aleigator (550) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hanssens Oude Gueuze ’15 vintage
Pours a glowing, golden color with a bubbly, immediately vanishing white head, which leaves back tiny bubbles at the edge of the glass, wrapped up by fluffy lacing.
On the nose, the beer offers well pronounced apple peel, accompanied by a distinct funkiness and old leather. Tomato bush blends into earthy, dusty malts, accompanied by even more dried garden herbs, leading to a very organcic, leafy impression, coated up by moldy funk. Tree bark becomes visible amongst this aroma profile, lending the beer additional earthiness, creating a very versatile, intriguing nose.
Has a lower carbonation with an almost biting lemon sourness, while finishing more on soft mineralic stone qualities with a very pleasant mouthfeel after the initial punch.
Begins with an aqueous note, joined by intense, but fruity, lemon, balanced by stale, dusty earth defined malts. Lemon stampedes over the tongue in an uncomprimising fashion, clashing at the back end of the palate and dissipates, while leaving back a trail of juicy lime pulp, very earthy, old rock sugar and forest earth. The taste remains focused on the multifaceted lemon, which also lends a nice dryness to the finish, softened by a mineralic aqueous note and a vinegar sourness.
Overall a very tart, fruit focussed Gueuze, while its sourness seems to evolve completely from the fruits, as it isn’t overpowering any of the other flavors, but adds to their complexity, and therefore remains its natural appearance.
Holmen2 (2220) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 17.08.15. Slightly hazy straw colour. Fine sour lambic aroma and taste. Complex. Very refreshing.
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lukt: Syrlige frukter.
Utseende: Fin gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum, tynn ring langs kant.
Smak: Syrlige frukter med en sur avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Nettbutikk, Nydt@Hjemme tasting med Gorm og Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@375ml, ABV@6%, Når@05.08.2015
Turtles (956) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, small white head, leaves lacing. Aroma of apple cider vinegar, leather, apricot. Mild tart flavor, apple, yeast. No deeper flavors.
Bacchus66 (56) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From corked/caged bottle. Pours light amber with the slightest bit of haze. Full frothy head, decent retention. Lots going on here, the nose is a wonderful combination of old musty basement, bread and apples. Flavors range from sour and tart to tangerine, peach, orange rind. Every swallow tastes a little differently. Could probably drink this all day. Wonderful brew.
tillmac62 (512) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden with a touch of amber. Outstanding head volume and retention, world class lacing.
Nice sour nose with a bit of vinegar. Tart apples, barnyard funk and a grassy mustiness.
Light body with a lively carbonation from the middle on.
The outstanding flavor profile is very intense (sour), not very complex and quite lacking in balance. This style calls for sour and this beer delivers. It begins with a sour apple flavor that is a bit tart. The middle brings a shift towards vinegar that becomes quite noticeable in the back of the throat. The finish is sharp and dry with a lingering vinegar sourness coupled with a bit of musty funk.
Wanne (65) - - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color, with a white, medium head. Nice tart Aroma, with some barnyard touch to it. The initial sourness fades out in a mild aftertaste, that offers a combination of fruit and cereal details. Nice gueuze.
haukur (1515) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
backlog. bottle. Aroma is basement, dust, citrus, tart fruits. Dry and dusty mouthfeel, very nice gueuze.
ruigo (1808) - PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5cl bottle. Almost clear copper colour with a thin white head. Barnyard, tart and fruity aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is nicely balanced with sour notes and a long dry and bitter finish. Overall, a very good gueuze.
Alusmamuts (1164) - LATVIA - JUL 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber with samll white head. Rich sour aroma. Refreshing sour taste with some touch of sweet followed by nice mild bitterness. Sour and bit bitter aftertaste.