beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange color. Small white head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Medium bodied. Malts are fruity, orange and spicy. Bright yeasts. Very crisp and shiny, Light and refreshing. There is a crispness to this beer that really leaps out at you. Very lively carbonation. The beer finishes very dry and has some champagne like qualities. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and DRY. Aftertaste is bitter and yeasty.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy golden, funky, sour, a pretty good gueuze. definitely something you'd have w/ food (shellfish comes to mind).
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2004 1998 vintage-Drank a bottle of this in 2000.Loved it then, love it even more now. Great earthy aromas.I can smell the wild yeasts as soon as I pour, along with citrus (grapefruit?)Great carbonation with very assertive champagne-like bubbles. Incredibly dry and tart all the way through to the finish. I still have one more ’98 in my cellar but I don’t think it’s going to make it too far into ’04.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2002 Vintage: Cloudy apricot color with a large, fluffy white head. Very sour lemon and apple cider vinegar aroma. Makes my mouth water! Sour lemon, cider vinegar, granny smith apple, and wood flavors. Tingly feel, with a dry finish.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Too sweet, corky and fruity aroma. Hazy, yellow-orange coloured with a very thin white head. Taste is way more balanced than the aroma; It's less sweet. Woody, fruity (apple?) fresh taste, moderate soure, moderate bitter. Dry palate. Decent brew.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden orange color, tall white head. Fruity, grassy and woody aroma. Sweet at first with a sour and acidid bitterdry finish. Woody and citrusy. Gentle and fresh. Thanks to Jacob Lövenlund & MartinKubert for sharing.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
'94... Deep golden colour smallish champage like head (probably my weak ass pour). Gave the aroma a 5 as I'm a bit stuffed up, however the flavours came through loud and clear. Tart apples, sour grapes almost winelike tannic mouthfeel, sour but not like the Cantillon. I picked up more characteristics in the flavour. Slowly began to grow on me. I want to try a faro.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2007 2002... Dark golden color, large white head, with nice lacing. Fruity, acidic, funky, cheesy, yeast aroma. Tart cherries and apples, watermelon, citrus, strawberries, and a lemon taste. Juicy mouthfeel.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really a very lovely gueuze, with a cloudy, medium to dark copper color and fluffy, slightly off white head. Nose is also very nice with a great combination of yeast, alcohol, and a great peppery quality. Flavor is very sour and quite nice. Overall, really a very good gueuze.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - JAN 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, served in (maybe too) large wine-tasting glass. Hazy golden colour; small, white, low persistant head. After an initial volatile fragrance of grated cheese, aroma is more fruity, with a tart apple aroma (red apple, apple skin), kiwi, foxy. Not so complex like other traditional gueuze.
Flavor is tart, citrussy, taste of tart apple, grapefruit.
Dry, tart and watery, with a gentle carbonation, finish astringent. When it warm up, tend to be less interesting, more lemonade like.