Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells kind of like stinky feet, but is somehow appealing. Flavor is very sour, with a bit of fruitiness. Makes my whole mouth tighten up with each sip. Cloudy, light, golden color. Very different, and very tasty.
egajdzis (5290) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy yellow color with a large white head. Very acetic in every sense. I have learned that I can only drink one lambic a night, then I need to switch to a non spontaneously fermented ale.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Bottled.
Good geueze with all the classic sensations. Not as pronounced as the best ones in this style but highly drinkable.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy blond geuze with a small head. The aroma is sour and rubber. The taste is much more bitter than I remember, but maybe this was a fresh one. The taste is sour , acidic, bitter with hints of fruit. Stockpile this excellent geuze while you can. Thew brewery is closing down.
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Thanks to Danny Van Tricht (vader_abt) for sending this all the way from Belgium! Pours a nice cloudy blond with a tall fluffy white head. The nose stinks...but in a good way! Sour acetic hints with a basement and cleanser mix. Definitely odd. Having not experienced very many of these beers, I'm expecting them all to smell like this. The tongue is suitably tart but with a white grape splash. I hint of sweetness as well. Gladly, this is not too vinegary for me. Great beer! Too bad the brewery has closed.
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep slightly hazy golden color, pretty well-carbonated...huge foamy head. definitely a musty, vinegary aroma with notes of grape. flavor is wonderfully tart and very acidic. this beer kind of coats the inside of your mouth, but doesnt have a thick mouthfeel. the tartness reaches every last corner of your mouth and the salivary glands become quite active! some metallic notes in the finish...just a damn fantastic beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy dull gold, large, active puffy white head. Nose is expectedly sour, musty horseblanket and barnyard stank, but in a good way. Not actually as sour as expected, still good funkiness, sourness backed by a bit of fruitiness. Ate it with a incredibly funky gorgonzola, paired beautifully, cut the skunk in both quite well. Excellent, still very interesting and complex without being overpoweringly sour.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome beer. Citrusy fresh. I dunno why, but I said in my notes that no cat shit which missed the kitty litter in my place ever tasted like this which seems to be a "no brainer". So very good. I dunno even know what that flavour is. It is like visceral more than simply oral... More!
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange tint with almost no head. Vinegar, sour apples in hay. The flavor is very complex; sour, dank-wood. Perfect level of carbonation. Each sip is different with dryness but then a nice tang also. Also a weird soapy quality about ten seconds after each sip. Truly brilliant and over my head.
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(375ml, best by 3/14/22): Cloudy golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is sour, cheesy, white grape, perfumy. Taste is sour, some fruity sweetness, white grape. Dry acidic finish. Light body. Lots of similarity to champagne (which I don't particularly enjoy).