chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Hazy copper with a rich foamy white head. Nose is slightly metallic, with notes of oyster mushrooms and wet rag (but in a good way!), and a bit of unripe pear. Mouth feel is medium bodied with a clean dry finish. Mouth has strong citric acid sourness and tastes a bit like green gooseberries and grapefruit pith. Underlying the sourness is a layer of funk which fades to musty as the finish dissapates. Not a beer for every night, but when the geuze-mood hits, this answers the call well.
062806 had again with seafood, a perfect compliment, was struck by the nice clean finish. Upping my rating a bit.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy with huge lasting head. Tart, sour, lemony, citrus aroma, earthy, and barny. Complex, dry, peachy, grassy, with a nice sour balance. Nice and sharp but rounds out as it goes down. A very nice geuze.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was something new and different for me. I had absolutly no idea what to expect when I cracked the bottle. Poured a golden colo, big white head. Aroma of sour apple, yeast. The mouth feel was great, kind of a sticky sour that just coated your mouth as it went down. This was my first real foray into unique belgian beers, up unitll this one I had only tried doubles, tripels, and quads from some of the well known brewers, but this really blew my mind.
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml Bottle, Best By 26/01/2025
Golden/amber starts mostly clear (finishes mostly hazed) with a longstanding white head and persistent effervescence. Aromas are interesting but mostly unappealing: sour apple, armpit/funk, basement, Limburger cheese. (I still can’t understand high aroma numbers from raters that detect "barnyard" and "horse manure" scents as seen below & next page.) Acidic in nose, mouth & stomach. Fluffy mouthfeel. Starting with brief metallica, the flavor is thoroughly tart with some fruitiness and a dry, sometimes salty finish.
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Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer after it pardon and decanting from the 375ml green bottle sets in the glass a beclouded deep amber with a portly and creamy light tan head, after its erosion, the lace forms a tight girdle upon the glass. Nose is that of a wet farmyard, grassy, musky, with a bit of sweetness backed by a citrus like tartness, start is lightly sweet with an immediate sourness at the back, the mouth feel light to medium. Finish is ferine in its acidity, the tartness lingers long, dry as a bleached desert bone and another excellent example of the Gueuze Lambic, a real treat I must say.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 yummy. poured into a baileys glass--the closest thing i have to a tumbler. aroma of sour apple juice, and barnyard yeast--a smell i have grown to love. mouthfeel is champagne like but this beer has so much more going on than any sparkling wine i have ever tasted. more apples, yeast, acidity in the palate. absolutely delectable. very well balances and just a pleasure to consume.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at the Derby CAMRA summer festival 2005. It’s got everything going on; hazy body, exploding yeast in a farmyard for a nose, a sourness that dances across your tounge rather than turning your gums up. Best bottle of the day.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apple juice coloured clear body with little acid, large creamy beige head.
Strong apple, peach, peer, alcohol, leaves in the aroma. Sour flavour, fruits, cheese, vivid mouthfeel.
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a large white head. Huge aroma of sour champagne, with some cheese/barnyard in the background. Flavours are sour, fruity, some sweetness - it’s like an idealised form of champagne - although one shouldn’t cheapen this magnificent beer by comparison to that inferior offering.
Complex and well balanced. Outstanding.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmm lambic. More of these should definitely be available darn it. Very thick off white head. Cloudy amber colored body. There’s really not a ton of difference between this beer and the other Boon Gueze. This one is perhaps a bit drier, less sweet. It really is uncanny how much these beers taste of champagne (at least in terms of the palate). I’ll always be a fan of the Lambik style.