Indra (2536) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intensely fruity aroma, with sour apple, grapefruit, peach and lemon, some floral notes and hints of must and wood. Cloudy pale golden color, properly bubbly, with a massive head that took a good 15 minutes to subside enough to take a sip. A little wheat maltiness up front, lightly sweet and fruity, quickly infused with juicy tartness and very faint herbal tones. Dry, effervescent, grainy mouthfeel. Well-integrated and a fascinating example of the style.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting. Looks and smells like a champaign, but is a little more acidic and bready like. I'm glad I got to try it. Not sure if I like it.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ok, this beer smells like a combination of champaign and vinegar. Taste is....different. It tastes like a Woodchuck minus the apple. This is like the Radiohead of beers...you need to try it to see if you like it. Some peope will think it's different and cool, while others will say it's somethng that appears to be a bunch of sh!t thrown together that shouldn't be mixed in the first place. I am of the second opinion. Can’t say I will ever drink this again (especially since the brewery closed down).
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Unpleasant appearance - only a mother could love the colour of baby shit. Though, before the creamy white head dies away, it does have a certain simple dignity. Cork flew off with an explosive pop narrowly missing the light in the ceiling! Woody, cidery, lambic aroma - quite soft. Initial mouthfeel is soft and warm, then the grapefruit juices start to burn a little. As with other Gueuze I've tried, this is better when warmed up. When cold it is a bit harsh, slashing away like a beserker on acid; but when warmed up the edges soften and the oaky qualities start to seep through. And, again a common experience for me, the beer becomes more enjoyable as the bottle progresses. The lingering taste experience in the mouth, long after the drink is finished, is very pleasant - as though the memory is better than the real experience. From the shock shudder at first sip to the regret at the end that there is no more left to drink, this is an interesting journey that encourages further exploration of a most challenging beer style. I have yet to come to fully love Gueuze, but I do respect the style.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like a hazy cider in the glass with great refreshing, sweet aroma. A great beer in this unique style. A very refreshing beer that starts very sweet and ends very sour. Great.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nicely balanced geuze--not as acidic as too many of this style are. I didn't see a ton of complexity here, but it was wonderfully quenching on this hot Independence Day.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely acidity and citrous notes with light malt notes as well in both the flavour and aroma components of the beer. Much more acidic and complesx than most comercial gueuzes but stil much tamer than Girardin, Cantillon, Hansen and Drie Fontenen.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart, sour, lemony, citrus aroma, earthy, weird, candy, dry, peachy, grassy, strange, complex, glowing, topped with everlasting fluff, best by 04/03/2022 (seriously), hazy, fantastic, I think I'm starting to understand it now......it's gone.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like a slightly hazy apple juice, with a huge rocky white head, and lots of carbonation. Aroma is strong with a mix tart, sour, apple, lemon zest, barnyard. Flavor is initially fruity and slightly sweet, followed with a super sourness. Ends very dry.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark golden color with a big bubbled, rocky off white head. Aromas of lemon zest and light straw. Hint of orange marmalade and toast. Initial light sweetness is quickly swept away by the bubbly lightly crispness of granny smith apples. Light malt dances at the end of every quaff. Very delicate and refined. Gets better with every sip as it warms.