IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Nice cloudy golden color, lively white head. Nice aroma, cobwebs, cheese, light funk, some yeast. A touch of sweetness in the flavor rounds it out. It doesn’t have that massive punch like a Cantillon, but it’s just sour enough to keep me happy. Pretty nice.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Belgian Beer Weekend, Brussels: Poured orange/yellow with a smallish white fizzy head. Subtle bubblegum aroma with light funk. Flavor is mildly sour with a bit of bitterness. For the first beer of the day, this was quite refreshing and went down very well.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottled at Vinens Verden]
Well balanced. Has earlier tasted it to mussels, which was perfect. Frank Boon makes perfect beers.
zach8270 (3793) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - corked & caged 12 oz) Amber pour with a ton of fizzy white head. Lots of carbonation. Hazy as well. Aroma is is very dry and acidic with hints of yeast and vinous fruits. Very much like champagne. Very dry and sour at the beginning with a dry and smooth middle and lots of wood and grass at the finish. Very bitter and warming, just like champagne.
unclemattie (4348) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden in color. Slightly hazy. Flavor is extremely tart and acidic. It like drinking vinegar. Its is very dry as well. I love it!
ALLOVATE (2548) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, own Lambic tumbler @ the Blanche De Bruxelles café, Brussels.
Honey gold, lightly hazy with a big, big pillowy beige head that lasted intact daubing firm drabs of lace down the glass. Fresh zesty and acidic whiff of vinous fruit at first. Second and third whiff got all funky showing some signature hessian sack and horse blanket, dry, freshly sanded pine-wood and some odd, spicy herbs like lemon grass and thyme. It’s discernibly acidic in the mouth, quite lowly pleasant for style. Tart and dominated by weedy sap flavours, some crushed stinging nettles, birdseed (?, notes from tasting two months ago) and shredded lemon peel. Finish is similarly weedy, grassy, sour and woody like sucking on a toothpick. Astringency is present, wine-like, and it is tart and a little rough in the back. Body is very light and its strong champagne carbonation makes it bounce across the tongue but doesn’t aid it much as it dries out swiftly from the mid-palate beyond. Any sign of Lambic funk was overtaken by the persistent weedy flavour, but otherwise it wasn’t bad. Rough around the edges, but I suppose that’s what characterises good Lambics. Not bad, not the best. (37.5cL, 2002-2003)
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I can’t believe the aroma on this one.. Wet stables and sour funk all the way. Taste is beautifully dry and quite sour/tart.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Funky, huge barnyard aroma. Dry and sour, with an acidity that was tolerable. Rhubarb and sour fruit, very interesting.
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 (2698) - 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.