rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7oz bottle into a tulip.
Pours a hazy orange with a tiny ring of bubbles along the top of the beer. Really lacking in carbonation.
Aroma has moderate amounts of barnyard funk but not as much as some other examples of the style. Also a little bit of fruit.
Tons of sourness at first leading to a moderate earthiness with the barnyard notes somewhat muted. I am also picking up some fruit, mainly cherries, throughout but becoming more noticeable towards the finish.
I thought this was a decent gueuze but somewhat lacking in the funk/barnyard area. The sourness is quite puckering but I would have liked more funk. I would drink it again, though.
BRW (1542) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BBF LAb. Orange colour with white head. Dusty, citric, fruity, tart aroma. Dusty, sour, acidic and citrc, fruity taste. Medium body.
Gorm (1802) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klar gyllen farve med tynt skum. Lukt av syrlig frukt. Smak av syrlig frukt. Fruktig syrlig og bitter nettersmak. Vinmonopolet.
ogivlado (6428) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 375ml. -from Beer Geek Shop Zadar, Croatia.Golden coloured, no head, heavy acidic nose. Acidic fruity, some yeast, barnyard and wood with quite dry and tart finish. Easy-drinkable brew.
SkillsFactory (196) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dorata leggermente pallida, velata, schiuma bianca poco persistente, croccante, che lascia però un velo.
Aroma acetico, acido e leggermente lattico, mela verde, sudore equino, pungente.
Al palato acida e acetica, astringente, ricorda una susina acerba;
Un po' "legnosa" lascia una bella coda aspra.
Retrolfatto sempre di frutta acerba.
Corpo medio, medio-leggero, non molto carbonata, abbastanza beverina e rinfrescante.
Holmen1 (3653) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal aug-15: en superfrisk, kompleks og samtidig mild gueuze med massevis av citron, druer, brett (og en knivsodd salt?) og jordnære toner. Må være perfekt til søte og fete desserter, i tillegg til at den er en nytelse i seg selv. Full ganeservice.
aleigator (496) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hanssens Oude Gueuze ’15 vintage
Pours a glowing, golden color with a bubbly, immediately vanishing white head, which leaves back tiny bubbles at the edge of the glass, wrapped up by fluffy lacing.
On the nose, the beer offers well pronounced apple peel, accompanied by a distinct funkiness and old leather. Tomato bush blends into earthy, dusty malts, accompanied by even more dried garden herbs, leading to a very organcic, leafy impression, coated up by moldy funk. Tree bark becomes visible amongst this aroma profile, lending the beer additional earthiness, creating a very versatile, intriguing nose.
Has a lower carbonation with an almost biting lemon sourness, while finishing more on soft mineralic stone qualities with a very pleasant mouthfeel after the initial punch.
Begins with an aqueous note, joined by intense, but fruity, lemon, balanced by stale, dusty earth defined malts. Lemon stampedes over the tongue in an uncomprimising fashion, clashing at the back end of the palate and dissipates, while leaving back a trail of juicy lime pulp, very earthy, old rock sugar and forest earth. The taste remains focused on the multifaceted lemon, which also lends a nice dryness to the finish, softened by a mineralic aqueous note and a vinegar sourness.
Overall a very tart, fruit focussed Gueuze, while its sourness seems to evolve completely from the fruits, as it isn’t overpowering any of the other flavors, but adds to their complexity, and therefore remains its natural appearance.
Holmen2 (1883) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 17.08.15. Slightly hazy straw colour. Fine sour lambic aroma and taste. Complex. Very refreshing.
nilsas (2441) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lukt: Syrlige frukter.
Utseende: Fin gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum, tynn ring langs kant.
Smak: Syrlige frukter med en sur avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Nettbutikk, Nydt@Hjemme tasting med Gorm og Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@375ml, ABV@6%, Når@05.08.2015
Turtles (621) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, small white head, leaves lacing. Aroma of apple cider vinegar, leather, apricot. Mild tart flavor, apple, yeast. No deeper flavors.
Bacchus66 (49) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From corked/caged bottle. Pours light amber with the slightest bit of haze. Full frothy head, decent retention. Lots going on here, the nose is a wonderful combination of old musty basement, bread and apples. Flavors range from sour and tart to tangerine, peach, orange rind. Every swallow tastes a little differently. Could probably drink this all day. Wonderful brew.