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 (426) - 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 (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 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.
75 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet, sampled on September 23, 2014 in Ludvika.
Clear golden color, small white head. Acidic, Salubrin, light vinegar scent. Acidic, Salubrin, vinegar taste. Vinegar, Salubrin aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, very 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.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, gueuze devirginizing thanks to Lumpy. Amazingly complex aroma has a wonderful potpuri of spices, cinamon, wet fur and fleas, that leaves a dusty feeling in the nose. The colors of coudy honey enter the mouth with a stab. Strong citrus flavours appear, bleending with mushy green apples and finishing with lemon. Very enjoyable.
egajdzis (5510) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of bretty yeast, horseblanket, peaches, and citrus fruits. Taste was rather sweet, tart grapeskins, and a brett-sour finish.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The predominant flavor here is grape skins--Concord grape skins, with exactly the same sort of bitterness and same fruit qualities. I happened to like this a lot.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden-straw body with light carbonation and a sparse, soapy white head. Complex and pungent aroma of tart pineapple and lemon, leather, furniture polish, pine needles and herbs. Flavor is like strong lemonade made from overripe lemons plus tart apples and a musty, cellar-like aspect. Very tart but also has a juicy, refreshing quality. Good, but I didn’t immediately fall in love with it like I do with some gueuzes.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oct 2005 tasting - dont know vintage. Dark orange and hazy pour. Big aroma of barny funk and tart apple. More tart apple cidery and light malt flavors. Good dose of that funk and some spices. A bit acidic, and very drinkable.