DialSquare (2541) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Liquor Loft. Big funky bandaid aroma with citrus and vinegar. Taste is tart acidic mix with citrus, apples, butter and cheese. None of that sounds good - but it is. Vinegar sourness and wood in the finish. Nice little sipper.
thornecb (4315) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours gold into a tumbler. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Aspirin, grapefruit and sour funk aromas. Dry with sour grapefruit front to back and throught the lasting tart finish. Nice.
sherm1016 (1124) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Pours a cloudy, light amber color with a white head. Aroma is sour, funky, citrus, lemon. A little light on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is sour, but not as sour as it smells, lemon, a little bread, with a tart, dry finish. Pretty tasty. A good beer to introduce someone to sours.
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting)
Lovely woody gueuze aroma. Buttery in the body, woody resins too. Very crisp, but a bit sweet too. Classic gueuze, but a bit smoother and buttery. Finish leaves me wanting more.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Beer Planet, Brussels.
Hazy, quite yellow with a small, creamy, white head that stays for a good while. Aroma has strong citrus, barnyard, brett, mild lactic acid. A bit of nuttiness in the back, light wheaty. Mild carbonation, light spritzy at first, then turns very dry. Flavour has good citric acid, dry bretty, very mild lactic. A very fresh-feeling gueuze. Lovely woody elegance in the finish. Lovely gueuze.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sam’s, pricey little bastard but what a classy label. Pours bright, hazy golden with orange hue. Nose of lemon oil, leather, barnyard, green apple peel. Taste similar, but more citric. Palate a bit thin, and the taste hits a slightly thin note as well. Still, quite good.
Leighton (10534) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours cloudy gold with a fluffy, white head. Good grass character, also some tangy citrus. Sour, lightly sweet flavor, grassy bitterness. Medium bodied with smooth, massaging carbonation. Grassy, sour finish. Very drinkable and very refreshing.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin head to it. Has a funky, citrus. horse blanket smell to it. Taste is very similar with a nice mixture of sourness, funk and a slight bitter finish.
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 Drank this one on drought at the brewery and didn’t find it good. I only drank the cold ones, which I really don’t like in a geuze.
Took some boxes home to give it a try and imo this geuze gets better after 6 months. I guess the blender didn’t leave it’s geuze long enough on the barrel. While Armand leaves it one year, Tilquin left it 6 months.
bottle 37.5cl (till 21-01-2021)
It’s a bit like a Girardin, a not so sour geuze, very drinkeable. A nice beginner geuze. Orange-brown, head dissapears quickly. Aroma is citrus, apple. Flavour is again citrus, sour, but not too sour. Cantillon-Girardin is recognisable in it.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010-2011 bottle at ’t Antwaerps Bierhuiske. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Lovely aroma of horse-blanket, wet hay and lemon. Nice and tart with balsamic vinegar and pickled onion flavours and a foamy mouth-feel. Also flavours of musty honey, lemon, white pepper and lemon rind. Mouth-puckering sourness with a little dry linger. I really like this!