RumRunner101 (855) - Alberta, - NOV 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a sparkly gold with a quick dissipating white head. Aroma is apple, celery, yeast, grain. Medium bodied, quite effervescent, a little bit oily. Flavour is apple, a little vegetal, yeast. Tart, but not too tart. Finish is mildly acidic. Great balance, great flavour, an obvious stand out.
Unde (511) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow colour with magical fluffy head on top. Straight 5/5 appearance! Aroma has zesty lemon and sour green apples. Taste is zesty and sour. Green apples and hints of vanilla and lots of dry sourness. Medium body with high carbonation. Excellent geuze.
Punkero (37) - FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Winelike mouth twisting gueuze. Sour apple. Ruthless, but gentle. Elegant. This is something I’d keep in basement and serve in special occasions like Friday.
huineman (55) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy golden amber. Thick ivory head.
High intensity aromas of fermenting bread, cider, lemon pulp, greek yogurt, lilies and roses.
Very dry and very sour. Salty, savoury and metallic notes under the sour foundation. Mouth-cleaning, no bitterness, long finish.
danielecamo (663) - ITALY - APR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottiglia da 75cl. aroma di lime, cantina, polveroso, lievito, legno e leggera mela verde. al palato ritroviamo sensazioni di cantina, legno, zest, leggera nota di zolfo.
DavidBe (34) - BELGIUM - APR 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vind hem persoonlijk veel beter als de Geuze van Cantillon, daarstraks nog een paar kisten kunnen scoren van deze godendrank.
Bijzonder rijk smakenpallet, en bovenal, een zeer vlotte drinker.
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sharp tart nose, flavor of extreme tartness of lemon and sour peach. Excellent balance if oak and cellar funk! Aging this may be a great thing as well. Some wine character in the finish. Excellent!
Johnstledger8 (103) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a quickly fading foamy white head. Aroma of sweet apple, hay, citrus, some orange notes and slight hint of vinegar. Some flavours of white grapes, sweet apple, citrus. Tart and acidic, slightly oily mouthfeel with high carbonation. Lovely.
jmanock (26) - - APR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wonderfully acidic on the nose. like champagne and hard cheese, sweat/feet, and green apples.
pours straw gold and with a fluffy white head.
very effervescent, taste is of unripe fruit, white grapes, champagne, and green apple skins.
a bit funky, but not overwhelmingly so. most of the aroma and flavor is green apple and champagne with enough damp cave must and barnyard to make it interesting. ends very dry. with a lingering sourness that is refreshing.
thirstyrabbit (1311) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small bottle (23.10.2013). Slightly hazy golden body, tall steady head. Aroma has cumin seeds and some dandelion blossoms. Also general cellar notes. Surprisingly balanced mouthfeel and taste with not only sourness (medium to high level) but also balancing notes of sweet wheat and something lightly oaky. Did I say "surprisingly balanced"? This is because my experience with proper Geuze is limited and the few ones I have sampled before seemed to be more acidic and less complex. I may have to re-rate Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René because it looks like I really underrated that at the time.
Alengrin (2885) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apparently this one is such a classic to me that I hadn’t rated it yet... Slightly hazy, deep and warm orangey blonde, cloudy but still warm and pretty with deposit; irregular, yellowish white head with good lacing and decent retention. Classic, strong lambic aroma: spritzy lemon zest, sour cream, leathery ’horseblanket’, starfruit, oaky tannins, a delicate and refined, floral sweetness (rose petals, even acacia honey), hints of red wine vinegar, cava, fresh pineapple, moist wood, gooseberries, apple peel... Very crisp and refreshing onset, acid but still elegant, lemony, bit astringent as it should be, estery but in a very balanced, noble way, with a subdued fruity sweetness underlying the acidity; spritzy, champagne-like carbo, minerals, ’deeper’ lactic tartness in great balance with the more impetuous citric acidity, bready and wheaty background, long dry finish with continuing carbonation, very stimulant and satisfying, with a beautifully balanced ’woodiness’ and a hint of soft, leafy hop bitterishness in the end; sour berry and lemon acidity cleans the back of the mouth and throat without becoming overly ’biting’; the overall result is simply mouth-watering. This is a world classic in sour beers, tastes just as perfect, balanced and quenching as ten years ago; in spite of the variations in the lambics used since then, it has managed to maintain its own personality among ’oude geuzes’. One of the best for me, the special editions notwithspoken. Great to meet with this one again after a few years.