Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1998 bottle. Cloudy orange with a ton of floaties and and a smooth white head. Aroma is vineous with barnyard and tangerine. Taste is pucking tart with grapes and green apples. Yeasty with some soothing maltiness to take away some of the bite. A little rough compared the the Giradin Black I drank right after but good.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
BB 2022 (=> bottled 2002?) Clear pale gold with a very good dimply head (excellent for the style). Massive bretty aroma quite similar to Orval but more intense - fetta, nappies, cider, pineapple, toasty, cheesy, stale hops, sesame seeds. leather and vomit. The aroma in particular is absolutely amazing - I canít imagine a beer smelling any better. The flavour takes a little longer to open up as the beer comes to room temperature - starts with (again) Orvalesque river stones, soda water and grassiness. No sweetness shows through but itís apparent that some malt is left behind in the way everything balances, a light sourness is countered by a beautiful leafy, cheesy bitterness. As it warms the sourness comes through more but never dominates - itís more the quality or character of the sourness, rather than the intensity, which really does it. Itís fizzy initially but when that dies down it reveals a relatively full body. Sensational stuff. It couldnít have been easier to drink. I would have taken better notes only I wanted to just enjoy the experience and not think about it too much. Not the crazy-sour stuff I usually go for, but this is even better. I was shocked how similar this is to Orval, actually, only this is far more intense. Amazing (did I already say that?) I canít believe this brewery is no more...
Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange with a slight haze. Head rises fast but dissipates quickly. Nose is all lambic, sour, slightly citrus. Flavor is tart and refreshing with lots of lambic character and sour apple. One of my favorite gueuzes.
NigelTheGreat (16) - Northport, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting beer. Very Champagnish. Almost cider like taste. Sour hints, but very easy to drink.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like hazy butterscotch with a very nice fluffy white head. Constant stream of lively carbonation. Aroma of peaches and apples, sour, malty and kind of chalky. Taste is lots of malt and sour fruit. Burst of carbonation and tang that fades into a smooth, velvety fininish that lasts. Very, very nice. Think I got this baby through a trade but it has been so long I canít remember who I got it from. Thanks to whomever you are - this was a pleasure.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy straw color with just a hint of rose, this head dissipates quickly. Aroma is pears, grapes, , slight citrus, a yeasty smell, and a sweet honey-ish smell. Flavor is sweet initially, though not overly so. Lemon leads, then a great sour sensation, what resembles bitter orang peel, malty underones throughout. Palate is amongst the finest I have ever encountered. My first Geuze, but definitely entices me to try more.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just amazing beer Perfect pairing to a Thai lemon grass soup. Tart and beautiful beer that dances on the tongue and makes you wish you had much more.
Shag (2714) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Cheri for sharing this. A yellow copper color with loads of carbonation. The aroma is mainly vinegar and lemons. Some funk is definitley present. The flavor is quite sour with some apples, lemons, vinegar, and cheese. A very dry dusty mouthfeel as well. Not as sour as some Ive had but very good.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After reading about the odd flavors found in this style, Iíve been curious to try a gueuze. Pours a cloudy apricot color with lots of carbonation and a creamy head. Aroma is of a foot locker (strange, this actually isnít a bad thing in this case) with an apple and moldy cheese thrown in. Flavor still carried tart apples, vinegar, and WOW! The finish is like concentrated lemon juice! Iím puckering big time! I enjoyed this...thanks, Wunderbier!
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2005 375ml bottle, BB 2073! cork has SB 22 on it...Slightly murky orange/copper color, white head, racing bubbles...cellar temp...Powerful aroma...Maybe lemony, hay, granny smith, some sort of citrus juice rubbed on leather...Can you smell tartness?? Tart, berries, raspberry & blackberry...In the mouth it is quick to the punch. Very light bodied and short...the finish is where it jumps out. Tart berries...not so much what I taste, but what I feel. Still a sort of lemony/leather interplay, and maybe a touch of sweetness??? no it is quite dry, but I get a subliminal sweet tone set alongside the acid...lingers leaving suggestions of earth, wood, peels, apples, and maybe even malt. I suppose this is the beer worldís lemonade. As I linger over it, I think I can almost pick up a faint hop spice in the aroma...maybe Iím on drugs or maybe just Brett... listening to M Wardís Transister Radio. Nice, mellow, and full of wierd layers & echoes...like this beer.;