ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow beer with a small white head. Sour apple aroma with a yeasty dusty note. Flavor has a balanced sour and sweetness and a light fruityness.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly less sour than the Framboise. This is my first Gueuze, so maybe I just didn’t konw what to expect, though. Good sweetness in the flavor, and it didn’t have the vinegar aroma/flavor that the framboise did.
turbothy (1130) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[from bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2005]
My first gueuze. Pours a nice piss yellow, with a funny not-so-sour aroma. Flavour is puckeringly sour, with a milky aftertaste reminiscent of good old-fashioned Danish kærnemælk.
KarmelietQueen (8) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Resembles a glass of honey with a thin layer of whipped cream on top. The aroma has strong apricot overtones and even the tartness to come hits your nose. It’s hard not to pucker when sipped - very similar to Shock Tarts, with a very sour and sweet combination. A very complex, interesting beer.
JMerritt (1856) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very hazy dark-yellow with a small, bright-white head. Acidic aroma, strong of sour straw, tart rhubarb, soft cheese, suede, and "barnyardy" things. Very dry, sour flavor with a certain light sweetness not unlike crabapples. Lively carbonation. Very refreshing - truly the champagne of beers.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled in 2003: Poured in 2005. Pours a hazy gold with almost no head. Aroma is hay, burlap, orange, mild cherries, and soil. Flavor is dry and SOUR. This is the type of sour that makes your gums behind your last molars ache. Flavor is fairly complex despite the predominance of the sourness. Mild malts, cherries, apple, some very lemony notes, a little grassy. Not as sweet as some in the style. Very good.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strange yellowish color with almost no head. Very sour acidic aroma and a sweet fruity presence. Some cherry aroma sitting under a lighty smokey cloud. Increadibly sour and quite acidic. Did I mention that it’s sour. Fruity, mostly a sour cherry flavor. My first real gueuze, I’m intreagured by the style and will definately come back for more.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A towering, tightly beaded head capped the hazy golden body. The aroma is a barnyard funky one, grassy and musty, quite tart, with very sour lemon. Quite acidic on the tongue and throughout the mouth. It tastes quite sour, dirty and lemony, but then develops an almost grainy sweetness. The finish, however, it quite tart and bitter. Hmmm.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Cloudy gold/orange with a small head. Aroma is standard Cantillon barnyard with lemon and orange zest. Starts nice and sour with a puckering tartness but as it warms (or my tongue adapts) it becomes sweeter and a bit more enjoyable. Lively carbonation dazzles the palate. Finishes dry.
DocLock (8161) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy straw colored with minimal head. Aroma of sour fruit, some Brett, woody esters, and slight saisony aromas. Tastes extremely tart, with some fruit and Brett in the finish. A solid gueuze, but I prefer mine with more free sugars.