Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 In short: A sharp acidic gueuze. Not funky enough for the genre. Good beer by itself a few notches below the classic gueuzes.
How: 375ml bottle. Re-rate for this 2007 bottle. Previous batches were better.
The look: Cloudy yellow with a short-lived white head.
In long: Acidic smell that tickles the nose and gives it a spicy feeling. Light barnyard aroma, a lot less funky than the classic 3F/Cantillon/Girardin. This 2007 batch is dry, acidic and a bit too fruity for the genre. Mouth-drying spiciness and acidity but without the funky taste. Dry hay, bananas, white pepper and a little plastic. A good beer by itself but I’ll stick to the 3F/Cantillon/Girardin unless there is a Beersel beer sale.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy blonde/gold with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is strong lemon/lime, ripe fruit, and mild earthiness. Flavor, when cold, is lemon juice like sourness with champagne-like qualities. As it warms to room temperature (like all the lambics that I have had) many more dimensions and subtleties come out in the flavor. Grapefruit, apple, and some flavors I just can’t identify that only come from a lambic as well. By the end of the bottle, I wished I had another, because with each sip, I was finding new flavors.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color, tall fizzy head. Some sourness and acidity in the aroma, but not the tart kind. Green apple, wood, lime and some light spices. Flavor is sour with some notes of very old hop (it reminds me of the very intense aroma I experienced in the hop lagering room of Girardin) but also Campari and tonic - almost bitter. Grapefruit and lime and a dry woodyness in there as well. A quite different geuze, not among my favorites, but definately enjoyable and worth seeking out.
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Best before 2026) Golden color, slighlty hazy, lots of carbonation. Compact lasting head, some laces. Aroma of citrus and horseblanket. Fruity moderate acidity, reminiscent of blackcurrant (fruit) balanced by a lasting herbal dryness. Good balance, never too acidic nor bitter. Lasting bitterness, good mouthfeel. Very satisfying! A good all-rounder gueuze, offers decent complexity, very accessible without being dull. Would deinfitely try it again.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am uninitiated in the lambic world but found this an excellent gueuze. Foamy, expansive head atop a bracing citrus-infused tartness. Palate is dominated by heavy carbonation and mustiness from the bottle. Flavor is rich in depth but is charactized mainly by sour grape bitterness that lasts long before finishing dry. Refreshing, impressive, and powerful, a must-try lambic.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Bottled at Derby BF 2006. Not normally a fan of Lambics but anyway... Cloudy, orange/yellow appearance. Very, very malty, grassy and slightly citrus scent. Very fizzy with a silk mouthfeel. Sour grapefruits in the mouth, perhaps a lemonade-like flowery aftertaste. I’m sure Lambic-lovers would enjoy this, but it’s not for me.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one excellent gueuze. After having a sub-par Boon Gueuze, I was more than happy to lounge in the land of Gueuze with this one. An acidic and vinegary nose with a healthy doese of cheesy funk and barnyard. Where the Boon fell well short of impressing me with the nose, this one does it in great style. Appearance is a hazy orange color, nice head with a bunch of carbonation. Flavors were just awesome to drink. Notes of stinky cheese, vinegar, apples, saddle leather, barnyard and dust. Excellent beer to have, but I’d probably warn people if they’ve never tried a gueuze. This is definitely not for the faint of heart.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is tart and musty with apple and citrus notes. Body is a vibrant gold in color and holds a diminishing thumb thick white head. Fore has some hearty malt notes that are not sweet but rather acidic like ripe fruits. Some definite unsweetened lemon meringue and peel notes. Some soured overripe orange notes appear toward the finish along with tangerine and tangelo. Finish is abrupt crsip and dry. Some lingering mustiness and old cork flavors appear in the aftertaste along with white grapes and apple. Very nice range to it and lots of unameable subtle flavors appear throughout.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy and golden in colour with a fizzy white head. Lemon and grapefruits. Moderatly dry. A mild and nice beginners geuze.
ha1ag (803) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6%, 37.5 cl, BB 1/2025 (!) a bit more bitter geuze, with hazy dark copper colored with soft bubbly head. The geuze sourish taste disappears quickly and clearly bitter at t he end. A dry moutfeel remains.