DocLock (8093) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought this at State Line in Elkton, MD, and saved it for #1999. This is my first top 50 beer in awhile. Pours turbid orange/dark straw with big, white head. Aroma of sour fruit, hopcit, female piss. Tastes sour-fruity, with a multi-layered hopcit, sour fruit, and malt at mid-palate and at the finish. Gets dryer and more tart as it warms. This one is complex and well balanced. Having said that, I do not consider it a top 50 brew, but the bar has been set high for this one, young Skywalker.
TomT (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An outstanding gueuze, with crisp taste reminding of fresh hay in the fields. Very refreshing on a hot summer day. One of the best real gueuzes in my view. Girardin brewery, situated in the countryside, produces its own ingredients (except hops and the fruits used for kriek, framboise), as it is also a farm. The black label is the unfiltered (i.e. authentic) gueuze, the white label is the filtered version (i.e. less acidic and more commercial). Beginners should try several gueuzes to fully appreciate this exceptional beer.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lihgt hazy orange amber color with faint green shine and with a snow white head. This beer has a refreshing aroma with hints of sour apples, rubarbe, citrus fruits, agrum and wet wood. The taste is very crisp and has a fenomenal balance. In the taste you can notice touche of renette applels, Cox orange, rubarbe-jam, grapefruit, Greek yoghurt and again wet birch-wood and tarte-tattin that brings the roundness in this great beer. In the afthertaste this beer leaves me the impression of the very berst artisanale Normandian Ciders.
sickgirl282 (3) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle---in a chimay glass---Pours an orange hue with minimal white head with minimal to no lacing. Aromas stinky feet, barnyard funk and I love those because those are my favorites. Flavors of sour goodness, on the back of the toungue and makes my mouth water mad crazy. Flavors are delicious. Sour, pugnant, slightt slight citrus note, even the taste of it makes my toungue salivate. Very sour, with a dry finish, not at all sweet with a nice aftertaste. I want more after each sip. Mouthfeel is fizzy and carbonated, but not over the top.
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange coloured with an off white head.
Acidic aroma of barnyard with fruity notes.
Acidic flavour of wood with fruity notes.
Well balanced hoppy finish with notes of wood.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to BierBauch. Hazy golden color with a medium head that went away quickly. Aroma of wood and citrus, some green apples, musty cobwebs and lemon. Flavor is a real citrus bitter treat, pineapple and lemon as well as subtle oak in the aftertaste. Palate is what I would expect, bitter but refined. Quite the tastey drink.
marcus (6860) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 9, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This dark golden lambic poured with a modest white head that dissipated rather quickly. It smells like gueuze and it tastes like gueuze. In fact, it is a fine example of what gueuze is meant to be. The flavor is sour, yet fruity, with considerable carbonation. Thankfully, I had enough foresight to purchase several bottles.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at In De Wildeman in Amsterdam, Holland.
Smells traditional and quite fragrent. Grapefruit, lemon, oak, cherries and lambic funk.
Strong, dry and superb. Grapefruit in the backround throughout which leads to orange and then a strong, lingering and spicy finish. This was a lovely tasting Gueuze. Superb.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with a nice off-white head. Sour, yeasty, complex aroma. Good gueze flavor - sour, acidic, light fruit, dank, complex. HIgh carbonation. Finishes dry.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy orange color. SOur FuNkY aroma. Very "I’m a freakin Gueuze, damn it" flavor. No off flavors whatsoever, just sour, tart, balanced goodness, maybe some lemononyness. Awesome, i want more.