corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1, 2011/2012 vintage. 75cl split with sideshowe.
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a one finger off-white foam head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Funky barnyard aroma with lactic cheesiness and musty horseblanket along with damp, earthy oak and vinous dark fruit. After it warms, there’s lots of sweet plum and juicy fruit flesh. Great balance of lactic funky, musty bugs, damp oak and dark fruit.
Medium bodied with a really nice balance of acetic acid, lactic funk, earthy oak and sweet, fleshy dark fruit. Aggressively sour and tart but not harsh, overly acidic or tough to drink. Really mellowed out by lactic funk, earthy oak, sweet fruit and acetic vinegar. Really sweet and refreshing wih light fruit, apple and pear along with musty bugs, lactic cheese and sweet plum flavor. Some dry, earthy pit of the fruit but otherwise it’s really juicy and fleshy. Lingeng acetic vinegar in the finish but not solvent like or harsh at all. The plum flavor really shows in the finish and balances out the sour and funky gueuze flavors very nicely.
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour. Real perfume like of fruits and roses. Very oaky. Nice mouthfeel with the plums prunes and raisin like. Finished lie a dry plum brandy.
craftbeersweden (457) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy, dark orange, beer with a thin, white, head. Very nice color! No lacing on the glass.
Nose: Funk, tart, hay, plum, apple, vinegar, lemon zest and grapefruit.
Taste: Fresh lemon, plum skin, grapefruit, green apple, oak - Beatiful!
Body: Smooth, medium body. Dry. Light but crisp carbonation.
This is so great!
larsniclas (6338) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Hazy orange with almost no head.
Tart and fruity aroma with plums and notes of manure.
Tartish flavour with plums. Rubbery notes.
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 10/9/15 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle purchased at Woodland Wine Merchant, big thanks to Kyle. Pours hazy but bright orange with a thin white head that quickly disappears. The nose is funky with a bunch of citrus and a nice, dark pitted fruit note. The flavor is primarily tart and funky with a good amount of sour citrus, some nice pitted fruit, along with touches of oak and malt. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long sour and fruity, funky finish.
Lore (1765) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
hazy golden to orange colour, minimal off-white head; aroma of balsamic vinegar, plum, wheat and some bread; taste is dominated by sourness with plum notes and peppery notes; really great lambic
dfearnley (1489) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to tulip (batch 2)
Funk, grape, plum, cedar, overripe apple...exquisite. Opaque bright amber with no head to speak of, but lively carbonation. There are some small particulates in the glass, most were left in the bottle. Bam...sour...barnyard funk...plum...blackberries.
MrOrla (1406) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is funk, sour, plums, grapefruit and plum. Very refreshing taste which has alot of dryness to it. Very nice
SlackerMads (2466) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2014/15 vintage. Hazy/murky copper with a small white head. Mouthwatering nose has barnyard, grapes, hay, band aid, oak. Flavour has all the same thing with some pepper, must, lemon and flowers. Medium/full body, fine soft carbonation, some sweetness and firm sour. Starts soft and sweet then the sourness kicks in and slowly fades. Long finish with wood and funky notes. Really good. The plums totally evade me, there is some almond like things and perhaps if I stretch my imagination, some brown fruit. No plums.
juffage (163) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
37.5ml bottle from the Grove, Huddersfield, drank at home. This is so great - and quite difficult to pick out individual flavours. It seems so harmoniously well rounded. Quite tart, sour candy. Quince/plum/geuze aroma. Bit of cheese/funk aftertaste. Lasting tartness. Interesting appearance - minimal head, amber with a purple tint and lively bubbles. Oh my goodness. Tilquin is possibly my favourite geuze anyway, and this definitely doesn’t disappoint.