sethdude (706) - 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 (2805) - 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, I’ve 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 isn’t 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! I’m 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 world’s lemonade. As I linger over it, I think I can almost pick up a faint hop spice in the aroma...maybe I’m on drugs or maybe just Brett... listening to M Ward’s Transister Radio. Nice, mellow, and full of wierd layers & echoes...like this beer.;
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 orange coloured beer with a big ivory creamy head. Aroma is full of apple and honey. Taste is very sour with notes of apple, honey and old farm barnyard. The aftertaste ends in sweetness.
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Glorious. Amazing. Balanced. Why did they stop brewing? A truly tragic loss. I have to go buy their kriek now.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had a bottle of this at In De Wildeman. This is an amazing beer. I have a bottle of ’99 laying down which I plan to open in 2010 if both I and the planet still exist.
It’s very sad that this brewery has closed but I hear rumors that it may reopen. Nice copper color; nice creamy head; nice tart/sour fruit taste. I don’t know that it get’s much better than this.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Parting is such sweet sorrow…or tart sorrow!
Pours a radiant copper body with a full and creamy ivory head, lacing hangs evermore. The aroma totally reminds me of slicing up a Granny Smith apple. There is a tart and lightly yeasty presence to this sparkling ale, with amazingly delicate notes of oak barrel and damp bundles of hay. This is not overly tart, as many geuze tend to be…it actually very spritzy and drinkable. I’ve had geuze in the past that were oxidized from age that kind of had this wet cardboard likeness…maybe that is what’s cutting the lemony – green apple – doughy – tartness…regardless… I adore this beer.. it cuts with a lovely dry pucker in the finish!
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled in 2002, best before 04/2022. Gorgeous tawny orange coloured beer with a spritzy carbonation and nice clarity. Aroma is awesome, brettanomyces loaded, horseblankety funk, apple cider and honey. Nice complexity in the nose. Flavour is quite sour, but much less complex than the nose would have had me believe. A touch of honey, barnyard, and apple. The mouthfeel is fairly thin though and the flavour just sort of disappears. A good beer, but the mouthfeel leaves me longing for more.