joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden orange. Sweet vinegar smell. Sweet at first. Then "make me pucker slightly" sour, then sweet again..Jolly rancher qualities. GOOD.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, how far my palate has come in a year! I used to hate lambic, now I love them. This pours a slightly dark straw gold with no head. Aroma is super funky, very yeasty with hints of barnyard and cheese. Flavor is fairly sour and cheesy, also a ton of yeastiness. There is also significant apple and lemon presence. The finish is very tart, with an almost stinging feel in the back of the throat. Yum!
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange. Diminishing head. Deep aroma of peach cobbler, salmon, wet wood, grapefruit, red apple, flies, mold, cheese and horseblanket. Devastatingly horsey, funky and just plain sour. Harsh as hell. A definate teeth cleaner. Flavor seems to lean towards the grapefruit/lemon side of things but it is fairly complex and definately enjoyable.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark solid gold and amber. A thin white head on top. Aroma is just what you would expect. Lemons, limes, hay and soap are strongest. I also get a vinous character. While the aromas are strong, they are not overpowering. The taste is not as sour as I would have expected. Notes of balsamic vinegar, limes and a little fish. Nice dry finish with some notes of cherries and apples. More subtle than I would have expected. As you drink it you also get some more sourness. Very pleasant.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This gueuze has a much more sour aroma then any other I’ve had. Almost like sour lemons, and barnyard. Body is a light amber, with a bubbly head. Very sour gueuze, very dry, grapefruit, sour citrus taste to it.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale yellow/gold w/ good head but slight lacing. Soury fermented fruit permiate the nose of this beer. It was tangy w/ a hint of honey sweetness. Very tart and soury fermented fruit w/ flowers on the mouth. Major effervescence and a nice light body.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale, not much head. Fresh yeasty sourish aroma with grapefruit. Grapefruit in the flavor as well, sourish and sour. Good body and a classy geuze even if I still have to learn alittle about this kind of beer...
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Skunky barnyard aroma with rotting fruity, tart / sour acids, smells like an easter show! Hazy amber with lasting white head. Sweet start followed by a skunky mid with tart acidic sour finish. Nice stuff.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty Gueze, helped make up my mind on the whether or not this is a style for me or not. I now think it is. My first experience with cantillion was terrible, and i now believe it was a bad bottle, it was especially hard to tell after reading other ratings where they described the beer as near exact to what i was tasting, without being good. But this beer was definitly fantastic. Nice apple/fruit aroma and taste. Sour to a near perfect point, and actually funky. Wasnt sure what that meant until I was fully indulged in this brew. Same thing goes for cobwebs, basement, barnyard, and leather all notes previously mentioned that nearly turned me off to this beer. But actually its all there and makes for a hell of a beer. Definitly a style i will look foward to trying more of in the future
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Gueuze orange (luminous), with a long-lasting, short, fluffy head. Ooh! I’m getting the hang of this Gueuze thang - and this is really nice stuff. Sour yes, especially on the finish, but has a weighty citric power throughout. Heady brew - slightly sticky, but superb.