stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on Tap (MHTG Holiday party)
It does not get much better than this...having Cantillon Gueze on tap ! Pours a hazy yellow orange color. Light effervesence (sp?) The aroma is unmistakable ! Sweet nose with fruit and lactic sourness that hints at some barny notes. Lemon/citrus perhaps with hay... First taste..wonderful full flavor..not as sour as I had expected. Mature in complexity with very subtle acidity. Wonderful Stuff !
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale yellow, thin white head. Sour, lemon, grapefruit nose with some hints of horseblanket. Flavour is fresh and sour with a great acidity. Yeasty finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour, funky hay and must aroma with some granny smith apples and vinegar thrown in. Golden with a thin white head. Musty sour apples and veinegar with high acidity. The sourness lingers through all taste phases. Some overripe lemon and citrus on there as well.
intelbrewer (4) - USA - NOV 16, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first "true" Lambic style beer...I have been reading Wild Brews and it turned me on to the sour beer styles. Better then I had anticipated, but not as sour and certainly not "horsy" or "barnyard"...at least to my undeveloped palate. Definite sour apples, and certainly some funky tastes that I wouldnít associate with beer. More of a wine, champagne or even cider flavor. Very good, highly recommended to anyone interested in Lambic. This beers cork was labeled 2004.
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden coloured with a white head.
Acidic aroma with notes of fruits and barnyard.
Acidic flavour with notes of wood, fruits and barnyard.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with a mid-sized white head. Sour apple, grass, citrus in the aroma. The flavor is relatively subdued for a Gueuze: lemony, dry, and with only a hint of the funkiness I expected. Not worth the high price; get the Oud Beersel.
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottled. Yellow-white hazy beer with a small white head. Aroma is green apples, old cellar and fruity acids. Dry, sour, astringent and delicious. Shared it with some lager-friends, and even they sort of liked it. Rating: 8-4-8-3-15-3.8. 051028
Bottle, 75cl. Bottled 20090213. It pours and unclear yellow-golden body with lots of carbonation. Rather small head, firm and lasting, even some lacings. Citrusy, light barnyard aroma with green apples and some mouldy old cellar. Itís puckering in the mouth, well carbonated and medium bodied. Lots of acidity, lemon and unripe apples, some funky cellarish barnyard flavors, but not very much. Quite medicinal too, at least much more than in the last two bottles Iíve had. Lasting finish with acidity and citrus peel. A quite fantastic beer, and whatís even more fantastic is that itís available all over Norway. Who would have though that three years ago. 110109
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a beautiful shimmering dark golden body and a passing cap of white head. The aroma and flavor bring nostalgic suggestions of wondering the farm looking for trouble on a late summers day. Aromas of cut wet hay and lemon zests. The beer presents a mild flavor that reminds me of, but doesnít attack the palate as harshly as, biting into a glossy ripened cumquat. I find it a bit funky and barnyard like. It is almost as if one can feel the layers of vintage blended Gueuze on the palate, with several different variations in texture and complexity. A gentle proposal of oak and leather find a home in tart yet well-rounded bone-dry finish.
Cantillon triumphs yet again with this old-world classic !
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005 Rerate: Undrinkable
Damn! Three bad beers in one day! I guess thatís what I deserve after the forbidden pleasure of Weyerbacher Quad.
This "beer" tastes like moldy lemonade. Fermented in an outhouse. Aged in rat-infested barrells.
(there was leakage around the cork, so maybe I really did get a bad bottle)
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really donít know about this beer. Sulfuric aroma, burnt chemicals, real sour flavor, a bit thin, a mouthcleaner. But still, something interesting. Has to try it again.