Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starts with horse blaket, citric acid, a little barnyard, and a Creamy fisheyed head. Glowing yellow orange honey color. New oak, lemon, mellowing malts, and a "just sharp enough" citric acid quality to make this a very deceptive brew.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wham, bang, sour! Nose is wonderful--lemony notes mix with freshly cut green grass and oregano and pepper. Flavor is just too overwhelmingly tart for me to appreciate. Literally like sucking a lemon, though there are some spicy notes kicked in to the equation. My wife, a lover of sour and sweet things, loves it however. Perhaps just not suited to my palate.
jaymobrown (1588) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2001: Apple and plums with sugar caramel tones. Sour through and through. Decent but not one of the better gueuzes.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2003 Best before 2022 (1999-2000 vintage). Old rating 3.3: [This definatley needs more time in the cellar. It tastes very fresh and sour and is not very developed or complex. I've got eight bottles of these, which I won't drink until they are more mature. I'll be back on this one in a couple of years.] New rating 4.1: Very woody and mature. Sour, but not too sour. Refreshing.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
totally exploded on me, SOUR!! alcoholic, the sour patch kids of beer
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drink before 20-5-2019(!) drank on 13-7-2002 I had a difficult time enjoying this sourball, but once I got into it, it was OK, but didn’t taste complex and so far I’ve enjoyed the fruity lambics much more.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
giving numbers to an aroma like this is a hard task. "mouldy chicken shed smell" as rauchbier puts it, or homeless people’s underwear, as i prefer to think of it - either way, you’re in for a stinky one. and then the beer itself is so smooth, light, and fruity that it doesn’t scare me at all. not as sour as cantillon or oud beersel etc. like overstewed black tea stirred in with garbage juice. yummy, in short.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
really dug it. nice composted stone fruit aroma. salty and dry
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 Bottled. The aroma has tartness and yeast, fruity citrus. Hazy, yellow coloured beer with a lasting, medium, white head. The taste is light sour and tart, has citrus. Carbonation. Decent gueuze.
Original rating 2002: 1.7; The sour taste is something I don’t like. I’m not much of a Lambic-freak ;)
jerohen (1933) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2004 Re-rate: Bottled, brewing season 1999-2000. Clear orange coloured, big head. That distinct gueuze aroma, but softer than others, some sweetness, malts and fruit. Very smooth flavour, not very tart and sweet, but certainly balanced. I can't believe i didn't like this the last time. Nice!Original rate: The bartender told me this was the best Geuze in the house. However, i just can't appreciate this style.