Fred82 (2091) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle shared with Jul.
Appearance : Clear yellow with medium foamy head.
Aroma : Wood with light malt. A bit phenolic with light soy sauce (!?!). Some tartness with definite sourness. Citrusy.
Taste : Slightly acidic, tart and citrusy. Some sweet cooked lemon peel. Lemon pie as well. Nice finish.
Overall : Fairly interesting but not a gueuze. The citrusy tartness felt a little bit fake... Rather drinkable. Weird almost soy sauce notes in there. Lots of wood. Rather awkward overall.
JulienHuxley (2417) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear gold pour, frothy white head, looks pretty. Aroma is quite woody, vanilla oak, a little winey, butter, some lemon. Taste is tart but not really acidic at all. More lemon, oak, the lemon is actually sweet almost like a lemon pie. Palate is lightly carbed, med body.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Technically not a gueze, but still damn tasty. Especially as far as 1 year lambics go. Wonderful beer.
joeneugs (2778) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. It pours a beautiful clear golden orange with a fizzy yet disappearing white head. Nice streaming bubbles in the tulip glass. The aroma has notes of apples and oak with no real hints of sour or funk. The flavor is nice and refreshing, but a bit sweet for a gueuze. Some more apple, a touch of white wine and cider vinegar with a subtle oakiness. Not real sour, and almost no funk. Pretty clean and refreshing though. Nice.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a bottle with some friends. Poured with virtually no head. Aroma was a tart apricot sweetness, like wine tartness. White wine like characteristics. Sour, funk, forward on the tongue. Dry finish, but not too dry. Very enjoyable brew.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Malty aroma with plenty of funk and sourness. Sour lemon flavor with malt and funk before a lemony fin.
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice yellow gueze look, carbonation is minimal but this beer smells sour and there is some oak but not a lot. Really crisp funk in the nose. The taste is clean and sour all the micros have done their jobs well. NG needs to make this and the Kriek again.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from theALum, possibly. Poured a hazy brownish amber body with a smaller fizzy white head. Aroma is F-U-N-K-E-Y, vinegar, band-aid, lemon and cherry juice combo. The body is just a touch on the bubbly side from the carbonation with a long lingering sourness and a medium body. Flavor is sour, with slight cherry and a hint of lemon along with lots of funkiness and slight band-aid, wet wood. This is a great beer, get this shit out of retirement!!
pushkinwow (1810) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from a trade (but can’t remember who - so thank you). Mostly clear apple juice amber with a white head that fades fairly quickly. Tart, definite funk, tannins, lemon curd. Moderate to high carbonation, quite tart that becomes acidic, very dry on the finish with a nice gueuze mouthfeel. Very tasty offering from NG.
orangesol (604) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I brought this one to our recent gueuze tasting. Served alongside the Kriek.
A - Pours golden straw yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving patchy lace down the glass.
S - Smells of light funk and sourness, dash of herbs, green apples, oak and some wet straw. Compared to the others we opened this ones nose wasn’t as good.
T - Starts off with bright lactic sourness kick quickly giving way to hints of barnyard funk, green apples, lemon zest, oak and a touch of spice. Not as sour as I was expecting, also a slightly metallic flavor develops as it warms. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the pallet after the finish.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Dry, tart feel that lingers through the finish. Nice and soft at the start growing a bit watered down toward the end of the glass.
O - Second time I have had this one, once fresh and once aged, and I have enjoyed it both times, altho I think I preferred it fresh. The flavors where mild and it was easy to drink. I would recommend it.