DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle. Nice sour lactic nose with hay, lemon, and a light grassy note. Pours a clear golden with no head. Refined taste with a very sour bite early featuring light citrus and vinegar. Very prickly mouthfeel. Good, but I prefer the Classic Gueuze.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #5000! 2009 Vintage. 750mL bottle, sent to me by Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a clear golden with a small white head. Nose brings out loads of barnyard funk - much more so than the regular Classic Gueuze - along with the usual Cantillon lambic acidity, and some champagne yeast - very exquisite on the nose. Flavour reveals how this is truly Cantillon’s finest gueuze (even more than Crianza Helena I think, though it’s close) - there are notes of barnyard funk, moderate acidity, a touch of champagne character, and wood. Absolutely no residual sweetness, of course - it feels even dryer than other typical Cantillon offerings. Extraordinarily complex - a much different beast than the Classic Gueuze. What a gueuze masterpiece this is.
Staffan47 (766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delar en flaska 2009 med Isabel till musslor. Köpt på Delice et Capriec i Bryssel. Bra härlig funk och lite inslag av brödihet och spannmål. Frsk och härlig syra i balans.
kazin (169) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from backlog. Since I love the regular Gueuze so much the expectations were set a bit too high. The tartness is definately there but left me wanting a little bit.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
JUST DID 2000 AND 2009 SIDE BY SIDE. RATING FOR 2009.
Aroma: Hay, Apricots
Appearance: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, No Head, No Lacing
Taste: Hay, Apricots, Mild Lactic Acid
Mouthfeel: Poor Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
UDBeernut (1419) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a 2000 and 2009 side by side. This is based of the 2009. Pours gold, big funky nose. Light tart, sours. One of best guezes i’ve had.
cbfobes (2105) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 2009 750ml bottle, pours a hazy dark yellow golden with a thin white head with lots of tiny bubbles, the aroma has a good amount of fruit and funk on the nose, the flavor starts dry with a tart finish, carbonation and mouthfeel is pretty much perfect, not overpowernly sour by any means and just really drinkable.
Piero1987 (568) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with white head. Nice sour aroma. At taste is sour with frizzy carbonation and some floral flavour.
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2008 750mL pours a clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with slight Brett yeast, with slight pepper and wood. Very bright yeast, fruits, dry, with slight pepper. Awesome!
Steve_0 (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is slightly hazy golden with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Big funky, oaky, citrusy, lemony, urine, tart fruity, light peach, pears, and green apples in the aroma. Taste is very smooth and funky, not too heavy on the sourness, though still tart. Lemony, somewhat grassy, very funky, urine, oaky, and floral. Light body with soft carbonation. Really nice gueuze and a real treat to try.