Alengrin (137) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fully traditional gueuze (’oude geuze’) made especially for the 20th anniversary of Belgium’s best-known beer restaurant, De Heeren Van Liedekercke, with lambic from Lindemans and Girardin. Tasted as a vintage bottle (obviously) at 2 years of age . Stable, off-white head, bright golden blonde colour. The complex smell of all good things in oude geuze: some sulphur already present, lemon zest, sour cream, hay, green apple, horseblanket, rose petals, old sherry, sweat... Fresh citrussy onset in the mouth with hints of wine vinegar and wheat, dry acidity with the soft, smooth rounded, ’mals’ effect that typifies both the Girardin and Lindemans lambics, finish lightly bitter, dry, very complex and very long, as is custom in this genre. All in all a very classy and perfectly balanced gueuze and a more than worthy gift to De Heeren.
ChinoSkillzian (158) - The Hills, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Have had a chance to drink bottles of this from release until just recently; this review is an aggregate of all these occasions. Pours a hazy light orange color with smallish foam. In its younger days the aroma was sulfur, lemon, zesty spritz. As its aged there is lemon-lime, oaky funk, tangerine. For me the palate and flavors have always been very pleasant, even while young, with lemon zest, drying acid, moderate funk, hay, and key lime. Worth it.
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Heeren van Liedekercke, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head.
NOSE: funky, wood, barnyard, fruity.
TASTE: funky, wood, sour, barnyard, fruity.
Very very good geuze, liked it a lot!
alexsdad06 (5335) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample from a generous BA. Pours a slightly hazy bright gold color with a large white head. The aroma and flavor have barnyard funk, bright citrus, some acidity, yeasty bread, herbs, hay, white grapes, lemon zest, grass, earth. Light bodied, with a tart, dry mouthfeel and average carbonation. I think I would love another shot at this.
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.75l capped and corked bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. A nice big POFF on the cap here. In the glass it’s as good as crystal clear, golden in color and it has a big frothy almost fluffy and lasting white top. Lots of cork and old sawdust in the nose. All the goes around the table got hjortesalt when nosing it, I did not. The cork is truly present here, as is plain old wet musky wood. A dry green apple acidity blended with wet cellar, rope and some surprising tomato sweetness. Smells nice enough, but strange in a way. Tastes nice enough also. Soft brett, not extreme on the sourness at all. More light tart with lots of cork and cellar. It’s mildly carbonated this and it feels mild oily in the mouth. Ends with traces of cognac and more wood. I have to say that I had hoped for a bit more actually, but it’s a fine one never the less. 15.01.2014
Staffan47 (857) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Halmgul. Svagt disig. Härlig funk. Svag ättika. En riktigt fin geuze, men tappade tålamodet på grund av långsam servering. Svag äppelkompott i positiv bemärkelse.
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Shared at first New England ratebeer gathering, great flavors and tartness, very complex, I’m a big fan. barnyard, basement aromas, very carbonated, lots of citrus flavors, very light funk lingers on.
JefVerstraete (1198) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange colour. Very well balanced geuze. Sour aroma of citrus and green apples. Easy drinkable. Very good!
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow shiny with a huge head, aroma of fruits, light, floral, vanilla, olives, flavor of lactic acid, green tea, wood, aggressive carbonation, medium bodied, great
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Too many geuze’s only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Clear golden of color with a foamy white head. An aroma of salt, citrus, bitter and dusty. A flavor of horsebag, sour and dry.