starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My 200th. Thanks to maniac for the tasting. Somewhat hazy, very chunky. Ruby-golden colour. White head. Sweet sour fruity aroma. Very sour with surprisingly gentle palate and a hefty dose of funk.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg from River City Cellars on 05/17/2009. Fairly clear amber body with a medium fizzy white head. Tart light fruity aroma with a bit of barnyard and funk. Fairly tart flavor, some barnyard character, with a bit of dry fruit. Medium light body with fairly high carbonation. 8/3/8/4/16 - 3.9
Bottle on 11/30/2008 at the 3rd Annual Richmond Industry Gathering. Clear golden body with a small creamy white head. Very sour aroma. Extremely sour fruit and funk flavor. Medium light body with high carbonation. - 8/3/9/4/17 - 4.1
10/28/2006: Slightly hazy light amber body with a large frothy white head. Sour light fruity aroma. Slightly puckering sour flavor, with some musky and funky hints. 8/3/8/4/16 - 3.9
MrBunn (2729) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Massive white and foamy head covers a dingy, cloudy, brownish straw-colored body. Lots of suspended stuff swimming around, some of it quite large and it really does look like it’s swimming as the effervescence tosses it about. Aromas are of sour apple and wood, although the sourness is definitely the most prominent. Flavor is very sharp and sour, especially at first. Sour apples are definitely the most dominant flavor here, but there are some citrus flavors and a bit of a grassy quality, too. Really interesting, but not for everyone.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really loved this gueze. The appearance was light golden brown. It had a crisp white head on it. The aroma was wonderful, a great blend of wood, light fruits (apples and grapes) and a some sourness as well. Tastes of light oak and sour apples dominate the flavor. Not a monster pucker job, but a very well balanced beer. Great mouthfeel with a perfect amount of carbonation.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 In short: A sharp acidic gueuze. Not funky enough for the genre. Good beer by itself a few notches below the classic gueuzes.
How: 375ml bottle. Re-rate for this 2007 bottle. Previous batches were better.
The look: Cloudy yellow with a short-lived white head.
In long: Acidic smell that tickles the nose and gives it a spicy feeling. Light barnyard aroma, a lot less funky than the classic 3F/Cantillon/Girardin. This 2007 batch is dry, acidic and a bit too fruity for the genre. Mouth-drying spiciness and acidity but without the funky taste. Dry hay, bananas, white pepper and a little plastic. A good beer by itself but I’ll stick to the 3F/Cantillon/Girardin unless there is a Beersel beer sale.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy blonde/gold with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is strong lemon/lime, ripe fruit, and mild earthiness. Flavor, when cold, is lemon juice like sourness with champagne-like qualities. As it warms to room temperature (like all the lambics that I have had) many more dimensions and subtleties come out in the flavor. Grapefruit, apple, and some flavors I just can’t identify that only come from a lambic as well. By the end of the bottle, I wished I had another, because with each sip, I was finding new flavors.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color, tall fizzy head. Some sourness and acidity in the aroma, but not the tart kind. Green apple, wood, lime and some light spices. Flavor is sour with some notes of very old hop (it reminds me of the very intense aroma I experienced in the hop lagering room of Girardin) but also Campari and tonic - almost bitter. Grapefruit and lime and a dry woodyness in there as well. A quite different geuze, not among my favorites, but definately enjoyable and worth seeking out.
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Best before 2026) Golden color, slighlty hazy, lots of carbonation. Compact lasting head, some laces. Aroma of citrus and horseblanket. Fruity moderate acidity, reminiscent of blackcurrant (fruit) balanced by a lasting herbal dryness. Good balance, never too acidic nor bitter. Lasting bitterness, good mouthfeel. Very satisfying! A good all-rounder gueuze, offers decent complexity, very accessible without being dull. Would deinfitely try it again.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am uninitiated in the lambic world but found this an excellent gueuze. Foamy, expansive head atop a bracing citrus-infused tartness. Palate is dominated by heavy carbonation and mustiness from the bottle. Flavor is rich in depth but is charactized mainly by sour grape bitterness that lasts long before finishing dry. Refreshing, impressive, and powerful, a must-try lambic.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Bottled at Derby BF 2006. Not normally a fan of Lambics but anyway... Cloudy, orange/yellow appearance. Very, very malty, grassy and slightly citrus scent. Very fizzy with a silk mouthfeel. Sour grapefruits in the mouth, perhaps a lemonade-like flowery aftertaste. I’m sure Lambic-lovers would enjoy this, but it’s not for me.