whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I used the occasion of my birthday to lose my Gueuze virginity with this one. Brass color with a champagne-like head and body carbonation. Sweet aroma of apple cider, apricots, plums and a sweaty yeast smell. Tart and sweet, but considerably drier than expected from its aroma and other Lindemans lambics. The flavor is complex and difficult to pigeon-hole. Reminds me of fruity champagne with a softer body. Highly drinkable.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apple cider body color with a distinct apple juice aroma. I swear I smell alcohol too even though it's only 4.5%. The aroma is really more complex than I've described, but it is hard to describe. The taste too is hard to describe. It really does taste like champagne--a very good one at that. I'm still getting an apple taste. This beer continues to gain complexity as it warms.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma and taste of sour apples. Plenty of white wine qualities. I prfer the framboise myself, but this was decent.
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured light orange, with a small head. I found the tastes of sour apple and almost a champagne type taste. Very interesting, my first of this style.
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light-orange in color, small white head that is both frothy and long lasting. Very bubbly, small streams of bubbles can be seen running up the side of the glass even 20 minutes after pouring. Very floral, tart, and fruity aroma, strong of sour cherries and oak. Flavor is tart, cherries again dominating. Oak/cork flavor is present in the middle, and the malt sweetness does wonders to balance the tartness in the finish. Very clean on the palate, and the carbonation is surprisingly light considering the bubbly appearance. Boy, this stuff is good. A fine sipping beer that is a desert in and of itself. I'm just getting into lambics; this style just pleases and facinates me to no end.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Has a lightly clouded amber color with some carbonation and a wine cooler smell(??). Taste is kind of sour apple and finishes a bit tart. Overall not my type, kind of ciderish...
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy bronzeamber with a big frothy head that left a veil of lace.
funky horse aroma,
tart sour but with enough residual malt sweetness to provide a nice balance.
finishes on a sour citron-presse note.
nice bubbly carbonated palate.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden amber hazy hue. White frothy head, lots of lace. Apples, winey nose. Sweet, earthy, vinous, funky. Really sweet, syrupy, finishes sour like a good gueuze, but I just think its too sweet and unbalanced. Very drinkable though, and a good way to step into gueuze/lambics.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber with a very silky looking cream colored head. Aroma of a barm that has not been inhabited for years - light hay, cobwebs, silage, oak. Mild sweetness coupled with a basamic vinagar twist. Pair this with a waldorf salad for a certain hit. Very drinkable and refreshing. This one does beg to be paired with food as it does not stand that well by itself.
crazyvin (1858) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice color and aroma was remenicent of tomato sauce. It sour taste had notes of green when grapes and grany smith apples.