Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first Gueuze and already surprised as I wasn’t anticipating the cork to blast off like a rocket as soon as I opened the wire....POP!!. Very fizzy expanding head as it pours into the glass releasing a very strong fruity apple aroma. Hazy golden yellow color looks like cider. Very effervescent. Oww, a bit sour, apple flavor, mild smoothness folllows, a bit of a quick tartness then calms to bitter apple. Tartness fades quick then leaves a bland apple taste in the palate. Interesting, different. Not bad, I am just an IIPA & stout guy.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours blush with a large off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and slightly acidic. The flavor is fruity, citrus, slight sourness, with a dry finish. Moderate carbonation, and a good body.
Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2003-2004) in the yard before BBQ. Unclear light amber - small tight white head. Aroma: gooseberries, barnyard, vinegar. Taste: Gooseberries, mild vinegar, light sweetness, barnyard, light horsey, "hoppy" -> flowery -> elderflowers. A nice mild Geuze.
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003/04 bottling. Pours slightly hazy gold with a hint of orange highlites. Has a medium sized, white head. Aroma is pleasnet from the get-go. Fruity and tart, lemon, and Earth tones. Noticeably tart, but not overpowering. Refreshing fruits like lemon, and a little cherry. The Earth tones are preseant in the flavor as well, but linger in the background. Finishes dry and a little sour. Medium body. Constant bubbling is reminiscent of champagne, but I wouldn’t say the flavor is all that similar. Refreshing and light, well brewed.
Beer4000 (4923) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle@Kristiansand lambic festival. 2002 compared with 2003 version (drunk 2007). No significant difference between the vintages. Hazy slightly orange body with a moderate head. Nice mild aroma, fruity with just a little hint of acid. Flavor is also moderate sour with a nice hint of cellar notes. I actually believe I found some traces of cherry pit here. Quite nice but I prefer the sour wildness of the Mariage Parfait Gueze.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Bottle conditioned. Poured golden yellow. Fluffy white head, that lasted throughout. Nice carbonation, the bubbles rised, making me think it was champagne like. Aroma musty lemon, also fruits and earthy hints. Flavor earthy with hints of apples. Aftertaste tart lemonish notes. Dry, champagne like. Refreshing on a hot afternoon.
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 (9253) - 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.