ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008jredmond (8202) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 From a 75cl bottle; vintage 1998. Pours a light hazy full gold color with a fantastic amount of lasting Champagne foaming head. Aroma is a little musty with that slight note of horseblanket bouquet. Taste was very light and refreshing, sour notes where not that present for what I like in a Gueuze, still a very satisfying brew that I could drink all day. The mouthfeel was well-balanced with medium to light acidity, and nice lemony Brett tingle. Without question is a classic!!
Re-rate: 25 May 09
Was lucky enough to sample this wonderful brew again; thanks to Ryan(Rciesla)! Aroma again like I remembered; musty with a slight note of horseblanket! Taste was light and refreshing with some sour notes along with a little lemon zest. A very refreshing Gueuze which will keep on getting better with time; still not quite as good as the 50th Anniversary or 1999 Gueuze!
Bottle at Ryan’s January 2017 tasting - huge thanks for this one - wow. Pours a deep orange body with short white head and minimal lacing. Nose is dusty old lambic, fruit and dank basement. Mouthfeel is essentially perfect for a Gueuze - and a bit surprising given the age on this (+19 years??) Notes of lemon funk, old aged Gouda cheese, light perfume, dank basement cement, fruit, oak and cedar.
PhillyCraft (7078) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Another one off the bucket list. Huge thanks to Ryan for sharing this dusty butthole of a beer. Pours golden orange with small head. Smell is old and perfumey with complex oak, blanket, and lemon skin geueze. Flavor is lemon Earth, oak, leather, and Spanish cedar closet. Medium bodied. Such a perfect geuze...holding up great at 19 years old. Amazing! Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Niesamowicie bogate i dojrzałe piwo. knickskicks (1162) - - OCT 31, 2016
Golden orange, high carb. Nose is cobwebs, tart funky citrus, some oxidization. Taste is tart funky citrus, lemon rind, tangy. Tart tangy finish. skortila (5793) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
Bottled. 15cl sample. Many thanks to PotjeBier. :-) The aroma has overripe apples, wood, soft horseblankets and funk, little citrus, hint of cork. Bit hazy, orange coloured epicness with a medium sized, off-white and even lasting head. The taste is above average sour from mostly citric acids and some lactics. Soft and smooth overall. Well preserved beer. A joy to be able to taste this gem.
PotjeBier (3195) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
This bottle has been sitting in my closet for over 16 years, so it was about time...As promised long ago, shared with de Rooie Dop crew (NoiZe, Caesar & Skortila) & Bierkonijn. Cork comes out easily with a good pop. Pour a hazy golden yellow color. As good as white head, firm, a bit frothy. Delicate geuze aroma’s: sourness, ripe apples, wood, a hint of sweetness even, light cork and fortunately not much brett funkiness. Flavor is moderate to full sour, but soft, not sharp at all. Light to medium bodied. Long finish, sourness remains, along with some wood. Like I expected, nothing but a good, nice tasting geuze. caesar (7096) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle thx to Potjebier, small sample. Slight hazy golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma of mellowed horseblanket and barnyard, soft funky notes, bit cork, soft aging notes. We put a fresh 3F oude geuze next to it, which had far more green and leafy hops in the nose and was sharper and more sour in taste. Millennium was soft in flavor, smooth sourness, slight citric and slight lactic. Well balanced, and kept good for more than 16 years. Ofc extra points for lambic rarity. Thx to Potjebier for this whale! daje (4341) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2016
CBCNOR bottleshare at Himmeriget, may 12th 2016. Dark golden body with no head. Aroma of barnyard, honey, vanilla ice, lemon, funk. Tart and sour taste with spices, pastry, almond, cheese. Sour and funky finish. Pretty good stuff, layers of new characteristics for each sip. Glad to have tried it! Klimaet (2539) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2016 Bottle shared at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is extremely funky, barnyard, earthy dusty cellar, cobwebs, tart lemony, citrussy, sweet orange, forrest floor, minty, spice. Taste is citrussy, funky, barnyard, tannic, sweet orange, tart lemony, minty, subtle oxidation. rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2016
750 ml bottle at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Unclear yellow golden color with small off white head. Yeasty aroma, barnyard, funky, wood, some tart citrus notes. Sweet and acidic like aroma. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.