LinusStick (3137) - 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. It’s 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 wasn’t 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 (14940) - 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 (5583) - 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 (4901) - 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.
TaktikMTL (6860) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille verte de 375 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur sûrette. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron légèrement sûrette. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #3028)
topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden amber with a white head. Aroma is tart and sour. Flavor is sour, acidic, some wood and fruit notes.
nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Toronado SF. Underwhelming gueuze, thy name is St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition. It’s fitting that this beer has the same name as one of the crappier cities in the US, St. Louis.
Pours a fairly clear golden color with a small white head and average retention for the style.
Aroma is pretty nice and typical for the style: sweet malt, funk, and vinegar.
Flavor is very acetic for a gueuze and not as sour as I’d like. Funk is there as well as some wood. It’s enjoyable, but I’ve had way better.
Decent mouthfeel, medium-bodied and only mildly acidic.
Overall, I’m not a huge fan. Decent to drink, but if Cantillon is the major leagues, this is about Single A.