Stew41 (1796) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2010 December 2010 (BB 8/2027)
I am not joking when I say nothing has changed from a tasting 2 years ago. Still mega intense with massive licks of salt, acid, sour apricots, murky old grape fruits. Lot’s of complexity and acid to burn (and it does burn!). This is a 3yr beer that needs another 5 years in the cellar before approaching. Feels more rough than previous tastings. Points as per the Nov 2008 tasting.
November 2008 (BB 8/2027)
Real deal gueuze and it’s great to see them in Australia. Apricot orange in colour with a slightly murky overlay. Nose is kinda mild in terms of fruit lift but the insensity from the sour gueuze ’fruits’ and salt gives the senses a whack. Nice grapey / winery notes as well. Whacked again in the palate with a big olive / salty / sour kick. Acid drives a lingering finish with a touch of burn and plenty of bubbles keeps the beer dancing nicely. As powerful as any gueuze getting around right now.
March 2007 (3.9)
More serious gueze. Quite similar to the Boon but probably ups the intensity. Plenty of sour grapes and piercing tartness, both to smell and taste. Some lemon and citrus comes through later, as well as some serious Burgundian pinot fruit aromas (Jancis would be impressed!). Acidity gives a slightly hot, rusty finish. Great aparitif alternative to sparkling wine.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma resplendent with that lambic funk. Taste is a nice moderate sourness with a hint of horseblanket. Nice representative of the style.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. Aromas of barnyard and citrus. Acidic and sour with a sour fruit finish. Color is a radiant golden honey that is very appealing. This is not my favorite style of beer but I can appreciate its complexity and satisfying finish.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe blonde dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes de pommes vertes. Saveurs acides de fruits, d’agrumes, de bananes et de poussière.
Jerre (2880) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 37,5 cl. At home drinking at 10°, it’s perfect. Cloudy copper-orange with a small white head. Aroma is a wonderfully sour, yeast and sharp sour fruits. Nice expected gueuze flavor. Taste for me it’s one of the best geuezes: sour + sweetness togheter in good balance. Really complex and fabulous. Finish is pure pleasure.
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille verte, de 750 ml avec bouchon de liège, partagée dans le cadre du "Montréal YeHA! Party 2006" chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur de vinaigre et de pomme. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’acidité d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de sûrette en arrière goût. (Rating #798)
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Acid smell with some citrus. Quite sour taste and long finish. A good Geuze if you like this type of beer.
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden color with small head. Acidic aroma and taste. This is how a real Gueze should taste like.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My familiarity with lambics comes from products like New Glarus’s Belgian Red and Lindeman’s Framboise, and this is a horse of a different color (and my first geuze), but here goes...
Color is a darkish yellow...almost an amber color. For someone accustomed to other (dare I say more conventional) beer styles, it seems a bit dull versus a sparkling Pilsner Urquell, but not uninviting.
The smell of this is powerful. I pick up a fruity citrusness, something like lemon-lime soda.
The taste is sour up-front and finishes with a chardonnay grape fruitness.
Mouthfeel is one of champagne carbonation. I feel sweetness on the tip of my tongue, and the sourness seems to hit the roof of my mouth.
Very interesting. And recommended for those times when you’re looking for something different.
thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Deep golden with a modest, eggwhite-like head. Powerful lambiek aromawith wood and sharp acidity. Acidic flavours, notes of wood and grapefruit, very dry.Fizzy. Harmonious. A great geuze it is.