crossovert (7200) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one was one of many in a night, completely the least memorable. Had it after a Girardin and 3F and it didnít hold a candle.
callmemickey (2652) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber-red body, thin off-white head, minimal lacing. Nose is oddly sweet, with dark fruits: raisins, figs, and dark grapes. Flavor is similar, with a fake-sweetness. Medium bodied, minimal carbonation, residual sweetness. This beer generally tasted like port or a pedro ximenez sherry, crossed with grape juice and flat soda. Which is a scary thought given that a boat load of artifical sugars and flavors went into that.
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zythos 2008. Poured clear amber/orange with no head. Aroma of acidic sweetness. Medium mouthfeel, flavour of sweet sugars and bitter, dry aftertaste. I seem to be the only person in the world who likes this.
jhamp9 (1034) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear copper with a fizzy white head that fades to a ring. Aroma is wet leaves and cherry candy. Taste is super sweet. Very flat despite the fizzy head. Its thick and sugary.
kramer (4892) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, Delirium Cafe. Pours a mostly clear dark amber with a one finger fizzy off-white head. The nose is sweet and almost cherry like with some light funkiness. Quite unusual for the style. The flavor is saccharine sweet with some light fruitiness and minimal to no funkiness. Mouthfeel is so sticky it clings to the teeth a bit, fizzy carbonation. Pretty awful, as expected, but it was one of the few Gueuzes that I could track down that hadnít had before.
Guerde (1163) - 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. Thereís 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 itís 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 Iíve tried, but I donít give that as a compliment. Chapeau does it again.
POLK (2195) - HÝrning, 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 (2137) - 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 í11
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - 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 (8058) - 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.