hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottled. Thanks, but no thanks. Repulsive! Ended up being a drainpour. In a nutshell, the aroma was just all around bad and the taste was even worse.
biermonk (263) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I split this bottle with Shag also my first Gueuze endeavor, definitely different. POured a hazy orange color with no head whatsoever. Aroma was sour/musty. Flavor was sour almost concentrated lemonjuice or maybe that was purely by association do to the extent of its sour character. Very dry/acidic to finish. A new experience that I must say I enjoyed.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2004 My first Gueuze. Orangish color with absolutley no head. The bottle looked like something discovered on the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean. Maybe it was suppose to look like that? Anyhow flavor was quite an adventure. Sour and musky with some lemon juice and pine sol. This reminded me of seafood for some reason. I would say this beer was good for a truly unique experience.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Hazy orange, decent head to start but subsequently faded with each pour into nothingness. Aroma was almost pure funk, a latrine on a hot summer day, and a touch of apple. Almost off-putting, and I even like this quality in a gueuze. Flavors matched the aroma, along with the predictable sourness, added horseblanket and barnyard flavors. A challenging, 12 round main event of a beer. Can’t believe I’m saying this, but I would have liked a little less funk. RERATE: From Slutfest - Horseblanket, lemon, cheddar. Flavors match, with an almost rich horse note. Everything working here, original rating 7,4,7,4,14 is now blown away and replaced.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange-golden and hazy in color with a small white head.Aroma is musty,mildewy like your grandparents basement,acidic,apples,citrus and earthy.Flavor is tangy,stingly acidic and tart.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2005 Hazy amber with a thick diminishing white head. Very funky, musty aroma filled with sweat, tuna, horseblanket, apricot and citrus. After forcing a few lambics like this one on my friends, they affectionately call it ’ass beer’. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The flavor did not seem to get as sour as the kriek, although maybe I am becoming accustomed to lambics. The flavor is very nice, with green apple, lemon, apricot and ripe cheese. Very good.
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2003
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 Fantastic gueuze. Very strong flavour, tart, cheesy and sour, some clove. Not as compromising as the Girardin, but the strong gueuze flavour is exactly right without crossing the border of extreme sourness, like e.g. Cantillon. Actually, this beer has only one flaw: my mother liked it as well, when i was at home she drank half the bottle! Close to perfection.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Typical oude gueuze, with the oak wood aroma and the sour and tart taste. Aroma is a bit weak though. Bit dry finish. Very nice!
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2008 Damn, this beer wanted out of the bottle! The cork shot off as I was untwisting the wire. Yeasty, estery aromas ensued and consumed the air around me. At first pour, it was clear and golden with a huge head that faded quickly, like champagne; in the second pour -- with the sediment -- it was cloudy and orangey. Bright, effervescent and champagne-like mouthfeel. Very tart and sour with some nice and yeasty aromas (earthy and a little musty). Other notes of gum-numbing vinegar (acetic). Finished dry, with a clean bitterness and a very mild sweetness. Nicely balanced and enjoyable to drink.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First time I ever try a gueuze. Pourred a light beige/brown brew with a nice head. I can already smell the sourness coming out of my glass. Taste is very sour with a light sweet aftertaste. Alcohol is very subtle with a medium body. Very different from what I had experienced before but still very enjoyable.