít linger much after the swallow. There is a bit of a well water (sulfur) taste with this one as well. Lighly carbonated. Not bad but still havenít had enough experience with lambics to compare to others.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Bottle, 375 ml (2001-2002). Hazy orange colour with a large head. Massive aroma of grape fruits, lovely! Fruity and sour flavour, maybe a bit too sour...
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is pale ruddy golden with a big bubbled off white head...smell is straw and funky horseblanket with a hint of sour drifting in...taste is definately dry and funky with lots of musty and dirty flavors...some strange bitterness comes on just before the swallow where some faint tartness comes out...decent, bot not amazing...