ThisWangsChung (747) - 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).
Busick (349) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An excellent lambic! Only got to have a taste of it at a local bar, but it was well worth it! Just attempting to break into the lambic/sour craze, so would love to try it now that I am in love with these styles!
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy light orange, it looks delicate; minimal head; aroma is apples, funk and zest; taste is uncompromisingly sour, apples, white grapes, white wine; ok, but I didn’t find it as compelling as the 3 Fontainen or Boon examples.
BrettTaylor (450) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange’ish copper color with one finger head which rapidly dissipates. Aroma - lots of farmyard funk, yeast, white grapes(?), sourness. Taste - sour with some sweetness underneath, tart apple, white grape juice, yeast and a touch of funk to finish it off. Somewhat oily on palate, full- bodied with a long finish.
crlnts (170) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Average off-white head, lasting. Hazy orange. Funky, peppery, woody, sour aroma. Sour, light sweetness, dry, astringent finish.
stefannilssons (1446) - SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Det här var en riktig höjdare enligt min mening, smaken var kraftfull med toner av plommon och syra. Kroppen och balansen var i toppskick vilket höjde hela upplevelsen ett par snäpp.
Whatup14 (668) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille 375ml. Couleur orangée translucide, mousse blanc cassé évanescente. Arôme de brett, acidité, pomme verte, paille humide. Goût de brett, grande acidité, pomme verte, rafraîchissante. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen, huileuse.
budedou (349) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good gueuze, I’m reconciled with gueuze style! :)
A pale ambered beer with a soft white head.
On the nose white grape and yeast aromas.
Pretty sour with some sweet tasting notes.
The finish is a bit dry and acidic.
Malaclemys (360) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with thin white head. A: very tart, pear, peach. T: horse blanket, apple, tart, pear, sour finish that leaves a faint metalic taste. Light body. Very good gueuze.
Garrold (1070) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle, provided by Northern Monk Brian. Cheers! Murky, dark orange. Glossy, tiny bubbled, lasting, nearly white head. Cider apple ice-lolly. Bay leaf. Light pepper. Taste is spicy dry, with a sourness that’s fairly restrained, really. Palate is perfect. Champagnesque crispness. Finish is dry and sour. Very nice.
aleigator (172) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a glowing orange-amber color, with a fizzy, small head. Very sour, fruity aromas with tart notes among subtle hints of white wine and vinegar. Begins slightly sour with a notable fruitiness of lemon rind and unripe peach, also musty yeast which helps to keeo the beer in balance. Then sour, dry acidity becomes more and more detectable. It hits the palate in an intense, but refreshing way. The sourness in this Gueuze goes through different stages on the palate. At first, defined by a subtle fruitiness, then with slick yeast and soft yogurt notes, to finish with a dry, tart aftertaste.