ThisWangsChung (836) - 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).
DandyWolfFloyd (1090) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - dry white flesh fruit, abundant funk, horse blanket sweat, barnyard, and some spiced wheat. All over wild as can be yeast.
Appearance - the body is a hazy golden road, the head is 2" and white. Head lays down to a thin layer of foam.
Taste - is abundantly funky, has some sweated horse blanket, white fruit flesh, the yeast part is wild for sure. High quality lambics like this have a centralized ember that just can’t be explained it’s like the source of the funk. Not sure how to describe it.
Palate - the body is on the lighter side of medium, the texture is slightly vinous the carbonation is lively, the finish is dry and funked.
fiery_1 (314) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle @ home. 2015-2016 Vintage. Pours a hazy golden colour. Nose is funky and sour. Flavour is a sour and dry with a bite. Always enjoy this gueuze and have been having fun with vinatges. I look forward to sampling this again in time.
Cokemonkey11 (537) - - OCT 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours amber with no head. Scent is light notes of caramel, lambic. Taste is medium dense sour grapes and sweetness of grapes as well. Medium dryness. Merlot. Finish is smooth and a bit lingering dryness. Great. Thanks to Chris at Cork and Cask for organising the bottle share.
Sondovia (44) - NORWAY - OCT 14, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Veldig overraskende øl. Første inntrykk var altfor sitruspreget. Både lukt og smak. Men den modnes etterhvert og er god i ganen
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn: pours orange with a white head. Aroma is cheesy, musky, and funky. Taste is quite sour. Very complex. Very nice.
Marko (4991) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
MBR Sour Beer Fest. Thanks to whoever got it! Finally some Tilquin! I stupidly missed the draft version more than once in Bruxelles last time thinking I could get it easily... riiight. Misty golden body. Light dry funky aroma. Quite sour dry biting taste, a touch of plastic, but not that off. Yeah, the acidity bite is strong with this one (2012 version). Respectable as unlike some, it’s still good.
MelvinKalksma (1016) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, wood, fruit, barnyard and citrus.
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with a slight/medium white/off-white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, wood and fruit; ends slightly bitter, dry and sour with barnyard and citrus.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Not really sour and rather fruity for a Gueuze. This works wonderful together in creating a fruity and refreshing beer.
20107589 (738) - randers, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pour golden without a head. aromas of grape, lemon, and wood barrel. taste medium sour, bitter notes. medium bodied, lively carbonation, medium sour finish
Hopmaestro (1320) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very tart and non-cleaned barnyard. Lemon and wooden notes hurdles together trying to outlive the massive dusty cloud that lingers above them. Lovely! Taste is sour, very much white grapes and complex earthy notes. Amongst all this earth, wind and fire, there’s a re-juvenating sourness that just carries all the complex notes to the end where a pleasant acidness takes over, leaving you with a smile on your face (with a slight tad of cringe thrown in for the sourness).
huineman (601) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle at Irreale, Madrid. Pours hazy amber-golden with thick, good-lacing, off-white head. Sheer sour aromas of cider, green apple, fermenting yeast, bread dough and leather. Mouthfeel is fizzy, very dry and sour, nicely metallic. Very long yet subtle finish.