tderoeck (7598) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
15/VIII/15 - 75cl bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a, 2011 vintage (2015-1064) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!
Clear pale blond beer, no head. Aroma: little funky, sourish, quite some chlorine (which usually only appears in sours with fruit). MF: light to no carbon, medium body. Taste: little bitter, funky, watery, weird. Aftertaste: some tannins, dry, bit funky, watery finish. Pretty weak...
KansaiBeerLvrs (4005) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Ville de rivere Geuze 2011
Light cloudy gold with a horse blanket and wheat aroma + mild amonnia. Mildly tart and acidic a pretty dull sour.
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Drink Rich’s American beer, thanks to Omgrich.
Dorée, léger voile, pas de col.
Profil reste sec avec une pointe de boisé/chêne, léger fruité gardant ce profil similaire à la version lambic qui tire vers le cidre. Le tout reste aigre-doux. A le mérite d’être agréable à boire sans tomber dans le côté wild-brett des bières américaines, mais on reste très loin d’une gueuze belge.
chinchill (3796) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared large bottle.
Moderately tart and mildly bitter.
Soft ripe fruit flavors.
DialSquare (4000) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2015 On tap at the brewery: amber pour with no head to speak of. aroma of tart vinegar and apple . tastes are fairly tart, apple berry, woody, funk, citrus, leather, dusty. nice. love the funk level. - 7.8
AdamChandler (4192) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 Bombers acquired in a Rivertown sours trade back in 2012. Traded one away, drinking the other finally. Stoked to try this as their blackberry sour was very nice. golden pour, 3 finger fluffy head that faded to almost nothing. Very funky with a light sweetness, hints of balsamic, peach and wood with intense sour lemon. Taste is very acidic, sharp and quite sour. I should learn my lesson to stop aging american wilds. It has a nice funk factor but ultimately is very thin and not that exciting of a beer. Not sure this should be in the Gueuze category. No mention of spontaneous fermentation.
Dogbrick (10740) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart fruit, straw and spices. Light to medium body with flavors of tart cherries, vinous oak and mild spices. The finish is tart with a cherry and citrus aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
mcberko (11955) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy blonde with a small white head. Nose is fairly funky, with light citrus and farmhouse notes. Flavour brings out citric notes, moderate acidity, and very light funk. Finishes on acidic, vinous notes. Certainly not like an authentic gueuze by any means, but pretty nice sour.
czar (6952) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks! pours hazy bright golden with a low head offering poor retention and lacing. bretty and peppery, dill, no funk per say - pretty far from a geuze in my sense, oaky - bourbon mostly, lightly doughy maltiness, light acidity - lactic but also acetic, pepper. light carbonation - could be brighter, light body - particularly oily, tart lightly acetic finish. still.. tasty american sour.
RobertDale (4987) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of funk, fruit, and grain. Taste is tart fruit, funk, wheat, grass, and oak. Very well done.