TheJvd (935) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by the Bierkoning crew, thanks! Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is some wheat, barn, citrus slightly tart. Taste is slightly sweet with a very nice soft sourness. Lovely balanced and refreshing gueuze.
caesar (5410) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled thanks to Alice and Jan. Hazy golden pour, medium frothy white head. Nice soft geuze aroma, wheat, hay, barnyard, horseblanket, soft tartness. But all quite soft and not really harsh like some other geuzes. Soft sourness in taste. Easy to drink and well balanced geuze.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by pmoney. 2010/2011 bottle. Served in a FFF Teku.
A: Pours slightly hazy orange color with a thin white ring forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving behind some splotchy lace.
S: A ton of funk is present with a nice light lactic underbody. Mild acidic with some lemon peel notes. Lemon grass with a light oaky body.
T: Lactic with some tart green apple. Nice bit of funk to this guy with some oaky notes as well as some vanilla. Lemon zing.
M: Light bodied with a spritzy carbonation. Very easy drinking with no realy pucker.
O: Very delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and will definitely be setting some aside for storage.
Serving type: bottle
nealblind (946) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2010-2011 vintage. white head that evaporates quickly. hazy golden color. Smells like a honeyed apple cider Beck’s. Very acidic. Tastes like fermented granny smith apples. Nots sweet at all. Nice yeasty and mineral flavors in the mix. Dry finish. I’ve had all these same flavors out of mediocre kombucha. To be fair, this is my first time trying this style.
Borresteijn (5009) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5cl Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent, at 6.4% ABV, 2010-2011, this is the blend of 1,2 and 3 year old lambic. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma is acidic, some green apples, loads of nice funk, lemony sourness, hint of acetone, gets more acidic when it warms. Smells really nice. Flavour is light sweet, light malty and floral, quite acidic, acetone, funk, tartness, sourness, a little quinine bitterness, lemons. Nice body for a gueuze, suitable carbonation. A gueuze I thoroughly enjoyed, AND actually the first I finished a whole bottle of by myself. I need to check my temperature I think..
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 375ml. De couleur dorée-orangée et voilée. Nez de levures sauvages fruitées moyennement acides et légèrement sûres (citron, léger de pommes vertes, traces de cerises sûres), moyennement rustiques et aux notes terreuses, moyennement boisé (bois humide, fût de chêne) avec quelques traces de fromage vieilli. Goût moyennement acide et sûr de levures sauvages fruitées (agrumes, surtout de citron, léger de pommes vertes, traces de cerises sûres) et aux notes rustiques accompagné d’un léger goût boisé asséchant dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute des notes de cuir ainsi que des traces herbeuses en finale. Post-goût long et plutôt sec, moyennement aigre de levures sauvages fruitées (citron et zeste, traces de pelures de pommes) avec des notes boisées et herbeuses.
langeveld12 (259) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating 100! Bottle from 2010/2011. Pours a large creamy white head that mostly lasts. Body is a bit hazy, sparkles are visible. Colour is yellow/orange.
Aroma contains light malts (light bread, grain), light hops (mostly lemon), light yeasts (dough, soap), some white wine, pepper and most of all sour fruits (apple, kiwi, lemon, orange, cherry).
Flavor is strong acidic and tart all the way, which is overwhelming at first. After some sips you get used to it and then also some sweetness and bitterness can be tasted. The finish is astringent, tart.
Body is medium, with creamy texture and lively carbonation.
After a while the acidity is less overwhelming so the complexity and subtlety of flavors and aroma's get a chance. This is a very good beer but you have to be in the mood for it. I guess I wasn't really, so I didn't enjoy it fully. It deserves a repeat sometime later.
MarinaMarket (211) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge funk aroma from the bottle. Pours crystal clear with nice head that sticks around. Great carbonation and wonderful lingering flavor. Tart, apple, sour cherry, wood, and a bit sticky. Superb beer tasted at 60F.
Nephilium (1428) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This starts off with a huge sour aroma, green apples, lemon, and a touch of funk. It pours a hazy light amber, with a smaller white head then most of the other gueuzes I’ve had. The tartness is there, but mellowed, with a touch of sweet apples coming through in the finish. Light on the palate, and refreshing on a warm spring day.
Nate (3792) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle at HOTB. Sour, Bretty, horse blanket and leather. Funky, sour, and sublime. Hazy golden amber with thin white head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts sour, sour, sour. Brett, acidity, and funky leather. Dry, tasty gueuze that I could drink all day. Funky, sour, tasty, and refreshing. Sublime.