dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2004
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Strange beer indeed. Its "aroma" reminds mostly of vinegar, it pours no head at all, and its body is hazy dark brownish. As for the taste, I am lucky they added sugar, because the underlying sourness would have been too much to finish the bottle. I did finish the bottle, though, but I donít think Iíll have another of this one.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Dark golden color, light sweet fruity malty aroma andartificial taste, light body, watery finish.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2004
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Tart fruity soy sauce acidic aroma, low malt. Dark amber (almost brown) clear with thin off-white head. Medium watery body with almost no carbonation. Starts stale and sweet, light malts, fruity sourness thatís weak. Light metallic watery paper-like staleness. Horrible.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I guess Iíve been a bit spoiled for lambics up to now as a I have stuck to "the real thing". This manifestly is not the real thing. Hazy bronze pond water appearance. Very slight woody vinegar edge on the nose, but thatís about as close to a proper gueuze as it gets. The aroma is dominated by caramel and candy sugar. No barnyard here. Although there is some tartness on the palate, it could hardly be called sour. Whatever flavours there are battered into submission by a sticky, cloying sweetness. There is a synthetic tasting pear drop and cough medicine undertone. This tastes more like a sweetened farmyard cider, or even apple juice, than a gueuze to me and thereís simply not enough acidity to cut through the sweetness. Nor good. This should bump my gueuze average rating down a bit. 250ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. BBE date illegible.
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown colour, muddy. Sweet aroma. Sweet flavour, lightly bitter.
fiulijn (15702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color. Aroma of malt, Porto wine, sweet. Very sweet taste, with peculiar wine notes (common Porto wine). Itís not a Gueuze, I should not like it, but I do!
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2003
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
No head what so ever (I poured it 20cm from the glass!!). Mud coloured body. The nose is yeast and fruit (reminds me of Champagne...!!). The taste is awful!! Sour, acid and vinegar....
AndersR (195) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Non existing head. Yeasty fruity flavour (hints of vinegar?). Medium sour taste with fruity finish (apple) going over in sweeter aftertaste.
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small head, brownish colour. Aroma; vinous, oak, sweet. Flavor is not very sour but mostly sweet with a sirupy sensation on the lips. Drinkable but not very exciting.
Nuffield (3735) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Odd brown-amber color, little head. Musty, sweet, cellar aroma, like a vintage English strong ale. Not effevescent. Too sweet! Sour attack on the palate with the first taste, then cloyingly sweet. Big-time woody flavor, lots of cork, lacking complexity in my opinion, very much a cellar cask. Finishes with the same flavors.