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 (5514) - 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.
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1987: Hazy orange gueuze with a thin white head. Wonderfull full aroma with orange zest, animal musk, soil in a cave, and the inevitable horseblanket. In mouth, divine acidity, intense and wonderful in mouth with notes of sour cherries and earth. Rich and complex marriage of lactic and acetic acids. Terribly good. (10-4-9-5-18). Thanks Joris!
2005: Opalescent clear orange amber gueuze with thick white head. Intense horseblanket aroma with grapefruit pulp, freshly pressed. Lighter bodied than 1987 version . more citric acid. Lot more citrusy, Very Refreshing (8-4-8-4-16). Bought at brewery April 2005.
(Tasting June 2005, with Dumdum)
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow-amber colour, creamy withe head, lots of sprankling. Sour aroma, yet fruity. Palate is sour, with some herby touches. Finish stays sour. What a beer, I love this one.
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yes Clark, I liked this one but no, I would not buy it. Nice apple thing goin on here.
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared this 750ml bottle with Suiiy, Joshuab and ClarkVV.
Smelled like Hay and a horse barn. Very tasty with a good sour finish. Best beer I’ve ever had.