77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5 cl. bottle @ home – purchased from the Streekproducten store in Halle – blend of 1,2 and 3 yr. old lambic according to the bottle, so not one of the earlier versions – hazy apricot orange with a head that quickly disappears to absolutely nothing – smell is sour, lots of wood, acidic lambic soaked wood with a touch of lactic in the back – taste is acidic upfront, acid drenched wood, touch tart, leading into a slightly watery part, harsh acidic, bitter lemon peel, lots of it, lemon juice, bitter acidic aftertaste, bitter lingering aftertaste, I recognise the 3F blending school in this but not the Cantillon one, either way one of the less impressive geuze’s I have had, not counting the crappy ones, hope that he will improve in the future, still not quite bad, did prefer the draft version – tad watery, soft carbonation, almost going to flat
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
.375ml bottle. Pours light amber with a white head. Nose is of funky cheese, lemon and leather. Taste is funky cheese and lemon. Mouthfeel is medium and very sour. OK, I had this on draft recently and liked it, but like this bottled version way more as the bottled was more sour and less acidic than the tap version. This is one fantastic gueuze and I’m glad I have a 750 ml bottle still. This was one of the best gueuze I’ve ever had. Simply delightful.
douglas88 (7251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Ughsmash. Pours a bright and cloudy orange color with a large white head. A bursting aroma of hay, lemons, dust, funk. The flavor is a vigorous gueuze; initially quite sour, not acidic but very tart, some sweet wheat, loads of lemon and oranges. Certainly quite drinkable and refreshing with a huge bite of sourness. Of course lots of carbonation. Very good.
rodenbach99 (3573) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750ml. Bouchon de liège. Bière dorée-ambrée (orangée) avec une mousse blanche peu durable. Le nez est bien équilibré entre l’aigreur et le sucré. La bouche est agréable, aigre et sure mais pas trop. Il n’y a pas de vinaigre. Une touche boisée agrémente le tout.
JK (4970) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where the Wild Beers Are, 2011. Bright orange color. Powerful barnyard aroma with yeast. Very sour and dry. Herbal. Light grass. Apricot in the aftertaste. This is an excellent gueuze.
orangesol (979) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I believe foofaa opened this 750ml for us at our recent gueuze tasting.
A - Pours hazy golden orange with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of citric fruits, dirty funk, green apples, oak and a touch of breadiness. Nothing too complex yet still very enjoyable.
T - Starts off with a big sour kick slowly giving way to hints of dirty gym locker funk, green apples, fresh cut citric fruit and a touch of vanilla / oak sweetness. Finish is quite dry, lingering for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Tart, dry feel that lingers on the pallet long after consumption.
O - I have had this one three times now and it is really growing on me. It has quite a bit of flavor yet it remains easy to drink. I will have to stock up on this one when I see it.
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been itching to try this .. . 750ml amazingly shared by my boy Lee and about 2 other people.. . pours a lightly hazed gold amber .. pretty impressive fluffy head, light white prison bar lacing .. . sparkling light tartness, some hay and minerals .. almost a sour fruitiness too .. . very easy to drink, well balanced and an enjoyable level of sourness .. . not as sour as Cantillon or 3F gueuze’s but a delicious and welcomed addition to the lambic world!!
It reminds me of a French Canadian tennis racket, stuck to the back of a Venus snow-goon, bubbling out of my sister’s Brazilian donkey - I don’t think I can make myself any clearer!
tkrjukoff (4172) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours cloudy bright amber with a nice off white head leaving some laces. Aroma is sour, tart, stable, cellar, wet blanket, honey sweet and nicely fruity. Flavor is lemon juice, fruity, a bit sweet, tart, dry and bitter; very nice indeed. Finishes very tart, dry and fruity.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with a big white mostly-dissipating head.
Smells of citrus, sweet, brett, and barnyard.
Tastes a heavy sour, medium sweetness, and mild bitter. Highly acidic, and finishes quite tart. Medium body. Oily texture.
robinvboyer (3532) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy yellow pour, small to no head.
huge aromas or wet hay, and horse blanket, and wet grass. big amounts of funk, and tartness. mouthfeel is bang on, carbonation is perfect. the finish is very very tart, more and more as it warms. medium bitterness, with a great dose of funk in the end. great gueuze!