shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is vinegar. Appearance is semitranslucent orange/red combination. Flavor is sour upfront identical to aroma followed by citrus/lemons. I didn't detect malt in the flavor. Palate was a strong sour that didn't clear itself. Overall, my first Gueuze so it's hard to compare to others Gueuzes.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden yellow with a thin white head. The nose is very earthy and the taste is rough and kind of like ammonia. The body is thin but crisp. Overall, its just bad to me. Maybe someone else likes it, I just dont.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 (1-14-06, 1.5L bottle) Did not take notes, but no question I enjoyed this a heck of a lot more than 3.7 -- rating adjusted upward accordingly.
(2-8-04, 1.5L bottle) Cloudy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is barnyard vinegar, light gym socks. Taste is vinegar, fruity -- not overly sour. Finishes acidic sour, vinegar. Light-medium body. (7/4/8/3/15)
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bit hazy. Very funky nose, musty, horseblanket, and a bit medicinal. Taste is quite different than what the nose showed, has a punchy fruity burst at first, crisp and full, and then sourness begins. The fruit up front is a nice balance to the sour, makes this a very drinkable gueuze.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
SLightly hazy orange body with some red but more orange than red. Sour vinegar barnyard aroma. Smells quite strong. The flavor is very nice, not nearly as overpowering as other Gueuzes. Fruity up front then a pleasant sour ending. Fizzy med-ligth body. (Poured from a 1.5L magnum of unknown vintage. Shared with many great RateBeerians)
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice strawberry blonde color and earthy citrus aroma start off this very nice gueuze. Flavor is sour, but not overpoweringly so, and also quite nice. A really nice beer
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Starts out with a very nice granny smith apple aroma, that is tart and sour. Golden amber appearance, with a big foamy head. Quickly dissipates, leaving some light lacing. Flavor is full of alchohol and vinegar, apple cider and oak, with some light tangy fruitiness throughout. Overall, this one had lots of carbonation, too watery and sour to be appreciated, unsatisfying.
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber color, strong vinegar sour aroma. Tastes like apples with the sweet taken out completely and only the tart and bitter remain. Not tasty.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells sour. Definitely tastes sour and a lot watered down. Not one I would want to try again.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Just did not like this. Personal preference, I suppose. Dark amber with tiny bubbles. White head. Aroma was a bit foul and the flavor was terrible. Had to dump it. Don't know if it was the style or this particular brewery or this bottle but this was awful stuff.