LilBeerDoctor (3713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Bottle. Pours a light orange with no real head. Aroma is very barnyard funk with a light sugary sweetness. Flavor of sweettart candies, light barkynard funk, and tart sourness. Very very drinkable for a gueuze. Refreshing too. Top-notch gueuze.
Original rating: Bottle sampled on 09/26/08 at Night of the Funk. Pours a cloudy light orange with a white head. Aroma is super funkalicious with lots of yeast, old socks, and sweat. Flavor of cracker and lots of funk. Pretty sour too and probably would be hard to drink in large quantities. Nice gueuze with some acidity. 7/4/8/4/14
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from 08 Night of the Funk. Aroma of sweaty socks and other funky notes. Flavor of champagny fruits with a pleasant acidity and that funk. A wonderful beer.
Beer5000 (5862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Golden yellow body with a thin white head. Aroma is acid, fruity, mould, vinegar with cellar notes. Flavor is geuze representative, sour, vinegar, citrus fruity, traces of wood and horse blanket/barn. Quite delicious.
jkwalking05 (4572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange color with a slight haze and a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of sour grapes and oak. Flavor is of granny smith apples with some herbal qualities. Very dry with a vibrant flavor.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 750 ml. into wine glass. Nice moist cork with a loud pop and lots of CO2 mist lingering. I can;t find a date on either the bottle of the cork. Pours a nice hazy honey brown color with visible active carbonation and a great creamy white dense head. Aroma is very refreshing - white grapes (champagne), oak, sour apple, lemon, and a funky sour aroma to finish it of. Very simple and refreshing flavor too - mostly white grapes that start sour and finish sweet and coat the teeth and gums. A little bit of oak on upfront with the sour grapes. Fizzy yet creamy (strange but pleasant) on palate with medium body. Overall: very nice. I’m really starting to like this style. (about 45 min after I typed all of the above) the brew is still good but has developed a crazy cheesy funk in the after flavor after sitting for a while. I’m not a huge fan of this quality, but I should have drunk my beer faster... but I know a lot of people dig this funky cheese quality.
(RERATE) I will leave it at 4.1, but got to reiterate how good this is. Its even funkier and more barnyardy this time around.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 Bottle - Pours a translucent yellow with a small white head...aroma is bold, wood esters, dry funk, hidden dry fruit...flavour is also bold, puckery..some of these sours are getting pretty tiresome...a good beer, but isn’t bringing anything new to the table and isn’t worth the price...
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy golden blonde with a modest off-white head that dissipated rather quickly. Aroma is rich with sour and tart fruitiness and barrel aged qualities. Almost intense enough to call pungent. Taste is a lip smacking, mouth puckering fruity tartness. Dry, without as much sweet. Has that vinous and barrel aged feel again. Very nice.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Carolina Crew tasting! Bottle courtesy of Todd! Thanks! Hazy gold pour. Tart aroma mostly green apples. Sour, fruity , earthy, wood, and yeast. Excellent gueze
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottle at Red Monk. Tasty but a bit much. Aroma has a fair amount of yeast ass in it. Pretty sour and tart like apple cider vinegar. Some interesting fruit and sweetness, which isn’t all that good.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375mL bottle. Pours hazy straw color, with a thin off-white head. Tart nose; with apple cider vinegar, citrus, leather, and wood. Citrus, mainly lemon and grapefruit, apple, vinegar, and barnyard notes all interact seamlessly on the palate. Flavor is tart, but not as much as I expected from the aroma. Long, dry, fairly sour finish. Delicious and incredibly drinkable.