badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, golden pour. Aroma of sour funk, green apple, lemon and yeast. Flavor is quite acidic, with big apple, lime, lemon zest and sour funk. Pretty standard.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Au Trappiste, Paris, France.
Pours a cloudy cheddar yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is stale barnyard Sprite and more hay and musty air. Flavor is striking lemon that fades into bailed hay stored in an old barn. Lingering mouthfeel. Very refreshing.
TaktikMTL (6094) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille verte de 375 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur sûrette. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron légèrement sûrette. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #3028)
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden amber with a white head. Aroma is tart and sour. Flavor is sour, acidic, some wood and fruit notes.
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Toronado SF. Underwhelming gueuze, thy name is St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition. It’s fitting that this beer has the same name as one of the crappier cities in the US, St. Louis.
Pours a fairly clear golden color with a small white head and average retention for the style.
Aroma is pretty nice and typical for the style: sweet malt, funk, and vinegar.
Flavor is very acetic for a gueuze and not as sour as I’d like. Funk is there as well as some wood. It’s enjoyable, but I’ve had way better.
Decent mouthfeel, medium-bodied and only mildly acidic.
Overall, I’m not a huge fan. Decent to drink, but if Cantillon is the major leagues, this is about Single A.
bigtaster (610) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Semi-clear yellow color with very small white head. Typical sour aroma, a bit light not much complexity. Good flavor, very tart, sour, but again lacking complexity, some notes of lemon, apple, pear.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2010 On draft at Downtown Johnny Brown’s (San Diego, CA) for their sour/bitter night: Clear light honey golden pour and topped with a creamy white head. Nose of barnyard funk, brett, oak, yeast, tart orange juice past its prime, lemon wedge, and dusty horseblanket. Extremely funky, tart, lots of brett, yeasty and acidic in the feel. Also quite damp basement-like, musty wood. Not exceptional, but fairly decent. Drinkability: Needs more sour and funk to be memorable. Pairiing: Pork rinds. Rebuy: No. #403 on 16042010, DG.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle from IPB
Appearance : Clear yellow small head. Thin foam stays.
Aroma : Sour and oaky. Tart and a bit barnyard. Hints of green apples.
Taste : Tart and sour. Quite oaky/woody. Citrusy. Finish is woody.
Overall : Not very complex. Nice tartness. No sugar. A bit too woody/oaky for my liking. Pretty clean and faithful to the style.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured hazy gold with a very thin white head. The aroma was cheesy, funky, lemony and slightly earthy. The flavor was a bit of funk with some lemon and earth. Thin body, very dry. Wasn’t the most puckeringly sour thing I’ve encountered. Just OK.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with ruby highlights and a quickly dissipating head. Sour aroma, with notes of pear, apple, and lemon coming through. Slight funkiness also present. Lively carbonation with some good sourness and apples. Nice dryness. A solid interpretation of the style, without much distinguishing it from other offerings. Good brew.