Dfonorow (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is clear/light amber with a medium white head that lasts for a while. Aroma and flavor of funky sour ester, oak chips, green apples, yeast, wheat grain, and lemons. Finish is lemon peel, sour mash, and sour fruit. Good.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
13th August 2014
Tasting at Jack’s RAH Annexe! Thanks to Bruce. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Good typical gueuze sourness, wet wood, and lemon but this is a tad on the acid side. Some balance brought by sweet vanilla oak. Light dry finish. Not bad.
Sammy (9039) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just passed fourth birthday. Mellow geuze that builds in sourness on palate. Smells like an American funky beer. Some apple juice but smooth. Still carbonated and a bit of white head on deep yellow, leaving lace.
JBPortland (962) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottlw shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours cloudy orange with medium head. Nose is a complex funk with mixed musty spirit barrel spice notes and tart acidic stonefruit. Taste is similar with nice tart acidic fruit, musty grain, some barny funk, barrel. Finish is tart fruit funk woody citrus.
Lukaduke (2398) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich golden almost copper color with a finger of gaseous foam that settles out quickly. Interesting brew with some cheesy funk, caramel sweetness and layers of funky stonefruit, sawdust, ginger ale, toasted vanilla, wet wood, and funky acidity. A bit more rounder and less dry than expected but an interesting beer either way.
Theydon_Bois (10343) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, big thanks to Bruce for this ’R’ production, 13/08/14.
Lightly hazed orange amber with moderate off white edgework.
Nose is cheesey puff biscuits, lemon rind, straw, oaky vanilla notes, tarte citrics.
Taste comprises lemon zest, straw, light parmesan notes, tangy citric tinged straw, orange pithdom, light funk, grassy,
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
Ok I guess but a little on the cheesey side!
Leighton (12197) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Bruce. Pours rich gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds Italian cheeses, some caramel, dank citrus fruits. Light flavor with some spices, old berries, bit more cheese, old caramel, candied sugars, some herbs. Medium bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Finishes sweet with some acetic twang, bready sugars, subtle cheese, berries, faint caramel. Interesting.
jackl (5056) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cheers to Bruce (I think). Gold with a small head. Loads of parmesan funk. Little else. The taste is quite acetic. Cheese and used socks. Smoked herb. Lemon. Light body, soft carb. The cheese is overpowering.
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle big thanks to Bruce. It pours hazy amber with decent white head. The nose is sweet, earthy, tangy, wood, vanilla, creaminess, lactose and cheese pie. The taste is crisp, tart, green apple, lemon, vomit, sherbet, some acidity with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good mouth-pucker. Pretty acidic though.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orangish straw, bright, faint haze, lively carbonation, soft sudsy white head, little lacing. Tart nose, bordering on sour. Just lots of funky bits happening. Smells good! Sour up front, funky, not too dry. Smooth tho. Not a real big Gueuze, a bit softer, but clean, a touch dry. Moderate body and mouthfeel. A bit woody as well. Good softer example, clean, but wished it lingered a little longer.   Thanks Bob!