hirigalzkar (2109) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1998 bottle. Pours a hazy-orange liquid with white head. The aroma is sweet and fruity for a gueuze, with notes of cork. Taste is sour at first, then sweet of apples and candy. This is a relaxed and easy to drink guezue that shows some similarities with a sour saison.
JAXSON (524) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2009 1998 bottle. Pours clear medium orange with a thin, soapy head. Nose is brett, hay, sage. Herbal. Quite funky and wild. Lemon in the mouth, a lot of barn character. Dry and soft. Not bracingly sour, but quite funky and really balanced. Perfectly soft carbonation. This seems to have mellowed considerably, but still blossoms with a deep complexity that’s hard to describe. As it warms, strange herbs, plants, and pollen come out. I had this beside a newer Fou Foune and this was far less sour but much more refined. The finish is what separates this from similar geuze, it’s long, long, and unfolds from dandelions into a soft ripe cheese. Beautiful!
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Orange color with no head. The smell is over the top funky ass cheese, palmolive soap and acid. This is awesome. Super thick funky ass cheese taste...I want to make a quesadilla with it. Wow. Mouth is dry as the sahara and a nice finish...I want a cask of this so I can just fill my house with the aroma.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
oh my dear lord: Pours a cloudy pumpkin color with a thin ring of head. Nose is pure FUNK. Flavors are funky, brie, funky cheese, sour, just plain sexxy..I want to live in here..i want to shove this up my nose and just smell this all day. FUNK!
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 1989. 750ml at Le Bier Circus. This was the last beer of my summer 2009 Euro trip. Pours clear going to
hazy, medium golden-amber in hue. A small film of white foam holds
strong, leaving scant spots of lacing behind. The aroma is strikingly
sour, brazen notes of peach, lemon, and a pinch of white grapefruit
assaulting the senses with intense fruity tartness. Farmhouse must and
dusty air come across so thick, you can almost cut through them with a knife. The oak is on the softer side, to be expected from a brew that was crafted when I was 10 years old. The flavor is insanely sour, biting into the tongue with stabbing, acidic lemon, grapefruit, and apricot. Hints of white grape add a touch of a vinous character. The palate is crisp, puckering, and dry, with balanced carbonation and a sharp, dusty finish. Fantastic stuff. Absolutely delicious. I’ll treasure the memory of every last drop.
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1998 vintage shared at Akkrat with kkearn. Beer poured a cloudy golden, amberish color with a strong head with active carbonation. Still strong after a decade in the bottle. No longer a lazy gueuze! Nose was sharp, very tart with some wood and citrus notes. Taste is tart but not overpowering and actually was very pleasant with lemon, banana and earthy notes that just work to make a fantastic beer.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1998 Vintage, 750mL bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden on Sept 24 2009. Pours hazy amber gold. Begins with a medium sized off-white head that gradually fades until a ring of bubbles encircle the glass. Aroma is sharp and quite acidic, with notes of oak, intense lemon, and musty, earthy qualities. Citrus, especially lemon, wood, and lactic acid are the primary flavors. The flavor is sharp, but not as acidic as the aroma. Dry mouthfeel with nice carbonation. This is aging quite well, and was a very pleasant surprise.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours an orange golden body with a thin white lacing. Very funked out, sour with vinous and musky notes. Woody, funk y and effervescent. Awesome Gueuze. Oh Hell Yeah!
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared by Dickinsonbeer. Now this is how lambic should be. Funk hits you like a punch to the face. Funky as all hell. Extremely well balanced. This stuff is fantastic.
rallison (116) - USA - MAR 31, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1998 Vintage. Bottle. Sea O’Floydster epic tasting, post PP Belgian Fest. Thanks WeeHeavySD (pretty sure you brought this one) for bringing this bottle.
Musty, funky and amazing in the aroma. I could smell this for hours.
Super smooth body. Acidic, some dryness (but, again, so smooth too!). Hints of white wine. Amazing. A touch bready. Perfect combination of musty, light funk, white grapes (none in there as far as I know, but there is something reminiscent of them in there), wheat and other flavors and aromas that my palate is not good enough to pick up. Truly a standout.
Highly recommended. This beer is incredible.