amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of salt, catnip and marijuana. Hazy yellow / orange in fine bubble head. Streams of small bubbles marching fromt he bottom of the glass like the Marines towards Bagdad. Sour taste of lemon grasss. The sourness is much better balanced than the kriek version of Beersel that I have tried. Finish is as dry as a popcorn fart. This is the Asti Spumante of beer, if that is what you are into, its no Dom Perignon, but pretty good.
jazz88 (2571) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A hazy yellow-orange color with not a lot of head. A wine like character with a sour, complex, and dusty flavor. I will need to revisit this one when I've had more experience with the style.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hugely bubbly, massive stable snowy head; pale golden, not quite clear. Powerful barnyardy nose at the offset eases quickly into a lemony-spicy almost Wit-like soft aroma. Flavor is both powerfully sour and bitter/hoppy, which lends it a cleanness and almost a lightness that I don't normally think of when I think gueuze. Very smooth, easy finish despite the sourness and complexity; I get hints of honey and bananas and maybe even a bit of cloves as I work my way through this masterpiece. I'm so lucky to have found a case of this and the kriek recently, so glad it will last 20 years, so hard it will be not to drink another one tomorrow...
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
3/19/03: bottle. nice full champagne-like head. yellow-orange colored body. cloudy and very active. minimal lacing-if any. sweet and sour fruity nose, with hints of cherries. tastes similar to champagne with a sour and very clean finish. as it warms there is a heavier evidence of yeast. sensational.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy light orange in appearance. Very tart and acidic aroma which carries over into the palate--lots of sourness present. Grapefruit and lemon notes present. A great gueze.
SteC (137) - Oostende, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a fenomenal gueuze, unfortunately, it dissapeared a few months ago :(, I got very lucky having tasted one.
fraternie (848) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft/spicy mouthfeel. Perfect amount of sourness hits the palate immediately and quickly dissipates into a crisp, clean finish. Sweet, sour, complex malt, this one belongs in the likes of Girardin, Cantillon and Cuvee Renee in the gueze category.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweaty socks and sour cheese, the goat pen right before the hay needs to be changed, the chicken coop on a warm summer day, all of these things seep up my nose in a mad barnyard rush. Pours a lazy hazy stray, with a head that can't keep up. Taste a sweetness, followed by a wonderful tartness that spreads across the tounge like a blanket of warm vinegar. Nice, wonderfully citrus, wonderfully tart, a touch of saltiness to ease it down the throat. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful geurze.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I haven't had too many lambics, but this one definetely has inspired me to try more. This tastes like clearly canadian, only with alcohol. Very tart citrus flavor that holds up throughout. A great experience indeed.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally, my great search for an Oud Beersel beer has come to an end!!!!! This one poured an orangey yellow mixed color with little to no head. The carbonation looked as if it was running wild in this one so i prepared my tongue for quite an awakening. The aroma was lemony, woody, peachy, and limey. The flavor starts up VERY sweet, and then those acidic limes and lemons demolish the palate, and the carbonation comes in for a second assault just to make sure the job gets done. What an experience!!!! Very little alcohol can be tasted do to an excellent masking job. It ends dry and sour as i would expect. Now i can tell all of my children i had an Oud Beersel lambic...that is of course when i have children....