Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden color,small head that faded fast.Sour fruity aroma with a slight earth tone to it.The taste was nicely fruity but most definately sour tart and made me wince at the first try.It is quite good i guess my experience with these is limited but i know what i like and this is a brew i could get used to.To bad this is the only one i've been able to find on my own outside of trading for one.The after taste for this is somewhat acidic and fairly sour,what a unique brew,hopefully the Lou Pepe Pure Kriek works in much the same manner as this one.
RichardGretton (4015) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fizzy cloudy yellowish beer. Strong aroma with a very bitter flavour. A very good beer for a lambic.
ToadMan (558) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the CT River Festival. Overpowering apple vinegary aroma. Powerfull beer, strong apple cider taste, quite sour, slightly dry, very acidic. I bumped it a little because of its complexities, but the taste just isnt my cup of tea, or cider vinegar as the case might be.
larsniclas (4981) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely dry, sour and mouldy.
Tastes rather fine, but maybe not my cup of beer.
Eirikur (330) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - AUG 30, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 750 ml. Nice head, not lasting long though. Cloudy hazy yellow. This Gueuze is very sour. There is something old about that taste, i like it.
Nice aftertaste. Thanks Haukur.
haukur (1009) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cantillon Gueze Bio... old fashioned smell, old fashioned look, looks like a cellerad champagne. Taste is sweet with a bitter end.. good stuff
rickgordon (3815) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(the bottle says Cantillon Gueuze Bio) Hazy yellow. Earthy, sourish iron-like aroma and flavor. Finishes, and leaves me, with a really dry palate.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not as intnese as I was expecting but veryy nice. I found the intense sourness to be well balanced with light fruity notes like lemons, grapefruit and light cherry, and some moderate woddyness. Caroline says it tastes like stomach acid and there is a touch of that but i still really like this one and will definetly come back too it.
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, golden hue, with very low carbonation. Complex, somewhat musty aroma with black cherries and lemon. Tart nose, leads to an acidic, very sour finish. Tartness is almost difficult to overcome. One of the harshest Gueze's you're likely to find, but the beer is extremely complex and deep.
FlacoAlto (3450) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2004 Cork date of 2001, Sampled November 2004
Pours a brilliantly clear copper orange color. It is topped by a frothy light tan head, that is held up by a light but persistent carbonation. Ah, the aroma is simply magnificent. In the nose I get notes of lemon, grapefruit, an astringent woodiness, musty leather, vinegar, citric acid, a hint of ripe cheese, lemon zest, and hay.
The beer is creamy up front, but quickly moves to a bracing hit of sharp acidity that lingers through to the finish. I get lots of notes of grapefruit up front, and the finish has an austere dry, mouth coating, tannic astringency which helps to balance the citrus character. It is almost like chewing on a old piece of formerly musty but now dry leather, ooh how pleasant that sounds.
It is amazing how much one can get used to things, I hardly even notice the acidity in a traditional Lambic anymore.
This one is quite sour smelling. There is lots of acidity (one of the harder gueuzes out there) and tastes of grapefruit. Well carbonated and has a woody finish, that is accompanied by a light bitterness. Though quite sour this beer still manages to be well balanced with lots of different things going on. A good traditional example of this style.