Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. First impression, it’s lighter in carbonation than the bottled version. Hazy golden with a small white head. Typical aromas of a sour ale, wonderful fruity and malty. Crisp and fresh acidic.
Pairing this with food, maybe seafood, would be great!
BierFiend (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy golden amber with no head. Smells of vinegar, fruit, and cider. Tastes sour, bitter, tangy, and citrus. Has a long sour finish with little to no carbonation. I am not a fan of Gueuze but this is the best I have had.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 Vintage Bottle that I have had stashed in the cellar for years. Pours a bright orange color with a tiny layer of bubbles. The nose on this beer was unreal, like a super sharp cheese rind followed by a pervasive dry oak scent. Taste was typical gueze with some barnyard funk and tart green apple notes. Only real complaint was that the body was a little watery. Hard to believe how dry this beer is, makes you feel like you need to keep an emergency glass of water on hand. Oak and stale cheese flavors are found throughout. The finish is dry and crisp. I think this one benefited from some aging, it really sharpened the flavors compared to a fresh bottle. Oddly the cork smelled heavily of caramel even though its about the last flavor on earth you would associate with this beer. Another winner from Cantillon.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma crisp with sour fruits and a touch of funkiness.
Slightly cloudy, golden with a head that recedes rapidly.
Taste follows the aroma with gentle tartness with may be a note of apple or pear.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Organic Gueze. Pours a hazy orange with little head. Strong aroma of vinegar and hay. Sits sour on the palate. The taste has hints of dried orange peels, vinegar, maybe aged cheese. Very nice. This is the third gueuze I’ve tried this year, and I’ve become enamored of the style.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2010 Monk’s Cafe Gueuze, on tap at Monk’s. Fizzy orange apperance with a thin head. Smell is mostly sour citrus notes, grass, and hay, tastes like tart citrus, with a light finish. Well balanced, a great beer. 8/4/8/5/17 = 4.2
UPDATE: 2001 Bottle at Max’s on Broadway, Casey generously allowed us to try this on May 4th 2010. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big head. Aroma is musty and sour with lots of barnyard, like a humid basement in the middle of the summer. Taste is perfect, up there with J&J Blauw- sour, grassy, moderately acidic, with all the best flavors of citrus peel without any harsh bitterness. Incredible, I think there’s a reason the rating for this dropped off, none of the newer bottles i’ve had come close to this.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted after the very interesting self guided tour of the brewery. Fantastic. The skank is very hard to liken to other flavours - some sort of juice left in the cheese wrapper.
sepia5 (234) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can only imagine this is what inspired the brewers at Jolly Pumpkin! Pours a bit deeper than a straw colored yellow with a thin white head. Nose and flavors match up pretty well. Sour and tart fruits are most apparent: grapefruit, a bit of lemon and orange, slight taste of vinegar. Really enjoyable and sour. These flavors are really growing on me.
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
37.5 CL bottle from de hopduvel in Gent. Aroma of soft citrus and yeast.
Very sour taste. This is not the best Geuze if you ask me. *
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of oak, cork, citrus, like chardonnay, overlaying light but distinct horse-blanket. Appears hazy golden-yellow with slight effervescence of medium-fine bubbles; almost no head to speak of. Flavor is quite sour; too sour, in fact, and it overlays almost everything except the barnyard and leathery notes. Palate is light and bubbly but leaves a slick sensation on the tongue. The overall effect is very much like champagne, but like champagne that is unpleasant to drink - at least for me. Overall, this beer is about equal to the sum of its parts.