frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour, grass like aroma. Golden brown color with a large white head. Taste is sour and slightly acidic. Dry mouthfeel. Not over the top with sourness, easy to drink.
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Gave this a 4.0 back in 2003 when it was probably my first geuze. It’s a little more boring these days. Aroma of grapefruit, funk, wood, grass and hay. Sweetish but tart fruity flavour with grapefruit and hay
pilsnerrogge (2414) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
POP!!...The cork nearly shot a hole in my ceiling. You might need a license to carry a bottle of this.
The beer pours hazy bronze colored with a rich, dense head. Acidic horse-blanket aroma. Sourish flavor (rhubarb) that turns sweeter (apples) in the finish.
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
When poured, this beer had a large sized ivory head with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was cloudy with carbonation observed and the hue was brown. The nose was fruity and sweet with a sweet flavor to it. The mouthfeel was smooth, thin, watery and light bodied. There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is nicely sour with notes of sweetness, fruits, and lemon. The color is a hazy orange and it has a fine though disappearing head. The flavor is rather sweet for a Geueze, but it still has the bite it should have. The bite in this one is from the sourness with lemon notes. It ends on a woody dryness. A great Geueze - maybe because it is a little sweeter than the most sour and metallic Geuezes, but still not too sweet; like a Faro or some of the commercial Geuezes.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spumous white head and slightly hazy honey color. Very musty and earthy aromas including slightly sour grapes. Dominant flavor is of plum peels and sweat. A fairly dry lambic with some tart sourness, fruit peel bitterness, and a slightly briny taste. I get the sense that I may be experiencing an acquired taste that I have yet to acquire.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - SEP 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle, 1998-99 brewing season. The cork blow up from the bottle. Big irregular size bubbles, very large fizzy white head, mostly diminishing but slow to disappears. Thin lace, glass sticking. Hazy golden body, the bottle was shake before to open it.
Citrus aroma (lemon, dry orange slice), dusty, "toasty" like a champagne, fruity nose (green apple). Strange herbal nose (yeasty? cork?).
Flavour is initial very sweet for a gueuze, followed by a tart finish. Grapefruit aftertaste and the previous herbal aroma.
Lively carbonation, light to medium body, tart, light astringent finish, very drinkable.
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 I am surprised I haven’t rated this yet. Anyway I had this again yesterday afternoon. It poured a cloudy golden color with a large fizzly white head. Aroma of apple cider. Tart, dry, crisp finish.
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale gold beer, white head, reasonnably stable for a gueuze. Very fresh aromas: lemon, lemonbalm, rhubarb. Sour taste, not too acidic, 'mals' - with a certain bitterness, woody, appearing after some time. Horseblanket, citrussy-lemony flavours. Long tart aftertaste. Medium bodied. Very nice gueuze, not harsh at all.
RichardGretton (4184) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber beer with a semi-frothy head, and a very sour aroma. The flavour is very sour with quite a bitter finish. Overall an average sour beer if this is your thing.