Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 Orangey and mostly opaque; thin ribbon of head around the edges. Big, funky, sharp nose. Prickly carbonation. Earthy malts with some horse blanket hints. Citrusy (zingy lemon), sour and tart. Complex aromas. Finishes kind of dry on the tongue, but it has a slight, lingering bitterness. Good amount of sourness, along with a nip of bitterness. Vinegar to boot. Tremendously refreshing and tasty.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a deep yellow color with a short-lived white head. The usual aromas you have come to expect with Lambics and Gueuzes. Hay, musty, lightly citrus. Had this bottle with a NY Strip steak and some broiled prawns in butter and garlic and it rocked. Slightly sweet up front ending with a nice tartness. Acidic of course but nicely so. Very nice.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A world class gueuze indeed. Very full and powerfull from start to finish. Nice aroma, acidic fruits and barnyard. The flavor was very big, very tart towards the distinctively dry finish. Well done.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Compared with a baseline gueze: sharper, drier, with a crisp and more pronounced finish. A bit tart, and a good example of the style.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted in NYC. Tasted at brewtopia 04. Oooh soooo tart! This stuff justs asks, begs to be drank. Colour is a mellow yellow hue with a pucker taste that I have yet to experience anywhere.
Boutip (4281) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Bottle: sampled at the brewery in Brussels. Poured a golden colored beer with great carbonation and a good head. Aroma is a mix between some floral tomes and the Cantillon yeast. Taste is a bit deceiving since it is too much acidic that it kills the rest of the flavours. I know this is supposed to be the classic gueuze but I believe that some other gueuze a better balanced then this one.
Re-rate: Bottle dated 2004. Barnyard aroma with sourness and acidic notes quite evident. Taste is quite sour but not as acidic as the bottle tasted in Brussels which was probably fresher. This version seems to make more sense with ratings included here.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Brewtopia. Pale yellow in color, the beer first makes a major impact in it’s aroma. Very earthy, with a great sour scent. The sourness really comes through on first sip. Quite tart,
just the way I like it. The finish was pretty dry, not cloying.
SpringsLicker (2932) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Brewtopia ’04
Another attempt to find a Lambic that I find enjoyable. This just didn’t do it either. The hazy yellow color gave way to the musty sour aroma and flavor that all Lambics have had. Definately an aquired taste. I will give one a try now and then, but for the most part, I will let you Lambic lovers have my share of these sour brews.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2006 Bottle... Brewtopia 2004... This beer rocks!... Hazy, pear-colored ale. The aroma is of earth, wood and lemon. The flavor is crazy sour up front, then bone-dry on the backside. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Lengthy, mojave-dry finish. Great, world class beer!
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - JUN 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled in 2002. White, creamy and fizzy head, fastly diminishing to form a lace on the glass; hazy golden body.
Initial toasted aroma, toasted wood, then citrussy (lemon, cedar, also citrus with green mould), lactic (joghurt, cheese rind), "foxy", dry flowers, laurel leaf, weak raspberry. After 20 minutes, at room temperature, the aroma resembles the typical mouldy aroma of a sweet wine of "noble rot" grapes (yes, but without sweetness!).
Taste is initial sour and then tart, tannins feeling, citric, weak metallic (also aftertaste in nose), weak salty. Heavy astringent, before on the rear of the tongue, then on the front upper gum. Thin sparkling body, watery texture and extremely dry. Very long finish.