wilnatp (628) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Gold pour with white head. Sour fruit like orange and peach. ThanksJake!
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The weirdness of gueuze always intrigues me. What the hell is this stuff? Its like champagne made out of beer. I know, there’’s all sorts of wild bacteria and open fermentation and blah-de-blah-de-blah, but that does little to explain the sourdough bread meets lemon juice flavor that permeates Hanssens Oude Gueze. And, while it is good, I find it a little too breadlike and earthy, to the point where the tartness takes an odd muddy turn. Still, a good gueuze, if a bit much for one man to handle.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2005 First gueuze here, bare with me on this. Given that I love sour tastes, this seems like a style for me. I have no idea how this stacks up against other gueuzes, obviously. Aroma of apple, moldy cheese, sweatsocks, ripe farms. Here’s some obvious comments: sour champagne taste with dry finish. I found it tough to tease out more complex flavors, so a rerate may be in order. It seems to me that gueuzes are just inherently complex anyways. Very nice.
Re-Rate: Not adding much to the description, just raising the numbers to show that this is a phenomenal. Bursting with fruit, grapes and sour apples in particular, and massively tart. Daring yet gorgeous.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber with a thin white head. The nose shows loads of fermented apples and some oaky notes. Medium bodied with tart apples, lychee and some yeast components. Bone dry finish.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good gueuze we got here. Musty sourness with just the right amount of fruity esters to balance it out. Thinnish, but not negatively so, body and fizzy. Really good gueuze.
MarinEvelyn (619) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a very light orange color with decent carbonation and a nice white head.
initial aroma a little funky, bold, sour. After the initial whiff, still sour, with a little fruity smell, possibly pear.
Initial taste. woah, sour. Sweet and sour, like a sour patch kid or something of the sort. pear.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Medium/dark gold color - very cloudy with a thin off-white head. Aroma of old vinegar, rotten apples and barnyard hay. Taste is puckering sour - hard to get past that to the other flavors, though there is a tinge of sweet fruits and some oak at the end. But it mostly just gets lost to me in that rancid acidity.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a small white head. Aroma is a wonderfully sour funky barnyard, yeast and sharp sour fruits. Nice expected gueuze flavor. Amazingly tart. Probably the most tart beer I’ve ever had. Great sour cherry. Started too cold, but a barnyard funk emerges as it warms, also probably as the mouth gets used to the tartness it becomes more able to sense difference. A sweetness with a full tart feel and wonderfully sour finish. Really complex and fabulous. The finish is pure pleasure. By now the initially sharp tart has mellowed and sweetened, leaving a light sour fruit to coat the mouth until the next sip.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 37,5 cl. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Funky lambic aroma. Flavour is all the sour fruits you can think of, grape fruit, rhubarb, lemon, unripe apples and so on. A bit too acidic.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blech! Personally I’m not a fan of the style. Entirely too sour and tart. Not at all a pleasant experience.