kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Magnum, 1997 or 1998-ish, courtesy of Casey at Max’s. Thanks!! Pours a hazy, medium straw color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Loads of horseblanket, cheese, lemon and funk in the aroma; average tartness and acidity; slightly mouthwatering, with just a ton of horseblanket and cheese. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: creamy, slightly viscous and lemony tartness at the edges of the tongue; has some weight to it, more so than something like Drie Fonteinen Gueuze but with similar levels of acidity and tartness; not bone-dry, but still puckering and ends on the dry side; some white grapes, lemons, and funk in the finish. This has held up beautifully.
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Unclear light to medium yellow orange color with a small, virtually none, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy, sour, acidic, wood, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate acidic and sour with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (230907)
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light amber color with little head. Aroma is moderately funky with some honeyed sweetness. The funk seemed to be almost overpowered by the saccharine quality to the aroma. The taste has an aggressive tartness that smacks you at the finish. Still, the funk here doesn’t seem as multi-dimensional as the more reputed gueuzes.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky orange colour with gassy white head. Taste is tarte with lemon / lime / grapefruit. Aroma is fairly sour with acidic finish.
Ungstrup (34332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. An unclear orange beer with a thin light yellow head. The aroma is sweet with notes of wood and grapefruit, while the flavor is acidic with notes of wood. The acidity burns slightly in the throat.
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to brewfiend for sharing! The beer was cloudy yellow-orange with light foam and some sediment. It had a sour earthy aroma and flavor. Mildly acidic finish.
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, Stateline Liquors. Pours a clear dark gold to light amber under a one finger fizzy white head. Lots of carbonation retains head as a thin covering. Lots of heavy lacing. The nose is dusty, musty cellar funk with some horseblanket, yeast, some light soft cheesy funk, cork, and a little tartness. Wow, huge overpowering vinegary acidity and intense tartness dominates, in a way almost covering up some of the funkiness that I want. It does emerge on the finish as musty cork and brettiness. Mouthfeel is very dry with a shockingly acidic bracing middle. Light to medium bodied with lots of fizzy prickly carbonation. Overall, a little too one-sided with the overwhelming acidity. Middle of the road for Oude Gueuze.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma was quite pungent. Very sour and musty. Infection and beef bullion. Poured a murky gold/amber with a thin white head. Quite tart and sour on the palate with a hint of underlying lemon/lime sweetness on the finish. Beef broth with hints of sour cheese. Medium bodied. Quite creamy with sharp carbonation.
Guerde (1282) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 (bottle, thanks Brewfiend) Pours a light hazy amber with a white head that diminishes rapidly. Very sour, funky aroma. Very crisp sour taste, with a good dry finish.
Pours a hazy glowing orange with a white head that retains nicely. Great aroma with a mixture of funk, cheese, brett, cut grass, lemon, lemon cookies, and unripe peach. This smells wonderful. Flavors of apricot, tart apple, and peach skin immediately greet the tastebuds, and the beer suddenly switches to the more acidic lemon, oak, and brett within the mid-palate. This rounds out to a nice earthy, woody oak finish that lingers.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice sour nose and body. Plenty of barnyard funk. Orange body with faint head. Faint cheese undertone that I don’t think should have been there but that only detracted mildly from the palate.