hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1999 vintage. 750 bottle. Cloudy golden color with an small head. Funky, yeast, barnyard, some light vinegar, and citrus. Not overly puckering - subtle yet complex.
sherm1016 (1134) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2009 vintage, bottled in 2011, received in trade, split with my bride. Pours a clear amber color with a white head that fades quickly. Aroma is oak, lemon, grass, a little musty. Medium on the palate with light, soft carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, some lemon, oak, with a tart, dry finish. Excellent.
Fritz123 (967) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 2003. Yes, 2003. I thought it was going to be horse pee and vinegar. To our surprise...it was still delicious. Poured into small snifters, the head was extremely mild. Slight ring was about all. The aroma was fairly traditional with the wild yeasts penetrating, soft fruits like white grapes and pears, and a funky horse barn as well. The taste was amazingly good. (Not sure what to expect.) The fruits and funky still came through nicely. I think the edge had worn off of the sourness some and it was slightly muted compared to more modern Guezes from Cantillon. But overall it was really fun to drink an 11 year old beer. Finish was clean. Great carbonation still. Very light body of course. Finish was sour and fruity at the same time.
Habanero (2570) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep golden with a small, white head. Aroma of white wine, grapefruit notes, brett and barnyard. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Light to medium bodied, watery texture and soft carb. A very nice Sour.
umich03jm (1934) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle thanks to mrebeks for sharing. Cloudy pale yellow pour with a big foamy head that fades and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is super funky and musty, big barnyard, light cheese, light sour lemon. Tastes delicious. Probably the smoothest gueuze I’ve had yet (though this is only my 6th one). Funky, lots of barnyard, just the right amount of sourness for me. Solid tartness in the finish. My favorite gueuze so far. Thanks Mike!
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Vintage 2008. Pours a hazy orange colour with a small, off-white head. Classic aroma of horse blanket, citrus, rowanberries, oak, wheat, vinegar, heather and forest bloor. Sour flavour with a touch of barnyard and apple cider vinegar. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light berry bitterness. A solid and well balanced gueuze.
ThirstyBird (1542) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very pale yellow orange with a small light tan head. The smell is funk sand door, lemon, citrus. The taste is very sour citric, very tart and sour ending..dry too. Light body and silly with active fine carbonation. Great stuff!
markextrae (939) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle with a friend. poured a more amber colour with a white head. sour apples, barnyard, grapes, tart, apricots, hay, oak, amazing taste! and so balanced! this is how it should be!
Borresteijn (4636) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from a 75cl bottle at In de Wildeman, kindly shared by Kermis, thanks Chris. 2006 vintage. Murky golden colour, thin white head. Aroma of barnyard, funk, lemon, hint of faeces, a bit dusty. Flavour is mild sour, lemon, funk, some dirty yeast, apple, wheat, tart finish. Light-bodied. Better than expected.
sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear yellow with minimal head. Aroma of zesty fruit. Medium body, very tart. Refreshing, pretty excellent geueze.