walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
could not read the best before date looks like 2073 .poured a cloudy golden with a big white head. aroma, sour, vinegar, apples, lemon, pine, hints of ginger,with a bit of sweetness. flavor, sour fruits, some cherries, apples, cider vineger, hops, lemons that are on the way to going bad, alcohol.I am not big on this style of beer so my rating is not going to reflect the way I view this beer I do not feel I should give it a bad rating I will try this style again to see if I can start to like this style.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Copenhagen beer marathon 2004, Golden color, heavy acid granny aroma and sour taste, full body, sour finish.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml Best by 2073, sampled 11/10/04: Cork shoots out of the bottle, but no beer foams out. Pours with a large, white head into an orange/straw color. Mostly clear. Very tart aroma - sour apple, grapefruit, vinegar, light woods, kiwi, barnyard, yeast, cheese, pepper. Tastes more full-bodied than other gueuzes Iíve tried with plenty of carbonation. Very sour and bitter initially, slightly puckering. There are notes of lemon, sour yeasts, pine, vanilla, bubblegum, Finishes with some vanilla and nice dry, tart wood with a slight nutty taste near the very end - like itís been aged in sherry barrels. Make sure when you drink this one not to drink it too cold and also be sure to let it breathe a bit. Very nice.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Effervescent white head and orange-straw colored body with abundant carbonation. Nose is tart and fruity like underripe apples plus moderate brettiness with a leathery quality and a note of honey. Long, complex flavor is initially wheaty, then bretty with a hint of solvent. Late tartness leads to a long, interesting, slightly bitter and mostly dry finish. Medium body, fuller than most other gueuzes, with a vibrant mouthfeel. Overall this is an excellent, nicely rounded gueuze. Thanks slob!
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy light gold, well defined fine bubbled head. Champagne like aroma, quite sour and assertive, very dry finish.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 375ml Best by date of 2023, Sampled October 2004
Can you spell salivate? Well god-damn I sure can. The cork forcefully explodes from this 375ml bottle as I try to take it out. The aromas are quite enticing and hypnotic as I pour this beer. The color is a rich clear copper color and is topped by a pale frothy head. The aroma is tart with notes of urea, white vinegar, grapefruit, a woodiness, slightly cheesy, dank musty cellars, and a wild mushroom character.
The taste is light, but quite delicious, with surprising notes of vanilla along with the sharp acidity and prickly carbonation. This beer has a really nice lemon component to it that makes me want to take repeated draughts of this elixir. This beer is bone dry and fully fermented like not ale or lager can imagine. I get notes of grapefruit, woody mushrooms, a hint of kiwi. This is a beer that will alter your bowels if consumed in quantity (I speak from multiple days of Brussels-Lambic-region experience on this one, so just trust me :-)
As this beer warms up and slowly loses its carbonation it becomes quite a bit softer, almost creamy, sort of seductive, yet quite a bit more woody, with a tannic interaction with my tongue.
What an intoxicating aroma, why am I so addicted to the aroma of a good Lambic, I donít know, but I could smell it for hours if it wasnít so satisfying to drink as well. I am so glad that I have a couple cases of this and the Kriek in my "cellar", this beer is going to continue to tickle my fancy as I slowly drink my way through its expiration date. I highly recommend picking up some of this on your next foray.
Sampled October 2003
A nice deep gold color, with amber notes to it. Fairly clear for a geuze. Well carbonated with a fairly persistent head, that stays with the beer until the end. Smells sour, woody, slightly of urea, lemony, with some musty mushroom character. The first impression of this Geuze is one of sourness with a hint of sweetness. Quite sharp tasting, it cuts through everything. Tastes of tannin and of hay fields (if that makes sense). The body is quite light and refreshing. As my mouth gets used to the acidity the taste softens, I get notes of citrus and slight alcohol, and lot of funky geuzeness. A very good beer, to bad it is no longer being made.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. 375ml bottle in a gueuze glass. Sampled alongside chicken fillets oven cooked in gueuze, on top of pasta. Aroma is vinous, sour, barnyard & lemony. Somewhat dry, lots of sourness but also well balanced with a tiny bit of sweetness (unlike perhaps Cantillon), this is lemony, citric & slightly woody. Probably one of the top 2 or 3 gueuzes Iíve tried.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle---(from a shady liqour store(in the cooler though)). Pours a golden hue with no head whatsoever. Nothing. not even just a halo, or a quick dying head...nothing. Its okay though because the aroma is amazing. The most funky, sour, yeasty with a little honey, pine and ...mmmmm.....Man....I just hope this is still a good bottle. The carbonation is completely gone, but the flavor rings true. Sour with flavors of ginger, bubble gum, and apple cider/ The mouthfeel is even the same....Slightly mouth numbing. Amazing..
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 15, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 Pre Boon bottle. I very much enjoyed this bottle. Exactly what I hoped it to be, Sour, tart and lightly fruity. Dry with horseblanket and barnyard qulaities. Cobwebby and musty. Almost a perfect gueuze IMHO.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím in heaven, Iím in heaven...
I drank this at 58 F.
I love these naturally fermented brews.
Poured golden cloud. Beautiful light foam that fizzled and frothed to a huge clingy head.
Smells like parfait of fresh pears, roses, sour cherries, starfruit, orange zest, in sour yeasty oak.
Dry; bites on the bitter sides of my tongue. Tannin>fruit wood. Lime zest, sour cherries; runs tart to bitter. Itís splendid and sparkling. Itís effervescent. Itís sour with very little sweet, like a trickle of sour juice. But oh, how good it would be with a sausage, cheese and bread platter with mustard and barrel-aged kraut.