omhper (24369) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Bottled. Cloudy orange. Aroma of barnyard and lemon juice. Very acidic with clean, rounded mouthfeel. There’s sweet malt beneath the powerful acidity. Very flavourful, but not as complex and lively in mouthfeel as the best gueuzes I’ve had.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Horseblanket is dominant with herbal, minty notes in the aroma that evokes a musty cellar. Opaque yellow-tan with low white head that dim to ring. Acidic fruits - peach, pear, apricot, apple flavours with a strong barnyard character and some surprising herbal notes in the aftertaste. Medium body with low carbonation seems perhaps a bit tired. Bottle (1992 vintage) sampled at RBSG’05.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
99 bottle: Peachy amber colour, with a pale tan head. Very fresh acidic aroma. Very strong sourness, like sucking a lemon, it’s like this beer got more sour with age, I would not have guessd it was 7 yrs old, it was just so vibrant and fresh tasting.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by sliffy at columbus tasting 7 - Thanks! - Pours golden with a short white head. Aromas of cheese, funk, and maybe a little yeast through the sourness. Flavor is sour with funk, cheese, some citrus, and lots of yeast. Acidic on the palate with medium body..
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Rating #1000. ’99 Bottle generously provided by kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Hazy peach body with a tiny ring of bubbles along the edge of the glass for a head. The nose is moderately sour, yogurt, blue cheese, horseblanket, light pinneapple and a touch of sweet malts. Flavor is moderately to heavy sour, lots of acidic fruit juices, pineapple, light peach, lemon, cherry, cider, plenty of yogurt and lactic acids, especially at the end and just a touch of sweet malts behind the tidal wave of sour. Medium body is soft with light carbonation with a sour, puckering, drying finish. Just too much acetic acid to be a great gueuze.
1988 Belle-Vue Gueuze, probably belongs here over the sweetened entries. Big and bright, lots of citrus, touch of band-aid, lots of lactic acid. The taste is very sour, lots of lemon, lots of grapefruit rind, lemon and hay. Medium body, decent carbonation. Lovely stuff, amazing with this age. 8/4/8/4/16 =4.0
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 Rating #900!! 750ml bottle No. 01783, 1999. thanks to ygtbsm for this trade. pours slightly hazed golden with hints of copper and extremely small white head around the rim. nose is very funky and oaky with vinegar, white grape, and lemon notes. flavor is really sour and oaky, esp. in finish, with a somewhat harsh acidic notes. really crisp, spritzy, and refreshing notes of white grapes and lemons. a big white wine finish. the big problem i have with this beer is it’s still highly acidic making this hard to drink at times. you’d think after 8 years of age it wouldn’t be this acidic. really too acidic, but also a bit too sour and vinegary.3.9.
4/17/08, thanks to holdenn for sharing this bottle and congrats on his 1000th rate! pours hazy orange with not much head. a dusty moldy tangerine aroma. flavors has a huge shart tartness that sticks to the back of the throat for a long time, an acidic burn, there’s some perceived woodyness to it, citrus and acidic feeling in the belly. really intense gueuze and tough to drink. even 1/4 of the botlte was hard to get down. i’m sorry but i’d take many gueze that are softer over this any day. 3.7.
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl. bottle w/ cork and wire. 1992 vintage. Rated 8.9.2012.
Low carbonation; the cork is removed soundlessly. Clear, deep gold. Funky, intense aroma w/ obvious acidity, cellar notes, and vibrant complexity. Taste is intense and acidic, funky, barnyardy and surprisingly fresh and youthful. A very good gueuze, especially considering its ripe old age.
mcberko (16057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1999 Vintage. 750mL bottle at DHVL, pours a cloudy night orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of tart dry apricot skins, and classic barnyard funk -- wonderful aromatics. Flavour brings out tart apricots, some grape skins, and medium funk. Moderate funky quality for a gueuze with a very higher than average acidity. Finishes fairly tart, with the funky quality no less pronounced and huge acidity. No sign of the age at 14 years old. Wonderful stuff, though not my favourite style of gueuze with all the sourness and intense acidity. Actually becomes overburdeningly acidic the more you drink, forcing me to lower the rating a bit. Still, quality stuff.
tom10101 (5760) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml) @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst. Vintage 1999. Almost clear golden/orange with a small ring of white foam and little to no lacing. Aroma is very acidic with barnyard, funk, vinegar, light oxidation notes, light caramel and mineral notes. Taste is massively acidic with a fair amount of funk and barnyard, wood, oxidation notes, mineral presence and light carmel. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Bone dry finish. Mouth puckering. The quality is there, but this beer is a tad harsh. It’s at the border refreshing and too acetic and it crossed the line a few time while I was drinking it.
JulienHuxley (5704) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 1999 vintage, at Grote Dorst. Clear gold pour with nice thick white head. Aroma is quite acidic, lots of citric notes, mild acetic aroma as well, light funk, not musty, still some fresh grainy notes. Taste is massively sour, quite puckering, citric acid, light vinegar, mineral notes. Palate is bone dry, prickly dry carbonation, light. This beer is certainly mature, it has held up well as in it isn’t oxidized and cardboard-y, it is however, a little too harsh acidity on the palate.