cortomaltese (13) - , ITALY - NOV 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.This new gueuze was a surprise second to no one.Intense yellow colour,foam little persistent taste very intense
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 multiple bottles. 2010-2011 batch. perfect appearance for geuze - tall, frothy, billowy white head on top of a turbid, effervescent and lightly cloudy gold body. strong musty esters and acids in the nose, its richness and depth is surprisingly similar to some of the best cantillon and girardin batches of late: earthy, sulfuric, musty and minerallic / gravel-like rustic yeast and acids with honey-tinged biscuit / cracker malt and dry, grassy hops. intensely satisfying acid profile with medium-heavy oak barrel character. lightly buttery at times, which tends to play well with the wheat and biscuit malt character. highly acidic and musty, intensely quenching and all around an amazing batch of geuze. side-by-side, a recent cantillon batch was blown out of the water by this tilquin vintage.
Vignale (1978) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Disig gul vätska med ett litet skum. En riktigt torr Geuze med mycket ektoner och rejäl syra. Kanske någon blommig ton, mycket grape, och den där omisskännliga geuzekaraktären. Lång stram lätt besk eftersmak. Rätt på alla punkter, hästfilten sitter som en smäck.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 375... medium gold, once inch white cap, light lace... nice aroma that reminds me of the draft version, musky, spider webs, tons of straw, medium sourness... the taste is really smooth, medium sourness that lends to great drinkability, very farmy, wish it had a touch of sweetness then it would be crushable... indistinguishable from the draft for the most part
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012
++++ RE-RATE 21 May 2012 ++++
12.7 ml corked and caged bottle purchased at Royal Liquors in Kansas City, Missouri. 2010 2011 on neck label. REF A 1011 stamped on the cork. Best before 10/02/2021. Poured into a white wine glass. The pour is a lightly hazed golden orange with a sparkly 1/2 inch head that settles quick (subsequent pours were hazed to cloudy). A bunch of active carbonation bubbles, pretty. The aroma is soft lemon citrus, balanced nicely with tart lactic sour, and some barnyard erthiness as it warms. Nice balance between pleasant wild yeastiness and wood. The taste is the tart citrus, along with lactic sourness - initially quite bright, then settles in nicely as the palate acclimates. As with the nose, nice balance between tart sour and wild. This is really smooth beer. The palate is medium bodied, with soft fine carbonation and a clean tart finish. Lovely gueuze. (8,4,9,4,16 - 4.1)
++++ ORIGINAL RATING 7 November 2011 ++++
750 ml bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Best before 18/02/2021. Pour is a hazed golden yellow, with a smallish off white head. Aroma is vinegar sour, lemon citrus sour, and some yeasty bathroom odors. Complex, integrated and soft nose. Taste is initially the bright lemon sour, followed by pleasant barnyard aromas, some floral, and finishes with the yeast of the nose. Palate is medium bodied, coats the mouth nicely, great unfiltered mouth feel pleasant funk in the finish. Thanks for sharing this one Eugene. (7,4,8,4,15 - 3.8)
Mad_Ferret (618) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with two fingers high dirt white head that fizzles out pretty fast and leaves some strokes of foam on the glass.
Lots of funky horse/barnyard etc. on the nose with a quite sharp note of paint but also lemons, orangesezt and apples.
Taste is pretty sour and puckering with lemon and apples and a slight caramel note creeping in the aftertaste. This is straight forward sour stuff. Classic. But also here some paint or chemicals.
Medium to bigger body with lively mushy carbonation.
Tasty and very sour, but a little one dimensional perhaps?
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 75cl. A great gueuze. I reveled in every sip. Impressive and incredibly delicious.
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy orange with a sticky white head, lots of lace. funky nose; citrus, cobwebs, leather, baryard, citrus. Quite balanced flavor that is nicely tart and sour without being too acidic. Will buy more bottles.
emacgee (3957) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Turdferguson shard a bit of this with me. Bright hazy lemon rind yellow pour with two fingers of sticky white head. Nose was nice and funky with lots of lemon zest and some hay. Dry zesty flavor with a nice acidity and bacterial funk. Me gusta.
PhillyBeer2112 (2514) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice gueuze, with a nice sourness and a little barrel funk, and lightly fruity malts. One drawback is that the finish tended toward feeling a bit empty, as if the malts just disappeared, leaving it very dry and thin. Amber, almost tea-like color, fizzy, not much head.