tom10101 (4525) - Quebec, - OCT 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 October 28th 2012: Bottle (750 ml). Shared by David Paquet, huge thanks David! Unclear orange with a medium diminishing white head that leaveís a small forever lasting white head and superb lacing. Beautiful beer! Aroma is lemony with herbal/floral notes and mild Gueuze aroma characteristics. Taste is incredibly smooth and wonderfully complex. Fruits (lemon, grapefruit, apple, pineapple), wood, barnyard and leather. Dry and citric mouthfeel. Well carbonated. Except for the aroma that could have been a little more complex (probably mellowed with age though), thereís no flaws in this beer. Perfect balance, amazing complexity and great drinkability . Itís the nearest thing from a perfect Gueuze (and beer) that Iíve drank so far. The saddest things about this beer is that it would be the perfect "go to" gueuze but itís rarer than Popeís sh**.
Updated: Bottle (750 ml). Tasted again at De Heeren van Liedekercke on April 20th 2014 just before Roze and Heerengueuze. My rating stay the same as the one up here. It was a little less bright and fresh (probably because of the bottle variation more than the age because there was no other sign of age in this one), but still one of the most amazing gueuze ever made. Near perfection.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Max & Jessís for an impromptu barbecue thing when I was down for Comic Con.. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a touch of white lace at the edges. Big old funk, caramel, musk. Medium bodied, caramel, funk, barnyard and big dirty yeast. Long musk and barnyard funk into the finish. Very tasty.
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shit. A whole night of drinking hype beers and then fifty years of belgian tradition puts things into flavor. 2002 thanks to Travlr. Bright orange pour. Snappy and crackery aroma. Wonderful stuff. Bottle.
GenDV138 (4591) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (6-9-2003) at the DC Mini Tasting. Thanks Travlr! Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of funk, tart notes, light vinegar. Tastes of tart acidic notes, oak, wine, grapes, vinegar. Light body with a dry finish.
Iphonephan (5280) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle shared at the DC mini tasting in December 2015. Vintage 2002. Thanks Travlr! Pours a hazy copper with with an off white head. Aroma of latex. Flavors of dank basements with oak. WOW!
markextrae (2765) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at the Moeder Lambic cellar session 2015. provided by bart. thanks again! poured an beautiful hazy dark golden colour with a medium seized white head. the smell has a awesome blended mixture of citrus, lemon zest, funk, barnyard, wet wood, and some spiced yeast, wich could be from the girardin. itís sounds so easy. but this was by far the best smelling lambic that has made it into my nose! taste has again that real citrussy character, with old dusty grains, wood, tart funk, some spiced peppery yeast. that typical "horseblanket" kind of feeling, just so so good blended and age to perfection. smooth as silk with a perfect acid sour finish. just the perfect geuze! so so lovely
Zer0 (1186) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared @ De Heeren Van Liederkerke. Pours hazy, a bit darker than golden with a large white head. Well the head is just insane. Never seen anything like it. Looks like a hilly landscape, sticks to the glass like glue and stays just forever. Aroma is deep funk, citrusy, wood, hay, dank, barnyard, cobwebs. Quite acidic but not overly. Works really well with the other flavours. Very dry and tart. Really well balanced. Medium body with silky soft mouthfeel. Quite some carbonation but not too much. Absolutely gorgeous.
Maakun (2345) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2015 Bottle at Heeren van Liederkercke. Slight hazy nice orange golden color with big beautiful fluffy creamy white head. Looks great. Massive funk, soft wood, light green walnuts, herbs, dusty cellar, sour grapes. I could go on and on, very complex aromas. Taste is over medium sour with light bitterness. A bit under medium bodied with lovely champagne like carbonation. Just really great classic gueuze style, massive.
wsnich (27) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The bar in which I rate all gueuzes was set by this fantastic gueuze. Iíve never experienced a gueuze that had such a fascinating cider quality!
This is the only whale gueuze that is worth searching for. You will not be disappointed.
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at Ryanís. Huge courtesy of Ryan! Damn Dad! Pours a light Amber body with huge thick creamy white head. Aroma is rich earthy yeast, aged goida cheese, sour fruit, old dust and basement. Incredibly subtle but nearly perfect; notes of aged cheese, sour fruit, tart character, dusty basement - essentially a perfect blend of gueuze. Incredible.
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Heeren Liederkerke. Pours a slight hazy orange amber beer with a big creamy white head on top. Aroma is great, grainy, hay, barnyard, cheese, dank cellar funk, codwebs. Flavor is very smooth and tart. Medium sour funk going on here, great dry, woody presences in there as well and an awesome balance. Acetate
Aftertaste is medium tart, dry finish. Great stuff.