MartinT (6928) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Western winds carrying lust and summer hay, somewhat overbearing bubbles skew and mask, Eveís prepared quite a picnic for Adam...A fresh bottle of sourdust champagne, a moment of unexpected movement, and a sinfully juicy green apple...A city-ectomy in a bottle, the meeting of saison and gueuze, fluffiness and authenticity in a quite tasty form...
JCW (1273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 I really like this one. Looks like apple juice mixed with cider. Pours with a huge head. Very acidic, sour and fruity. I can taste apples and maybe (due the acidic flavor) citrus. Delicious brew.
bierkoning (8944) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 pre 2000 bottle, tasted in jan 2003. Orange color, with chunks of yeast floating. Aroma has honey, cherry and pineapple. Even my geuze-hating wife liked the nose. Sour, acidic flavor with apple, oak, citrus and pepper. Delicious and complex, with everything that makes a geuze worthwile. The closure of this brewery is a tragedy! 9 3 9 4 18 = 4.3
bottled in 2007. Orange blonde, hazy. Oak, pineapple honey and lemon in the aroma. Almost totally dry lemon flavor with leather, hints of oak and lemon. Enjoyable top class geuze. 9 4 9 4 18 = 4.4
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is delicious. I guess you have to like geueze to appreciate something like this, and I do. Beautiful puffy, rocky head. Darker than many geuezes. Tart-sour-carbonated, all the things I like in a geueze are here. Give THIS to your macro drinking friends (LOL).
beerdedbastard (22) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at room temp.
Champagne like carbonation exploded upon pour producing a pronounced head, that diminishes rapidly. Cloudy golden color.
Tart-sourness, Peaches, Cherry and an earthy-mustiness in the nose that tickles with the prickly, peppery CO2.
Acidic sourness as it flows over the tongue with a dry crisp finish.
I LOVE the Gueze style!
TAR (2346) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 Explosive cork removal almost left me without an eye. Typical funky geuze aroma of spoiled sourish apple, mustiness, peach, lemon zest, and leather. But the additional old woody notes seem to take it one step further than past geuzes I have sampled. Undense, large bubbled foam atop a hazy white grape juice color. Wow! Bountiful carbonation is prominent upon the first sip and nearly takes out any initial flavors and/or sourness. The flavors that do manage to emerge are initial sour peach and leathery hints. Finishes astoundingly dry, balanced, somewhat salty, and looming green apple. Not as complex as I anticipated, but a geuze like this is always fun.
document (36) - USA - JAN 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little overly carbonated for my tastes, and could be a bit more tart and Iíd be a bit more happy. Still, itís one of the best of its kind.
Ernest (5605) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2005 BB 03/14/2022 bottle purchased in the US. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is
hazy light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly yeasty (barnyard, horseblanket), moderately malty (toasted
grain, bread, cookie), with notes of apple, caramel, and wood. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture,
lively carbonation, lightly astringent. An enjoyable gueuze thatís not quite at the level of Girardin and Drie Fonteinen. Smells sweet, almost like a dash of faro is there, with a little too much apple, but is fairly dry with both bitterness and acidity. One of the most sizable and longest lasting heads Iíve seen in a gueuze.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winey sweet sour aroma.Fine carbonation with a good thick head.Sweet tart flavor with a dry herbal finish.An enjoyable geuze I would like to try cooking with if I could afford it.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2003 Rerate: User_ex's comment about aggressiveness is right on. This is amazing. Upped .01. Man, if there ever was a geuze on the verge of a nervous breakdown, this would be it! Exceptionally tight flavor profile; while cold and without the yeast, this is even woodier (oakier?) than Hanssen's, add the yeast and cup that glass in your hand to warm it and it finally opens up a little, adding incredible grapeskin flavors. Less 'cheesy', musty than the kriek I recently had, but I haven't got to the end of the bottle yet, either. Wonderful. Far less fruity than Cuvee Rene 1994, which is a good thing, IMO.