944play (389) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml in mug. Foggy gold with thin head. Sharp leathery, dusty nose. Maybe some subtle pineapple in there. Upfront sourness is the overriding flavor; a little cellar-musty and swamp are in there too. Leaves the palate nicely acid-etched; very thin body and live carbonation are as expected.
brokensail (14555) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a cloudy golden orange color with a thin cream colored foam on top.
S: The nose offers plenty of funk, namely the barnyard variety with some nice green notes of grass and apple, as well as some lemon.
T: As full and wonderful as the aromas are, the flavor is lacking quite a bit. The tartness is certainly present as is a dry, oaky, Bretty finish. But, there isn’t much else. The funk is subdued at best, leading to a one dimensional flavor.
M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation and a dry finish.
D: A decent gueuze that’s easy to find, but nothing all that special. I would stick with Cantillon, Hanssens, or Girardin over this one.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Hazy golden color with a small white head, sour nose, clean sour flavor.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from andrew shared at the chicagoland sour tasting... light orange brown pour with a thin white head...strictly musty aroma with sour green apple... tart zesty lemons with a slight acidity in the flavor. must not have liked this one too much given the numbers i gave it.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured golden yellow with an orange haze. No head. The nose is Brett funk (not sure if Brett is really in there), other Belgian yeast, sour apple, white grape, and Riesling wine. The taste is similar...not as great of a sour ale as I hoped but not bad. Just getting into sour ales and haven’t tried a ton but Russian river consecration and supplication are my favorites. Palate was lightly carbonated and a great dry finish.
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle, honey gold color, with a thick creamy white head, wet oaky, mild funky, yeasty, bretty, barnyard, tart, fruity sour green apple, rhubarb nose with some zesty, lemony esters and some dusty, horseblanket, subtle burnt rubber notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, funky, bretty, tart, sour green apple, rhubarb, acidic, lemony character with a wet woody, musty oaky accent, leading towards a wet oaky, acidic, sour, tart, dryness finish.
nimbleprop (6654) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Max’s Belgian Fest. Pours a transparent orange, amber with a ring of white head. Aroma of funk and citrus, grass, hay. Flavor is tart, funk, grapes, grass, lemons, wood pulp. Finish is tart.
Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 Tap at Max’s. Golden yellow, slight haze. Aroma of grapefruit. Flavor is slightly sour but not complex. Rather plain. 3.1
Bottle at Balck Squirrel. Better complexity and body, similar flavor. 3.8
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 375mL. The pour is pretty dark for geuze- a clear orange to near amber with a fizzy, orange tinted head. No retention really. Nose is a little muted for geuze, more candy like with mild toffee. Pretty malty nose actually with just a hint of strange funk. Odd. Taste is pretty quenching, more lemon tea than geuze with a flash of sourness but mostly just lemon pulp tartness. Leathery palate is quite nice and ends up being quite refreshing. Far from gross, in fact pretty yummy and nicely sour. Goes well as a summer beer. But a farcry from more complex geuzes. Definitely lacks a Brett character, florals, funk, etc.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the 2010 Crescent Moon Extreme Beer Festival. Pours a hazy dark gold with a thin white head. Has an intense battery acid tart flavor. Has the aroma of freshly cut oak boards. A very fizzy palate. Dry and delicious. The acidity is really nice.