Borresteijn (6087) - Zaandam, 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 (3271) - Richelieu, 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 (402) - 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 (253) - 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 (1628) - Cleveland, 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 (3998) - 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.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle acquired via trade with Homer321! Dark honey pour with a effervescent ivory foam that diminished to a ring quickly. The aroma wafted from the bottle when popped and filled the room upon pouring. Tart, unripened fruit, lemon zest, orange rind, grapefruit pith, citric acid, and earthy fresh cut grass. This one rips the enamel off of your teeth at first, but then the palate adjusts. Absolutely a palate cleanser. Yum!
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share by Mike, poured a golden color with minimal white head. Aroma of some nice malt and funky yeast. Taste is nice tart and acidic funk, bit of spice in the back.
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
375 ml bottle @ "Øltorget Mathallen",Oslo.April 27, 2013
A new world in beer taste for me.
Beer from a tulip glass
Cloudy yellow color.
A bit carbonated beer.
Fruity and citrus in aroma
Quite vinous,sour and dry beer.
Not sure if i like Gueze yet.Probably perfect with mussels and seafood.
Rune (10703) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle shared by Finn during a local rating session. Shot followed by smoke when opened. Lasing layer of dimples. Cloudy golden body. Fresh, sour and cellar cold aroma, farmyard-impression. Sweet and sour taste of dried lemon and green apples. Acid and dry endnotes. Quite well bodied. Not only a palate cleanser, however, still not a favourite style in my book (Tårnrommet, Tromsø 23.04.2013).