yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl corked, at Plan B in Copenhagen. A slightly hazy golden beer with an orange tint. Some carbonation and a minimal white head. Funky, barnyardish nose wth citrusy acidity and some orange. Funky, barnyardish and citric flavor too, with some lemon and orange and an orange peel-like bitterness. Astringent and sour in the mouth with some carbonation. Medium full. Fine bitterness to compete with the sourness in the finish. Really easy to drink, especially considering it’s a Cantillon beer. Quenching and moreish. (080913)
jake65 (2851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Glowing golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma is soft and mellow, but rich. Taste is so balanced it blends together in a sweet and tart medley. Good balance of oak barrel. Indeed this is amazingly smooth. Nice finish of lingering tartness. Superb.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours pale golden color with a pretty darn big white head. Probably the biggest head with the best retention I’ve seen within this style. Aroma blasts with huge barnyard notes. A bunch of farmy goodness, overwhelming Brett, horsey, hay, cobweb. Also present is an intense phenolic character that is more reminiscent of Fantome than traditional Lambic, but it is a welcome addition. Huge complexity in the nose. Taste is brightly, intensely sour, nice acidity, bone dry. This is pretty damn amazing. I certainly can’t think of a Geueze I’ve had that is this good. Sometimes examples of this style kind of blend together and all taste the same albeit good. This one manages to hit all the classic notes but add an interesting twist. Remarkable.
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is orange tinged gold with a fine off-white head. Aroma is slightly citrus sour over mild light stone fruits. Near medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is citrus, a bit sour like rind, and imaginable funk. A bit puckery. Finish is astringent and lightly fruity. After a long time it’s like grapefruit (flavor not hop).
ManvsCity (183) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2009 750 ml bottle from La Cave å Bulles, Paris. One of the smoother Cantillons, and maybe appeals due to the upped hops content. Citrusy nose, decent thick white head, sparkling to the tongue. Like a fine Champagne in taste, but without so much fizz. Pucker inducing sour. One of the best gueuzes, and even slightly experimental.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Plan b @ EBF. Hazy light golden, no head. Rose hip aroma, sweet mango and little mead. Baby food fruity flavor, mango and passion fruit, nice soft tartness, very easy to drink. Maybe not as crisp as I’d like, but very enjoyable fruity Gueuze.
daniele (6217) - ITALY - OCT 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
oro buona schiuma discreta persistenza note fruttate leggero erbaceo un tocco dui aciditàa vino bianco in bocca acidità media ben frutatto un tocco di legno molto persistente al palato
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Bottle shared by iowaherkeye, not pepsican. Poured a hazy golden-yellow color. Attractive aroma of funky white wine vinegar and lemon. Light bodied with mild acidity that peaked at the end. Tasted of tart apple, lemon, lime, and vinegary leather sandal. I never thought footy sandal could be such a pleasant flavor until I tried this beer.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It was my birthday today, and I had this while eating oysters at an oyster farm north of san fran; it was a really nice experience. Cloudy yellow-orange pour with some white head. Aroma is lemony tartness with a little bit of funk. Very citrusy. Flavor is the same, reminds of RR beatification, but not quite as good. Small amount of sweetness in the finish. It’s a good beer on a warm day. I also put a little bit of it on an oyster that I cooked; it was pretty tasty eating.
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at EBF 2008. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Moderate aroma and taste of sweet sour fruits and citrus. Lasting finish. Well balanced.