DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to degarth at home. Aroma is very sweet tropical fruits, sugary, very sweet indeed. Taste is similar, cloying and syrupy.
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A little bit muddy. A stroke of sugary genius, this gueuze doesn’t even bother teasing me with a funky nose - a candied wheat beer with a slight lemon accent. Even a small glass is plenty.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color. Profoundly sweet-smelling. Sugary flavors are initially like grape juice, then round out to a farina-like cereal ending. Thin palate. Not bad but way too sweet for my liking.
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Appearance: Pours a garnet-hued body with a fizzy, off-white head.
Smell: Shocking aroma of noxious weeds, spoiled cherries, and wound-tainted gauze bandages.
Taste: Bottom-shelf cherry cordial with a sharp, cheap sweetness and notes that you dare not identify lest they come hunt you down like a dog in the night. Odd, relentless astringency throughout. A beer as painful as the realization that Santa does not exist.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Legendarily bad! A "What Were They Thinking" kind of beer.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours a cherry red color with a slight white head. Aroma is musty old wet wood and mold. Flavor is sweet raspberry, not quite as syrupy as some of their other beers and a slight mold aftertaste.
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
375 ml bottle from Beastiefan2k, shared at the csbosox tasting on 3/7/08. Eugene gave me this beer and said that it tasted like vomit. Spoiler alert - I didn’t. Aroma of burning celery salt, vomit, and raspberries. OK, maybe it smells like vomit. Do I really want to taste this? Taste is really big sweet raspberries with the vegetable saltiness right behind. Raspberry syrupy sweetness dominates a very long finish. Glad this was the last one of the night because I am still tasting it the next day. This is a tough one to describe, really needs to be tasted. Well, needs may be a bit strong. Thanks Eugene?
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 37,5 cl @ home (bought Geers)
Amber color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma fruits, malt, sweet.
Taste sweet, fruit, and sourness.
Not bad, but i’ll expected more.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured a clear medium amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was odd to say the least. Apple cider vinegar, wood and old spice (not the cheap cologne). It actually smelled like apple cider cole slaw with raisin salad. The flavor was sweeter than I expected. Sweet apple notes.
Tranquillity (1584) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle @ One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Week 2008. Contains aroma & sugar, but tastes like a strawberry milkshake. Quite clear, red-amber, small white head. Aroma of strawberry. Taste a bit sour, with earthy notes.
FatPhil (11835) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 Rating is a composite of these 2:
Amber brown, small tight head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet mellow taste, caramel dominates. Fruity raisins make it more interesting but a bit too sugary.
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Week 2008) as ’Winter Gueuze’
Huge raspberry aroma. In fact, it’s hotdogs, apple and raspberry. Fresh and tasty. A bit too sweet, but no worse than many other fruit lambics.