Beer4000 (4981) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Patricks. Can’t really believe I have forgotten to rate this one. Anyway there is always a good excuse to have another bottle of this one. Geuze seems to go pretty well in combination with most food and this time I had it with my Irish stew at Patricks, not a bad match at all. The beer is unclear golden with a huge, stable, white head. The aroma is very nice, with all the elements from a good classic geuze, but a bit mellow and almost extreme balanced, nothing stands really out it just a pleasant combination of sour fruit, mild acid, and funky barnyard. The same goes for the flavor, nothing extreme, nothing disturbing, might even feel a bit lame for the sourheads, but I think it’s really impressive to make this full blooded geuze this smooth and easy to drink. This will make it a perfect match for a lot of different food without any disturbing flavors. A classic, even if I prefer the unfiltered black label version just a tad better.
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 bottle. Pours a clear gold with a big white head. Aroma has floral funk, apples, wet hay. The taste is florally tart and earthy. Medium to lighter body and high carbonation.
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This year’s vintage. Picked up at Real Ale, shared at Beavertown. Hazy orange, lightly sparkling, clear, small white head, light lacing. Aroma is funky, plastic, worcester sauce. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste has lemonade, tart fruits, dry throughout. Really drinkable.
Leighton (13529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Beavertown - many thanks to Daniel. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. The nose has some grassy notes, ripe citrus, melon. Light sweet flavor with some tangy citrus, drying wood, grass, soft funk. Light bodied with average carbonation and massaging carbonation. Good balance in the finish, with further grassy bitterness, citrus, mellow funky twang. Great stuff overall. Very drinkable.
Hermod (3954) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
37,5cl bottle. Poured deep golden, thin white head. Quite funky with apples, horse blanket aroma. Sweeter flavor, mild funky with apple cidery notes, brown sugar, earthy notes. Dry finish. Drink cold , then the sweetness disturbs less.
TheCametron (2003) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy Orange with a short-lived White head.Funky classic Gueuze aroma. Sour, moldy. All that good stuff. Quite fizzy. Lemony tartness and a nice dry finish. Delicious.
Xavalias (222) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ølbaren. Hazy reddish amber color with a thin white head. Fresh aroma of wild yeast, citrus, vinegar. Light sour taste balanced with some sweetness. Light sweet finish, very drinkable.
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft@ølbaren: little head (but a head!) almost orange. Super nose tjat folks the room with notes of orange thea, mandarin and biscuit. Medium body with some length. Taste is Light bitter with mature Wine notes but alsso some fruit. Nice!
guiroul33 (219) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 37,5cl from Bierhalle Deconinck, @ home. Quite interesting gueuze, refreshing. Perfect for food pairing.
DwarfeD (1489) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle at home. Clear dark golden with a small white soapy head. Medium body with high carbonation. Nice quite subtle sourness with some sweet tones. Vinegar, brett, caramel and some leather. A refreshing gueuze.