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.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one excellent gueuze. After having a sub-par Boon Gueuze, I was more than happy to lounge in the land of Gueuze with this one. An acidic and vinegary nose with a healthy doese of cheesy funk and barnyard. Where the Boon fell well short of impressing me with the nose, this one does it in great style. Appearance is a hazy orange color, nice head with a bunch of carbonation. Flavors were just awesome to drink. Notes of stinky cheese, vinegar, apples, saddle leather, barnyard and dust. Excellent beer to have, but I’d probably warn people if they’ve never tried a gueuze. This is definitely not for the faint of heart.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is tart and musty with apple and citrus notes. Body is a vibrant gold in color and holds a diminishing thumb thick white head. Fore has some hearty malt notes that are not sweet but rather acidic like ripe fruits. Some definite unsweetened lemon meringue and peel notes. Some soured overripe orange notes appear toward the finish along with tangerine and tangelo. Finish is abrupt crsip and dry. Some lingering mustiness and old cork flavors appear in the aftertaste along with white grapes and apple. Very nice range to it and lots of unameable subtle flavors appear throughout.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy and golden in colour with a fizzy white head. Lemon and grapefruits. Moderatly dry. A mild and nice beginners geuze.
ha1ag (865) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6%, 37.5 cl, BB 1/2025 (!) a bit more bitter geuze, with hazy dark copper colored with soft bubbly head. The geuze sourish taste disappears quickly and clearly bitter at t he end. A dry moutfeel remains.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into geuze tumbler, Hop Duvel cafe, Ghent. Fizzy white-peach head, proto-rocky (not quite rocky, but looking like it wants to be someday). Golden orange in the glass with fast carbonation up the side. Head is very durable, diminishing to about 3/4" and staying there. Smell explodes all over the place (the glass is more than a foot away and I still smell the sucker): brett with peaches, cream, and a little bit of cherry. Good initial burst of sourness that also persists late into the finish. Finish is not as long as Cantillion or Drie Fonteinen, but more sour than the former. The sour disappears right after the swallow (before that, it was quite prickly with the carbonation), but reemerges 3-5 seconds later. Finish also has some vague mint. Unfortunately, this loses its body as the carbonation dies; it becomes kind of watery. I’d love to live in a country where this is a disappointment, because it’s really a good beer; but since I’d had tons of geuze in the past couple of days, it suffered in comparison.