ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin’s gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game.
A: Pours a cloudy dark amber color. The head is a one finger white shade, with the best texture and retention of the three.
S: Tons of tartness, a lesser white wine-esque fruitiness, and some buried earthy funk. The most seemingly sour of the three.
T: First thing that comes through initially is the combination of pear/apple esters and white wine tartness. The tart sourness breaks through more aggressively through the midtaste, while the finish is mild brett funk. Out of the three, this was the most sour, the least earthy - and the least subtle. Certainly a nice beer, however.
M: Super dry and puckering. Lots of carbonation, too. It lacks the delicate touch of the Cantiloon/3F gueuzes, though it’s softer than, say, a run of the mill Flemish red.
O: It’s a nice sour ale. I wouldn’t call it beginner friendly at all, though, due to the tartness. I would point fans of Flanders sours to this one, however. Shame it had compete against the two titans of the style - even though it came in third in the gueuze showdown, I reckon it would be superior to any other gueuze on the market (not from Cantiloon or 3F, that is).
Beerhunter111 (9682) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015
Trübe orangegelbe Farbe, fingerbreite weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, trocken, Kraut, pelzig. Geschmack süß säuerlich, fruchtig, Kraut, pelzig.
ronthechef (16) - - APR 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carbonation bang nearly took my eye out . Pours well and settles to moderated fizz. Less sour than expected ,Barnyard , cider like , great with socca my favourite lambic style so far
BiiruBierBeer (488) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funky oak and brett smell. Taste is mild but bright sourness and all the notes from the aroma. High carbonation with some foam.
StoutHead (807) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Slightly funky aroma of grain, citrus and apples. Taste is quite fruity and sour but nothing to bad. Has dry finish. Okay, but not really my style.
hawanna (2532) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,375 l bottle. BB 21.02.2024
floral, citrus, barnyard, basement aromas, golden, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, medium body, fizzy, long finish,
MrOrla (286) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with hallingshansen Before warpigs opening. Hazy orange body with a small white head.Taste is tart, sweet, fruity, vinegar, bitter. Very nice.
Hallstein (233) - Skogn, NORWAY - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colour with an aroma of grains, vinegar, funk and some slightly herbal notes. Flavor is floral, grainy, really funky, sour. Finish has some slight astringency and notes of pear. Quite good.
lachneger (374) - NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Geel oranje van kleur met een mooie witte luchtig schuimkraag die snel verdwijnt. Zuur van smaak met een licht bubbeltje met een bittere afdronk. Appel cider
tmoreau (2799) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12.7 oz. 2013 bottle poured to snifters showing a cloudy, orangey gold color, with a modest layer of off white head foam that reduced to a thin ring & persistent film, and left some light spots & streaks of lacing on the glass. The nose was funk and herbal, earthy greenery. The taste exposed the esters better as citrus, apple and pit fruit. Dry & sour, with some subtle tannic astringency, the body was light, and the flavor was successfully conveyed by lively effervescence. Traditional Belgian Lambic Ale.
joe19612 (2049) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour, with a fluffy white head, aroma is sour with some fruit and yeast, the taste is sour with a dry tart finish.