MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by BenC. Fantastic as always such a great beer.
Ontape (437) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/1/2013 bottle picked up last year and popped on a nice holiday weekends. Dry, earthy funk that you pretty much only get from the real deal. Beautiful in the glass like very few sours are. Not just sour but complex with subtle waves of flavor and funk that never say die ... there’s so much happening. This is a treat and hard to rate -- numbers don’t really tell the story.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from La Cave à Bulles (Paris)- September ’08.
Appearance: Golden color. Little to medium head and white.
Aroma: wheaty and tart. Reminicences of green grapes, green apples, quince and prickly pear.
Flavor: wheaty, wild yeasty and sour. Citric fruitiness similar to quince, chardonay’s grapes, green apples and lemon. Light bicarbonate’s note.
Palate: Light body and medium carbonation.
Remark: Refreshing beer with a nice and multidimentional fruity sourness.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Hazy yellow/white with a thin white head. Dusty, yeasty, lime and lemon. I’m acutally starting to like Gueze!
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2002: Small bottle. A mellow gueuze for certain. The most beautiful gueuze I’ve ever poured. Light hazy flax with a reslilient foamy white head that mounts up like vesuvius. Massive and lovely. Nose is interesting. Green apple, oak and only a slight tinge of bretts. Very sour (lactic) and yet not very "hot" with bretts. No crackling fried pork smells, no hazy hot yeastiness, very mellow and subtle. I kind of like that. Flavors also reflect this. The horseblanket has really been put away on this one it is replaced with an overt green apple tartness and a hazy, dignified oakiness. The oak is beautifully round and intensely subtle. Exquisitely dry. The oak really contributes to this. Aftertaste is pungently apple-like. Grannysmith would be proud! At first this was sort of a dissapointment. As I sink my teeth into it it really impresses me. Not as good as the Lou Pepe for certain but a Damn Fine Gueuze.
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle): Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of funk, vinegar, apple cider, lemons, orange peel. Flavour is very tarty, loads of vinous notes and stewed apples. Grapes, lemon, wood barrel and white wine dryness accompany. Excellent.
bhops (432) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at the brewery. A very nice gueze, but I prefer 3 font or de cam. Nice sour tart flavor.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle, at Cantillon brewery. Thin layer of white head atop a golden haze. The funky aroma yields apples, vinegar and mouthwatering vinegary sourness. Flavour and palate archetypical of what real gueuze should be, there’s citrus, tannins and an immense complexity of flavours that defy description. A shame that it’s so hard to find this stuff in Sweden.
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
37.5 cl Bottle. Vintage 2009.
Appearance: Murky golden with tiny, champagne-like bubbles. Easily diminishing white foam.
Aroma: Sour cider vinagar with lemon peel dryness. Low to moderate barnyardy yeast notes.
Flavor: Vivid, lemony-grapefruity bittersweet tartness plays the leading part. Some muscat grapes and a low amount of musty yeast notes hiding under the sour surface.
Mouthfeel/Palate: Quite easy bodied, but the viscoustiy of the yeast makes it really dense. Moderately high carbonation.
Overall Impression: A classic, traditional gueuze with medium to high acidity and remarkably thirst quenching nature. It’s still a really great experience to had it freshly. An older vintage of this would be insanely complex.
A pairing with some aged, moded cheese could be a perfect choice.
chicagobears (430) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2001 bottle. Now this is some wild yeasty stuff. Yellow haze and sparkly. The first wiff is mesmerizing. Not sure what I smelled but its similar to leather. This is absolutely complex. Vineger, salt, fresh lemon, grapefruit, sour apple... Almost eye-watering sourness at first, but I know I was serving too cold. It tamed down once I let it warm. This is like a whole strange foriegn country to me, but I like it and may visit again.