kramer (4979) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber body with a nice frothy tight bubbled off-white head. Nose is super funky with lots of mineral notes, some bretty funk, nice light acidity, citrus rind. The flavor is tart and and bone dry, nice mineral notes. Nice light citrus and lemon peel on the back end. Perfect lively fizzy carbonation. Pretty well the best American effort I’ve had to date. You could have slapped a Drie Fonteinen label on this bottle and no one would be the wiser.
Travlr (11844) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source during a very loooong night before the release. Hazy golden color, white head. Aroma is funky, dusty overripe lemons. Taste is ripe cantaloupe, sweet and tart melons, sour tropical fruit. Holds its own against virtually any traditional geuze.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazed gold, white head. Holy fuck this is a world class gueuze. Easily as good as 3 font. So funky, perfect carbonation, light lemony sourness...wow.
djd07 (3577) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a clear orange with small frothy white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong funk, orange peel, oak. Thin mouthfeel with nice funk throughout with light citrus, very nice.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Craft. Pours pale straw with minimal white head. Nose is tart fruit, mild funk, earthy.Tastes of lactic tartness, mild fruit and earthy funk, and a tart finish.
boxofrane (2113) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours fairly clear yellow with a medium sized white head. The aroma is nicely tart with some lemony notes. The taste has the gueuze notes and plenty of tartness early but finishes a bit abruptly. There is a light lingering vinegar. Nicely done.
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Bobby’s tasting. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of hay, straw, funky barnyard, sour tartness. Lighter medium body.
vtafro (3426) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Nice leather, citrus funky barnyard aromas. Funky tart flavors, actually rivals Belgian sours nice job bullfrog.
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to Awet for busting open his set for us at Pre-Ffej the other night.
A - Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of musty basement, yogurt, lemon rind, earthy funk, dash of blue cheese and some mild lactic sourness. The drie fonteinen side really shines through in the aroma.
T - Starts off with a lemon yogurt twang quickly being joined by the earthen funk, wet hey, barnyard funk, some aged cheesiness and woody oak tannins. Finish is quite dry, lingering long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp, dry feel with a bit of that american twang to it. The feel is pretty much spot on.
O - I had this one on draft about a year ago and it was pretty good but still a little raw. It has really come into its own in the meantime, boding very well for the future. As it is, this is definitely one of the best attempts by an american brewery to make a true gueuze.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle numbered something out of 272. Thanks to Colin for bringin this by..... Pours a golden brown semi-transparent consistency and topped with a fluffy creamy white head... Aroma of grassy funk yet subdued overall and not as overtly assertive as the flavor. Oak and hay throughout and mild funk undertones. Reserved and nice... Flavors are more in your face with a sharp funk, semi cheesy component throughout that lingers on the palate. Medium to just shy there of body wise with nice fitting prickly carbonation. Really solid. Color me impressed.