drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 12.7oz bottle, not sure of vintage but it reads "Classic Gueuze" in red letters with yellow label and sillouette of cantillon logo (guy falling backwards on chair). pours hazy straw with great looking head. aroma is really impressive with barnyard funk, musty, and lemon. flavor is initially tangy, pretty tart and sour, then gets musty and sorta sweet, finishes sour and dry. i could have 12oz of this every day.
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
homogenous orange opaque appearance. aroma is pure farmhouse. sourness. this is basically exactly what it’s supposed to be. i think it’d be great and refreshing as a summer standard, but the novelty isn’t worth the premium price. really simple as beers go.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Sersdf. Cloudy honey colored pour with a thin white head. Yeasty, spicy, bready aroma with citrus-pith like notes. Flavor is pretty much all sour and bitterness. Tastes like under-ripe grapefruit with a little less tartness. Really, really interesting. Subtle complexity. Fresh on the palate. I don’t know anything, really, about the style or the brewery, but I’m intrigued. This is definitely a style I’m interested in exploring more.
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - January 2007 - Thanks Omhper! Shinny hazy orange with a dissapearing white head and champagne like effervescence. Aroma is salty, mineral, cidery, fruity, green apples, spicy, rotten oranges, penetrating!. Acid taste, very tart, some vinegar, salty finish. Intriguing and refreshing. I appreciate it and can see what this means to be, but I´m not ready or it is not my cup of tea. Ends with a lemony feeling. Aftertaste is dry, acid but not offending. Refreshing and sparky. Difficult, but I think I´m getting started on this sour things xD.
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a nice, almost creamy horse blanket aroma. No creaminess in the taste at first, but later. Certainly has a good sour and lasting lfvor. A little thick in the finish, but great nonetheless.
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Champange like but tart, I have a bottle of this downstairs that says bio on it but the one I am rating shows the brew pot at the brewery on it and yes I have been to the brewery. Outstanding page 100 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 441 of 500 Classic Brews to go.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 02/01/2006. Lot 2.06. 375ml corked and capped bottle from RW&S.
Pours a pale rose gold, lightly hazy, with a creamy white head that disappates into a thin film. Musty dry aroma is mostly sour, quite citrus, with woody, floral and yeast hints that remind of champagne. A touch of seetness is perceived in the mouth, at first, but that’s quickly wiped out by a dry sourness, slightly tannic in the middle to finish, and then a big citric tang on the palate (reminiscent of licking 9v batteries). Slight fruity note in the lingering citric/tannic finish. Soft carbonation, which is needed to allow the prickly acidity through. Definitely reminds me of a very dry champagne, with a sour edge. Very enjoyable.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bronze pour, decent head. 2005 bottle. Nice tartness to this one, sour apple, lemon. lots of dusty earthiness. along drinker, just to savor the taste, great brew.
anders37 (23005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Malty tart barnyard aroma, with hints of citrus. Sweet malty tart fruity flavor hints of citrus. Long tart sour mouthwatering finish. A nice gueuze.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a capped corked 750 ml. green bottle with a blurb and serving instructions on the back label, a bottling date on the cork, 2.006.
Poured a cloudy bright golden orange with a foamy white head.
The smell and taste are close as possible, funky and musty, sour tart apples with lemons squeezed over them, slightly puckering, dry, sour and tart, a great example of the Gueuze style.