RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle on Zwanze Day at soho pub with beerdrifter. Hazy straw with no head. Nose is sour and funky with lemon and orange zest. Mouth is tart and light, smooth sourness and a touch of elderflower, cognac sweetness lasts. Utterly superb.
brystmar (1074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild lambic aroma initially, barrels and hay join the fray. More funky in the aroma than on the palate. Kinda mild and boring taste honestly. Barrels are most prominent, yet it's mostly muted. Disappointed.
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy cparles, shared at Collected Works tasting. Incredible aroma, just everything you want gueuze to be. Very fruity with prominent vinous and lemon notes, with a significant horsey funk. Not quite as cobwebby/basementy as some gueuzes but I like this better. Flavor is similar, unripe wine grapes, lemon, lime pulp, straw and wet wood, cognac influence really brightens the beer. Just lovely.
Countbeer (3890) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Snifter:
Small airy ashy off white head/lacing on top of an almost clear, light cloudy to pale yellow golden colored beer.
Aroma has lots of green apples, there some funky tones, wild yeast, something lemon ish, some wet wood, light sour and the slightest hint of cognac.
Flavour is white vinous, light cognac, dust, light sour, malts, some berries, some apples and grapes, some wild yeast and a typical Cantillon touch.
Aftertaste is sour, wild yeast, cheese, wood, barnyard and some dried hay and hops.
Medium carbo, good medium to lightly fuller body a bit dry and a watery to light creamy texture.
Expected a bit more but far from bad.
zvikar (2569) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a sour beer tasting at Beer & Beyond. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of lavender, brett, lemon, melon and manure, flavor is bretty with lavender, lemon skin, fruitiness, wine, wood, medium to full bodied,nice carbonation, great brew
traPISSED (97) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle at home in São Paulo. Batch 1 vintage 2004. This beer was tried side by side with a 2002 Lou Pepe Kriek and this was much better! It was very Gueuze like after all these years but the cognac barrel was still in evidence especially in the aroma. The flavour had a depth to it that the standard Gueze lacks but its richer. Sometimes I prefer the lightness of the standard Gueuze but this does have a depth that makes it special.
UDBeernut (1413) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the ba buffalo bottle share. Oh you fucking brittle cork. Finally pushed in with a quick spray. Causes chaos, a mess, beer spilling. Finally in the glass as light golden. My shirt is wet. Light funk, tart. Not as acidic as others. Excellent.
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 Batch 2 from 2013. Decent sample at a bottle share. Nice clear pour, looks bronze with no head at all. Nose is interesting. A lot sweeter and more mild than regular gueuze. Almost armagnac on the nose. I get some candy as well with papaya. Taste is interesting. Loads of tartness, the 2 years of time in barrels gives this a hearty oakiness with sugary Liqueur sweetness of oranges, caramel and lemons. Hearty body, and very drinkable. It’s quite nice but I prefer classic gueuze.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super rare beer thanks to friends of GT2 at the los Angeles beer tasting, awesome hazy sour here
kerenmk (1881) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a sour beer tasting at Beer & Beyond. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours headless, cloudy and yellow. Wooden aroma, some brandy and wet straw. Pungent, sour and bitter too. No carbonation, rotten citrus aftertaste. medium body.