Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - DEC 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
More please. This stuff is great. The degree of sourness is right in middle of a mild gueze like Cuvee Renee and a more aggresive gueze like Hansenns. Color is a lightly hazy light amber-orange. White foam settled to a small ring around my narrow wine glass. Aroma has horse blanket, flower petal, and slight toastiness. Taste is lemony with a touch of sweetness and a slight toasty bitterness. I could drink this all day.
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 bottle, labeled "Organic Gueuze." Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a lively, but quickly fading head. Aroma is primarily cidery, with apple and pear, and pretty darned funky. Overtones of a very musty blanket, horses, and vinegar make me smush my face further into the glass for more. The aroma is downright intriguing. The first sip made me tear up and cough just a bit -- this stuff is really strong. My first reaction is "Whoa, sour!" There’s more funk in the flavor, tasting like dust and hay, musty and brown. It still has the cidery sweetness I smelled, but it’s more lemon and sour. The finish is a bit drier, with the dustiness taking part. Aftertaste is sour, sticky, and lingering. Gueze lambics remind me vaguely of sweet tarts, plus funkiness. This one’s darned tasty, and about what I expected.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold in color with a minimal white head that quickly disapates. Slightly sour grapefruity aroma. Flavor is bitter and tart: grapefruit, some vinous touches, a bit of a wood cask taste, very dry finish. Pleasant and refreshing.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. yellow, hazy color with white head that fades quickly. Not that acid for a gueuze. Notes of wood? Dry, short finish. Can recommend this to a beginner of this type of beer.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle] Pours a bright, golden yellow color. Very short-lived white head. Aroma is really funky, like earthy wood and sour fruits. Flavor is sharp, sour citrus, some subtle wheaty sweetness and sour cherries. Very tart, dry finish. Really nice- my first example of the Gueuze style.
drfabulous (4511) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer. So sour. I had it in Brussels and my eyes lit up. It brings with it the ritual of drinking: the basket, the pouring. A lovely gueuze.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft under the "Monk’s Cafe Cuvee" name at Monk’s Cafe in Philly. Good beer. Nice tart and grassy taste to it.
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden/orange with a thin head. Acidic aroma with cellar and fruit. Sour flavour with fruit and a touch of wine in both flavour and palate.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy dingy yellow, kinda like urinating in a snifter. Complex aroma, like nothing I’ve smelled prior to this, my first gueuze: very strong aroma of hay, horse, wet dog, mustard, and lemon popping up later. Tastes completely sour to me, almost to where I needed tools to remove my tongue from the roof of my mouth. Wow. I detected some wheat in there, and some citrus, but the sourness overwhelms. Finish left my mouth cloying a bit, but I’m not surprised. I’ve been a big fan of sweet beers, so this was hard for me. I need to try the style more in the future, see what it unfolds. Not quite yet though.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy straw, no head. Smell is wet hay and lemons. Taste like spoiled, fermented lemonade. All I can say is - Horrible.