macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had an Geuze from Brouwerij Oud Beersel the night before so my review is tainted by that experience. The bottle I had (from a package store in Berkeley California) was not labeled Oude so perhaps it wasn’t the same beer. It had the lovely geuze taste, a lovely aroma and finish. It was a little sharp and new(?) and could probably benefit from 10 years in the bottle.
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Bottle: Best before Febuary (11th?) 2022. Aroma is very musty with moderate sour/tart lemon and grapes, cheese, light orange peel, and hints of woodiness. Pours a lightly hazy orange with a moderate white head with very good retention and okay lacing. Starts moderately lemon sour with some light acidity which then turns to moderate mustiness. Light cheese in the background. Mustiness fades quickly back to a sour finish with some hints of orange peel and a light woody bitterness. Woodiness is the only thing that lingers in the aftertaste.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Only slightly hazy, oily orangish/light brown appearance, no head/carbonation. Aroma rather muted for geuze, sour grapes, musty oak, some lemon like citrus in the background. Flavor starts with a decnt sour/tart kick, fades rather fast to a musty wood middle, and back to a light sourness in the finish. Nice oily body. Doesn’t score a swell as other lambics, but very enjoyable nonetheless.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from beers of europe] aroma of lemon, some orange peel, acidic. finish is dry and sour.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy dark golden with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma of tart apples, oak, and sour grapes. Taste is oak, musty yeast, wheat, and cherries. Mildly sour and highly acidic. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated. Dry finish. One of the better lambics I’ve had. I still don’t think I appreciate sour beers too much though.
Quinten (1042) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002-2003 OEPS, sour, dark yello color, medium head,. thin and dry, not my kind but one of the better lambiek.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 Iv been gettin a bit gueuze’d at the moment so this was really good. Aroma of dry cider apples and white grapes and dry very dry. Taste is similar with more sourness than expected, very good indeed. RERATING: Same score as before, more hops than i thought possible in gueze but excellent after a 10 hour shift at work. RERATE: Quite a few bottles from the cave. Defo more acidic and sharper than i remember, very dry, like the dryest of all gueuze apart from perhaps it big brother. Monsterous carbonation, but as you drink it it changes into a whole new beast. The hoppiest of the lambics by a long stretch. Awsome stuff!
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, hazy medium-orange body, thin-medium light beige head, tight bubbles. Sour, woody, musty aroma, with ever-present brie cheese rind. A bit fruity, too. Strongly woody body, the musty tannins delivering a bite more emphatic than that imparted by most other guezes I’ve tried. Tart and sour, with a touch of white grape. The sourness ends midway through the sip, leaving the woody, bitter (but not astringent) finish. Doesn’t quite deliver the puckering sourness I’m after but this is a very nice beer.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy orangish straw appearance with great lacing....aroma is of sour notes, honey, cheese, and sugars....flavor is very sour and tart...hints of baking soda and lemon...follows with some woody hints...great palate
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Been wanting to try this style of lambic. Pours out a cloudy amber color with not much of a head, what was there was white. Aroma is very sour. Refreshign taste with a lingering citrus aftertaste, but I felt it was missing something, maybe I just don’t get this style of beer, none the less I can appreciate the flacor.