Brandman (2964) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2015
2007 Vintage. Cloudy amber colour, white head. Aroma has nice sourness, black pepper, caramel, bit apricot. Nice sourness and tartness, salty caramel, fruits, sorbus. Balanced and not overpowering sourness. Treat. markextrae (4582) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
vintage 2008 bottle at home, recieved in a trade. poured a clear golden to light orange colour with white head on top, dusty aroma hits the nose, barnyeard, sour rotten green apples, hay, stone fruits, lemon, very sour tannic mouthfeel. lot’s of oak notice, horseblanket, grape skin, way more complex and tart compared to their regular geuze, cheese, some grain notice, soft and smooth carbonation, awesome stuff, very enjoyable! biggsbowler (629) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle ’08 - pours light Amber. Nose is lemony, tart, acidic, oaky. Taste is tart, acidic, lemon zest. lachneger (393) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Appelgoud van kleur met witte schuimkraag die snel verdwijnt. Smaak zacht appel cider / champagne. Gedronken met Bryan en Martijn rxeight (3319) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
11/2006 bottle. Was expecting the cork to shoot out on this, and nothing. Guess those synthetic cork rumors I’ve heard are true. Aroma of lemon pepper, funk, Brett. Taste is mildly spur, farmhouse brett. No acid. Carbonation is low but I’m assuming that has more to do with the cork issues.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
UPDATED: APR 16, 2015 Bottle: 2008 vintage, yellow OGV label. Pours a solid, vibrant, semi-turbid golden sunshine-orange color with a foamy white head that fizzles a bit before receding to a small ring. Lovely aroma, exactly what you’d expect from the Fonteinen terroir. Acidic stone fruits, green apple, lemon tartness, mineral water, moderate acidic, super horsey funk, sweaty feet, a bit of barnyard hay, cork, & a nice helping of wet moldy oak towards the back end, proper tannic finish. Flavor is just as great. Very sour, tons & tons of Granny Smith apple up front with a bit of lemon, peach, & white grape underneath. Acidic, but tamed... Does not burn at all. Musky funk hits hard; lots of wood, moderate horseblanket, wet hay, old cork, & a bit of sweat in the finish. Tons of wood & white grape in the back-end with a very faint acetic dip, leading to a dry, tart finish. Wow. This is better than fresh 3F Oude Geuze; it is more tart, yet more complex & subtle all around. The oak is more tame as well, & blends with the wild yeast perfectly. Is this better than a regular, aged OG? Not sure. Hopefully I will find out soon, as I have an 07 OGV waiting to be opened alongside a regular 07 OG. But in any case, this gueuze is out of this world. pushkinwow (2961) - Ottawa, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
2008 375ml bottle from Kamiel, so grateful to finally get to try this. The cork releases with a loud pop, not a gusher but lots of carbonation stored in this tiny bottle as it takes a while to be able to pour into the glasses without the head pouring out the top. Murky amber (poured some dregs in) with a generous and then gentle bubbly sticky white head. Slightly acidic, wet hay, some cheesecloth, epson salts, great funk, light lemon, moderate carbonation and full body, acidic, funky, dry, and incredibly complex. Delicious. ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Bottle at RBBWG shared by BelgBeerGeek. Nice cheesy, sour, but very balanced. Awesome gueze, probably the best I’ve ever had. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle, 2008 vintage. Pours a clear golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma has barnyard, leather, Brett and white fruits. Flavor is medium tart, a big sweet base, loads of fruit and dust in there. Decent balance, beer held up well during aging. Good stuff. knickskicks (1168) - - DEC 29, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2015 2006. Synthetic cork. Orange pour, no head. Oxidized drain-pour, more reminiscent of a mediocre aged barleywine. Some funk and brightness but otherwise too oxidized to enjoy.
2002 and 2005 enjoyed 6-19-15. 2002: nose is must, cobwebs, lemon rind. Taste follows similarly. Very similar to the Blauw I had a few months ago. 2005: much brighter with more citrus than 2002. Minerals, soft palate.
2008 750 - Orange red pour. Nose is cobwebs, funk, a touch of leather, caramel, lemon, musty, mineraly. Vibrant. Taste is sour lemon, funk. Really tart. Lingering tartness.