oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a white head. Really sour aroma with notes of dust. Champagne-ish palate. Really sour and surprisingly bitter.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden orange with thin ivory head and nice carbonation. Aroma of light funk, sour apple, oak and hay. Taste of lemon zest, white wine, sprite and grapefruit; leaving a sour finish.
This beer has decent balance for the category. There isnít an overwhelming barnyard aroma, as other Gueuze may have. Nor is there any natural or artificial sweeteners like that American "lambic" taste of. Nothing fantastic here, but better than the majority of others Iíve tried in the category.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap. Slightly cloudy with a dense head. Big fruity aroma with a fairly light (for gueuze) funk factor. Light sweetness balanced with medium light acidity. Not particularly complex but pleasant drinking.
LinusStick (3156) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious gueuze. Itís hard to imagine NOT liking a beer of this style. Aroma was good. Wet blanket, dust and cheese. Pour was a nice medium gold with plenty of rising bubbles and a 2 finger white head. Taste was classic gueuze. Dusty, funky and musty with old hops and bitter vinegar flavor. Strong prickly carbonation with a sour aftertaste. Taste wasnít as full as some others, but great nonetheless.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 mL bottle into tulip. Pours golden yellow with a slight haze and little sediment. Aroma is strong of brett, funk and stale hops. Mouthfeel is full along with lots of carbonation. Flavor is very tart, puckers the mouth almost immediately, lots of brett, lots of funk!
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at delirium cafe, Brussels.†
Clear amber - white head. Barnyard. Apples. Fruity. Gooseberries. Wooden. Acid. Light sourness. Very pleasant. Nice.
Boutip (5686) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color gueuze with a large frothy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light acidic green apples with some subtle oak notes is better then I had anticipated. Taste is overall quite tart with a nice touch of granny smith acidity which provide a great refreshing factor. Oak is somewhat subtle with limited amount of funky ester. Body is quite full for style with great carbonation. I was expecting a sweeter version of gueuze based on what I tasted previously from this brewer but I must admit to being pleasantly surprised.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber. Thin foam ring. Sharp wilderness aroma with wild herb, mushroom and cheese. Sharp refreshing beer with lots of life, in fact more zest and cheesiness than the Pepe I had earlier. Perhaps a touch too much sweetness.
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.