ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
cervmagpt (395) - PORTUGAL - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23E). Bottle 37.5 cl - Bottle on 03 June 2014. AROMA: moderate sour aroma with stable notes (horsy and goaty), some leather and touches of apple. APPEARANCE: goldenm color and translucent. average ehite head with low retention for the style. TASTE: initial sour flavour balanced with brett notes (barnyard, goat and leather). low bitterness with a dry and tart finish. PALATE: light body with a high tart quality but not astringent. medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a somewhat balanced traditional gueuze with all the Brettanomyces Bruxelensis characteristics.
Zlotta (283) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,375 l bottle as "Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio" from P&M Getränke, bottled in june 2014 (one year old). Clear, apricot-coloured with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, white head. Intense, sourish-fruity and funky aroma of lemon, oak, gooseberry and fermented apples. Sourish, funky taste of lemon, fermented apples, goosebery and oak, followed by a long, very tart finish. Thin to medium body, spritzy and astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Heavily sour, but also quite fruity and highly refreshing. I cannot yet compare it, but I just love it. Great stuff!
yourilevesque (301) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2006 dégusté sur place en compagnie de 2 comparses fort sympathiques. Bouteille sans étiquette de laquelle jaillit un liquide orange et très effervescent! Magnifique! Arômes complexes de bois, d’un lambic attendri par le temps, légèrement fruité et chaud. Je n’ai jamais senti des arômes aussi délicates provenant d’une gueuze. C’est à se jeter par terre! En bouche, c’est doux, moelleux, boisé sans être chênu, délicat... C’est ni acide ni aigre, simplement sûr sagement âgé. Longue en bouche, magnifiquement balancé, je vis un moment magique dans les caves de l’une des plus grandes brasseries de ce monde!
WillemsUrenkel (890) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,375 cl bottled 27. August 2013. Cloudy orange in the glass, small white head. Surish tartness on the. Taste is nearly the same with a fruity mid dry bitterness. Crisp. Increasing sourness. Nice one.
Mesjasz (225) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle. Little hazy orange color, almost no head. Super funky aroma, leather, horse blanket, barnyard and all that wild stuff. Also small vinegar note. Taste is medium to high sour, dry and tart. Flavor of lemon, green apples, wine, oak, light vinegar finish. Aftertaste is dry and tart. Light body, soft carbonation. Very complex beer, give lots of plesure and fun. One of best.
demannu (175) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 bottle shared at Chris’s bachelor party. Super funky smell, lacing thin head, golden body. Nicely balanced. Not my favorite style but drinkable. Sour and tart elements without being harsh.
Stanic (21) - - JUN 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: pale, golden, hazy, minimal head.
Taste: medium sourness, lightly bitter.
Palate: lively, medium body.
bunget (669) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle at Waterhuis aan de Bierkant in Gent. Hazy straw with small white head, poor retention. Sour aroma: lemons, hay, green apples. Taste is very sour: concentrated lemon juice, lactic acid, green grapes. A little too extreme for me.
MrOrla (543) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with mom. Pours Pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is sour, tart, citrus. Taste is the same, with a vingegar pleasnt felling. very good!
Majek (477) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, straw color and small head. Medium intensive aroma of sourness, acid apple, wheat and horse blanket. Taste is minimal sweet, medium to heavy sour and medium to heavy dry. High carbonation. Medium body. Very refreshing, sour and well balanced gueze. Very good stuff.