Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 Bottle from Pitfield Beer Shop, London. 375ml. Served in a Cantillon glass. Harsh, acidic aroma. First pour (without much of the yeast): Sour and woody, notes of apple cider. Tart & sharp. Second pour (with lots of yeast), softer, less sour, lemon juice, citric notes. Very tasty Gueuze.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goldish color with a white, fizzy head. Aroma is sour, sour, sour with more in the taste. Not sweet at all, but tart. Fruit flavor, mostly of apples. Thereís a fair amount of carbonation as well. Quite tasty!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange/Amber Coloring... Small Head. Very Complex Beer. Very Very Good. Lots of Fruit. Little Tangy, Tart. Wonderfully Smooth. My First Drink I Swallowed a Chunk of Yeast. Got Better After That... Wonderful Beer to Sample with Friends and Pick Apart the Flavors..
Hojou (19) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very full taste. Dry but yet zingy in some funny way. One of the best gueze i tried. I had my reservations as the guy selling it to me told me (with tears/joy) in his eyes, that it has an almost "sewer like taste and smell". Oh well i think i know what he ment - not a stinking rotting sewer, but a good sewer (hrm?)
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 Very Sour but smooth, a beverage requiring food to balance the acid. Amber haze. Apple aroma and sour green apple taste. Mid sip sweetness Not for popularity, and must be shared. Dries throat and leaves a sour with sugar and salt aftertaste.
kujo9 (1090) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Buckeye Brewing: Hazy gold w/a lasting white head. Horseblanket and barnyard aromas immediately in the nose along w/ some lactic sourness & hints of wheat. A little bready malt & musty yeast; only hints of hop aroma. Sour flavor but not as much as Iíd expected. Well balanced w/ a musty, earthy, malt flavor. Finish is not nearly as dry as I thought it would be; aftertaste is lightly of hop and sourness. Highly carbonated w/ a biting acidity, lighter body & surprisingly smooth m/f after the intial bite. I am very surprised at how balanced this is for being a lambic. I still donít like them, but this is a nice change of pace for one beer. FYI, do not drink this, or any other lambic with a cut in your mouth!
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold w/ some sediment. Soft, wispy white head w/ yellow tinge. Spritzy aroma of lemon, grape, barnyard, leather & nuts. Light, acidic feel. Extremely sharp, very tart, complex flavour of lemon, grapefruit, grapes, wood, nuts, barnyard & musty leather.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Slightly cloudy orange-golden color with a thin head. Powerfull sour and fruity aroma that gives a good indication of what to expect from this beer. Wow, this is amazing, very acid and fruity, the acidity never seems to end. Very assertive and right to the point, I like that. Slightly dusty and dry mouthfeel. All in all, this a very complex and assertive beer, very enjoyable when you like the gueuze style, probably awfull if you donít. Itís my first experience of a Cantillon Geuze and Iíll be looking to get some other bottles of this classic.
GregClow (2796) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange-amber colour with a tiny white head. Massive aroma of sour fruit, wet wood and musty barnyard. Flavour is almost indescribably complex, with bitingly tart fruit notes and a dry, dusty finish that somehow reminded me of an old leather-bound book with yellowing pages. Now I know what all the fuss was about...
smoosh (533) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - my first ever gueze. Iím a little nervous. Iíve had several of Lindemanís fruit lambics, but never a gueze. Here we go. The aroma is sour. Not much else to say. A little fuity, a little yeasty, but mostly sour. The appearance is quite like a hefeweizen. Cloudy cold with a white head. The flavor. I really did not expect to like this, but I do. It is dry and tart and begs you to take another sip. It is sour ... but I like it! Wow, Iím intrigued! Interesting.