TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Murky amber lemon. Quick foam. Lovely aroma takes you on an adventure with metallic and musty notes, iron, peach, leather, old banana skin, and chalk. Faint notes of cotton and earth. Firmly soft palate. Lovely farmy flavors paired with tropical fruits. Finishes dry, long, and zesty with notes of lemon, leather, iron, melon, and musty wood. The second best Gueuze I've sampled. A breathtaking example. Cheers to ToddA for sharing this gem! Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2003
RBSG2003. Wonderfully sour -makes me cringe. Classy cheese (ricotta?) flavorings. Amazingly light. Glows from an internal cloudy source. I'm salivating just thinking about it. We owe a big debt of gratitude to ToddA for breaking this out. Trap and others are right, melon and lemon and mustiness predominate. Utterly fantastic. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2005
Bottle #7505 (Bier Circus): Cloudy copper with a lasting white head. Dusty, woody sweaty aroma with citrus and white wine. Sweet sugary start with citrus following and an intense tart acidic finish. Orange, fresh grapes and leather in flavour too. While it is very tart it doesnt get too unbalanced as it keeps begging you to drink more. Smooth medium bodied with a tingle from the acidity. Really great gueuze. I wish they still made this :( madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled Vintage 1999: Orange coloured. Unclear. Off white fluffy head. Sourness, earth and spice in the aroma. Very citric. Flavour of fruit, earth, tart, citrus, yeast and loads of sourness. This is my kind of gueuze. Is very dry and refreshing. Very complex. Ends on a delicious sour note, balanced by a light sweetness. jonas (7588) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle, vintage 1992 - marking the second millenium with a treasure from the Pattyn dungeons - Joris my debt in beer to you has grown into the infinite by now.
henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Pours a orange amber colour, initially heavily sparkling but quickly setting into a light champagne fizzle.
A whiff reveals a hint of horseblanket, candied orangepeel, mirabelle plums and cherrywood.
A truly elegant acidity, just right to keep the tongue feeling dry but not blocking the fine lime, mirabelle, lemongrass and light wooden/leathery notes.
Sparkly dryness closes everything up leaving you with lime and grape aftertaste that commands you to take another sip.
Vintage 1999 – Unclear golden body with a small beautiful white head; Very nice a bit sour very deep and complex nose: apple, grapefruit, citrus, hay, barnyard, cow shit, with exceptional balance; Complex, balanced body to the sour side, incredible texture, that makes this body not present and incredibly present at the same time; Into long warm sour finish with a very present balance: wood, ripe apple, warm grape juice, some sweet orange juice. Simply amazing, perfect sourness in both body and finish. GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2006
[1999 bottle at RBESG cheers Jacob! rating #600] Horseblankey, citrus, fruity ester aromas, strawberry, leather, some caramel and a little nuttyness comes through. very dry and sour, nice. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Bottled at the Milwaukee YeHA.. special thanks to Facto for this unworldly experience! 1999 Vintage. Poured a clear, paler toffee/golden with just a ring of white head remaining. No chance of topping the ridiculous nose that came from this one... huge sour presence and dusty horse saddle funkiness.. lemon zest.. vinegar.. full and enveloping of the senses.. never abrasive or poorly-balanced. Tart lemony blast scalds the tip of the tongue with heavy dusty old barn, faint apple, and vinegar behind it.. this never lets up, leaving a long and rewarding impression at the finish... and chewing up stomach lining well afterward. Sour, refreshing, and infinitely complex on the palate! Brilliant beer! haukur (1957) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JAN 7, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 1999 vintage, bottle no 6699. A trully spectacular aroma, very complex aroma of toned vinegar, preserved herby aroma, sherry, acidic apples, citrus peel and sour orangeys. Very clear in the firsth pou, becomes very cloudy in the 2nd pour. Beyound clody, small head and an awesome palate. Magniificent is an understatement!! Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 7, 2007
99’ bottle- I’m not going to go over the appearence, if its important see the above photo. The aroma and flavor are unrivaled by anything I’ve drank. The aroma is vinegar, sour apple, a beautiful combination funk and fruit. The flavor is sour. This brew is 7 f’in years old and I can only imagine what it tasted like fresh. This sucker is mouth-puckering sour funky goodness. F’in deliciousness as my friend would say. The finish is perfect and rounds out a beer I feel incredibly lucky to try. I think the funk is finally loving me back.