PriorL (892) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl 1989 vintage bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
Not 100% sure if this is the right entry, PM me when you would know where to put it properly!
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: sour, horse blanket, wood, nice and balanced.
TASTE: sour, nice and stable, amazing, horse blanket, some hay. This is just the perfect geuze!
czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1991 vintage. pours hazy medium dark golden orange, no head or lacing. toaste and chocolate sourness, peaches, nail polish, white grapes, cardboard unfortunately, wheat, grass, plain acetic, or maybe plum vinegar, little to no funk. moderate to almost flat carbonation, light body, lightly acidic and grassy finish. what to say? some may say it depens on how it was cellared. true. but the truth is gueuze don’t seem to hold up as expected (or wished by brewers/blenders).. fun to try nonetheless.
Minderbinder (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 750ml. (1991)
Pours amber/deep golden with no head. Slightly unclear. There was no "pop" at opening. Not the best of corks. Aroma is of cardboard, fruits, berries. Taste is of acid, fruits, cardboard, berries. Palate: Light-medium body. Dead flat. Overall: Over the hill. Fruity.
tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (750 ml). 1991 vintage. Shared by Pier-Luc and Julien, thanks! Hazy orange with no head and no lacing. Aroma is fruity with cardboard, strong acetic presence, menthol and sawdust. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately acetic with fruity notes, cardboard and menthol. Medium body. Completely flat. Acetic mouthfeel. The cork wasn’t in good shape, so the beer was at least a decade past it’s prime.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, 1991 vintage. Completely flat hazy orange pour. Pretty intense cardboard aromas, very light lambic funky notes, light menthol, heavily oxidized. Flavor is slightly acetic, herbal (minty) with cardboard, a bit of raw leather, not as bad as the aroma. Palate is dead flat. Not one that survived well.
kraddel (1898) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle , pours orange, no foam
taste is pretty intence, very very fruite ( pear and some apples ) sour in the back . very drinkable.
--- i think it was an 1982 vintage but i need to check --
jookos (1304) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@akkurat, 1991. Copper, pours clear even though a layer of compressed sediment. Red apple vinegarish nose, cinnamon, fermented honey and hay (or what I assume that would smell like). Body light, with cola flavours. Essentially no co2, even though there was a fizz when uncorking. Very mellow and timid acidity. Interesting drink, but mostly because of the age/year it was bottled than flavour.
Peter_L (313) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska @Akkurat. Provad årgång, troligen enligt Akkurat, 1991. Bärnstensfärgad med total avsaknad av kolsyra. Nada skumkrona. Lite som att hälla upp en pommac/champis. Det den saknade i kolsyra vägdes upp i smak dock. Knuten doft med tydligt inslag av russin. Hade förväntad en torrare smak men den har drag av madeira. Annorlunda!
vtafro (2163) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at akkurat. (’94) Brown pour with some tan lacing. Aroma comes across as sweet with belgian sugars, and fruit. Flavor is muted, with some hints of sweetness and some signs of oxidation.
Martinus (2520) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Clear amber golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, apple, melon, funk, malts, honey, sour lemon juice and acetic acid. Sour flavour, vinegar, citric acid, pickle and apricot. Decent carbonation. Sour finish, light vinegar, acetobacter, lingering sour. And no Madeira/raisin notes.
Nice! Certainly very different from a recently tasted sweetened geuze by Belle-Vue from the same period. According to a certain German geuzesteker, whose knowledge of lambics I completely trust, these bottles are pure De Neve lambic.
(From 75cL bottle @ WoSF, Buggenhout 2013. As Belle-Vue Fond Geuze 1989)