jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy copper/amber coloured body with even darker orange highlights and a super-small tan head. Aroma of tart lemons, grass, hay, sour cherries, light german hops and a small amount of wheat - definitely mouth-watering! Medium-bodied; Nice bubbly feel in the mouth with puckering sourness, a very strong malt backbone and a taste that is out of this world. Nice grassyness, good malt and a light hop character with some tart flavours that drive the taste straight to the palate. Aftertaste is mouth-watering, making you really desire that next sip. Overall, one of the best lambics iíve had - definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this 37.5 cL split bottle purchased at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 04-September-2005 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This bottle was made in May of 1993 - a 12 year old bottle at the time of sampling - noticed only AFTER drinking the bottle!!!
thornecb (3968) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an extremely effervescent gold into a tumbler. Bright white micro head tops the rim and has excellent retention. Grapefruit, green apple and funk aromas. Very tart and dry with front-to-back grapefruit . Nice.
ghawener (1428) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Trying lambics, can t really tell them all apart, wine, vinegar like, champaign style. fizzy and very sour.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (like the picture, except for a pop cap). Light gold with a giant bubbled, white head like soap bubbles. Aroma is lightly acidic with apples and oranges. The flavor doesnt pop at you but has a nice mix of apple, mustard and hay with a really dry finish. Kind of like a gueuze for beginners without it being insulting to the style at all.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a slightly hazy rich golden with a dense bubbly white head. The aroma is citric, sharp, lots of brett character, lactic funk, some oak. Has a nice yeast presence. The body is fluffy- the flavor is a drop less developed than the aroma, but it is still solid. The acidity is there reminiscent of grapefruit. Some lactic character and a touch of Gouda. As it warms there is a touch of underlying must detected. Just a touch of vinegar, but the acidity leans toward citric, not acetic. Not the most complex example of the style, but damn tasty and refreshing. Good stuff.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I began to try gueuze’s a year ago. Had this in a bottle at Brasserie Beck in DC. Pours a light, hazy orange-yellow. Aroma of grass and straw. Light fruit flavors, pears, lemon, grapefruit. A bit watery.
bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Capped bottle (330) from Marcus. Hazy apricot color with a frothy (small bubbles) off-white head. Aroma sizzles the nose with sour and citrus. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. It’s a bit acetic, quite astringent, a little citrus, some ripe light stone fruit. It finishes out with funk. Not strong funk. Mellow, delicious funk. Mouth smacking.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Re-rate 6/2/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noamís office. Thanks zvikar. Hazy golden-orange. Funky and oaky aroma with some barnyard and leathery notes. Sour and funky flavor with oak, fruitiness and a bone-dry finish. Medium-bodied. 7/3/8/3/16=3.7
(10/10/08) Bottle drank in my hostel room in Chicago. Hazy orange color with medium, quickly-diminishing, off-white head. A rather funky aroma with some faint leather hints, a bit of barnyard and some citric touches. Sourish flavor with some slightly sugary sweetness, brett, some lemon and a bit of grapefruit. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation, but maybe a tad watery. Not bad. Really is quite traditional even if a bit on the soft side. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Strawberry, peach, and grapefruit aromas with musk and raspberry. Cloudy light orange with thick head. Great lacing. Very tart, reserved with good depth and fruit in the finish (tart cherry and raspberry). Nice body with surprising depth.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with a nice off-white head and a strong fruity aroma. Moderately tart and carbonated with various citrus flavors and a very dry finish. This is a nice traditional gueuze.