oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled@Kerstbierdestival, Essen (as Chapeau Winter Gueuze, 5.5%). Hazy amber colour with small off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruits and sugar. Flavour is quite much the same along with papery hints. One of the better Chapeaus.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled@Kerstbierfestival 2007, Essen) Hazy amber with a small head. Sweet aroma of raspberry-blueberry marmalade. Sugary-caramely-malty flavor with faint oaky hints. Sticky-sweet, thin palate with low carbonation. Aroma was quite ok, but otherwise it’s just sugary crap.
SHIG (3614) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Kerstbierfestival 2007: Poured a brown with off white head. The aroma is wheat, sugar, with a touch of cardboard. The taste was sweet spice and some copper pennies, still drinkable. One of the better than average beers in the chapeau line.
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled - had as Winter Gueuze at 5.5% ABV. Unclear dark amber beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma is very spicy, as well as very light notes of bret, and some spices. Very weird flavor - very sweet, very spicy, cinnamon, leading a dry spicy finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a decent red/orange with an aroma of store-bought beets and cedar. Decent head of off-white. Tangy, sweet/sour earthy strawberry with beets and sugar in a big, boiling pot of stew. Decent mouthfeel. Eh, not as bad as the ratings indicate.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red color with white head. Dry cedar and sugar on the nose. Some fruit as well. Body is a little on the sweet side with some spices blended in.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a slightly reddened burnt brown, with a medium white head. Very woody, almost cederlike nose with hints of dust and tart fruit. Tastes like cedar chips and perfume. Yuck, a huge dissapointment.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite clear red with a pink head. Horsey, woody, stone fruit pit and cedar aroma. Musty and saccharine tasting upfront, turning tart and woody and finishing sweet again. Interesting beverage that is hard to judge but is definitely too sweet. I was told that this is made with raisins but I don’t get any flavors from them.
nuplastikk (4673) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2009 375ml bottle. Murky rusty orange-brown colored. Mellow, lightly sweetened gueuze. Subtle wheat and traditional lambic taste in the background, but mostly sweet and creamy. Super drinkable and enjoyable, but not one for the Oude Gueuze purists.
Wim (2831) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
red brown coloured body with a small off white head a fruity aroma a nice fruity taste and a sour fruitry finich