CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
37.5cl bottle labeled "Winter Gueuze." Hazy chestnut with an unusually large tan head for a geuze. Huge sweet aroma of cheap carnival candies, cotton candy, strawberry mixed with slight sour lambic notes, tea leaves, and wood. The flavor is a bit one sided. Candy sugar, with mellow lambic character. There is some herbal bitterness in the back with earth notes. like cough syrup. Doesn’t get better as you drink more.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled as Winter Geuze. Sweet fruity aroma, mainly apricot and strawberry. Hazy, amber color, beige small head, fair lace. Very sweet, very fruity, distant oak, light bitterness, dusty cellars, thin. Like a Faro but without the complexity of a good one.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 bottle from uto. Slightly hesitant to even try it after such bad reviews, but here goes... Odd violet amber with thin white head. Aroma of sweet and sour berries with a earthy yeast edge with amonia-vinegar hints. Sort of artificial. Taste is overly sweet - cane sugar, berry kool aid, vimto and other similar artificially flavoured berry drinks. Watery and medicinal. Blackcurrant Lemsip! Yes, that is it. Short finish of berries. Nearly a drain pour. I’d hate to think that someone would try this and assume this is a representative for gueuze.
fonefan (32823) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Amber color with a good white head. Aroma off malt, fruit and sugar. Flavor is sweet with some fruity notes off sugar.
thebeertourist (4613) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy amber with a small white fine-bubbled head. Aroma is sour lambic together with sweetness. Acidic fruit blended with too much sugar. Flat. Overall a disappointment, way too sweet. The label should remind me that this is the Coca-Cola version of geuze. The worst thing is that it might actually have been quite an interesting beer without all the sugar.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
some classical lambic taste overruled by aromas and sugar, albeit too thin and watery and too artificial. lucky enough they used real sugar!
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Dark golden to amber with minimal head. An all-together unopleasent mix of; sweet, must, cork, strawberries, boiled beans and a little bit of tartness. This is amongst the worst beers I’ve tried - along with Chapeau Apricot.
Geiserich (3066) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled and aged:
Aroma is winey, with an intensive cidre note. Light brown color. Pleasant notes of appleas and peach, velvety, light sweet, refreshing. Notes of candies. Pleasant fruity and refreshing. A nice drink, maybe because it was a vinetage?
rauchbier (3550) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2004. Amber, no head and little condition. Sweet syrupy fruitiness in the nose that could be either raspberry or cherry, almost totally masking a whiff of barnyard. Same balance in the mouth, same forced sweetness drowning out any attempt by the lambic to make its presence felt. Short fruity sweetness in the finish disappears quickly thinking its work is done only for a dry lambic note to drift back and blow a (fake) raspberry.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Wasn’t as bad as i was expecting. Quite sweet and raisiny and woody. Some slightly sour, wrotten dark fruit, which also made it a bit sticky. It wasn’t very good, but it was kind of interesting.