daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold. Lemons, brett, wet hay, wood, leather and vinegar. Flavor is sour with lemon tartness, vinegar, brett, funk, wet earth, barnyard. Good stuff.
theisti (3504) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle purchased at Blue Max in Burnsville, Minnesota. Best before end 09-2017 marked on the label. Pour is a hazed golden orange with a one inch white head that falls fast. Quite bubbly, lots of visible carbonation. Aroma of soft gentle citric lemon tartness, dry Brett earthy hay behind that - musty and woody - really inviting nose. As it opens up, a real nice dry leather emerges. Taste is initially bright orange and lemon fruit sour, then citric vinegar tartness, followed by funk, wood and an almost hard candy sugar sweetness - this fades fast as it opens. After a bit, there was some white pepper spiciness in the aftertaste. Flavor is bright, tart and complex. Assertive to start, then gentle - complex throughout. The body is light medium, high level of fine carbonation and at once mouth watering and drying. The fruit sour waters the mouth before the yeast comes in and dries everything out. Yum.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Funk event in Boston. The last beer we had before heading out, and one of the ones Iíll remember most not because of how good it was (and it was rather tasty), but because a bit of it was smuggled out and consumed covertly on the streets walking to our next location with the lot of us deriving a large amount of amusement from carrying a traditional gueuze around for open consumption. Pours a hazy orange gold with a thin white head. Clean citrus and light sour funk. Nice vinegar and acid. Crisp and dry finish. Good stuff.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow with decent clarity.
Nose is heavy on peaches and citrus rind.
Taste is very fruity, peach, lemon, green grapes, apple peel, hints of vinegar, bright flavors with a nice tart sourness.
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scent is good but too subtle hints of citrusy funk. Thankfully the taste isnít nearly as subtle. Look is quite good with a murky golden liquid with decent layer of frothy white head. Bubbly and thickness are appropriate.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow pour with a lively white head that dissipates readilty. Some mild particulates floating around, but nothing major. Aroma is light fruit nectar with a tart twist. A tangy vinous ripe grape note. Flavor is tangy, and acidic but with some lingering vinious sweetness in the back. Tart, brett, and farm funk prevail. Vinegar notes are a bit overpowering, especially near the finish. Palate is medium for the style with a lasting dryness and obvious attenuation. Carbonation is high in the pout but low in the palate. A nice offering, but not world class.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pale golden body with a thin lacing. Sour citric notes,light lemon pucker with a low acidity. A lighter leather cork and slightly sour finish. Nice lambic, could have use a few more years perhaps.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle for $3 from Total Wine.
Pours a hazy straw yellow to orange with a nice white head. Aroma is straw, grass, funk, acidic sourness, lemon zest, vinegar, grapes, and mold. Flavor is earthy, lemony tartness, dirt, muddy water, old socks, leather, wood, asprin. Very dry and not as sour as some of the other similar gueuze iíve had. Decent Gueuze at a decent price.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks ok... wow aroma is just awful. I cant quite put my finger on it, but its like salty, sweet, smoky. Harsh acidic mixed with residual sweetness... yuk. The body might be ok though/
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Village Beer Merchant. Pours a dull, hazy orange/brown body with a fizzy white head into a tumbler. Aroma is very yeasty, vinegar with some light citrus notes. Flavor is immediately sour grapes, then mellows out somewhat the uncover some fruity tartness. Medium bubbly MF. Musty earthy finish. This is my first experience with this style and yea i know "donít rate to style"... whatever. Suprisingly drinkable once you get past the sourness. Iím excited to enter the world of gueze, which many others seem to love some much. Hopefully it grows on me.