Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Opened the cap, then pulled out the cork and was bowled over by cherries. Pours a clear orange color with a bit of carbonation. Aroma is wicked intense. Steamed veggies are quite apparent, with sharp sour cherries and dusty plums. Aroma grows less intense as you get accustomed to it. Super sweet to the point of being tart with again a steamed veggies flavor. Tart fruit and dark cherries, black cherries I would venture. Dry raisins dropped in the mud come through on the finish. Way too intense for the likes of me.
jtclockwork (5099) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Drowland. Pours purplish brown. Nose of candi sugar, toffee, caramel and sweet fruit. Taste is rum dum dum lollipop, candi sugar, sweet fruit of an indiscernible kind and sweet toffee.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite fruity. The aroma is nice; has a little leather/earth to it, some heft. The flavor is a little unidimensionally sweet, indistinct, but a little sweet raisin/plum/berry. Good conditioning, very nice palate. Dark color, intriguing. Doesnít taste like saccharides. AceK? Less offensive than some sweetened lambics. Still doesnít mean it is good, just not as bad as it gets. Again, the aroma has nice natural elements.
Rasmus40 (6982) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unclear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, fruity and spicy. Flavor is rather sweet and light sour. The finish is dry and acidic. This was my first ever gueuze, and it worked very well, because it wasnít sour enogh to scare me away, but still introduced my to intentional sourness in beer. I have since come to like the style. 181109
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
27th January 2008
Soft and full on fruity flavours, especially raspberry and blackberry. Unwelcome dusty note. Soft finish. Very fruity and inoffensive.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
26/12/2010 - 37.5cl bottle @ Heeren van Liedekercke, Denderleeuw (Belgium)
Clear copper red to brown beer, creamy white head, little adhesive. Aroma: cassis, raspberries, sweet cherries. MF: soft to no carbon (thatís not the idea of a geuze, now is it?), light body. Taste: sweet red berries, some earthy bitterness. Aftertaste: sweet berries, brown sugar and in the far distance some acidity. A shame of the lambic, being wasted to this type of "beer".
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Orange-red pour with no head. Aroma is harsh mint, some yeast, metal. Taste is awful sweet rancid mint candy, with notes of bread, and nasty mint at the end. Never again!
Baltimorioles (40) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very sweet, musky smell. Flavor and mouthfeel very syruppy. Nothing subtle about this lambic. Tastes like a caricature of a Christmas beer, might be better poured on ice cream.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9oz bottle-thanks DavidM for sharing-aroma is sweet medium/dark malt, fruit. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt, fruit, yeast.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A: The pour is a dark amber sort of color, much darker than pretty much any other gueuze that I have come across.
S: A strong fruity smell right away with some plums, cherries, and strawberries. Underneath some weird mix of tobacco and herbs, along with some wet wood and earth. I donít dislike any of these aromas individually, but they just donít work all that well in concert.
T: A distinct bile/vomit flavor that I just canít ignore. The fruits are there again, but so is a strong herbaceous character (pine or rosemary?). Intensely sweet and sugary, just like so many other Chapeau beers.
M: The body is medium, and a bit sticky and syrupy, with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: I donít have too much else to say about this other than the flavor is just completely off-putting. As is any beer with a strong bile component.