bierwabbe (9) - BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was terrific -- funk bomb! Normally I have to get my nose right into a glass to smell it, but upon arrival to our table the barnyard made its presence known immediately. Really quite special. The head was pretty strong too, unusually for a gueuze on tap. From what I’ve heard, this is better in the bottle -- if so, I have to get a bottle just as soon as I can.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from the bottle at a tasting in Chicago with Kan and friends. Gold orange in color with a plentiful white head. Aromas are of barnyard, earth, and funk. Very pleasant in your mouth. Tart sour qualities of lemon, tangerine, orange. The brett character is perfect on this beer. The finish is balanced with citrus and tartness. Very tasty beer and would love to have some of this treat. Thanks guys.
KyotoLefty (5798) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012
375 ml bottle from Ohtsuki. Nice leather, lemon, slight soap, dust nose. Well integrated. Bright deepngolden, very effervescent, tall, fine head. Well sour flavor, lemony, with leather, salt, and dust. Very crisp and tasty, with quite a bit of sweetness in there as well, but a dry, bitter finish. Straightforward and good. Not the most complex gueuze maybe, but very nice. Very well carbonated.
Bottle at Chriso’s shared by Chriso, 2011. Pretty peach orange to pink color with lace. Huge tangy lemon and lmon zest nose. Yeah! Sweet-and-sour flavor, quite sweet and fruity, actually, maybe too much so, with restrained sourness and reasonably complex. 8/3/7/4/15
Scopey (5299) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. It pours hazy yellow-orange, with a decent off-white head and moderate carbonation. The nose is farmyard, lemon, lime and sour green apple. The taste is sour green apple, lemon, lime, pear, ripe sweet red apple, peach and wood, with a dry, tart finish. Great balance and very, very drinkable. Ticks all the boxes this one does. I wouldn’t have a problem polishing off a few bottles of this by myself.
Koelschtrinker (9888) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Säuerlicher, fast etwas salziger Antrunk. Wenig herb, trocken und holzig (passend). Frisch, die Säure ist ausgewogen. Bitter-säuerliches Finish, adstringent. Nett! 10/12/11/13//12
cgarvieuk (12877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at chriss .. hazy yellow ... funky barnyard lemon sour ... sour tart lemon ... zezt ... funky .. not me
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours cloudy and golden with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is a funky, earthy mélange of barnyard, horse blanket, straw and citric acidity. Full-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. The flavor is fruity and barnyardy. Sour for sure, but yeasty bitterness nearly balances things out. Tart, bready, mildly bitter, bone-dry finish. Dstructo is the man. Thanks, Ryan!
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Big thanks to chriso. Hazy dark yellow with diminishing head. Rich aroma from barnyard, citrus and grapefruit. Dry woody in mouth and juicy with good balance and soft acidity. Highly drinkable.
rotjoch (48) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Always nice to see a new Oude Geuze (a bit of an internal contradiction there). Tilquin is good already, but should improve, since this is an Oude Geuze based only on young and 2 year old lambic. Pierre told me that he had to do this to start getting some of his investments back. Next year however, he WILL be using 3 year old lambic as well, namely the lambic from Cantillon. This first version DOES NOT contain lambic from Cantillon (sorry to all that included notes on the distinguished Cantilon flavours etc :-p) . Still a good Oude Geuze though... even now! nice and mals, just flows inside... mmmm
50belair (1825) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to destructo for sharing this bottle. A hazy golden shade of winter with a fluffy white head. Aromas of stinky Irish feet. Wild funk, sour citrus, tart grapefruits and apples, earthy yeast. Good stuff....