glennmastrange (2566) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Moderate grain for the malt, lemon peel and herbs for the hos, heavy soap for the yeast, with dank musty basement smell in the background. Head is average size, creamy, white, with no lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky amber/yellow. Flavor starts heavily acidic and sour, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter and a bit salty. Palate is light to medium,, dry with a fizzy carbonation and a clean finish. These Gueuze beers are still not my thing, but I had to try it on tap while I had the oportunity at Le Saint Bock. Let’s say I get it but I just can’t get into them. I did like the mouthfeel of this one though.
ClarkVV (5129) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask engine at Lord Hobo, 1/26/14
White head is fluffy and well-retained, atop a bright orange/gold body with light carbonation. Clear.
Plentiful orange and light acetic acid in the nose. Touches of sulfur and a hint of sweetness. Tons of brett (band aid and light green apple).
Cantillon similarity in the flavor, of course, but as Joris points out, it ends a bit abruptly (the flavor). The sourness and tartness taper off in to just a lingering acetic-like acidity on the palate. Watery, as would be expected, and very drinkable. Nothing particularly different from the bottled version. Just a little lighter and with less funk/depth. Pretty standard for most draught gueuzes I’ve had. Admittedly, a very uninspired rating here, but having just reviewed the bottled version, I don’t have much to add.
Marheb (4192) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un nez hyper frais de citron et d’herbes croustillantes enveloppé d’une sauvagerie aigu. Un soupçon lactique se mélange gracieusement dans ce corps svelte et cassant pour donner une buvabilité indiscutable. J’en boirais des litres avec de la pieuvre grillée!
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light orange. Whispy white head, slight lacing. Aroma of sour apple. Sips medium and quite sour. Dry and clean finish. Mostly grape and apple flavors. A little outdoorsy/pine tree like hint underlying in there. Had off tap at Bottleworks in Wallingford as my 1st beer there.
The_Osprey (5298) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Cask PK. Hazy orange, small white head, very lightly sparkling. Smell - lots of lemon, slight barnyard. Body is medium, carbonation medium. Taste - acidic lemon juice, tart and sweet, the barnyard theme continues, dental rinse, wet cardboard, mineral-heavy white wine. In comparison to other gueuzes, the sourness is soft and it’s not overly sweet. Finishes crisp, dry and musty. The best aspect for me is the malty, musty finish after all that sweetness/sourness. Good.
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Honestly, I prefer this in the bottle. Draft to Tilquin glass (proper glassware). Beautiful pour. Golden halo in color. Surprisingly nice head! Nice fruit nose that begs you to take a sip. Mouthful of apricots on taste. Unfortunately, the abv and punch in the face taste in the bottle isn’t quite as noticeable on tap. Would I drink again, hell yea I would!!!
knickskicks (1075) - - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow, thin white head. Nose is funk, tart lemons, hay, a touch of chlorine. Taste is tart and bitter pulpy lemons, more citrus notes, slight funk, somewhat astringent on the finish. Medium mouthfeel, soft light carbonation.
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una gueuze spaziale! Acidità persistente e ammorbidita da note limonose e legnose, che la rendono un’ottima compagna di serate estive. Leggero sentore dolce, ma non invasivo, che non sfocia nell’orrendo sapore sciroppato di molte altre gueuze meno degne. Da gustare e rigustare senza stancarsi!
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap @ Delirium Taphouse June 20, 2011. I’ve been holding these notes for the beer to show up on BA, finally. Served to me in a branded pseudo-pint
A: Yellow golden ale with near excellent clarity. Single finger of bone white foam falls over several moments to a sheet of the same. No lacing. 3
S: Tart and funky. Really dry nose with a good dose of the farmhouse on a hot, stagnant summer day. This is balanced well with a nice lemony citric acidity. 4
T: Nice and tart. Well done gueuze with a balance of fine, musty flavors with a good sour wild punch. I’m struggling to really do justice here with the flavor profile as I’m writing on a napkin, but this is really good. 4.5
M: light and crisp. A finish that is both dry and satiating. Good. 4
O: Great gueuze. Wish it was stateside. 4
Note: after this, I came to find this beer is now available stateside. I advise anybody into Gueuze to try this out. It reminds me of a mix between 3F and Cantillon Classic gueuzes. A really nice beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Zer0 (1194) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moeder Lambic. Pours cloudy golden with an off white head. Aroma is cheese, barnyeard, tropical fruits, grassy and yeast. Taste is heavy sour and light sweet. Average body with soft carbonation.