OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle courtesy Boutip. Golden amber colour with a fully lasting thick and rich frothy and rocky off-white head. Lemon, dusty, yeasty, grapefruit pith, earthy, and light barnyard and brie rind aroma. Lemon, tart apple cider, cheesy, and yeasty flavours, developing an interesting pale malt-like character in the middle, then finishing with a yeasty and grapefruit pithy bitterness. Light to medium bodied, very substantial body for a gueuze but maintains an unbelievably quaffable mouthfeel. This is like the German lager of gueuze - you just want to gulp the whole first glass then sit back with the next one. Which makes me think Iíd be very unhappy if I only had a 375 ml bottle...my God I love gueuze. Time to update my favourite style.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to beerbuzzmontreal for the bottle. Pour is golden brown with a fluffy head. Aroma is of sour citrus fruits, and yeast. Nice palate with good carbonation. The flavor starts out with a nice dose of sour tastes--green apples and some lemon zest. Behind that you get some bready yeast tastes to balance out the sourness. Not overbearing at all, nicely done.
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 37.5 cl. Clear amber orange color with a average fizzy fair lacing mostly diminishing off-white head. Aroma is moderate yeasty, lemon, vinegar. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acetic with a verage duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
JoeinDahlem (1347) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5 bottle. Golden copper color with a decent white head. Aroma has plenty of lemons and funk, while the flavor has less of the funk and more of the citric fruit. Less severe than the black label and no doubt more approachable to someone not into the uber-sour lambics. Mellow and quite drinkable, but still funky enough to ponder over. It was a superb match with some salty, funky cheese.
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Cloudy golden ale with a huge, fluffy, white head. Terrific retention. Smells like a day at the races. The aroma is pure funk with notes of horse blanket, wet leather and fallen, musty, damp wood. The flavor is very acidic and acetic, but not super sour due to a very mild sweetness which provides exterior balance. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture and prickly carbonation. Sour, dry finish. Thanks to beerbuzzmontreal for his generosity!
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I prefer the bottles of the black label of their line up I have had. The memory is better than the beer had this at the Centrum Hotel in Beersel with a rabbit dish cooked in the same beer. Page 203 of Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide only 371 out 500 of his Classic Brews to go.
NosirIwont (2011) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 <i>Bottle.</i> Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Complex aroma; sharp, sour and fruity. Reminds me of white wine. Notes of banana. Sour flavour. Fruity. White wine. Apple juice. Clementines. Bitter and dry finish. <i>27-01-07.</i>
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 Orange/copper pour with a thin white head. Excellent retention with such small bubbles. The lacing is big arc shaped rings that look like white solar flares. Very rustic aroma teetering on sweet barnyard funk and fruits such as apricot and green raisins, melon and lemon peel. Painfully delightful. Flavor is more of the same. Additions include apple skins, noble hop nuances to a minute degree, big powerful funkdafied yeast. The finish is soft, pleasant and very dry, though not bone crunching like I had expected with a traditional sour(I guess thatís due to filtering). Palate is medium to full, very elegant. I really didnít expect to like this more than the black label, and I didnít. Itís still a great gueuze, one Iíd definitely love to have again.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy beerbuzzmontreal from Secret Santa. Thin white head atop a cloudy dark straw-colored brew. Great aromas: funk, pepper, fruit, sweet yeastiness, sour, grassy, lemons. Taste was fantastic - tartness was not overbearing and some sweetness peeks through the acidity and spice. I liked this one alot.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy Jayg. Pours a golden amber with a thick lacey white head. Very tannic and sour in the smell. Big lemons. Taste is "wow!!" Just explodes in the mouth causing my face to prune up. Quite sour with all the funkiness you love from lambic. One of the more intense lambicís Iíve ever had. Not a sharp bitter sourness, but more of a full bodied one, if that makes any sense. Loved this one alot. Thanks jay