pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A warm pinkhued amber with a decent head, thinning to a reasonable amount, and staying that way. The nose is really quite nice. A distinctive fruity sourness, reminiscent of yogurt. Dry, almost champagne like. Certainly doesn’t feel like champagne in the mouth! Lively, effervescent, but also tingly. It’s like those little bacteria are nibbling at my tongue. The flavor isn’t too champagne like either. A fruity, blackberry like, twange right up front, with those yogurt culture sort of strains coming right through. The flavor are really so unique to me as the style is unfamiliar. Strawberry maybe a bit. the finish is tart, really getting at the sides of the tongue. The finish is a dry bitterness, though againl the fruity tart sort, not hops at all in the least. Really delightful, I wish I could find more of this stuff locally.
Fin (8132) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2012 Bottle from ’Beers of Europe’ had this on Boxing Day 2006 tried to convert other family members to this style but ended up drinking everyone elses. Aroma was sharp and acidic, colour light golden and very lively strong acidic trademark dry and sour Gueze got bettter and better as it slipped down, lovely. Had this again at Times Cafe, Ypres, Late June 2007 This really is excellent, super sharp, super dry, lovely bubbles one of my favourites and would be great to try alongside an equivalant Cantillon 4.0 Had once again, shared with Casey, Loz, Traci in a Belgian beer tasting night 15-08-07 Also noticed that initially got a burst of lemon reminded me instantly of Jif lemon being squeezed into the roof of the mouth, wonderful sour streak that burst through on first taste, otherwise as good as I remember Once again a 4.0 Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgium April 2012 consumed at home 24.05.12 Pours hazy orange gold looks a bit like squash. Spritzy, zesty aroma bit of old dusty furniture. Reliable, comfortable Geuze, soft around the edges, great stuff.
A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour pineapple lactic sweets hayfields sour apples pleasant, fresh aroma. Blonde with a large tufty off white head. sour, spiky apple juice, white grapes, chardonnay. spritz-zing, sour-bitter finish, very lightly sweet.
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am not a real geuze/lambic fan, but could appreciate this one. The bitterness is a bit too much for me but I really liked the activity in the glass when pouring the beer into the glass.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1995-96. Darker gold than01-02, no head. A light acidic woody aroma, with horseblanket, light cherries, a bit astringent. In mouth, a harsh oxidized gueuze, with still a nice acifdity but deteriorated by time. The cork was shurnken, we note. 7-3-7-3-13
2001-2002. A light golden gueuze with a wilder, more citric aroma. In mouth, ultra tart with pleasant ground cherry signature, lactic acids. A classic. 8-3-7-3-15. Shared with the Outaouais Crew, at Old Stock Tasting No. IV, Nov.11 2006.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(2001-2002) Hazy yellow with orange notes and really nice white head. Vinegar, apple, slight peach and spice. Very fresh and bitter but lack’s acidity!
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(375ml). –Shared with Doggythedog at the Hopdevil in Zagreb
Hazy orange/apricot coloured, almost no head, sharp acidic nose. Strong citric and green apple with few yeasty hints. Faint slight sugary finish. Overall a way too sour brew 2003/2004vintage, best before 10.03.2026?!
Skinnyviking (7536) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. High withe and lasting head. Hazy yellow body with a good deal of yeast leftovers. Acidic lemon aroma with notes of damp. Astonishingly well rounded though a bit thin flavor of grape fruit.
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.375l bottle, shared with ozujsko at the Hopdevil. 2003-2004
Misty orange colour with a small white head. Funky nose with hints of fruits, brett, caramel and lemon. The taste... acidic, dry, typical Boon brett character (which I don’t like much), ashy, funky and sulphury. A bit appley. Ok, refreshing, but not as pleasant as some I’ve had before.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 1. Bottle at the King’s Hall, Stoke on Trent 27/10/2006
Sour and a little spice aroma. Golden coloured with a slightly hazy appearance. Very fruity sour flavoured. Smooth on the palate with a lasting malt finish.
2. From the Bottle at the Valley, Scarborough 08/02/2009
Fruit aroma. Golden coloured and very lively with a crisp dry and slightly oaked finish.