rickgordon (3833) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Bottled.
Good geueze with all the classic sensations. Not as pronounced as the best ones in this style but highly drinkable.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy blond geuze with a small head. The aroma is sour and rubber. The taste is much more bitter than I remember, but maybe this was a fresh one. The taste is sour , acidic, bitter with hints of fruit. Stockpile this excellent geuze while you can. Thew brewery is closing down.
TheBeerGod (4910) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2004 Thanks to Danny Van Tricht (vader_abt) for sending this all the way from Belgium! Pours a nice cloudy blond with a tall fluffy white head. The nose stinks...but in a good way! Sour acetic hints with a basement and cleanser mix. Definitely odd. Having not experienced very many of these beers, I'm expecting them all to smell like this. The tongue is suitably tart but with a white grape splash. I hint of sweetness as well. Gladly, this is not too vinegary for me. Great beer! Too bad the brewery has closed.
igneous1 (1476) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep slightly hazy golden color, pretty well-carbonated...huge foamy head. definitely a musty, vinegary aroma with notes of grape. flavor is wonderfully tart and very acidic. this beer kind of coats the inside of your mouth, but doesnt have a thick mouthfeel. the tartness reaches every last corner of your mouth and the salivary glands become quite active! some metallic notes in the finish...just a damn fantastic beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy dull gold, large, active puffy white head. Nose is expectedly sour, musty horseblanket and barnyard stank, but in a good way. Not actually as sour as expected, still good funkiness, sourness backed by a bit of fruitiness. Ate it with a incredibly funky gorgonzola, paired beautifully, cut the skunk in both quite well. Excellent, still very interesting and complex without being overpoweringly sour.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome beer. Citrusy fresh. I dunno why, but I said in my notes that no cat shit which missed the kitty litter in my place ever tasted like this which seems to be a "no brainer". So very good. I dunno even know what that flavour is. It is like visceral more than simply oral... More!
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 26, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange tint with almost no head. Vinegar, sour apples in hay. The flavor is very complex; sour, dank-wood. Perfect level of carbonation. Each sip is different with dryness but then a nice tang also. Also a weird soapy quality about ten seconds after each sip. Truly brilliant and over my head.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(375ml, best by 3/14/22): Cloudy golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is sour, cheesy, white grape, perfumy. Taste is sour, some fruity sweetness, white grape. Dry acidic finish. Light body. Lots of similarity to champagne (which I don't particularly enjoy).
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 Fruity notes of oranges, cherries, mild tartness, light sourness and some crazy wood and yeast notes that really make your head spin. The intensity of the sourness is less then that of the Giradin and comes quicker. The beggining is very fruity with cherries, grapes, oranges, lemons and some hay. The sour kick comes strongly with a great sweetness underneath with some apple tastes that reminded me of eating sour patch kids as a kid. Awsome sweet lemony finish of a bit. Absolute Glory
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Minus the fruit, it is easier to "get" the flavor of these Oud Beersel lambics. Pours a golden/orange color with a thin white head and tight carbonation. Aroma is sour and tangy with a hint of musty cheese (you know, the "crust" of brie, etc.). Flavor is a rich ensemble of tang, tart, sour, must, wood, and cheese crust. Strange yet addicting.