IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky golden/orange hue, frothy white head. Aroma was earthy with notes of sour apples, yeast, lemon, and horseblanket. Flavor was fruity up front with much sourness behind that, followed by earthy flavors and some oak. Lively mouthfeel, with a sour and dry finish.
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Really murky, peach-colored beer. Tons of yeast floating around. The nose is of lemons, straw, leather and is very vinous. Earthy, musty, woodsy flavor. Extremely sour on many levels. Lemon peel to finish things off. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, sour finish with yeasty bitterness.
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large white head. Hazy gold/brown color. Sour woody nose. Light body.Fruity, sour apples , acidy, more woodyness coming through. Kinda creamy and prickly on the tongue all at once, WOW! Bone dry, fruity acidic finish is nice. I,m not a Geuze man, er uh i wasnt, till last night. Impressive.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2006 Medium yellow with some gold hues and even some light orange tints, quite hazy. Tons of foamy white head. Smells tart and yeasty. Lots of lemon and some peppery spice aroma.
Begins medium tart with some nice dry grainy malt and hops but quickly blooms into a bigger juicy malt and yeast body. Lemon, mild citrus and some spices, with medium carbonation on the palate make for quite a lively beer. Flavor has ample tart lambic flavor but is wonderfully balanced by a sweeter, light candied flavor. Stays very juicy through the finish, with quite a complex finish. Initially has some problems with carbonation and astringency, with quite a bitter palate, but this is much ameliorated by the sweeter sugar flavor and bigger finish, the sugary taste would get a bit cloying if you drank more than one of these, I’d imagine. I really appreciated that the flavor crescendoed as the beer finished and a wonderful aftertaste lingered. Too many beers do quite the opposite. Rerate. Not quite as wonderful as the last bottle. Still a very apple and sulphur nose, which I like, but the flavor tapered off too much towards the end of the glass. Body not quite as hearty as I remembered. Finish gets a bit lost amid water, lightly sweet something, and wheat dryness.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dry, bready, moss, lemon, oak aroma. Same flavors but soft and round. Fairly subtle example. Hue darkened towards the top. Tasty.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very complex. Slightly mild compared to other top class geuzes. Not very offensive, but still absolutely wonderful.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow-amber. Slightly speckled, off-white head. Vinous aroma of leather, lemon, pepper & barnyard. Light, dry feel. Complex flavour of leather, lemon, pepper, wood, wine, malt vineger, & sharp cheese.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden-orange. Large, long lasting, white head. Great aroma; little sweet, woody, acidic, cheese (an Italian one I can't recall the name of...). Taste is also a little sweet with apples, citrus and acidity. Full bodied but finishes thinner...
Frank (2772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful pour--hazy golden yellow and a big, fluffy white head each fill about half the glass. Nose is sharp with notes of lemon, orange, earthy cobwebs, and hay. Somewhat more reserved in flavor but still quite tart with the straw notes becoming more pronounced. A touch watery but lively carbonation keeps its palate alive. A nice, refreshing gueuze, truly the champagne of beers.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cold fall day when the hay has turned crisp, brittle. . . The last of the granny smiths are being picked and the chilly breeze carries their extra tart aroma through the air. . . The addition of sour lemons, soft leather, musty grey earth, and cold stone coupled with an intense carbonation causes a quick shiver to pass through the body. Finding nothing to warm me but a small horse blanket, I curl up under one of the apple trees and take in the hazy butterscotch sunset, while chewing on tart, sour apple.