SpongeRuiner (1092) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lot of bubblegum flavors in this one. Lemon acidity. Not the best for the style.
Panzerfaust (780) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37,5 cl bottle from Beervana. Pours a clear golden color with orange-ish hues and a medium white frothy head that shows good retention and laces pretty well. Aroma is quite strong. Heavy barnyard/funky aromas dominate with some fruity touches. Notes of funk, horse blanket, white grapes, muscatel, sparkling wine, lemon and lime. Strong. Taste is quite sour with mild fruity flavors. Not as intense as the aroma, it is however, well refined. Fresh grapey and grapefruity flavors mixed up with sour milk and tart funkiness. Interesting. Light bodied, dry, refreshing, spritzy and champagnoise. Akin to a good white wine or a sparkling wine. My first approach to somewhat "true" Gueuze.
Bulk_Carrier (3423) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Farmhouse Tap and Grill in Burlington, VT.
This was poured into a flared tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking bronzed orange to copper color. Bar pour’s kind of slim white head that dissipated at a nice pace. Filmy lacing.
The smell started off with some sweet citrus, light grassy, some lemon, then some lemongrass. Bitter and sour lemon rind, orange rind.
The taste follows the aroma nicely. Puckering sour lemon blends with some tart cherries. Light sweet citrus rind ever so slightly - dig deep down, it’s there. Puckering sour citrus rind in the aftertaste. Sour lemon/bitter orange finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Sourness does hit on my tongue appropriately.
Overall, to me, I really liked this one but haven’t had too many guezues in my life, rated to style - not so much, but I did like it enough for me.
graziano85 (398) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange hazy color, with a small white head. Aroma is lactic, citrus/lemon, leather. Taste is lemon-sour, but sweeter than other gueuze. Very refreshing, tarte and dry aftertaste. Really a good gueuze.
luttonm (4131) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Brouwer’s. Juicy, hazy orange brown, good cream head. Sweet fruity aroma, good mild funk. Sweet mild sip, juicy tart finish. Red fruit, bitter yeast. Nice!
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent head and foggy gold body. Good sweet aroma of funk and hay, sharp yeast notes. Flavour is soft yeast sharpness and a dry finish. While a fine gueuze there are better ones out there, though this works well as a sessionable one if you can find a few dozen outside-a Belgium to actually do a session with.
Mesjasz (752) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Butelka. Kolor prawie krystalicznie pomarańczowy, ładna biała piana.
Aromat mało intensywny, ale czuć że to gueuze. Trochę funku i agrestu, nutka cytryny. To w zasadzie wszystko.
Smak kwaśny, lekki do średniej, bardzo wytrawny i lekko cierpki. W smaku witamina C. Nawet posmak ma jak witamina C. Ciało niskie, faktura wodnista. Niby niesłodzony lambik, ale jednak slaby.
ineedbeer (1610) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 375 ml bottle with no date that I can see, but its the new label.
Aroma is decent with some nice oak notes as well as an herbal quality. Some lemon citrus notes and hints of other fruits. A light floral note compliments the herbal character. Light earthiness.
Pours a fairly clear, copper orange with a medium sized, thin white head that recedes quickly to a thin film that lingers for quite some time. No lacing or legs.
Flavor is not as nice as the aroma. Moderate acidity with some sweetness that balances it out and lingers a bit. Light oak and herbal notes. Some citrus with stone fruit and tropical fruit as well. A bit of an odd, astringent, metallic note to it. Some medium light bitterness with a bit of a floral character. A slight chemical note.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Medium astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, if this were an American sour I would be decently stoked on it, but for a Gueuze it just doesn’t match up. The flavor is too sweet with a weird chemical note, not enough funk and too much fruit and floral esters.
Wixie (267) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange liquid, no head. Very fruity aroma. Light body, little bit carbonation. Taste is a bit sour and pretty dry.
tarmok (1044) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
orange hazy liquid with small white head. aroma of berries, earthy, cider vinegar. taste is heavy sour, earthy, berries. medium body, sour finish
VamboladeTolly (1273) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slight hazy amber with small white head. Aroma: sulphur, raw apples, like dry cider, mold in the cellar, weak wine vinegar. Taste is medium sour, some sweetness, berries, apples. Medium body. Sour finish.