gEUS (1283) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
375 ml bottle at home. Jesus, what it this? Smells like bad flowery perfume and tastes like watery red bull. A pity for the lambic culture and especially a pity of the De Troch Lambic (had a sample of their 3yr old lambic which was one of the greatest ever tasted). Note to the brewery: just stop the chapeau crap. just stop it. stop. it.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle sampled at Essen Winterbeer Festival 2014. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Artificial sugar aroma, sickly sweet caramel. Nasty sickly palate. Flavour is heavy sweet and just a touch acid. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. A sorry excuse for the style.
ShivanDragon (1862) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
schenkt helder donker gouden met minimale witte kraag.
aroma van zuurtje, rode fruiten, en zoetig.
Smaken zijn ..... wat ... enorm..... zoet..... Niet normaal zeg....... een blikje cola met 24 suikerklontjes is er niets bij..... dit slaat alles. waarom staat er op het etiket Geuze ?.... zet er dan gewoon op "fruitig suikerwater!"... medium body, glad en dik met lage co2, vele rode fruiten en iets appel... maar nee dit is het niet !!
olsvammel (3635) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a bottle shop in Belgium. The cork was soaked with I opened the bottle, it would have been leaking without the cap. Fruity smell with red berries and some cellar notes. Sweet and sour taste with red berries and cellar notes. Sweet finish. Actually not that sour.
maekchu (2356) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, as "Chapeau Winter Gueuze." Nose of berries, other sweet fruit juices, and a little funk. Slightly hazy amber color, some lace. Sweetish initial, light berries, cherry, with a small tartness. Thin, with just a bit of astringency. Very fruity, but not so satisfying or interesting as a gueuze.
Bierridder_S (81) - BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
29/11/2014 375 ml bottle @ WBF
Hazy orange with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, apple. Taste is sweet, liqorish, fruity. A bit strange
Skinnyviking (7317) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at DØE Frederiksberg. Low fluffy and quickly disappearng white head. Hazy golden body. Dusty perfumed apple aroma. Sweet apple honey flavor. No hops bitterness. Low carbonation short finish. Too sweet.
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split with Bruce and Colin at De Heeren van Liedekercke - Denderleeuw, Belgium. Pours clear, red-gold with a creamy white head. Lots of ripe, sugary fruits in the aroma, some raspberry in particular. Big sweet flavor, syrupy, with more raspberry, low tang. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Syrupy finish with very slight sourness, more sugary fruits, bread, apricots. Pleasant enough but very sweet and not a good lambic.
77ships (4405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml. bottle sampled @ Streekbierweekend 2014. thx! for sharing people. Finally got to this one. Light hazy orange (I don’t know why but I expected this one to be far darker), creamy off-white head. Sweet artificial sweeteners, sugar, caramel & chlorine nose, chlorine might indicate this one being a vintage. Taste is sticky artificial sweeteners, chlorine, candy, sweet candy, thick artificial, candy sweetener body. More soda than beer nothing geuze about this one but still as a soda I am sort of into this one. I expected this one to be far worse, I liked this one as opposed to their regular sweetened geuze which I straight-up dislike.
Alengrin (2592) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Also tasted as Winter Gueuze and the only Christmas lambic I know of. Loose, crispy, almost champagne-like, thin and quickly dissolving, light beige head, colour amber with reddish glow, darker than I am used to when it comes to geuze, lightly misty. Sweet and sour aroma reminiscent of ice tea (a bit like Lindemans’ Tea Beer), some apple, lemon, tea leaves, lemonade, liquorice, cork. Citrussy, refreshing onset, herbal accents, but overpowered by a sugary sweetness that sticks till deep into the throat. A light lambic character (light bitterness) is noticeable, however, but not nearly enough to balance the sweetness.