ContemplateBeer (1776) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour aroma with apple, cherries, light raspberry and oak. Champagne color translucent body with white head. Flavor matches the nose, nice and sour. Bubbly palate. Nice Gueuze.
milewide (1749) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delightfully sour, with barnyard aroma. Very modest head. Cloudy dark blond color. Enjoyed this 12.7 oz. bottle---but I’m not sure I could get through a 750 ml bottle! :-)
SanfordBrewer (1411) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2011 Lucent copper, thin beige head, medium body, medium carbonation, high effervesence.
Aroma: very lambic with sour fruit notes and a hint of horseradish.
Taste: very bright sourness, mysterious fruit esters.
Sourness is crisp and lemony.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2010 375ml bottle from Dranken Geers. Pours brassy gold with the faintest veil of haze and a short-lived white foam receding to the edges of the glass. Saliva-making, medium-tart aroma with lemon juice, Rowntree’s blackcurrant wine gums, sweaty horse and a hint of Brie rind dankness. I can also detect some genuine hop aroma that I rarely get from a lambic- albeit dank, soggy, almost rotten hops left to wilt in the rain for several months after harvest time. Tangy more than stomach-clenchingly tart with some funky, intensely lemony, sour apple acidity rounded with blackcurrant and musty old hop. Good- I don’t detect any dumbing down here, and might actually be able to get through a whole tumbler without reaching for the Gaviscon. Authentic lambic character, without the heartburn. (EDIT: took me 2 hours to drink it, and I still got heartburn).
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
BB 2015. Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of leather and funk, with a touch of acetone. Unpleasant acidic flavour with harsh acetone
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3140-20100718] 375mL bottle. Sour fruity yeast aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Intensely sour yeast flavour has a long sour aftertaste. Super sour medium flavour. Not overly complex but good and MAN that’s sour!
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adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 Bottle @ home. Hazy, orange golden appearance with an off white head. Fairly funky, barnyard, deep lemon citrusy, sour aroma. Tart, while grape, lemon citrusy, tangy, vanilla, fairly tart flavor. Decent gueuze.
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Gueuze. On tap at Rattle ’N Hum. Wow what a crisp clean gueuze. Pours a golden orange color with little to no head. Has a tarty aroma. Has a nice crisp tart taste with some gentle bitters througout. Just a great gueuze. Smooth in relation to other gueuze’s. Love it.
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with a medium head and some good lace. The aroma is a bit cidery with some barnyard aroma and a good bit of sweat. The flavor is very dry and very sour with a little cider note slipping in and a spiciness that I am not accustomed to in Gueuze, but I like it quite a bit.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL Bottled on Jun 20 2008. Aroma is decent, kind of like part geueze, part faro. Aroma doesn’t show sourness, but flavor definitely does. Not super sour, but plenty sour enough. Aroma could definitely be funkier. Finish seems funkier though.