Sammy (8022) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tart. A wine-like aroma, and a cherry and apple taste. Beige-gold color with lots of foam slow to dissipitate. Lemon acid and good carbonation. Very dry, and sour aftertaste. Alcohol seems higher than the 6% at room temperature
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best Before 14.03.2022 drank on 8.8.2004: Hazy pale prange with a thin small-bubbled head. Big cookie aroma with spicy cherries and rich nuts, starts and ends sour and acidic. Fizzy smooth palate. Tart.
kujo9 (1092) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Hazy golden body w/ a lasting white head. Sweet, cidery & has a malt whiskey aroma. Horsey as it warms as well as a woody, cork aroma. Sweet for a lambic, and a whiskey like flavor; well balanced, but not very sour or lambic like. Cidery & lightly harsh sulphury flavor. Drier finish, aftertaste is also sulphury. Lighter carbonation than a lambic should be IMHO, dry borderline astringent m/f, & medium body. Still don’t like lambics, but prefer the kriek to this one.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours an excellent hazy sunshine color. Lacy head. Nose is sour and also very sweet. Flavours are sweet and carbonated, sour and lovely. Excellent Gueze.
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a large white head that fades to a lesser but still thick head. Aroma is of tart cider. Flavor is a buttery cider with a nice mild sourness, very little barnyard for a lambic. Very nice milder lambic, easy drinking very nice with food.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Chimay white-looking, somewhat champagneish. Taste is very complex: nectarine-peach, meaty, wet socky. Pear aftertaste, nice mouthfeel. A little more syruppy and tart than many geuzes but quite good.
skortila (4302) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dusty, oaky, citrus aroma. Cloudy, orange coloured with a lasting white head. Taste is tart, quite sweet for a gueuze in good balance with some bitterness. perhaps slightly too sweet. Green apples, citrus and oak. Very dry palate. Pleasant and refreshing. Easy drinking.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong aroma of cellar, wood and dust. Quite bitter and dry. The flavour is very sour and dry. Highly carbonated. A very fresh brew and a really good geuze.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber (I may have decanted some of the yeast, but I thought I was careful). The head is thin and fleeting. The first burst of the aroma is the smell you get after having just bitten into a green apple. Under that is cheeze and hay that has sat in storage for too long. The apples carry into the flavor, but instead of the green apples, it changes more like a cider apple. Very fruity, but there’s not the harsh sour punch I was expecting of something like Cantillon. The tartness here is a part of a balanced, but complex, flavor instead of the dominating characteristic. A very drinkable gueuze.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold/yellow with good head and great lacing. Small bubbles that make it very creamy looking. The nose is not as sour as other gueuze beers I have tried. Nice and creamy with a sour/dry oaky finish.