lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: vinegar, wood, floral scents, and photographic chemicals (i.e. a "darkroom" smell). smells strong and bad at first, then grows on you.
Appearance: cloudy yellow
Flavor: overwhelming tartness--like a pickle or a sweet tart--slight medicine flavors
Palate: apart from the tartness--very smooth. If swallowed very fast one feels alot of abrasiveness on the back of the throat.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the first Gueuze I have had in a while. I thought it was very fresh, which may account for the higher rating. This was dry, crisp, and a bit tart. Perfect for a fall evening nightcap!
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this one wasn’t for me. pours hazy gold with no head. aroma is very agressive tartness. drinks heavy with sour/vinegar, crisp citrus, light fruits, very funky and very sour
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 37,5 cl. Golden coloured beer with nearly no head. Aroma is nicely fruity and sour. Taste goes with the aroma: fruity and a clearly present sour, tart taste. The taste doesn’t change, so no great pallet, but for a good Gueuze like this one I don’t complain about it..
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, sour. Sour and bitter flavour that becomes sweeter in the end. Quite good.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chill hazed copper-gold appearance with an, at first, billowing, then thin off-white head. This is a very effervescent beer. Aromas that conjure up thoughts of hay, sawdust, horse manure and a damp and dark basement. Some hints of lemon mixed in to that ’melting pot’ of aromas as well. The first sip hits with a stong acidic feel and a nagging bitterness that tugs on the sides of one’s tongue. Noticeable flavor of Granny Smith Apples as well. Rather tart finish as well. This is a wonderful beer for lovers of the lambic style though if you are looking to try a lambic for the first time you may want to look elsewhere first. Otherwise you may really be turned off by this truly unique style.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have been deflowered ... and I am not sure if I like it one bit. My very first gueuze. Everything I’ve been reading is true. Smelly feet, soured cheese, hay, ropiness, sour, acidic. I am not ready, I think to embrace this style. I am giving it a decent rating solely because it matches the criteria of everything I have read a gueuze is supposed to be. Much like my unending distaste for fresh tomatoes, I expect that I will try this style once a year and hope someday to like it.
pras (369) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy amber appearance. Aroma of barnyard funk and slight vinegar acidity. Flavor is funk and sourness, some tannic qualities, leather, horse blanket, sour, bitterness, grapefruit peel, overall barnyard funk. Carbonation was champagne like. Finishes dry and sour. Very nice.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled. 03/2006). Wonderful. No words can really describe the tastes in these bottles. Everything wonderfully putrid you’ve ever heard about gueuze is true here. Like licking a horseblanket through a smelly gym towel. Who could resist?
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks like a hefe. Tastes like pure lactic acid. I appreciated the smell and all, but the taste was just wayyy to sour. Most likely not the best Lambic to start with, but still...not so good for drinking.