KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml Bottle. The pour was a sparkling clear pale yellow with a huge (3-4 finger) white pillowy head, that receded slowly and lasted throughout with excellent sticky foamy lacing.
The aroma was of light grain and straw malts and a funky Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), a dusty wood odor, white grapes, apple, apricot and a slight tartness.
The taste was a tad sweet with a good strong grainy yeast presence and a touch of apricot and apple throughout, finishing boldly sour with a hint of white grapes and a light wine presence right at the end. The flavor was short in duration, with the tart fruity taste fading away off the taste buds almost immediately after the swallow.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a thin dry texture and a very lively carbonation.
Overall I perceived this to be a very good tasting Geuze, with a strong fruity presence which only accented the moderate winey sourness, giving this brew a very enjoyable and easy drinkability... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
Punkero (42) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stormy orange appearance. Bubbly. Lovely foam. Faint aroma. Pouring the whole bottle brings more sourness. Easy gentle geuze.
JStax (3532) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. The beer is a light yellow with a soft haze. Not much for head, but the little that was there, was white. The beer had a soft acidity to it with a bready, straw like character to it. Mild acidity in the taste and the grassy, straw character remains throughout. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerGolem (735) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 375 ml from the 2011-2012 brewing season. Pours orange with foamy white head. Aroma: oak, funk, citrus. Wild taste, with citrus, funky and spicy notes. Medium acidity. Lively carbonation. Amazing gueuze, would drink it again anytime!
PietS (59) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2011-2012. The sourness is not overwhelming. It is fresh with sweet undertones. Easy drinkable, like a sparkling wine.
Muggus69 (1409) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004-2005 vintage in corked 750mL bottle. BB 14.06.2027.
Smuggled this back from Belgium years ago (’07 I think), and has been sitting in the cellar since.
Good uncorking. Pours a lively slightly cloudy orange-gold body, white head flairs up holding a small firm cap.
Decent intensity of aroma - typically dominant grapefruit rind, hay, unripe pineapple, hard cheese, yeast lees, faint sort of a tropical fruit character.
Effervescent body drives that acidity - not overly tart but certainly zesty, livening up the palate, and senses.
The aged "factor" seems more apparent on the body - chalky/minerally character, very hay/cut grass/meadowy (is that a word!?), citrus not as abundant as the nose would dictate, still some grapefruit & lime leaf. Aged cheese notes linger on a reasonably long finish with notes of white balsamic & funky apple.
Glad to finally try this, and certainly not disappointed. Oldest bottled lambic I’ve tried, by some measure, yet still seems youthful - testament to how long these beers can keep!
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (2011-2012) at porgu, tallinn. Hazy orange-golden color, white head. Aroma has super sour fruity notes, earth and stables. Sour fruity taste, apples, stables. Sour, crispy but still balanced.
BarrelAndBeer (11) - Wien, - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250ml bottle. Funky sour, citrus-berry aroma. Viney sour taste with some fruity tastes. Interesting, smooth sample. Medium-high carbonation.
adasko (862) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour aroma with a bit of sulfur. In the background there are some malty and champagne notes. It’s light golden color, with poor head which is not odd for lambic but it doesn’t look very good. There is a lot of big yeast pieces in the beer floating around. In taste it’s very sour in the beginning. But immediately after that it’s getting more salty. It’s fully dry. Has this huge wooden, salty and sour finish. It’s definitely not easy drinking, but very interesting beer.
sir__v (944) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ the Brewery Boon during the Toer de Geuze - Color: cloudy pale blond beer with no carbonation and really small white foam. Smell: grassy and floral. Good complexity and high acid nose. Taste: very nice balance of grassy, caramel and sour. Good beer, well equilibrate. Aftertaste: floral finish.
Garrold (2331) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2010 / 2011. Hazy Amber, with a thin, white head. Bready. Strawberry purée. Lime pith. Drinks light dry. Has a fruity sweetness. Very light tartness. Tart, but soft and airy palate. Cleansing, and crisp. Finishes slightly acetic, crisp, and dry. Ends with a soft sweetness on the lips.