ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin’s gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game.
A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a half finger white color with poor retention.
S: This one had the most balanced hybrid between winy fruit tartness and earthy funk. A very expressive aroma, and the best one of the three (by a small margin).
T: Acetic sourness comes on the palate fast and hard, and then afterwards cheesy, earthy funk...finishes the flavor profile fast and hard. This was the boldest and most complex of the three, yet it wasn’t that much harsher than the 3F (certainly it was somehow more subtle than Tilquin’s offering). Shockingly easy to drink for me.
M: The finish is the ’dirtiest’ and most tannic of the three, closing the palate with big dryness, yet minimal harshness. This one is actually pretty thick in its texture, accentuating a fuller level of carbonation than the 3F Oude Geuze.
O: This was the winner in my book - but I wouldn’t dare recommend this one to beginners. There is a sense of subtle delicacy to it; however the bigness of the acetic sourness, wet hay, and cheesy funk WILL scare off the average Fat Tire drinker the way a celery stalk scares off a fat kid. And moreso than the other two gueuzes, in fact. To those acclimated to the style’s idiosyncrasies, this one’s hard to beat.
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml 2013 Belgian flag. Definitely the most barnyard funky sour I’ve had. Seriously has a bit of horse piss. Mild sour and tartness. They make much better fruit sours.
borre_m (353) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden. Aroma is sour, white wine like. Its highly carbonated, sour, dry finish.
BrewTom (329) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of prunes & caramelised morello cherries. The first taste is acidic & bitter but once your palate gets used to this combination it flows like a sour champagne with a bitter finish. Tastes like limes, pineapples & bitter grapefruit. A beer to have when you fancy a sparkling white wine!
Rated by BrewTom
milo91hd (137) - Lecce, ITALY - DEC 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Con Cantillon non si sbaglia mai, questo è sicuro. Bottiglia da 75 cl del 2014. Quando si parla di lambic e di gueuze in particolare non sto li a scrivere aromi e sapori identificati perchè mi viene sempre difficile farlo. Posso dire però che è una delle migliori (se non la migliore) gueuze che ho provato.
jphartley (30) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Wildeman, Amsterdam.
Nose classic Geuze, hints of oak, barnyard, light funk. Beautiful mouth feel marrying oak and acidity with some sweetness. Great stuff. Shame it's 7.20 per glass.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
cargo150 (778) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur blonde avec un col assez résistant blanc. Aromes de céréales, fruits jaunes sures, acidité moyenne. Très stable et balancé. Une gueuze dans les règles de l’art!
ksiwzos (30) - GREECE - DEC 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Belgian e-shop
Have tried three time over two years, tasting note of latest.
The first ever Gueuze tried, having read about it and expecting what to taste, I was 100% satisfied.
Straw color with thin white head. Aroma starting grassy then cheesey, wet hay, intense barnyard, fruity. Taste is citrusy, tart and funky, not much acetic acid mostly lactic and complex, nice light sweetness too but acidic is amazingly overwhelming and satisfying. Aftertaste is very intense and lasting, reminding you to get another sip as fast as possible.
LaViolette (36) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amazing Gueuze. Of course, it’s quite special, not for any occasion, it is very sour and dry. There is a lot of apple and raisin with a beautiful crisp nose. I prefer to drink it quite chilled even if they would have it almost room temperature in Cantillon. This Gueuze is great because it is so complex yet very simple straightforward taste without to much sweetness which can be a problem with other breweries...
tmongoose (1394) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft and I hope this is the right one. poured a very slightly hazy yellow with white head that quickly disappears. the aromas are sour fruity tart lemon grassy. the flavor is dry tart sour lemony sour some really nice funk just a beautiful sour. now I see what all that fuss is about. truly a masterpiece.
llkc (486) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
duft : lidt æble lidt syre. lidt grøn duft druer.
smag: lidt æble juice æble skral tør og bitter. mangler noget mere dybden hvis du skulle være bedre syntes jeg