RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Pours a very hazy golden/orange color with a very thin head that quickly fades to a thin ring that leaves behind only traces of lace.
Smell; slightly fruity with apples and lemons, hints of funky barnyard smells, touches of vinegar and musty wood.
Taste; starts off slightly sweet, but quickly becomes sour/tart. Thereís sour apples and tart lemons, funky earthy farmhouse vinegar, yeasty and it has some woody oak flavors. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, acidic and on the dry side. This is my first gueuze, and I found it to be a very unique style, that due to itís tartness I would onlt be able to drink one of in a night.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 From Bottle
SUPER BOWL CELEBRATION BEER! Poured hazy goldish, small bubbly white head. Smell is sour fruit, cherries maybe? Flavor acidic, sour, oaky, and fruity. Very complex taste. Wonderfully carbonated, that leads to a very sour aftertaste. Mouthfeel carbonated, and acidic. Great special occasion beer!
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Denverlogan for this...Aayiiieeee!!!!
Appears a hazy light gold with a small white head and tiny spots of lacing that glide down the glass.
Smell is of sour cherries, slight funk, yeasty cake, and acidic sourness. Brett abound, baby!
Taste is sour with acid burn. Sour cherries, apples, pomegranites, and a musty funkiness that is like a barnyard batch of vinegar.
Mouthfeel is sour and acidic with some fruit notes coming through.
GonZoBeeR (3048) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:hazy gold,good head...
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2006
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle, in a gueuze tasting. 1996 vintage is simply terrific! Very barnyard/hay, citrusy apple, enveloped by a superb dusty aroma leading to an astonishing complexity that gets unleashed in the mouth with a sustained carbonation that causes a riot of tartness, acidity and sweetness with no manifest dominance. If by now youíre not yet smiling, the sharp astringency will take care of it.
Recent examples (bio) of this appear to be a little restrained and even if they lack that complexity, they are still great ambassadors of the style and the brewery. Barnyard/dust and apple acidity. Great mouth fell and nice astringency and finish.
Rating is an average of 1996, two recent (bio) bottles, and draught at Redbones, but i admit itís much more influenced by the 1996.
thornecb (5371) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Removed cap and cork exploded out of the bottle followed by large amounts of foam. Quickly capped with palm. Cork, once retrieved, labeled 2003. Poured very slowly, but liquid was still extremely enthusiastic. Appears gold with fast bubbles and no head. Champagne notes. Extremely dry and sour - almost baking soda dry - waiting for the sour patch sweetness to kick in. Fizzy. Overall very interesting and a good, special occasion brew.
asheft (2905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden with no head. Vinegary, horseblanket, sour strawberries = aroma. Sour banana/strawberry, vinegary, and with a peppery bite coming in with bitterness; cherry notes and quite a bit sour but not overly so = flavour. Very light body with moderate carbonation (needs more) and mouth puckering.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Eulogy in Phildelphia
Surprisingly flat orange pour. Aroma is ripe and alive - more than enough to compensate for dull appearnace. Flavor of crisp white grape, with just enough tartness to carry it. Finish is crisp, yet full. Not too dry like some of its relatives.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer number 500 for me. Iím amazed Iíve not rated this before now. Bottle from Beers of Europe. Orange with no head. Aroma of green apple, brettanomyces, lemon, wood, cobwebs. Puckeringly acidic in the mouth with a long, exceedingly dry finish. Glorious.
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 !