julian (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Appearance is murky yellow in color with minimal lacing as the carbonation is nearly non-existent. Strike one for a "gueuze-style ale". Little to no head and zero lacing. Aroma has a bit of citrus, in the form of lemon/lime but this is quickly squashed by the abundance of acetic acid and its dominance on the nose. Taste follows suit. It’s quite tart but not in a complex, funky, traditional gueuze style way, more in a "oops I just squirted vinegar in my mouth" kinda way. Mouthfeel has an unusual oily papery feel. That’s the best way I can describe it. Nothing about this is "gueuze-style" in any way other than it was a blend of 3 different barrels. This was a drain pour. One of very few in the past several years (the last one was also a Bruery beer). Overall, I was less than impressed with this beer or the price tag it demanded. This is yet another overrated, sad failure of a beer from Bruery. They, as of this writing, will no longer be getting any of my business.
Ontape (83) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, picked up this weekend at the source. Good stuff. Pours a murky gold with some head initially. Smell is fruity with sour notes and some oak, typical of the style. Nicely sour, not over the top. Mouthfeel on the thin side but very good for a lower ABV brew. I’ll definitely drink this one again.
SlovakSniper (2518) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Édition 2013 à 19.99$. Le liquide blond est ravissant lorsque je le verse dans deux grandes coupes. Au nez, les fruits débordent et les microbes sont de bons parfumeurs. Je respire longuement ces raisins jaunes, ces pommes et ces autres fruits du verger. Je hume le bois et cette flore microscopique. En bouche, ma langue tourne autour de ces délicates notes de vin blanc, de pamplemousses et de cidre aigre. Au palais, je découvre un liquide presque huileux. Les bulles se fabriquent de façon modérée. En finale, l’acidité contrôlée génère un assèchement total de l’ensemble des tissus de ma bouche. Intéressante proposition qui ne verse jamais dans la démesure vinaigrée.
Danyel (313) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Smells very sour, fruity, blueberry. Has a deep richness to it, lots of sourness, a touch of brett, really great flavor, nice fruity finish. It’s really nice. One of the better gueuzes that I’ve had. I would definitely recommend it.
VastActiv (1639) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at City Beer Store, San Francisco. Colour is deep golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits and sourness.
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Davey, courtesy of b3shine-- thanks Beau! Bright, hazy golden body topped by a bubbly white head. The entire profile of this beer is tart and zesty, like a young sour ale. By that I mean there is no funk or petroleum or acetic notes. The sourness here is raw and fruit driven, unripened apricots and unripened berries combine with a softer lactic acidity. Quenching and so crazy drinkable! Neither of us found this to be very complex, but that did not in any way take away from the enjoyment we had with this beer-- an approachable, flavourful young gueuze.
Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly hazy golden orange, big white head with quick dissipation.
Smell watery lemon and bile. Smells a bit tart but not in a classic funky way.
Taste tart up front, very tart in the back. Bit of bile on the end. Lots of citrus, but lacking the farmhouse funk that an authentic gueuze. Maybe lacking wheat sweetness as well.
Ok, not the best, but not totally off style
suprchunk (1799) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight orange tinted golden colored pour. Small amount of white bubbles. No lacing. Sour aroma with peach and lemon notes. Taste is a tart grapefruit and oak. Very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merc7186 (1473) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head that quickly disappates, No Lacing
S: Lemon, Apricots, Hay, Limes
T: Bitter Apricots, Lemons, Sour Mash
M: Medicore Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Sour
Overall, a pretty good drinkable gueuze with a nice little citrus nose and taste on top on the your standard gueuze....I liked it.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle tasted blind. Hazy tan-orange. Not much head, oily. Very American Sour, reminds me of lambic yeast test tubes. Huge overwhelming sour tones, doesn’t have much finesse. Lemon-lime sour, but not much else. Some white wine touches. OK.
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid american sour, nice candylike sourness and tartness, not super funky mostly lacto.