Guerde (1112) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle) The Chapeau pours a clear amber/orange color with a very thin white head and some fairly lively carb. Aroma is pretty terrible, and the dominant scent is cooked peppers, of the red bell and fresno stripe. There’s a bit of apple cider, but the vegetal scent reigns supreme. The flavor is very cloying, with a lot of brown sugar, honeycrisp apple, and some raspberry syrup. The pepper creeps in on the finish to remind you that it’s there in the flavor as well, and the finish is lightly wooden. Mouthfeel is sticky and carbonation is lively. Overall this is definitely unlike any other gueuze I’ve tried, but I don’t give that as a compliment. Chapeau does it again.
POLK (1920) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Puh what a smell. The body is champagne like. Very tart raspberry taste, perhaps it is such that raspberry lemonade tastes like when it gets so old that it ferment. welcome drink beer, but beware of the guests do not go again to find a better christmas party. But fun and fresh beer.
dnstone (2046) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Funky-sweet aroma. Poured caramel-brown in color with little-no head. A bit too sweet in the flavor.
Notes: Tour de Gueuze ’11
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fittingly, or not, my last beer my last night living in the Tampa FL area. The cool looking 12.7oz green glass and wide mouth bottle pours brown with amber hues and little brown floaties as well as no head at all. The aroma offers up an all too brief funky note as well as sweet/tart candy, moldy wood, wool, wet denim pants and some sort of sweet fruitiness off it the background. The taste is really sweet and rolls into modest levels of candy tartness, an interesting guava / pepper mix and a soft moldy wood note in the background. Hmm.
Benzai (5743) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival Essen 2011. Dark red / amber color, small off-white head. Smell and taste sweetness, some fruits, slightly some sourness. Low carbonation, low to medium body.
Scopey (4602) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Utobeer best before 31/12/08. It pours murky amber, with suspended particles and no head. The nose is sweet melon, candy floss, pear, apple and ice-tea with a distant hint of tartness. The taste is pear, melon, apple, candy floss, bubblegum and ice-tea. Medium body, low carbonation and somewhat chunky mouth-feel. Far too sweet and chunky. Couldn’t get past a few sips......never again!
Countbeer (3657) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A medium vast lively beige head on top of an almost clear amber dark orange colored beer.
Smell sweets like red fruit, cherries, some strawberries, sweet malts and some older hops.
Taste is strangely sweet with a malty touch to it: fruit, dried prunes, strawberry, malts, more sweet than bitter or sour. Pretty sticky with some light soapy light yeasty/lambic-ish tones.
Sweet fruity malty soapy aftertaste.
low to medium carbo, soft light tingly mouthfeel, medium body and a light watery/creamy sticky texture.
Not bad but too sweet and unbalanced. Guess they could better call this a Faro.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fra flaske på Brouwerij De Troch i Wambeek under Tour de Geuze 1 Mai 2011. Dyp rødbrun. Nesten ikke skum. Aroma av søt malt & karamell. Smaken er søt malt. Litt søt bitterhet i ettersmaken. Servert under navnet "Winter Gueuze".
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy golden amber color. Aromas of wood, grass, yeast, some fruit and spice.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into snifter. I was actually really surprised by this one. It had good fruit aromas such as figs and apricots with a pleasant tart flavor as well. Not super sour like most guezes’ but it’s still not that bad.