note666 (1254) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. love thes bottles with a cork. hazy yellow-orange colour. white head. tatse is like a geuze should be, sour with a hint of oak.
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, MN. Best before 06.08.2027. Pour is golden yellow, very cloudy, with a big rocky white head. Nice lacing left behind as the head falls. Aroma of orange juice citrus, and barnyard funkiness in all of its glory. Taste is tart and sour, earthy and funky. There is quite a bit of carbonation. Very dry. I had this with food (steak) and it worked really well. The carbonation and dryness of this one might be a bit much by itself. Not the most complex Geuze I have had, but a nice one.
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Barnyard jumps out of the glass, very nice. Sawdust and hay notes pervade.
Appearance: Nice big white head that lasts upon pouring, clear. Blond.
Flavor: Extremely sour, good barnyard notes. Tastes like it should, but not as complex like a Giradin.
Palate: Sour, good carbonation with an almost salty sensation.
Overall Impression: Good solid gueze.
LinusStick (3237) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A somewhat subdued but still delicious gueuze courtesy mcbackus. Aroma was out of this world. So musty it felt like you could cut the aroma with a knife. Strong funk and barnyard also. Pour was a nice hazy gold with a one finger white head. Taste was a little thin. Cheese, funk and wet blanket with an underlying vinegar backbone. Not as sour as most gueuze and not much aftertaste. Strong biting carbonation. Great beer.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with no head. Aroma is must, sweat, and funk. Flavor is musty, sweat, funky brett, and a tart finish.
sthlm (1281) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle, thanks Guerde!] Pours orange with a white head that dies away to nothing. Aroma is typical gueuze sour and funkiness Taste is sour--although not overly so, then some bitterness in the back of the throat with a few somewhat sweet notes mixed in. Medium mouthfeel with a long, dry finish. Nothing stood out here, but a solid beer nonetheless.
Guerde (1283) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours out hazy orange with a large white head that sticks around and leaves adequate lacing. Nice musty, funky, barnyard aroma, with some lemon and a subtle fruit sweetness that emerges at the end of the sniff. The taste is just briefly sweet, with a fruit taste that I believe is apricot. This taste quickly vanishes and is replaced by tart apple, lemon, and sourness coupled with spritzy carbonation that lingers on the tongue. The finish is very dry and yeasty. I was craving a geuze before drinking this, and it certainly did not disappoint.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.04.2026. SB47. 355mL Bottle. A peachy glow emanates from the glass. Vibrant acidity shines with some grasses and spring morning. Fresh as a farmer’s market and juicy like a ripe apricot. A lightly-hazed tangerine flesh glows with golden splendor and a silky, draping white head. Flavor is tart and piquant! Seltzer body brings up smooth, cotton-like acidity and dryness. A perceptible plant lead comes mid-palate. Soft. Some shellfish juices and light Roquefort strain touch the upper palate. A bit of high alcohols dance over cognac and plum notes. Puckering in the best way possible. Superb dryness, nice complexity, some restraint, and decent balance. Very classic. The one thing that turns me off about this beer a little is the oaky bitterness that rides the for palate too much. For that, I’m holding back on this beer a little, but everything else is nice.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeĺ, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Ronald and Carita in Finland. Bottled 2003. Eye-watering aromas of freshly squeezed lemon and zest shavings. Wonderful example of lambic yeast characters. Tastes tart and citric, with a crunch of fresh rhubarb. Sour bitter ’gin and tonic’ finish. Really turns me on to this style!
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Camping, Beersel 24/4/08. Pale, slightly hazy, gold with a decent white head. Lemon, pear and barnyard aromas. Flavour of lemon, pears and spice with a long, astringent tart finish. Very good and at 2.25 Euros a bargain.