Inbreak (1858) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 11.05.2013, 0,75l bottle sampled @ BBGTC moving-home-tasting for Floffern:
Nice big head. Aroma is fresh citrusy, sorrel,pepper, citrus peel, grass, dried fruit, hay, chalk. Taste is fruity, slightly sweet, sorrel, dried fruit, grass, citrus peel, almond essence, hay, chalk. Slightly dry finish, some bitterness. Pretty decent.
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels, shared with Foffern and Inbreak at Foffern’s going-away tasting. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a big white head. Nose is mild barnyard funk, grapes, citrus tones, hints of straw and lime. Taste is citric peel, barnyard funk, lime, hints of lactic sour tones. Medium to thin body, high carbonation. Decent geuze, and quite refreshing.
mcberko (5917) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375mL bottle at Grote Dorst, pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma of leather, moderate barnyard funk, and some tart dry vinous notes. Flavour brings out dry cardboard, leather, a little wood and some dry champagne notes. Very highly carbonated like a champagne, with a woody finish. Quite a unique character -- a lot more woody than many gueuzes out there. Delicious stuff -- highly drinkable.
fiammanghilla (489) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chiara trasparente, schiuma fine e molto persistente.
Molto gasata, non troppo acida.
bartlebier (1479) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 75cl bottle@‘t Oud Smis van Mekingen in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw during TdG 2013 and 2 more @ B-home. - Truly an ideal "blend" of smooth drinkability and oude geuze. Impressive nose of noth fresh green apple peel and funk, taste a dry sour&natural fruit caramel sweet with good zest bitterness. Very refreshing, makes a lot of sense when enjoyed mid-way in its TdG context, where I was happy to learn this is brewed by Boon as a tribute to now-defunct GeuzeStekerij Moriau. Boon’s own Oude Geuze left me less impressed. Not mouth-puckerlingly sour, but not making cheap sugared compromises, either. Not one for the hardcore 3F and Oud Beersel fans, but truly a smooth traditional geuze to serve with a clean conscience to the whole family on a beautiful spring sunday.
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ’t Antwaerps Bierhuiske. The pour’s gold with a medium white head. The nose is semi-sharp oak wood. Mild lemon citrus. Some pollen and musty attic. The taste is lemon drizzle cake sweetness. Mild acetic tang. A bit of woody brett and barnyard. Light body, active carbonation. Overall, pretty decent.
MikeJslc (712) - USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow-orange, cloudy, white head. Grainy and dry malt, sour fruit, dusty, earthy notes lemony acidity, firm bitterness, effervescent.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild nose. Pale large head. Golden color. Slightly sour bitter taste with grapefruit. A nice geuze. Adding bottom sediment made color hazy.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bbe 2031. Golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is malt, vinegar, citrus and apples. Flavor is dry and quite sour with malt, citrus and some green apples. Light to medium body. Good, quite fruity gueuze.
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from Dranken Geers, 29/03/13.
Hazed golden amber with a medium sized off white head of small bubbles, carbonation evident.
Nose carries sharp lemon rind, woody funky notes, grassy, light spice, grandads shed.
Taste comprises tarte bitter lemon, wood, farmy, earthy, straw, funk, light grapefruit.
Medium bodied, light prickly carbonation, dry crisp finish.