TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 75cl, 2004 vintage (BBE 2030)
Hazy bright orange color, small orangey head, mostly vanishing. Strong sour aroma of apples, also earth, leather and cork. Soft, rounded mouthfeel. Starts fruity (apples again) sweetish then fills the mouth with sourness (lime). Earthy notes in the finish. Long acidy aftertaste. Well-balanced gueuze.
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is very sour - vinegar. Flavor is medium sweet and very sour. Sour and dry finish. This is rather one-dimensional with the very sour vingear dominating. Fortunately I like that. 110311
brokensail (13669) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: A 750 ml bottle with a bottling date of 2008 shared with the girlfriend. A pour into my Bruery tulip is a burnt orange color with very little head and quite a bit of bubbles.
S: Now this is a funky beverage. A ton of Brett character with a tinge of lactic sourness and oak.
T: As funky as the nose is, thatís how sour it is on the tongue. There is a lot of lactic tartness and itís very acidic. Thereís a bit of lemon flavor and a lot of Brett. On the finish is a fair bit of oak.
M: Surprisingly this is not all that bubbly. Iím used to Gueuze being a very bubbly beverage, but I suppose that could be due to a short maturation period (ie. my fault).
D: This is a very, very acidic beer. As a result, itís tough to drink a lot of. However, it does taste very good, so itís also something you want to drink lots of. A strange dichotomy indeed.
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the greats.
chrisv10 (12983) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Bottle. Hazy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, wheat, tart and barnyard. Flavour is malt, fruit, wheat, tart, barnyard, little citrus and medium dry.
Draft at MikkellerBar. Hazy orange with white head. Flavour is sour, dry and earthy.
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - 19/08/12.
Pours an apricot shade of orange with a billowing slightly off-white head which soon vanishes to a little edgeing.
Earthy sour green fruits, grandads shed, burnt sugar and accidental piss against the radiator in a mark I toilet!
Tarte and sour fruit taste, apple and burnt caramel.
Medium body and a nice soft level of carbonation.
Dry crisp finish with a sour and apple infused aftertaste.
gunnfryd (12633) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yellow /orange colour with a white head. Aroma is sour, yeast. Flavour is sour, yeast, venegar, wine acid. Nice.
bhensonb (12595) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml. bottle. A nice Bret type aroma combined with honey. A sour whiff. The color is a light orange gold with a white head that ringed. A bit thin bodied. The carbonation is very mild. The flavor is primarily lactic sour. There are varying fruit notes, to accompany the earthy, Bretty, funkiness. Could be old mushrooms or sweat sox. Very interesting. Not an everyday drink, I think. Refreshing in an unusual way.
argo0 (12322) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, 2003 Vintage, thanks Dickinsonbeer. Cloudy amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, horseblanket, lactic acid, fairly sharp. Taste is mild sweet, lactic acid, berry fruitiness. Smooth light-medium body, light acidity, actually a bit creamy.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of sour Granny Smith apples and rhubarb. Tart flavor of grapefruit juice. Acidic palate.