olio (4082) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
375 ml @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Aroma of sweet fruits like on any lesser fruit lambics, some mold-like earthy notes and some raspberry. Flavour of awfully sweet berries and sugar, raspberry and some strawberry. Quite awful.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish and not much carbonation. Aroma is of peppers and I’m ready for a peppery beer as I begin to taste it. Taste is sweet and very slightly sour, but there’s a big taste of green bell peppers coming through. Finish is some sugar flavor.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour is a mostly clear, deep amber with sediment and an average, off-white, creamy head which settles quickly to a fizzy layer and leaves minimal lace. The nose is odd with some apple skins, blueberry, wet and funky earth, toasty malts, and a lime tartness. The flavor is similar, apple and blueberry, sweeter with caramel malt, a slight acetic tartness (still lime-like), and just a bit of wet funk. The palate is light to medium, nearly lively, and thin but silky. The finish is quick with some blueberry, caramel malts, and lime tartness lingering. Kind of an odd gueuze, the tartness is very subdued but maybe because it is at the end of it’s life, which allows you to see much more of the malt and sugar notes. I guess something that was interesting and unique but not what I usually like in the style.
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle @ Brouwerij De Troch as Chapeau Winter Geuze. Body is near-clear dark brown. Low sand-colored head, Smells like Ice-tea at first, very leafy and vegetal, offset by tones of burnt sugar and toasted malts. Brown suger-sweetness in the flavor. Also some caramel. Dark dried fruits in the background. Healthy body, chewy mouthfeel. Sweet ending.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle, as Chapeau Winter, at Brouwerij De Troch. No head, hazy, amber-brown body. Dried fruity nose. Taste of apricot, spiced ripe fruits and bittersweet berries. Very sweet (Toer de Geuze, Wambeek 01.05.2011).
Koelschtrinker (8485) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Süßer Antrunk, in dem die Geuze hintergründig erkennbar ist – dies ist ab dem Mittelteil nicht mehr der Fall, hier schmeckt das Bier nach Marmelade – süß, etwasfruchtig, unsüffig und nicht erfrischend. Dies steigert sich im Abgang noch – künstliche Aromen von Beeren sind viel zu intensiv. *Brrrr* 9/3/5/2/5/3
larsga (5325) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Deep brown body. Earthy cellar and brown sugar aroma. Sweet earthy cellar and caramel taste with brown sugar notes. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Fullish body. Sweetish earthy strawy aftertaste with mild cherry notes. Highly drinkable, but perhaps a little too sweet. (0.33l bottle at brewery.)
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at the source. Hazy amber color, small off white head. Aroma of cotton candy. taste is very sweet with light spice.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small eggshell colored head. Aroma is very fruity with loads of grape and cherry along with a musty and dusty old note. The flavour is intensly sweet with grape, raisins, cherry, brown sugar along with a dusty old flavor. The body is light with a suprisingly slightly creamy mouthfeel. Overall a pretty bad beer, that has nothing to do with an authentic Gueuze, taste more like a fruity drink (maybe fruit concentrate) than beer.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Dr. Jeckyll’s. Awkward orange pour with a small ring of head. Aroma is upfront cherries, then tons of sawdust, work gloves, oranges, unwashed dishes, and caramel. Taste is still more sawdust, very sour, vinegar, citrus, and Sweet’N Low.