jeremyh70 (707) - Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky orange copper with an off white head that settles to a film. Aroma of grapes and apples with some grassy hop character and some earthy and funky flavors. Taste has a tart, fruity flavor with some tannic and oaky character. Has a cheesy flavor and some earthy and grassy hop taste. Finishes dry with some cheesy and slightly bitter hops. Mouthfeel is crisp with a light/medium body and high carbonation. Wonderfully balanced and complex flavors. Very refreshing and drinkable. Not your typical Geueze.
jahshuwuh (385) - USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muddy murky copper color with a swirling of white head on surface. Smells of skunky funk, perm, spiciness of the Belgian yeast, soured fruit, banana, bubble gum, caramel malt. Taste is dry cheese like taste with a medium sour bite that dissipates quickly, some sour hop bitter at the end, citrus, some spice, a little vanilla and caramel malt. Maybe some wheat like flavors, rye. Good geuze.
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Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to OldMrCrow for sharing these bottles of Iris with me on a lovely spring day. From notes.
2004 (bottled 2006): Orange pour almost no head after first few drops. Aroma is delicious - grape must, citrus, horse blanket cantillon funky feet. Taste: some breadiness, a bit of leather, super super tart. No real carbonation, slick lemony coating -- a lot of lemon/apple. Some sweet tarts if I leave it swirling in my mouth for a long, long time, which ultimately ends with a huge lemon citrus tart wave that makes me almost want to cry. Pears, cheese. Some sediment. Really musty, pear, funky and citrusy. After OldMrCrow mentions it, there’s an undercurrent of a sulphuric old rubber. Really fantastic.
Fresh(ish) batch (bottled 2013): Well this is totally different. Appearance: Creamy white head with fine lacing. Sediment in there. Somewhat darker orange-amber. Aroma: dandelion (think pissenlet), soap - herbal hops dominate the aroma here. Taste: Way less tart, but still finishes all nice and funky. Not as "extreme" on the funk side as the old bottle, but more interesting with the hops -- to the extent hop presence indicate freshness, this is clearly the fresher of the 2. There’s an element of freshly cut hay in the aroma that I can’t get enough of. Also sweeter than the 2004.
I can see the appeal to having a deep lambic cellar. Sometimes you want to be outside in the field, and sometimes you want to sit your ass inside with some musty old books. Beautiful beer at either age.
vipinvelp (2176) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Opaque orange without any foam head whatsoever. Aroma is vinager like, some sour fruits. You have to get used to this taste every time again, sourish, vinegar like, but still quite interesting. (Velp 201406)
Jow (2150) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I ve been wanting this beer for years and the day finally came at WWBA! pours orange with nose of vinegar and barnyard. Tastes of flowers, pine, horseblanket, yeast, wood, and vinegar. its tart and dry. very nice. mission accomplished
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Murky, light brown. Super funky nose. Sweet. Orange notes. Taste is more strait forward. Very tart. Makes you pucker. Some oak. Lightens I just a bit at the end.
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle at 6%. Pours dark orange with no head. Aroma is sweet candy sugars and light barnyard notes. Taste has toffee to start, with a sour cheesiness throughout.
VieiraF (6) - BRAZIL - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sour/acid taste, a little bit amber color, a little carbonation also. Flavor remainds cheese combined with a dubbel beer. Some fruitness can be felt in the aroma. Peachy color.
Celest (126) - - JUN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing gueuze lambic, very complex and full of different tastes, so enjoyable, very sour, grains, cereals, wild fruity and flowery notes. Lots of flowers. Niceee
markextrae (959) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle. poured verry viscous! amber orange coloured with a white head. funk, grapes, green apples, hop bitternes!, earth, not the best cantillon for me. should try it again with some age on it