stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has been and always be my favorite geuze. As I sip the bottle from my hotel room in Brussels, I am reminded how important this beer is to the history of Brussels. The aroma is powerful with hints of lactic and Brett that remind me of all the complexities of this beer. The beer bone dry with a good biting acidity that comes alive with all of the carbonation in the mouth. The brewer closed down in 2003, but opened up and are starting a revival of sorts. They are making a wonderful triple to help get the lambic side of things going again. The color is of straw with lots of effervensce and a slight whippy white head. The taste is amazing with so many layers and depth. There is citrus, hay, wet horse, wool and a soft malt character that is there for those who choose to dig deep into this beer. The finish is dry and grainy/bready with a zesty sour note. It is a must try even if only to keep this tiny brewery alive !!!!!
Hikeg (24) - - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours flat medium yellow with average mostly diminishing white head. Moderate malty aroma with notes of nut and bread. Moderate hoppy aroma with note of grapefruit. Heavy yeast aromas with notes of leather and earth. Notes of wood and hint of smoke. Initial flavor is light sweetness, heavy acidic with some salt. Fruity and wine-like. Light to medium body, texture is watery, carbonation is fizzy. Nice.
Serapac (216) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange, white head. Aroma acidic, lemon, grass, taste likewise. Light body, vivid carbonation. Long finish.
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Garrold (2456) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, orange gold. Thick, bubbly, lasting, white head. Funky, and sweaty. Cheese rind. Bit of lemon pith. Taste is dry, and light, lactic tart. Frothing mouthfeel. Slightly acidic. Crisp, and clean. Long, light tart finish. Could drink this all day.
Taxee (9) - - JUN 20, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour with a bit of hopiness but not too heavy. Definitely smells like beer.
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umich03jm (2699) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is ultra funky. Mildew, barnyard, wet hay, cotton and light sour citrus juice. Tastes light to moderately sour. Nice dry tart finish. Very funky as expected to but more pulpy citrus too. Great stuff. Could drink this a lot.
574deadzone (1192) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by 2032. Pours a sunny gold with a tall, fizzy eggshell head that settles fairly quickly to almost nothing, leaving no lace and a decent amount of suspended sediment in the body. Nose involves some bright tropical and citrus fruit notes, hearty wooden oak notes, earth and dirt, hay, dust and cellar, something approaching funk but not quite there yet. Lightly sweet, fairly tart, and somewhat bitter. Light to medium bodied, somewhat active, tannic, with a drying cellar-tinged tart finish. A nice brew that maybe could have used a little more cellar time to develop.
Ysok02 (326) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
très belle robe entre l’or et l’ambre. Nez typé sur des notes de levures, de lambic, de fruits jaunes acidulés. Bouche à l’attaque tendue, un fruit élégant mais discret et une finale assez abrupte. La bouche est un cran en dessous du nez, néanmoins une belle gueuze
Nordcore (1129) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 37,5cl. Golden, hazy with a large lively white head. Aroma of lemon, green sour fruits. Sour taste, bitter with a sour green apple end.
tandembrauer (538) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy light amber with big white head. Aroma of berries, grapes, citrus, wood, some horse stable and fennel. Taste sour with sweet finish and a little umami. High carbonation.
Towey1989 (516) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of straw, yeast, lemon, green apple, some grape, wood and subtle pepper. Taste of sour lemon, green apple, grapes, some sweetness, straw and some wheat, like a sparkling wine. Medium bodied and a lively carbonation. A dry and smooth white wine finish with subtle tartness. Extremely drinkable and smooth, this is the first sour beer I’ve really liked. Quite citrusy and clean, nice.