cladinshadows (44) - USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle that’s been sitting around for a few months. Cork comes out readily. The aroma of this beer is an experience on its own - apple, hay, lemon rind, and a pronounced herbal funk (including some lightstruck character). Deep gold in color with a slight haze. This particular bottle was unusual because it raised a substantial head of foam that lasted. Taste follows the aroma with a nicely balanced acidity. Apple peel, lemon rind, grain, hay, and an intriguing funk. A fantastic balance of each individual character. Prickly carbonation. Mouthfeel is appropriately dry and champagne-like. Possibly not the most "challenging" gueuze, but probably my favorite for its balance of funk, fruit, and acid.
SaintMatty (5204) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Sultanas, dried apricot and musty notes in the aroma. Refreshing and fairly tart taste with wood, dried fruit and some slightly sharp musty notes. An authentic yet fairly accessible gueuze.
Lukasmh (105) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow, nice regular white head. Aroma is tart apples, clean brett and a bit stall. Taste is sour, tart and soft carbonation. This gueuze is based on the fruity, but citric apply sourness. Some wood. Quite dry.
tricksta_p (1071) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Incredibly complex aroma of fruit, tart apple, brett funk, cellar notes, wood,. Flavour is masterfully tart, well-balanced sourness. Finish is very dry. Really, the balanced and compelling way the aroma and flavour interplay is a stroke of brilliance. Best Gueuze I’ve had to date, and probably my favourite beer altogether. I will drink this at every opportunity.
BMMillsy (1334) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured at Tipples Rare and Barrel Aged Beer Tasting on July 13, 2014. Pours light yellowish gold with a small rim of white head on top. Aroma of candi sugar and mint leaves, dry, dusty, light citrus. Flavor is funky like my gym socks. Whoah. Some lemon notes, dry oakiness, and some vanilla as well here. More chewy body than other gueuzes in the class that I’ve had, and low plus carbonation. Nice brew overall, and a bit of a change-up from the LP Gueuze earlier in the night. Recommended.
ClubGonzo (3996) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a large white head. Nose is lemon, lime, straw, hay, horse blanket, tart red berries and hints of barnyard funk and burnt rubber. Taste is bretty barnyard funk tones, burnt rubber, straw, hay, tart red berries, citric peel and hints of lemon, lime and stable funk. Complex, with a dry finish and a crisp, clean mouthfeel. Tart, yet balanced. Funky, yet strangely accessible. I like it. A lot.
Alengrin (1350) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The fully traditional ’oude’ geuze Girardin, 100% lambic and no sugar added. Hazy orange blonde colour, thinnish off-white head. Exceptionally rich and complex aroma, lots of fruitiness, citric acid and lactic acid in perfect balance, sour cream, dry sherry, hay and all the funkiness offered by the best of lambics. Taste has all the barnyard one would expect from a traditional lambic beer, vinegar, yoghurt and lemon, sour fruits, all in perfect balance, long and very complex finish, woody and funky in a totally elegant way. Its elegance and balance make it the best of the regularly produced geuzes, at least to my opinion. Masterpiece and a great advertisement for the utter complexity of the products of lambic land.
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml 2003 vintage at Akkurat with Taylor. Pours light orange, with white head that drops to a layer of bubbles. Aroma is subtle, nice funky zest, very low acidity, Gueuze. Taste is refreshing Gueuze with very low acidity, at 11 years of age this thing is drinking absolutely fantastic. Rounded citrus funkiness that is light and refreshing, complex. This is exactly even with drie Fonteinen for me, if not superior (though I have not had black label fresh yet)
ansjelaah (1358) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @midlaren with dutchdrebus. Hazy yellow color with a white head. Smells and tastes sour, fruity, apple.
DutchDrebus (3980) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Midlaren holiday. Nice orange golden colour with a small white head that doesn’t last. Smells sourish, dusty, cellar, fruity, nice. Tastes sourish, dusty, fruity, some mint, nice. Medium body, soft carbo.
Klimaet (133) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin (!) white head. Aromas of citrus, green apple, vinegar, orange peel, grass, yeast, stale and straw. Taste is mildly tart, bittersweet, straw and grass. Mild orange, citrus and grapefruit.