hopscotch (8390) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like lemonade with a huge, frothy, off-white head.
The aroma is of lemon, grapefruit and yeast.
Tart and tangy, well-balanced flavor.
Light-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Liquid Joy! Very nice gueuze!
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sour aorma, medium sour tastes, medium body. Overall, quite nice, when all is considered. All the "mediums" are based upon the class of beer that this falls into. The beer is very well done.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is lightly acetic with traces of lemon, white pepper, ginger, cedarwood--attractive. Flavor is straightforward, lightly sweet at the beginning, shifting quickly to a sour note and a quick finish, except for a lingering touch of wood. Repeated sips begin to show a bit of soapiness. Flavor is definitely a disappointment compared to the inviting aroma. Not particularly sour, I imagine that this is more accessible than most gueuzes. That said, it is still a pretty enjoyable gueuze.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling hazy orange-amber. Creamy light beige head. Lemons, apples, ginger & some vinegar on the nose. Light body. Moderately tart, acidic flavour of lemons & apples mixed w/ ginger & a light sweetness. Finish is dry & woody.
Frank (2224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Seems I keep having bad luck w/ this one. Second time rating and I got one w/ a bad cork which is hence uncarbonated. Corks suck. There is better and cheaper technology available for sealing bottles. Why pay more for ruined beer? In any case, it’s really too bad because this smells pretty much awesome, deep compex and funky. Texture and appearance are ruined due to lack of head and carbonation, of course, but it does taste OK regardless. But still, fuck corks.
Original rating: Golden with a big foamy head. Grassy, sour aroma. Slightly metallic. Sharp and tart. Not the best of the gueuze world.
thedm (4853) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew pours a large head of fine to medium sized white bubbles and an transparent ligh amber brown body. It had a strong citrousy fruity aroma. The flavor was strong and bubbly with notes of citrus. It has a very tart initial mouthfeel that left my mouth feeling bubbly. There was a slight bite in the finish.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold color. Large head. Aroma is sour, apples, and a touch of barnyard. A medium bodied geuze. Tart and sour, balanced by some applish sweetness. Hints of wood. It very dry. The dryness sort of takes over every other aspect of this beer. All in all, it still a drinkable geuze. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is dry and tart. Aftertaste is bitter and tart.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Vintage 99-00.
Very carbonated with hints of wood in both aroma and flavor. Sour, dry palate. Dust ans wood in finish. Very nice - sharp and sparkling. Might need some more years in the cellar (best before 2022).
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yikes, that's sour. I had to pour it out because it wasn't going well with food. I can see why folks might like it in a certain mood, however.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with an orange amber body topped by a thick off white head with good lace. Sour Slighty sweet aroma with lemony notes and vinious accents. Sour vinious flavor with lemony notes. Very sour. Medium bodied and very dry.