Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally rated on 06-24-12. Iíve had this beer twice in the last month...yeah, that doesnít suck. Both 750ml bottles into my go-to Narke tulip.
Pours a mirky golden yellow color, white fizzy head, wisps. Nose is mellow funky citrus, light mineral notes, oak, and hay. Smells like an old Gueuze, but if youíve never had one, you donít know what Iím talking about. Musk, barn, and light acidic notes on the end. Flavor really reminds me of the Cantillon Gueuze I had from 1996, perhaps a bit more nuanced and delicate. Citrus, funk, tart, hay, musk. Thereís a mineral character on the finish mixed with the citrus and tart notes that I contribute to the age. Doesnít detract, but I think it could eventually build to hamper the taste. Light body, light carbonation, refreshing, dry finish.
So, both bottles were extremely delicious. I would say this is one of the top Gueuzeís Iíve ever had, and probably one of the best sours as well. Really good stuff...want more...plz? Until we meet again.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle into my cantillion glass. Huge thanks to Tom for sharing this. Dark gold/brownish pour. Huge funk on the nose. Unlike any cantillion funk Iíve had before. Infinately complex funky aroma with horse blanket, barn, hay, sweat, soil and must. The flavor really caught me off guard with the large mixed citrus flavor (lemon, orange and grapefruit) seemlessly integrated with the complex funk. I was quite surprised how amazing this tasted. Creamy mouthfeel and the carbonation just exploded all the citrus and funk across my palate. The best geuze that Iíve ever had.
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shared by ygtbsm94 at our insane sour and wild ale tasting on April 14, 2012. Thanks Brad!
The beer is straw yellow color with a soft, fluffy white head.
The aroma is fantastic. Citrus, funk, hay, farm scents, oak, earth. Wow. I kept an ounce in my glass and set it aside so I could return to its scent periodically, until I finally gave in a pounded it.
The flavor is just phenomenal. Way more citrus than I was expecting. Orange and lemon flavors balanced to perfection. Just the right amount of funk. A simple beer, really. I canít imagine a smoother, more delicious gueuze.
The feel was perhaps the best I have ever experienced in a lambic. To say that Loerik is smooth does not do this beer justice.
Overall, a stellar beverage. My highest recommendation.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-22-2012
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thanks to Paul for this epic treat! Funny story about this, I was suppose to sample this over the upcoming weekend and found out I could no longer go. So as you can imagine, I am beyond excited to be seeing this tonight.
Brownish orange in color with a small head of small, tight white bubbles. Nose is incredible, apricot, lemon rind, oak, and just straight funk....itís beautiful. Flavor is bright lemon, oak, must, and some cobwebs. Light mouthfeel, pretty still actually, moderate acidity, and a nice long finish. The most incredible gueuze I have ever consumed hands down. Not much else to say.
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
1998 bottle, thanks so much to jacob for dropping this off in pilsen, sampled xmas day 2011 with mowbeer and skykob, alongside some homemade gravlax. thick and hazy dark and rusty golden; aroma of capers, olive brine, oak, merlot, more capers; amazingly lively for such a vintage beer; all sorts of stuff going on flavour-wise - roseís lime cordial, foie gras with poached pear, garbage juice and, of course, more capers. a pretty good way to kick off an excellent xmas tasting session
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at the DC Lambic & Sour Tasting on April 14, 2012. Served in a Cantillon old-school "Gueuze & Kriek" gueuze tumbler.
Huge, huge thanks to Brad for pulling this one out. This one stole the show for me.
Poured a fairly-clear golden color with a short white head that was pretty fizzy and didnít last for too long, though that was okay, as this was far and away the worst aspect of the beer; everything else about it was as damn near close to perfection as you could reasonably find in a beer.
The nose carried some heavy earthy barnyard notes full of stables filled with horse blankets. Over the top of that was fresh lemon rind and citric acid. Itís incredible the amount of citrus this carried through, which is quite unlike many other aged gueuzes that Iíve had.
The flavor was incredibly smooth and crisp with notes of lemon and citrus, followed by heavy funk with notes of light earth and a touch of leather. Long, long flavor duration with a moderate-to-heavy acid presence. Pretty heavy funk on a light body with average carbonation. Very dry finish. Slightly puckering.
Overall, it really couldnít get much better than this. This bottles has absolutely aged out fantastically. Itís only damn flaw is that Iíll likely never have it again.
Marsiblursi (3052) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy golden with a medium sized head. The aroma is fantastic with tons of brett - sweaty horse, barnyard, mould and dirt. Undertones of cheese, grapefruity citrus, smoke, dusty wood, green leaves, tart rhubarb, cracker-like malt and nice phenols. The flavour is super dry and near heavily acidic with no bitterness. Citric, dirty, funky and fabulous. Good balance between the brett and lacto. The mouthfeel is tart, flat and light watery. Maybe a touch of carbonation. Citric and dirty brett finish. Near medium bodied. Fantastic, but the mouthfeel have probably seen better days.
cpetrone84 (1679) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank next to the 98 classic gueuze amongst many other. pour is a deep golden amber, mostly opaque with tons of pure white creamy head. the nose has a nice funk to it up front, rubbyer plastic and musky cellar notes are subtle. Strong peach notes, grapefruit, and the evidence of sourness in the nose. The taste is even better, brighter peaches and a more dusty funk with a great level of sourness in back. light body, creamy feel, soft palate, low carbonation in a good way and dry finish. the fruity flavors are extremely bright and the dry funk is integrated so well with a great drinkable sourness.
Mowbeer (326) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled-Christmas tasting 2011-cloudy,capers,olive brine,old car leather,basement,old church,oak,vinegar,lime,old wood floor,mothballs,varnish,band-aid, and much more!!!Excellent beer!
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank next to Cantillon Classic í98 and a hoard of other lambics. Murky gold pour with a decent white head that recedes to a small ring and wisps. Citrus crushes the nose, bit sweet in the grapefruit, then some egg, sweat, and stable, way more than in the Classic í98. Flavor is super-integrated, normal Cantillon brett bringing leather and citrus, then some white grape that lingers through the finish alongside light cobeweb and more grapefruit. Very balanced and uniquely expressive for a Cantillon geuze, especially in the grape and low-brett levels, it shares more similarities with Drie Fonteinen than any other Cantillon Iíve had. No surprise then that itís my favorite geuze Iíve ever had from Cantillon.