bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold brown colour, unclear appearance and a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, apples, gueuze yeast and sugar. Sweet initial taste, more sourness in the finish.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew really shows how far my palate has evolved. Years ago I would have spit this stuff out. Most of my current friends would launch this stuff. It reminded me of tasting my very first veryBrut champagne. Gorgeous and sparkling in a lambic flute,the smell of fresh hay in a horse stall, heavy dry grainey vinagery taste and yet refreshing, thirstquenching and as enjoyable as can be
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled. 03/2006). Wonderful. No words can really describe the tastes in these bottles. Everything wonderfully putrid you’ve ever heard about gueuze is true here. Like licking a horseblanket through a smelly gym towel. Who could resist?
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pungent barnyard sour smell, funky and delicious. Very attractive taste, with lots of wild sourness but a nice balance with a good bit of funky cheese and not overwhelming. Fruity and I don’tknow what else to say but this stuff is delicious. My best lambic to date, and a really great deal on the bottle ($7.50 for a 750).
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an extreme Gueuze. Extremely sour and acidic. However still unbelievable refreshing and complex. Great beer.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing orange/gold. Thin, white layer of carbonation. Big yeasty, vinegary nose with some pine forest and very subtle touch of sugary candy sweetness. I’ve been thinking about drinking this beer for the past 5+ hours. Big time sour, yeast, vinegar, citrus, grains, wood, and a touch of sweetness that likes to sit directly in the center of the palate. Medium body, balanced. Lingering aftertaste of sour oak and that same stubborn sweetness. Excellent gueuze.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one gushed out of the bottle on me, but calmed down once I got it in the glass. Nice appearance. Very funky, tart, sour aroma, but I liked it. Dark golden color, very sour and overpowering flavor. Barnyard would certainly be an apt description. I’m not sure Gueuze is my style, but this is an interesting beer.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle, ’bbe’ 2020. Unusually dark amber for a geuze. Slightly misty with here and there a bubble. The head is tenuous, before long disappearing without trace. The nose is rather mouldy (as in cheese) than acidic, revealing also lemon, horse blanket and a trace of biscuits. The taste is uncompromisingly sour and dry, bombarding the palate with tiny particles of wonderful fruit. An oily and woody aftertaste with a gently drying mouthfeel.
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 1/29/2006
Tried this on a bottle from early 2005.
Very acid scent and taste, but still nice, It is a bit violent, but not overwhelming. Cloudy look, small head, a bit yellowish.
375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. BB 07/08/2030
Thanks to Nisse666.
Hazy golden color, small white head. Boiled green peppers scent, with some broth/stock. Acidic taste with a nice tart finish. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterenss.
Bottle 37.5 cl on March 14, 2014, thanks to Dunbar72! BB 2032.
Clear golden color, small white head. Vinegar, Salubrin, acidic, sulphur scent. Acidic, fresh, berry taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from two different bottles in a gueuze tasting.
Just above average of the gueuze I had so far. As many other gueuze, the aroma is not very evocative being barnyard/horseblanket, citrus/apple. Both poured dark orange and hopefully hazy. The sample from the first bottle (A) was surprisingly sweet, much more then the second one B). The body was also different, (A) being lighter the (B). Eventhough they were kind of funky, the dustiness is disappointing in (A) but wonderful in (B) just like astringency. There is an apparent signature; but evidently, this gueuze is very different from a bottle to another. Since I can’t make a distinction between the two bottles (they’re identical) the rating is therefore an average.