Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose-notes of light geuze and cork. Taste-light citrus, malt, some lingering sweetness. Not bad but it is not as poweful as I would like.
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Hazy, orangey golden beer with a fairly decent head. Tart and citrusy indeed, but for a traditional gueuze this is almost smooth and soft and almost easy to drink. But then of course it hasn’t got quite the same complexity as the more extreme gueuzes. Still an experience though. 110700
leaparsons (8400) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange and brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are tart citrus with light cheesy mustiness, quite agricultural. Flavours are initially melllow fruitiness followed by lemon and unripe apple tartness. Some mustiness - but not to the aroma’s extent. Fairly dry on the finish. Very decent.
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle - corked and caged 375 ml] Clear amber pour with lots of carbonation. Almost like champagne. Very slight champagne-like aroma of apples, yeast and acidic fruits. Very acidic flavor that begins with a taste of apples and then goes quickly to a warming and dry flavor with hints of straw, apple cores, wood and earthy notes. Very good.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this was a real treat! very good geuze beer, poured from 75cl. bottle at the birthday party of my girlfriend. not that everybody liked it, but the wine drinkers liked it ! all the classic lambic tastes where there. i have another in the cellar for aging. very good!
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured with a solid white head.
Acidic aroma of fruits and wood.
Acidic aroma dominated by wood and green apples.
TomT (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oud Beersel used to be one of the better real gueuzes, but this brewery unfortunately closed down some 2 years ago. Some bottles are still available in specialised Brussels beer shops, as the stock of gueuze in casks has been put into bottles. A loss for the gueuze beer lovers!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A case of this just showed up on the shelves, although i’m not sure if this is still made. Pours a hazy orange with a smooth white head that stays forever. Very bretty aroma, lots of dry straw, barn kinda smells and the sour acidic nose that you would expect from a geuze. The thing i really like about Oud Beersel is they don’t have a overwhelming sourness, much more palatable and refreshing than others. Very carbonated and dry, with some nice tart fruit esters.
pilsnerrogge (2553) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown/orange colour. Thick head. Acidic barnyard-aroma. Well-balanced apple-sourish flavour with a nice raisin-sweetness lurking in the background.
PorterPounder (5758) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Callandro Supermarket, Baton Rouge, La. - 12.7 oz botle. Pours a murky medium golden with a long lasting fluffy, airy white head. Aroma of a bottle wine left open for a day, a bit of spice - ginger perhaps. Nice sourness, that is puckering, but in a pleasant way. Has a bit of a winey essence to it and some sour cherry notes. Mouthfeel is sour and puckering. Very decent Gueze.