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 !!!!!
Migmar (211) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow with biggish head. Lemon, apple, yeast. Fizzy carbonation. Very sour, as expected. Very typical gueuze, bit like a hybrid of apple cider and white wine.
DerNorweger (3) - - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Realy bad taste. Prefer Geuze from Hanssens Brewery, which has a better caracter.
Sissio (354) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during tasting lessons at Birrificio Italiano
Well balanced sour and sweet
canary dog (640) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dull and golden in color with a thick but quickly fading head. Dry and tart, with some obvious apple or pear wine attributes. Finishes very dry and acidic, with a touch of raw bitterness. Quite a nice drink.
Tsestah (13) - Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un joli colet de fines bulles coiffe le liquide jaune pâle quasi opaque. Le nef est légèrement fruité au début, puis disparait rapidement pour ne laissé que l’acidité à venir au gouter. C’est un oude gueuze, c’est donc d’un goût très complexe, d’abord acide, puis quelque peu fruité. Pensez à des baies renommées surettes, telles les gazelles noires, raisins trop jeunes, sinon pensez à des pommettes vertes... rien de précis cependant. Une bonne oude gueuze.
EdKing (1692) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottlle in Craft Clapham. Clear pale amber, medium bubbly white head. Lots of crisp clarity in the nose - dry, clean, apple skins, green apple sour and tarts, soapy, light apple tannins. On the taste its also very dry, crisp and clean, with light apple skins and tannins, crisp tart sourness, vinous yeast character, only slight funk and horse blanket. Not overpoweringly sour but restrained and very dry.
Tobiasoe (51) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off-white head medium to abating over hazy orange beige beer. Medium plus aroma intensity, citrus vinegar, funk, medicinal and herbal notes, faint honey. Pronounced flavour on the palate, tart and sour with medium carbonation, medium minus bodied, hay, grass, unripe apple and funky grapefruit. Smoothing on the midpalate and refreshing but then short, maybe not the acidity as long nor flavour as complex as hoped.
MattiasA (218) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classig Geuze. Not too extreme with the acidity like some others (3F?) wich is sad for us fanatics but good for the newcomers to lambics.
unclemike (2147) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy beige-amber, but with some sparkle. Thin head. The aroma has the usual cork/leather/horseblanket stuff, plus a nice herbal overtone (sage, savory) and lots of wood as well. It starts cheesy, with some slight phenolic notes, has a malty but firm middle. The finish is semi-sweet for a gueuze, fairly cheesy, and with only a little bit of tartness. Very approachable.
Buongiorgio00 (516) - - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gueuze molto buona, anche se non straordinaria. All’impatto acido tagliente si aggiungono sensazioni più morbide, con sfumature rustico-terrose che forse sporcano un po’ il gusto. Rimane un ottimo prodotto!