Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 This rating is made of old tasting notes. Cantillon geuze was my first ever geuze and in retrospect perhaps not the best "first" - I had difficulties drinking the whole bottle. I havenít had it since but Iím looking forward to drinking the 75mL bottle Iím keeping in my cellar... Cloudy golden colour with no head. Acidic, champagne, oak, little musty, quite complex but not an easy beer.... Re-rate after having had a few bottles of this beer; throw some citrus-fruit into the mix and itís now highly-drinkable. A very good gueuze.
Indra (2558) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage dated October 2000. Acetic and citric aroma, woody and herbal, with touches of barnyard funk, hay and earth. Lightly hazy golden yellow color, with an off-white, creamy and fine head. Tart, acidic, sour and citrusy flavor, fruity and herbal, with some sharp wood flavors, bitterness and earthiness towards the finish. Light bodied with relatively low effervescence, and certainly much better at cellar temperature or above. A very nice rendition, and I wouldn't have expected anything less masterful from Cantillon.
JorisPPattyn (7674) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pale yellow, with both a greenish and a darker orange shine, fully hazy. Lively pearling to good white head, but dwindling to 1/2 cm head.
"Horseblanket", citrussy nose, with hay, bit of wood, fruity. Very tart taste, sour, with an outspoken woody finish. taste of unripe fruit, citrussy, red- or whitecurrant, blueberry, some sulphur. Outspoken dry-out effect. Finish is mellower than taste would suggest. Very good gueuze, vying with the best. Has not a lot to look for at the Lou Pepe.
Slick (1969) - 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 (4152) - 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 (559) - 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 (5287) - 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 (362) - 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 (1164) - 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 (3841) - GŲteborg, 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.