WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
350ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a thin, wispy head. Aroma has the distinctive smell of sour fruit alongside some sweeter hoppy citrus notes. Taste is very full and crisp with a sugary sweet flavor containing indistinct but pleasant fruity flavors. Much more drinkable than I was suspecting and a lambic definitely worth trying.
Fin (9571) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up from Carrefour, Lille, France, 30-06-07 Poured amber with white head, A sweet and sour nose was the first impression of the aroma but almost fruity as well. tasted initially like a burst of ’Liptons Iced Tea’ but taste really was much of the sweetness and sourness detected in the nose, a gentle lambic with nice soft carbonation crisp dry and refreshing.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Honey-gold lager like appearance. Very strange aroma - half gueuze, half something else... Tastes a little sour, a little peach-fruity. Tastes and feels syrupy sweet in a sickly way. You can tell this used to be a good lambic but something must have gone horribly awry along the way. It’s clear this was not made for my tastes. A shame because I was really looking forward to trying this. C’est la vie.
Cobra (1100) - - JUL 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. green bottle. Crowned & corked. No freshness date seen.
Sour fruit aromas, peaches & vinegar.
Soft carbonation. Slightly sweet & sour flavors. Decent body. Dry finish.
derst27 (35) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Citrusy aroma, with an almost hard cider scent. Very very smooth with definite hints of citrus and some sour scents. This is the first Gueuze I’ve tried, but I like the overall start to finish taste, although it is a bit fruity.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an deep amber body with thin head. Aroma is of apple cider, light wood and oak,. Flavor has a sugary cider like taste. Light funk - sourness, a little vinegary. Has a decent amount of acidity. Decent.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am well aware of the fact that this is a mild gueuze. It lacks some of the wildness that can be found in other gueuzes. But it’s still a damn good beer, easily superior to the majority of beers rated above it. 3.33? Are you kidding? Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has a 3.62, and there is NO WAY that is a better beer.
The nose is strong grapefruit. The flavors are outstanding. Lots of apple and pear. Strangely, there is a minor note of apple skin--a dirty element that adds character. The gueuze is not that sweet but is sweeter than most. It gives a candied apple taste. Grapefruit and lime sing on for minutes. Good palate-tingling carbonation.
Great beer, great brewer. Easy to find anywhere. That’s a positive not a negative!
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a cloudy dark beige color lambic with a bunch of particle floating around and a medium foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of oak is more prominent then expected with some light tart note also noticeable. The barnyard factor is lighter then in the Cuvée René and is sorely miss. Taste is sweeter then I would have expected from a gueuze but it still provides a good deal of refreshment. Body is above average with low filtration and good carbonation. While being far from the real thing, this gueuze is still enjoyable on a hot summer day if maybe a tad too sweet.
GRM (3735) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample, lambic and gueuze event by Philippe Wouters, at L’autre œil, savoured on January 21 2007; eye: cognac amber, clear, suspended matter, a bit of beige head; nose: Madeira, a bit of horse, a bit lactic, acidity of small berries, lightly stale; mouth: surprisingly sweeter than expected, sour apple, lactic, velvety, syrupy, medium body, creamy texture, not much carbonation, rather sweet, lightly acid; overall: goes down easy
Échantillon, soirée lambic et gueuze animé par Philippe Wouters à L’autre oeil, savourée le 21 janvier 2007; oeil : ambré cognac, claire, matière en suspension, un peu de mousse beige; nez : madère, un peu de cheval, un peu lactique, acidité de petits fruits, légèrement éventée; bouche : curieusement beaucoup plus sucrée que mes attentes, pomme aigre, lactique, velouté, sirupeuse, corps moyen, texture crémeuse, peu carbonatée, plutôt sucrée, légèrement acide; en résumé : ça se boit bien
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Dark amber. Nice sour barnyard aroma. Flavor is sour fruits, slightly sweet. Not as challenging as the first gueuze I had, but still a nice change from hoppy ales.