greenclansman (885) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toer de Geuze 2013.
Not the best lambic for sure
Martinus (3177) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light caramel colour. White bubbles, gone fast. Aroma of apples, light sour. Apple juice flavour, sweet, sour touch. Somewhat reminding of a sweeter apfelschorle. Finish apples, light lingering sourness.
Apple juice in geuze? Really? And then call it Tradition? Why..
(from 37.5cL bottle @ home)
Abijen (1543) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden beer, clear liquid with a forthy white head.
I have a hard time recognizing smell, so I guess I smelled apple.
The taste was great! Heavy sourness with finish in a medium sourness with an average duration.
Light body, thin and watery texture and an average carbo.
My favorite gueze at the moment.
KingCecil (2063) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home vintage 2012.. It pours light hazy golden with a medium white head.... The aroma is sweet malt, citrus, acid and some fruits... The flavor is like the nose.... nice...
mkel07 (3822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. It has the vinegary aroma tat you come to expect from a gueuze and a apricot colour with wring of white foam around the edge of the glass. Tart and tangy in the mouth, lively.
Jado (582) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear amber with a dissipating white head. Aromas of green apple, lemon, stone fruits and some malt come through on the nose. The taste us zesty lemon, lime and apple juice (apparently an adjunct in the beer) with some white wine and cider flavours also there but more faintly. Has a light floral aftertaste that’s actually quite good. Refreshing and tasty.
rosenbergh (7511) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375 ml bottle. BB 25/08/13. From finestshop.be.
Clear deep golden colour with tiny white head.
Mild aroma of several mild components: ripe banana, sourness, sugar, vinegar and earth.
Flavour is much stronger with sourness, mild sugary sweetness and fruit cocktail. I would like this more without the sweetness. What’s the deal with colouring agent E150? Why’s that needed?
harrisoni (14225) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5cl bottle from Terre de Boisson, Calais. Clear gold colour with thin white head. Some sourness and some biscuit on aroma. OK, slightly sweet gueuze. Nice enough base lambic, just a bit too sweet for me. But a nice sour edge to it. I liked it.
Ranjo (1) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heerlijk fris bier, met een fruitige ietwat zure smaak. Bier dat lekker doordrinkt en dorstlessend is.
ComradeK (1058) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle. Pours a clear light gold (the E150 colouring apparently hasn’t done a whole lot), with a tiny and rapidly vanishing white head, which leaves no lace. There are some pleasant sour, musty and woody notes in the aroma, but the added apple juice gives an artificial feeling to it. A fairly pleasant sour flavour up front is again spoilt by an artificial apple taste. Some sourdough flavours come through in the middle, with a crisper sour finish. This is not a terrible beer by any means, but I get the sense that it could have been a whole lot better without the apple juice, which is very intrusive, and the unnecessary E150 and E300 additives.